Kick-In Committee 2022

The organisation of the Kick-In 2022 is in the hands of six students, who will devote this year to an incredible start to your student life.


f.l.t.r: Loes van der Werf, Pien Buter, Bart Claassen, Esther Schakel, Maarten van Oosterom, Carlijn Meijerink. 


Esther Schakel - Chair

Hey! My name is Esther, I’m 22 years old and I’m originally from a small village near Leeuwarden. In 2017, I decided to move from the North to the East of the Netherlands. After following courses in Industrial Design Engineering for four years, I believed it was time to do something totally different! As the president of the Kick-In Committee 2022, I’m responsible for the planning, policy, and functioning of the committee. 

After completing the first year of my master’s degree in Industrial Design Engineering, I realized the end of my student days was almost there. When looking back to my career as a student, there was only one thing left I wanted to add; organizing the event to which I was looking forward to the most every year! First as a kiddo, and the other years as a do-group parent of my sorority, I fully enjoyed the Kick-In!








Bart Claassen - Secretary

Hi! My name is Bart, I’m 23 years old and I study Chemical and Process Engineering. Originally, I’m from Waspik, a small town in North Brabant, but in 2017 I decided to move to Enschede to start studying here. After finishing the first year of my Master, I felt like doing something completely different! This year I’m the secretary of the Kick-In Committee 2022 and therefore I’m responsible for the communication: from letters to participants to communication with all the associations involved in the Kick-In. During my free time, I like to play football at v.v. Drienerlo, hang out with my housemates and have a drink with my friends.

For me, the Kick-In was the perfect start to student life. I didn’t know anyone when I came to Enschede, but during the Kick-In, this changed very quickly. Because of the great atmosphere, I became very excited for the rest of my student life, and I’m still friends with the people who were in my do-group. Furthermore, I have also organized the study-related programme for my study, and I enjoyed this so much that I wanted to take it a step further and organize the whole Kick-In! Together with my fellow committee members, I’m very excited to organize a fantastic Kick-In this year!





Maarten van Oosterom - Treasurer

Hi everyone! I am Maarten, 21 years old and originally from Woudenberg, a village below Amersfoort. After finishing the Bachelor of Industrial Engineering & Management, I became afraid of ending my studies too soon, and I chose to do a board year. So, why the Kick-In?

For me, the Kick-In was a fantastic start to student life and made me step out of my comfort zone, become active at associations and discover new sports. After becoming head do-group parent and doing an OKIC, I can say that I just really like the Kick-In as an event. Therefore it was quite an easy choice for me to apply, and I became the Treasurer of this awesome group of people!

My goal is to recreate my experience of the Kick-In for the upcoming first years and get them excited about student life in Enschede. For me, student life means being involved in various associations, rowing (or drinking beers) at D.R.V. Euros, bartending at S.A. Stress, riding my racing bike or chilling with my do-group “V.A.Coq”. How will student life turn out for you? Participate in the Kick-In and find out!





Pien Buter - Publications

Hey everyone! My name is Pien Buter, I am 21 years old, and I have just finished my bachelor of Industrial Design Engineering. This year, I will be the Publications of the Kick-In Committee. As the publications, I am responsible for all matters relating to printing, designing and social media. In my free time, I love to play volleyball at Harambee, go roller skating and spend time with my rowing team Dolwijn.

The Kick-In was a great start to my student life. I met people there that I am still friends with now, and I made memories that I will not soon forget. I hope to offer the new first-year students the same opportunities during the Kick-In in 2022. I am really looking forward to organizing an unforgettable Kick-In, together with my fellow committee members!








Carlijn Meijerink - Logistics

Hi everyone! My name is Carlijn, and I am 21 years old. After finishing my bachelor of Technical Computer Science last year, I was ready for a new challenge which I took as Logistics of the Kick-In Committee of 2022. I’ll be responsible for making sure that all materials will be present for setting up the activities and that we will have the right permits and exemptions to host the Kick-In. Over the past few years, I have joined multiple committees at my study association Inter-Actief. In my free time, I like to boulder and chill with my friends and my dispuut Bagger.

I have always experienced the Kick-In as an enjoyable and positive time. As kiddo, do-group parent and crew member, I have already seen the event from different perspectives. The Kick-In was a great start to my student life and I will be working hard to provide the same amazing experience to the new students of 2022!







Loes van der Werf - External Affairs

Hi everyone! My name is Loes, I am 23 years old, and I’m in my Master of Industrial Design Engineering. Four years ago, I left my hometown Haarlem for Enschede and started my student life with the Kick-In. As a kiddo, I loved the experience of doing so many different things and getting to know new people. Every year after that, I enjoyed the great atmosphere all around campus during the Kick-In. 

This is one of the main reasons that made me apply for the Kick-In Committee; I am really excited to organize an event that involves so many people and to pass on the feeling that I had during my Kick-In to all the participants. From my position as External Affairs, I will be responsible for keeping contact with all the external companies that are involved with the Kick-In. Next to that I play volleyball and tennis, spend time with my housemates and go to the gym.




Photo's by Jaap Eijsker