This is Extensus

Supporting Honours Students

Extensus is the Study Association of the Honours Programme of the VU, UvA and AUC. It came into existence as a student initiative in September 2009. Since 2009 we have been engaged in various efforts to have participants of the Amsterdam Honours Programme benefit more from being a part of this Amsterdam-wide community of excellent students. Initially only open to those honours students studying at the VU, Extensus expanded to the UvA and AUC in 2011.

Adding Value

The aim of Extensus is to enhance the community of the Honours Programme by bringing together Honours students from different faculties and universities in Amsterdam. It does so by organizing professional, academic and social events that are all aimed at the broad interests of the Honours students. Examples of our yearly events are the study trip, seminars, dinners and a career conference. More information on commercial relations.
Additional added value is given by the Extensus Alumni Network: EAN in short. EAN connects Extensus members after their graduation, to provide a valuable professional and social network. More information on EAN.

our base

The word extensus is derived from the verb extendere, meaning to stretch out, to extend, to increase, to broaden. It is also used poetically: maiores pennas nido extendere, to spread one’s wings beyond the nest (adapted from Horace). The name of the study association symbolizes the two goals of the Honours Programme: to broaden students’ horizons, and to extend their knowledge within their own field. It also alludes to the ambition, innovative spirit, and commitment to excellent education that is demonstrated by students and teachers involved in the Honours Programme.


Our future

So far, Extensus is thrilled to see the yearly increase in the number of Honours Students and their eagerness to contribute to a platform for excellence. Extensus justly considers itself to be the starting grid for future leaders and is dedicated to paving the way for collaboration between Honours students and their future employers from which both parties undoubtedly benefit. Extensus is always keen to welcome new members and Honours Students who wish to be involved in the organisation. Aspirations for the future are high, since Extensus aims to grow both in number and in substance, making full use of its interuniversity network and international orientation.

Our Current board

2018-2019

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    Koen Donatz

    Vice President & Secretary

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    Merel Makkus

    PR Officer

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    Josephina Neess

    Treasurer

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    Sebastiaan de Vries

    President

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    Tom Niggebrugge

    Project Officer

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    Daphne Pieterse

    Commercial Officer

Assisting bodies

  • Advisory Board
    Lars Jongerius
    Danielle Schuitemaker
    Joram Knigge
    Matthijs Eigenhuis
    Rachelle Meijers
  • Audit Committee
    Aukje Terpstra
    Daniel Osterwald
    Gillis Kuisselbrink

Our mission for 2018-2019

The board of 2018-2019 is made up of Extensus members who greatly value the association and wish to add to this value. We recognize that the social bonds between board members as well as between the board and Extensus’ members are key to strengthen the organization as a whole. We are committed to being a valuable addition to the honours programme by facilitating and stimulating personal relations between honours students and organizing events that enhance their academic, professional and personal development. We will establish bonds with new members and maintain ties with current members. In doing so, we wish to build a community where everyone can be involved in the organization as much as desired. We aspire to be a board that is open to initiatives by all members in order to contribute to the unique character of Extensus and to make this a wonderful year for all members.

Previous Boards

  • Board of 2017-2018
    Anna Kostiouk – President
    Jo-Anne Kramer – Vice President & Secretary
    Jakob Hagenberg – Treasurer
    Aukje Terpstra – Project Officer
    Femke Jansen – PR Officer
    Daniel Osterwald – Commercial Officer
  • Board of 2016-2017
    Felicia Ong – President
    Thomas Bennis – Vice President & Secretary
    Gillis Kruisselbrink – Treasurer
    Urscha Fajdiga – PR Officer
    Matthijs Eigenhuis – Commercial Officer
  • Board of 2015-2016
    Aniek Broekhuizen – President
    Miranda Huang – Vice President & Secretary
    Tim Everaert – Treasurer
    Yvonne Melcherts – Project Officer
    Dora Knezevic – PR Officer
    Lisa Tenge – Commercial Officer
  • Board of 2014-2015
    Maartje ter Hoeve – President
    Mees Vergouwen – Vice President & Secretary
    Ruben Stukart – Treasurer
    Ciska Taal – Project Officer
    Errol Verwey – PR Officer
    Nathalie Smit – Commercial Officer
  • Board of 2013-2014
    Floris Busscher – President
    Harleen Rai – Vice President & Secretary
    Wouter Griffioen – Treasurer
    Danique Wildschut – Project Officer
    Rachelle Meijers – PR Officer
    Jorn Koch – Commercial Officer
  • Board of 2012-2013
    Guy Wijnen – President
    Niko Schindler – Vice President & Secretary
    Ada Sneekes – Treasurer
    Danielle Schuitemaker – Project Officer
    Eline Schaart – PR Officer
    Sherida Sille – Commercial Officer
  • Board of 2011-2012
    Leander Peters – President
    Lisa Aarsman – Vice President & Secretary
    Sem Aronson – Treasurer
    Marijn Jonkhart – Project Officer
    Emilie Holtbach – PR Officer
  • Board of 2010-2011
    Aileen Nederlof – President
    Rory Deen – Vice President & Secretary
    Dajana Zubrinic – Treasurer
  • Founding Board of 2009-2010
    Winnie van Dijk
    Lars Jongerius