Meet the board!

Merijn Schutgens

Hello everyone!

I am Merijn Schutgens and am 21 years old. I just started my master’s in biology with the specialisation of Microbiology. I have been a student for 4 year now and have been an active student the whole time. I started with the website committee of BeeVee, SPIn, and after a year and a half I applied to become part of the Board of BeeVee. There I became secretary of the 35th board. While COVID-19 hit after a month, I enjoyed my board year very much. I also loved the boardrooms and the other Bèta’s a lot. That is why I wanted to do even more and decided to apply for Olympus. And now I am here, the new chairman of Olympus!

Apart from being an active member and part of the board, I like to game, socialize with friends and play music on either the oboe or the clarinet.

As the new chairman I will lead the board meetings and be the umbrella of the umbrella association, overseeing everything that happens in Olympus. I will also be busy with general action points and meeting with the other associations board members.

Coming year is going to be its own challenge with the hopeful wrap up of COVID-19 and the move inside the Huygens. However, I am certain that together with the board, committees and volunteers it will all go fantastically. 

If you have any questions for me, you can always reach me at zeus.olympus at or, approach me in the board rooms or the temporary canteen.

Thomas Meeusen

My name is Thomas Meeusen and I am 23 years old. Currently I’m a sixth year physics student. Now in my third year of my masters in Particle and Astrophysics. Besides starting my master thesis I am also the new secretary of Olympus! Throughout my study I have enjoyed the many activities of Olympus especially the filmnacht and BeestFeest. I am eager to give something back. So I’m looking forward to helping organise the events that made my study fun.

So who am I outside of university? I love stories in all forms. Whether it’s books, movies or dungeons and dragons. I also love moving whether I’m juggling, dancing or jumping on and over walls. The last year all these activities have been difficult but I’m throwing myself back into stories, over walls and into the board life.

I’m excited about what the upcoming year can bring us and looking forward to meeting people in person again. If you have a question for me you can contact me via or drop by our boardroom in the Transitorium.

Sietske Dijkstra

Hi There!

My name is Sietske, I am 22 years old, currently a fifth year biology student and Olympus’s treasurer for 2021-2022! This means I am in charge of setting up the budget, processing invoices and paying the bills. 

As some of you may have noticed, I was also in the board of last year. Feeling like the pandemic did not provide enough experience with being a board member and having missed physical activities, I decided to do another board year in Olympus!

In my free time I like to hang out with friends, play video games and to keep myself busy with drawing or reading. I’m curious what next year will bring us, and excited to make this year a wonderful one. If you have any questions for me, you can contact me via hades.olympus at or talk to me whenever you find me on uni.

Philippe Heuthorst

Hey there!

My name is Philippe and I am 20 years old. Currently, I am in my third year of studying Physics and Astronomy at Radboud University. Besides that, I am the Chief of Faculty Affairs for Olympus! This task basically means that I take care of the contact between the beta science associations and the faculty. Next to that, I am in charge of managing the (temporary) canteens and the board rooms. With a strange time almost in our hindsight, I thought that now would be the right time to make the difference. I am full of confidence that this will be a great year for Olympus and her members.

As I am a Physics student, I am of course also a member of Marie Curie. I do some committees there, like the Accie and the Impuls. I always try to attend the biermiddag, but most of the time I end up staying there for a couple of minutes, and drinking not more but also not less than one beer. That’s because I also have a very active house and a dispuut. Yes, that’s right: I’m a member of Carolus Magnus. There I also take on some committees. I really like student associations in that way, because they can give you something entirely new.

In the small amount of spare time that I have left, I like to read, watch movies and what I like to do especially is letting dust gather on my keyboard.

If you do have any questions or concerns, or if you would just like to chat, please feel free to contact me. You can do this via email or live at the faculty!

Ana Cullen

Hi! My name is Ana and I am a third year student of the Computing Science bachelor. I’m an international student originally from Ireland. And this year I will be Olympus’s Chief of Activities. My role in the Olympus board is to help organise activities for all the members of our member associations to enjoy together. This includes things like Beer Garden, the Movie Night in Huygens and the famous BeestFeest! So far I really enjoy my role in the board as it is fun, challenging and a great opportunity to get to know students from all member associations. I also love a good party!

You can usually find me in the board rooms, Mercator or at the Gigabyte for lunch. For any questions about Olympus activities or other needs you can reach me at

Tim van Haren

Howdy folk,

I’m Tim van Haren, a 20 year old, third year Physics and Astronomy student, and I’ll be this year’s General Board member of Olympus and the Treasurer of Tartarus.

Despite me not being born in Nijmegen, but a little further South, I’m no stranger to Nijmegen for I’ve also gotten my high school education in Nijmegen. In my first year I was an active Marie member, and joined many committees and was present on many borrels. I also loved going to BeestFeest, which was a reason to join Olympus. Another one was organising drinks, which is why I became the Treasurer of Tartarus.

Outside of Uni-hours I like drinking and going out with my group of friends, or going to “het Waalstrandje”. I’m also fond of relaxing and reading a book or walking with my dog.

If you want to reach me, you can contact me at, or you can probably find me  at the temporary canteen.


Tommy is a honorary board member and is the chief of good boys.