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Newsletter week 22

By the board

Dear reader,

The last two weeks with BeeVee activities of this academic year have started! Two very busy weeks with lots of fun activities. Luckily everyone has been able to rest and enjoy the lovely summer weather during this long weekend, so they are now full of energy to join the activites that our amazing committees have organized. We start off the week with the Fc party tonight at the well-known Sjors & Sjimmie! On Wednesday SPIn will be organizing a laser game battle in Goffert Park and Thursday everyone can attend the last BeestFeest of this academic year with the fitting theme ‘flower power’. The week after that on the 6th of June it is time for the yearly Waalbeach BBQ where you can enjoy some food, drinks and some lovely weather with your fellow biologists. The day after, on the 7th of June, the Almanac Borrel will take place. Here you can pick up the almanac that you already ordered or snatch one of the few extras they have. You can enjoy some company before it is time again to lock yourself in the library and spend the next weeks studying for the exams. But after that there is a well-deserved summer holiday!

For the board and BOC this holiday is a bit less relaxed than one might think: the preparations for the new first years have to continue! From me you can expect to receive the ‘are you still studying Biology mail’ for instance. But also the books have to be ordered, new members have to be registered, the plans for orientation week and mentor midweek have to be finalized, GMM-documents have to made, etc. After the summer holiday there will also be another moment where committees will be looking for new members. This means that you as a member only have to think about one thing during the summer holiday: what committee do I want to join next year?!

In this week’s newsletter: Agenda, Become a student assistant in Q1, RU Healthy Student Life survey, Late Night Conference, Radboud Impact Festival, Picture of the week.

With love,
On behalf of the 38th board,

Machiel Weistra
Secretary of BeeVee


Date Name Activity Organising party Time Location
Every Thursday Biologist Evening The Board 21:00-00:00 Sjors & Sjimmie
30-05 Living Stratego VACUOLES 12:30-13:30 Behind Huygens
30-05 Fc Party Fc Evening Sjors & Sjimmie
31-05 Lasergaming SPIn 19:30-21:30 Goffertpark
01-06 BeestFeest Olympus 23:00-05:00 Doornroosje
06-06 Waalbeach BBQ VACUOLES Evening Waalbeach
07-06 Almanac borrel PRAC 16:00-21:00 North Canteen

Looking for student assistants first year Q1 courses

 We are looking for student assistants to assist the first quarter of the freshman year Biology in 2022.  
This involves a combination of the following three courses: 

1) Introduction to the Bachelor programme 
2) Evolution and development of plants 
3) Animal evolution and adaptation  

  From September 4th onwards, these courses together will last 7 weeks in total. Assume that you can work the entire working day during that period on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. These courses have a lot of lab classes and you also need some time for preparation.  

  Interested to assist these courses? Or do you first want to know more or do you have questions? Please send an email to team Practical Education & Educational Support Biosciences (​ 

Do you participate (again) in the RU Healthy Student Life survey?

The study period is a phase of life with many challenging events that can have both positive and negative impacts on (mental) well-being and health behaviors. Would you like to help us understand more about the state of RU students' well-being? You can fill out our questionnaire using the link you received in your RU student mailbox (search your RU mailbox for 'Healthy Student Life'). Your contribution is needed!

Perhaps you have also participated in our previous questionnaires in October 2021 and May 2022? If so, thank you very much! Both the contribution of students who have participated before and the contribution of students who are participating now for the first time is very valuable to us. With your unique contribution, we can make concrete recommendations that can be used to improve policies at Radboud University and develop tools that can positively influence your well-being and that of your fellow students. The data will also be included in scientific publications. Finally, to compensate for your participation, you will receive a free cup of coffee (or tea/hot chocolate milk) at SPAR University RU & by participating you will have a chance to win great prizes, including a voucher or a month of free sports at the Radboud Sports Center. Completing the questionnaire will take about 20 minutes.

If you have any questions or cannot find your invitation email, please contact us via: or visit our website.    

Late Night Conference

The fifth episode of Late Night Conference with Wilhelm Huck is on Tuesday 13th June, 20h00 CET! This episode will be streamed live on our YouTube channel Late Night Conference with WH (don't forget to subscribe & watch our previous exciting episodes!) from Giga-Bite at Huygensgebouw, where we are excited to have you in our audience!! Get your free ticket here to watch the show LIVE. Please note - no ticket is needed if you only want to watch the stream on YouTube!

The digitization of chemistry and materials science. What are they, exactly? So far this season, we have seen all kinds of blends between computer science and the physical sciences. Our speaker Teodoro Laino works in the industry and is a Research Scientist at IBM Research Europe in Zurich. Teodoro will guide us towards the lab of the future, and we are very much looking forward to finding out what the future looks like! He will join us online and you can ask all your interesting questings during the discussion section directly.  

The RoboRXN project, an innovative technology of Teodoro’s team, is a cloud-based AI-driven autonomous chemical lab, aiming to change the way chemists work. RoboRXN provides a novel way to perform chemical synthesis in a safe, automated environment, that can be accessed remotely! We are only going to say this: RoboRXN will help chemistry transition from a traditional to high-tech environment, and will render materials discovery a piece of cake. Join us on June 13th!  

To prepare, you can enjoy this highlight reel from our last seasons. Also, do not miss out on the fourth episode of this season.  You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram, as well as subscribe to our mailing list for the latest updates!

8 June: Radboud Impact Festival

‘Together we flourish’

As a student, do you feel motivated to contribute to a sustainable world? And would you like to get actively involved in this together with other enthusiasts? Then come to the Radboud Impact Festival on Thursday 8 June. Get inspired (and activated!) by experts and sustainable associations during various activities and discover how you can become part of the sustainable Radboud community. You can ‘hop’ from activity to activity all day, with snacks and drinks in between. There will be workshops on activism and biodiversity, a big Impact Market on Erasmusplein and in the evening you can enjoy dinner and a movie night. All activities are free to visit, some require registration: see Full Programme & Registration.

Picture of the week

A slight impression of the BeeVee weekend that took place last weekend!

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