The Elliott board

Common House Elliott Foundation

We, the Common House Elliott board, believe that education is far more than just books, professors and exams. We feel that personal development requires, more than anything, social interaction – it’s what all of us will be doing for the rest of our lives.

The Common House is a place that serves as social hub, a centre for all students to come together and truly develop themselves in a social setting – be this through working on group assignments, participating in for instance debates, theatre plays, conferences or art groups or just through sharing a meal or a drink. We want to stimulate students further to share their thoughts, their experiences and their opinions, to encourage banter, disputation and simple relaxation with friends – those intangible, non-graded aspects of an education that can make the years spent at a university truly exceptional. Elliott is a common living room for all students, because we feel that only through the added factor of social academics one can truly make the most of university.

Board 2016 - 2017

The Common House Elliott Board 2016 - 2017, counter-clockwise from top right:

  • Marjolein Becker - Treasurer
  • Sam Halkes - Secretary
  • Jasper Valent - Mensa Team Chair
  • Hester Overmeire - Operations Manager
  • Renske de Vries - Food Team Chair
  • Ima Sammani - Bar Team Chair
  • Marije Sluiskes - Chair
  • Vera Verboom - Building Manager

Interested in who was a board member in the previous years? Check out our volunteer and board wall!


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