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ESN Groningen is looking for new General Board members!

Do you want to contribute to Groningen’s international student community whilst gaining valuable experience? ESN Groningen is looking to reinforce its General Board. The General Board functions as the primary supervisory organ of the organisation, relying on the diverse experiences of its members and serving as a source of knowledge for ESN’s Executive Board. This part-time function demands just around 15 hours per month but also a lot of enthusiasm.

The organisation ESN Groningen consists of different organs. Alongside the Executive Board, there is the General Board who supervises the Executive Board. The main task of the General Board is to form and supervise the implementation of the long-term vision of ESN through the long-term strategic plan. Other tasks include the checking and approving of the policy, the budget, the annual and half-year reports as proposed by the Executive Board. Eight times per year the General Board and the Executive Board meet to discuss and evaluate the implementation of the policy and the progress of the organisation. The General Board consists of an employee of the University of Groningen, an employee of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences and 10 student members from different academic backgrounds.  Every General Board member has a specific role within the General Board in line with their academic or professional background.

Being a member of the General Board will naturally provide you with a valuable experience that will further enhance your resume. It also is not very time consuming, on average taking about 15 hours per month, although tasks will be more intensive during the 2 Introduction Weeks.  Additionally, your time with your colleagues and the international students in the city will undoubtedly be very fun! 

For your application, you can email us at with a CV and motivation letter before the deadline on April 17. If you have any questions, please reach us at the same address.