Residents committee

Hi there! Just like some other student buildings, the Michiel de Ruyterweg has a residents committee (RC, or BC in Dutch, for Bewonerscommissie). We’d be happy to introduce ourselves!

Jaap Regelink started Applied Earth Sciences in 2010. Of the four members of the RC, Jaap has been living in our flat the longest, since 2011. He also started the residents Facebook page we still use today.

Tim Leferink is a student of Electrical Engineering and moved in March of 2012. In his spare time he works on electronics’ projects as well as other stuff.

Ymie Neutenboom is currently pursueing a Masters degree in Aerospace Engineering. She moved into the Michiel de Ruyterweg in 2014 and is part of the residents commite since 2017. In her time off, she likes to participate in rallies – or prepare her car for the next.

Our task as RC is to act as a link between residents and DUWO. We try our best to act for the shared interest of all residents, thereby making living at the Michiel de Ruyterweg even better. Some of our tasks repeat yearly, but in between, we are always on the look-out for possible improvements. Our most recent achievements and projects are the following:

  • Together with DUWO and WijWonen, we’re thinking about possible improvements concerning bicycle parking. Maybe more parking spaces are required, or maybe we could benefit from a free bicycle pump.
  • We made it possible for residents to get rid of their empty glass bottles directly in our building (two bins in the room where trash paper is also collected).
  • We extended the cleaning contract to make sure the wooden steps and benches outside are cleaned more often.
  • Since 2016, residents can borrow a key to the parking lot from us, in order to park closer by when they’re moving.