On this page, you’ll find some information about the committees that are tasked with organising T.W.I.S.T.’s activities. Being in a committee can be a fun way to really get to know some of your fellow students! Besides that, it is also very fun to be part of a committee, you acquire skills that you won’t learn anywhere else and you get to know yourself better.
It generally takes up between two and five hours a week of your time, but how dedicated you are as a committee member is up to you (and depends on the committee). There are also ‘peak committees’, like the ConferenCie and LustrumCie. These committees organize bigger activities, and will be busier during this period than other moments of the year.
Would you like to sign up for a committee, or maybe even more than one? Let us know by sending an email to! If you have any questions regarding the roles within a committee, you can send an e-mail to

Are you in a committee and do you want to declare something? Make sure you keep your receipt, and fill out this form.

AcademiCie (Academic Committee)

AcademiCie 2022-2023

This committee is dedicated to organising all kinds of activities related to culture and study, such as interesting lectures, visits to musea and many other educative trips.

Committee members 2022-2023:
Chairperson: Fenna Berger
Secretary: Klára Vydrová
Treasurer: Jeroen van Ravenhorst
Assessor internal: Lukasz Al-Darawsheh
Assessor external: Magdalena Włoczewska
Assessor lectures: Charlotte Wennekes
General member: Yoshi Smart
General member: Jesper Flipse
Board member Photos: Rosalina Pegler
Board member: Federico Cassani

AcCie (Activity Committee)

AcCie 2022-2023

The AcCie organises many different and fun activities throughout the whole year, varying from Christmas celebrations to the annual TWeekend.

Committee members 2022-2023:
Chair: Charlotte Wennekes
Secretary: Eline van de Meerakker
Treasurer: Paulina Pilz
Assessor internal: Thijs de Groot
Assessor external: Jesper Flipse
Board member: Nicolas Lotman

ConferenCie (Conference Committee)

ConferenCie 2021-2022 (&co)

2022-2023: Rosalina Pegler, Yoshi Smart, Lukasz Al-Darawsheh, Luge Yu, Merel Drop, Giosue Balocco, Magdalena Wloczweska

Every year, the ConferenCie organises the T.W.I.S.T. Linguistics Conference. They make sure speakers from the Netherlands – but also from other countries – provide interesting lectures about all kinds of linguistic aspects.

Committee members 2022-2023:

FeesCie (Party Committee)

The FeestCie will be organising parties; parties organised by only T.W.I.S.T., but also parties organised in collaboration with other (study) associations. Besides parties, additional borrels and Dies activities will be also organised by this committee.

Committee members 2022-2023:
Chair: Giel van Butselaar
Secretary: Annemarie van Heerwaarden
Treasurer: Tess Huijting
Assessor external: Marit Postma
Assessor location: Jelle Christiaans
Assessor: Iris Dijkstra
General board member: Rosalina Pegler
General board member: Solenn van Heuckelum

InterCom (Internationalisation Committee)

The InterCom helps integrate international students into our association and find their way in the Netherlands. To achieve this, they launched a buddy system, which links international students to a Dutch student. They also provide translations for important association documents and this website.

Committee members 2022-2023:
Chair: Magdalena Wloczweska
Secretary: Łukasz Al-Darawsheh
Treasurer: Klára Vydrová
Assessor: Giosuè Balocco
Board member: Dorien van Bakel
Board member: Federico Cassani

LustrumCie (Lustrum Committee)

LustrumCie 2021-2022

On April 9th 2022, T.W.I.S.T. turned TWenty! To celebrate, this special committee (which exists only once every five years during the quinquennium!) organised all kinds of fun activities throughout the year.

Committee members 2021-2022:
Chair: Solenn van Heuckelum
Secretary: Selma Jašarević
Treasurer: Levi van Biesheuvel
Assessor/general board member: Annemarie van Heerwaarden
Assessor/general board member: Sanne te Riele

NewbieCie (First years Committee)

NewbieCie 2022-2023

This committee will be fully focused on first years. There will be fun activities specifically for first years, like the first years boattour in september. Also study-related activities will be organised by this committee. Think about study sessions and workshops in which will be explained how to make a summary, or lecture notes.

Committee members 2022-2023:
Chair: Karlotta Jesse
Secretary: Lucas Frederiks
Treasurer: Max Wassen
Assessor: Eline van de Meerakker
Board member: Dorien van Bakel
Board member: Federico Cassani
Board member: Jolan Douwes

RedacCie (Magazine Committee)

This committee is responsible for the quarterly magazine of our association, the TWISTER. Of course, a magazine does not write itself! The committee members write articles, create linguistic puzzles and take care of the lay-out and distribution of the magazine. If you’d like to write something for the TWISTER, you can find all the information you need in their FAQ.

Committee members 2022-2023:
Chair: Melissa Kee
Secretary: Ngaira Salomons
Treasurer: Lucas Frederiks
General member: Eline Zeelenberg
General member: Jay Reutlinger
General member: Jelle Christiaans
General member: Yoshi Smart
Board member: Jolan Douwes
Board member: Nicolas Lotman

SecreCie (Secret Committee)

We will be introducing a committee that is completely different from the others: the SecreCie! You can join it by solving a riddle. We will organise fun, secret activities for SecreCie members and we will spread secret puzzles.
The SecreCie consists of board members and members that have solved the riddle(s).

VakanCie (Holiday Committee)

This committee is dedicated to organising an amazing holiday abroad every year. We step outside the Netherlands for an intriguing quest for culture and language. The VakanCie organise the entire trip by themselves, from the very first destination brainstorming to the accomodation, flights, and fun activities!

Committee members 2022-2023:
Chair: Emile Hertog
Secretary: Klára Vydrová
Treasurer: Tess Huijting
Assessor study-related activities: Luge Yu
Assessor non-study related activities: Paulina Pilz
Assessor media and promotion: Sjors Neijens
Board member: Dorien van Bakel
Board member: Jolan Douwes
Board member: Solenn van Heuckelum