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POPcorner Panel FGW

The student panel of the Humanities POPcorner consists of 4 student members, all from different study programmes. This ensures that the POPcorner FGW student panel has a broad view on the target group of the POPcorner FGW. The panel organizes activities such as promotions, lectures, excursions, and get-togethers, thus contributing to the POPcorner community.

Panel 2019-2020

Ebrar Kaya

My name is Ebrar Kaya. I studied Religious Studies and am currently studying Middle Eastern Studies. It is very important to me that students can feel at home in both the university and their study programme. This results in fewer dropouts and more students with a passion for their research field.

Hopefully, as POPcorner panel, we will be able to increase this sense of home among our fellow students.  

Carolina Lins Machado

My name is Carolina and I'm an MA student of Theoretical and Experimental Linguistics. I first came in contact with the POPCorner after attending a POPTalk in 2018. Besides being a Panel member, I also volunteer at the Meeting Point, which offers support for refugee students. I believe the POPcorner is an important place not just for first generation students, but for all students needing help or guidance when it comes to their academic life.

L'Aurora Mazzitelli

My name is L'Aurora Mazzitelli and I am now in the second year of the BA English Language and Culture programme. I am a first generation student, which means that no one else in my family has ever studied at a university. Gianelle has helped me with every question I could think of and has given me a little insight into the workings of the uni. I wanted to be on the panel so that I could help students like me. 

Janessa Vleghert

My name is Janessa Vleghert. I am a student assistant at the Humanities POPcorner and a member of the student panel at the POPcorner. I study English Language and Culture and take a minor in Digital Humanities. I came into contact with the POPcorner when I needed support. Now I want to offer the same support to other students.

Panel 2018-2019

POPcorner student panel 2018-2019

Emma Oosterink

My name is Emma Oosterink and I am a student of International Studies at the Wijnhaven location in The Hague! I joined the student panel of the Humanities POPcorner, because I think it is very important that the university is a place where all students can feel comfortable and at home. As I come in touch with international students in my study programme, I would like them to feel more represented.

Sam Saifullahzadeh

Hello everyone, my name is Sam Saifullahzadeh and I'm a third-year Modern Middle Eastern Studies student. I first came into contact with the POPcorner because I am helping a first-year student improve his Dutch. I then joined the student panel, because I think it is important that students with a non-Dutch background should be able to receive help when it comes to language, study skills and integration.

Pepijn Bouwmans

I am Pepijn, I am 23 years old and this year I am helping out at the POPcorner of the Faculty of Humanities. I am in the last year of my bachelor's programme and I am a member of the faculty board. I also like to cook, play sports, and have fun.

Hezja Mahmood

My name is Hezha Mahmood. I am a student assistant at the Humanities POPcorner and a member of the student panel at the POPcorner. I study Middle Eastern Studies with a specialization in Modern Middle East. I chose to join the POPcorner because I am a first-generation student myself and in my first year at university I struggled to feel "at home”. I personally think there are more students facing the same problem and together with the POPcorner and the other panel members we want to make you feel at home.

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