Foundation Student Activities (SSA) is the umbrella student organisation of Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen (Hanze UAS) and was founded in 1994 during the merger of the Rijkshogeschool and Hanze UAS. Meanwhile, 25 years later, the foundation is well known among Hanze UAS and all student organisations. A total of 37 Hanze UAS student organisations fall under the SSA.

As the umbrella organisation of the Hanze UAS student organisations, the SSA has an inspiring exemplary function for making its four core values feasible. The four core values that are central to the SSA are: support, connect, defendig and inspire.


"The SSA supports, connects, defends and inspires."

Connects by bringing the Hanze UAS student organisations into contact with each other and its external parties.

Supports by offering financial support, workshops and focusing on points of interest of the Hanze UAS student organisations.

Defends by fulfilling the interests of the Hanze UAS student organisations as well as possible.

Inspires by sharing its innovations and developments from the Hanze UAS with the parties involved in the SSA.


In order to be able to achieve all this, the SSA has a lot of contact within Hanze UAS with the Executive Board, Student Affairs, the Deans, the team leaders, the Facility Department and many more departments and people. In addition, the SSA maintains contact with various external parties. These are organisations that are not so much affiliated with the Hanze UAS. By connecting these parties with the Hanze UAS, the SSA ensures that useful knowledge and experience can be exchanged.

These tasks are performed annually by five board members who are students at Hanze UAS Groningen. Five students from different disciplines set to work under the watchful eye of the Supervisory Board, the Advisory Committee and the Hanze UAS.

 Supervisory Board

  • Chairman: Linda Kies
  • Secretary: Maja Pavić
  • Treasurer: Mart van Keulen

Previous boards 


Board '20 - '21 

  • Chairman: Lieke Luikens
  • Secretary: Elisa Wijngaard
  • Treasurer: Jelle Spoor
  • Internal coordinator: Fran den Rooijen
  • External coordinator: Fleur Panhuis

Board '19 - '20 

  • Chairman: Gerhard Kruiger
  • Vicechairman: Eva Verwij
  • Secretary: Maja Pavić
  • Treasurer: Huub Danker
  • Internal coordinator: Matisse de Boer
  • External coordinator: Yoeri Delfstra

Board '18 - '19

  • Chairman: Daniël Visser
  • Secretary: Jenna Elzinga
  • Treasurer: Dion Sietsma
  • Internal coordinator: Kay Peters (until march 2019)
  • External coordinator: Ties Wertheim Salomonson

Board '17 - '18  

  • Chairman: Melissa van den Bovenkamp
  • ViceChairman: Jordi Verhoeven
  • Secretary: Maartje Hintzen
  • Treasurer: Hannah Zantinge (untill March 2018)
  • Treasurer: Jordi Verhoeven (from March 2018)
  • Internal coordinator: Sander Klamer
  • External coordinator: Ingeborg de Roos


Board ’16 – ‘17

  • Chairman: Hielke Fokkinga
  • Secretary: Ilse Pott
  • Treasurer: Oneill Thenu
  • Internal coordinator: Femke Drent (until May 2017)
  • External coordinator: Tijmen Koppers


Board ’15 – ‘16

  • Chairman: Monique Dunnink (until December 2015)
  • Chairman: Irene Klaren (from December 2015)
  • Secretary: Irene Klaren
  • Treasurer: Daniel Hondebrink
  • Internal coordinator: Tom Harkema
  • External coordinator: Timo Koster