Maaike Platvoet has been the editor-in-chief of U-Today since 2016. She studied journalism at the University of Windesheim (Hogeschool Windesheim). Afterwards she was employed at the Twentsche Courant Tubantia and in 2002 she began working at the UT.
She puts her heart and soul into journalism. She always stands up for the importance of independent press. As the U-Today’s editor-in-chief, Maaike is responsible for the overall quality of our website, science magazine and special magazine editions.
Stan studied journalism at Windesheim University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool Windesheim). He did two internships at TC Tubantia and joined U-Today in January 2021. During his studies and early in his career, he initially focused on sports topics, but today he also enjoys writing about politics, current affairs, student life and human interest stories.
In his stories, he likes to describe what he sees and hears on campus, and he prefers to translate what students and staff see and feel as accurately as possible.
Ditta started her journalistic career in 1993 at Dagblad Tubantia, later called Twentsche Courant Tubantia. She first worked as a reporter in the Rijssen/Nijverdal/Wierden/Holten region, and later moved on to countless evening and night shifts as an editor before becoming the editor-in-chief. In 2011 she moved to the University of Twente, where she became editor-in-chief of the news medium which was then still called UT Nieuws.
The news platform experienced significant changes under Ditta’s leadership. UT Nieuws became more digital, innovative and included more articles in English. Ditta said goodbye to the UT in 2016 and became a freelance journalist, but kept on writing for U-Today. In 2022, she returned to her 'old nest' as an editor. Or she returned to her old love, one might say.
Sandra Pool has worked at U-Today (UT Nieuws) since October 2005. She started as a reporter and continued to becoming an editor, the coordinator of special editions and the person in charge of advertising and paid content. Sandra connects companies, partners and associates of U-Today through our entrepreneurial portal, an online platform available to both internal and external parties.
In 2001 Sandra obtained her degree in journalism, focused on written press, at the University of Windesheim (Hogeschool Windesheim) and in 2004 she finished her studies of International Relations at the University of Amsterdam.
Rense studied Crossmedia Concepting at the Saxion University of Applied Sciences. When he joined U-Today at the end of 2014, he immediately knew two things: 1. This is the place where he wants to call himself a journalist. 2. There’s no better place to do so than at this inspiring campus, where no two days are ever the same.
From student stories to hardcore science. And everything in between and outside of it. Rense wants nothing more than to experience, fathom and clarify your University of Twente. Every day over again.