Why did you choose Twente?
'I quickly found out what direction I was going in and I wanted to study something technical. Then there are actually three possibilities. I am from Uden and that is not far from the University of Eindhoven, but I found that too close. TU Delft was too big for me, so Enschede remained. That may sound negative, but I don't mean it that way at all. Enschede is a conscious choice for a slightly smaller city, but one that is very suitable for students.'
Already found a place to live?
'Definitely, I have a room just outside the centre of Enschede. The search was not so bad. Actually, I started looking far too late, only after my exams. Once I started looking, I found a place pretty quickly.'
What is your first impression?
'The first impression is excellent. As you can see, I am still searching, but it is nice that I am not the only one walking around. In any case, my feeling is good. I consciously chose to leave my safe bubble in Uden and I still stand behind that. I would like to undertake new things.'
Are you going to join an association?
'That is the intention. I would like to join student association Audentis. I saw their tent already and that association appeals to me. I also like to do athletics. I think there is an association for that as well, so I think I will become a member of that too.'
What are you dreading?
'No, not at all. I am mainly excited about starting this adventure.'