The association is driven by a lot of enthusiastic students, who want an extra challenge and contact during their study. These students are divided in lots of committees, all of them have separate tasks.
The board is the umbrella “committee” and is concerned with keeping an overview of everything that goes on within the association. In addition to your board duties, as a board member you also supervise several of the 13 committees. In addition, the board determines the direction of the association and maintains contact with Fontys, sponsors and friendly associations. As a board you have at least 1 meeting approximately every week, the board meeting. You also have “room services”, these are times when you are present in / around the room and are the contact person of the association.
You must have heard about the activities that Innovum organizes. These activities are organized by the activities committee. Every year we organize various activities including beer bicycles, team building, the Christmas dinner and the end of year barbecue. We also try to devise and organize activities that are as fun as possible. So are you good at devising and organizing fun activities? Then the activities committee might be something for you!
At the catering committee we provide the most important facilities for every engineer-in-training within Innovum. The catering committee is the beating heart of the association, every week we ensure that there are coffee, tea, soft drinks and snacks for all members of the association.
In a study association as big as SV. Innovum it is crucial to have solid bonds between companies and the students. For this purpose SV. Innovum has a special External Relations committee. The committee makes sure that existing bonds with companies are maintained and new bonds are formed. This however is not the only thing we do, the most important thing we do is further strengthen the bonds we have created with the companies. We achieve this by organising a wide variety of lectures, excursions and company days. This way we get the students acquainted with the companies and sponsors and the way they work.
Educational Support Committee
Everyone sometimes has the idea that he or she has not fully understood a subject in a course, you can sign up for a homework coaching hour that is organized by Innovum. This is done entirely on a voluntary basis.
In addition to all that hard studying, you also need to relax every now and then. This is where our party committee comes into play. It is our responsibility to ensure this relaxation through drinks, parties and of course our famous pub crawls. The word “together” is central to our committee. Bringing members, friends, teachers and even sponsors together in a relaxed atmosphere is important to us.
The ICT-Committee of SV Innovum is the newest committee of the association. We make sure that all computers are working, developing the digital striping system, the SV.Innovum application and manage the website. As a committee we are providing help to the other committees if they need help with everything that is attached to a plug.
The international committee of Innovum stands for improving the gap between Dutch and international engineering students at Fontys. In addition, the international committee is trying to involve the international students more in Innovum. To achieve this, the committee organizes events based on different cultures. The events are:
- International Music Challenge
- International Food Festival
- Saint Nicholas
The committee also organizes an introduction week for the first year students who will take the international course at the Fontys. The committee aims at reducing cultural shock for the students and helps them to make new friends in the area.
Introduction Committee (Dutch introduction)
The start of a new academic year can only mean one thing: It’s time for the most awesome activity of the entire year: The SV. Innovum Introduction week. The introduction committee is responsible of organizing this week for all the Dutch students who start their bachelor of engineering. Also, to make sure the next introduction is even better than the last (which is basically impossible because every introduction week is amazing). The committee starts planning the next introduction week right after the previous one. A lot of committee members are needed to make sure the entire introduction week runs smoothly. If you are interested in joining this committee then you should talk to one of the current committee members, or just ask someone of the board. Who knows, maybe you’ll help to make next year’s introduction even better than it was before.
As a Media committee we ensure that all social media and promotion accounts of SV. Innovum remain active and maintained. We do this by creating and posting photos, texts, creating events and keeping the profiles up-to-date. In this way members, sponsors, former members and other stakeholders of SV. Innovum to stay informed of what is going on within the association. The committee also produces the association magazine, the inSide and posters of the events that Innovum organizes. The articles in the inSide can be about Innovum events, cool DIY projects, or something informative. The people who are good at Photoshop, or very good at writing articles, are the members of the media committee.
Study Trip Committee
The study trip committee organizes an educational / fun trip for a large group of students every year during the May holiday for 1 week. In this week you will go to a number of companies, but there are also opportunities to make the area unsafe, where we all go out for fun. During these company visits we all go completely in suits, even the ladies go in neat clothes. Add to this a secret activity, and you have a pretty good idea of what the study trip committee organizes.
Sound Engineering’s goal is to share knowledge and experience with any student who shares our passion for audio, light, and stage technics. We do this through lectures, study trips and by making literature available to students. We also contribute to the available projects for every year of your education. Aside of these educational topics, we also have some extra-curricular activities, such as jam sessions, karaoke evenings and other events. For more info, please check out our website (www.sound-engineering.nl) or mail us at [email protected].