TOP Week and TOP Winter Week are organized by the Tilburg Orientation Program (TOP) Foundation. The TOP Board consists of seven  enthusiastic students who are committed to organizing a great introduction week for students who are new to Tilburg. In addition, thirteen committee members support the Board in organizing TOP Week.

Below you will find more information about the organization of TOP Week.

TOP Board 2023

Anouk Smink – Jip d’Herripon – Peije Es – Frank van Gaalen – Timo van de Vijver – Tamás Egbring – Claire van Wanrooij

The TOP Board is a team of seven enthusiastic students who spend a year organizing two introduction weeks. In October, the board starts with the preparations for TOP Winter Week. The Winter Week takes place at the end of January and is the introduction week for students who start their studies in February. After TOP Winter Week, the preparations for the summer edition of TOP Week begin.

In organizing TOP Week, the board is supported by thirteen committee members who start in March. The help of the committee members is much needed in organizing an event for over 4,500 students. 

A board year at TOP is the chance to experience what it is like to organize the biggest student event of Tilburg together with six other board members!

Below, please meet the TOP Board 2023.

Frank van Gaalen


Timo van de Vijver

Vice-Chairman & PR-Manager

Peije Es


Tamás Egbring

Logistics Manager

Jip d’Herripon

Event Manager

Claire van Wanrooij

Internal Affairs

Anouk Smink

External Affairs

Supervisory Board

The TOP board is supervised by the Supervisory Board. They check the reports and budgets of TOP Foundation. The TOP board receives advice from the Supervisory Board before it takes action. The Supervisory Board is chaired by Melissa Riley and consists of the following persons:

  • Piet van IerlandDirector of the Marketing & Communication Department
  • Anja OpdebeeckDirector of Finance and Operations at Tilburg Law School
  • Rob KroonFinancial Expert
  • Melissa RileyRepresentative of the TOP Foundation

TOP Committee

Together with the TOP Board, the committee members ensure that TOP Week is a great success! TOP committees are different from other committees in many ways. You apply to become part of the TOP organization, in which you work together towards the highlight of the year: TOP Week. As a full member of the organization, you help organize the biggest student event in Tilburg.

The committee period runs from March to August. In the period of March to June, the committee members work part-time, which makes it easy to combine a TOP committee with your studies. In the months of July and August, committee members work full-time. As a member of TOP, you will be part of two committees. This offers variety and gives you the opportunity to improve different skills. In addition, you will be dealing with many external parties, have many responsibilities and plenty of challenges! You will develop yourself as a person by working in a real organization.

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