Obituary Niels Overdijk

Dear reader,

With pain in our hearts, we share that Niels Overdijk unexpectedly passed away last thursday, the 17th of October 2019. Niels was 20 years old.

In 2017, Niels started studying Technical Computer Science. Like many others, Niels joined the Kick-In where he soon made new friends in his do group Lorem Ipsum. Niels was also familiar with Inter-Actief as part of the LAN committee for a full year, where he helped organize two LANs. Niels could also be found at various other activities.

It affects us deeply to have to say goodbye to Niels. We wish his parents, family, friends and loved ones all our sympathies during these difficult times.

To say goodbye, a memorial room has been set up in Zi 1016. In this room there is the possibility to remember Niels either alone or together and to share memories. Everyone is invited to visit the memorial room and to leave a message. The room will be opened on tuesday and wednesday from 12:00 to 16:00.

If you are affected by this news and would like to talk to someone about it, our psychologists at the UT have extra appointments available for you to do so. You can make an appointment by calling +31 (0)53 489 2035 or at the ‘red desk’ at De Vrijhof building, floor 3, room 311. If you wish to talk about the death of a fellow student, you will be given a priority appointment. You can also talk to the study advisors. To make an appointment online, please go to You are also welcome to talk about Niels with both the study advisor and the student psychologist later in the year.

This week we will all take a moment to remember Niels. Therefore, all activities of Inter-Actief this week will be cancelled. This concerns the lunch lecture of Xsens, SNiC On Tour, the Study Trip Fuente interest lunch and the Low Latency Workshop by Optiver.

On behalf of the board, Kevin, Reinier, Gerrit-Willem, Denise, Patrick and Danique