Do you like meeting people, working together and becoming an active member within the association? Come join a Ragnar committee! Below you can read all about our eight committees.

Swimming committee

Are you an experienced swimmer and do you want to be the Viking who coaches others? Then you are the right person for the swimming committee! At every practice two committee members assist the trainer at the side of the pool. Throughout the year, there will be three sidekick presentations that will help you understand techniques and how to explain them to others. Members will also assist the swimming commissioner Nicky at events like the mini competition, association championships, and NSZKs (students swimming competition).

If you would like to join, please send an email to Nicky Kamies, Tell something about yourself and why you want to be part of this committee!

Water polo committee

Do you have experience with water polo? Do you dream about scoring goals and water polo tournaments at night? Do we have to drag you out of the pool at the end of practise because you just can’t stop playing?  Then the water polo committee is perfect for you! The committee supports water polo commissioner Stef with organizing our practices, various water polo events during the season, the tournaments, and last but not least with the organization of our own NSWK in Rotterdam! If you feel like this is a perfect role for you, please send an email to Stef de Vries, in which you something about yourself, your water polo and organizational experience, and potentially already some creative ideas for Ragnar! I hope to hear from you!

Activities committee

Do you not only love to party, but also to organise the party? Are you creative, spontaneous and a great party planner? Then come join the activities committee! Together with the activities commissioner Elise, this committee organises famous activities such as the beloved Diner Rouler and the one and only Ragnar Camp, but it also provides many opportunities to carry out your own inventive ideas. If you feel like joining this epic committee, then please send an email to Elise Kortenbach,,  in which you briefly introduce yourself and explain how you would add value to the committee. Also, please mention whether you have your driver’s license (not required to have!).

Sponsor committee

Do you have a talent for sales? Interested in gaining financial support for Ragnar and your fellow Vikings? In this committee you will gain knowledge in how to approach companies and work with the team to find potential and future sponsors!

If this interests you send an email to Julian Tait,, with a little bit about yourself and why you want to join this committee.

Public Relations committee

Are you our new social media expert? Are you a practiced professional in posting puzzling pieces and pretty pictures? Then you will fit right in our PR-committee. Together with our lovely secretary Nienke you will be responsible for keeping our media channels up to date and fun to read, and for making sure all Rotterdam students know what Ragnar is.

If you would like to join this committee, you can send an email to Nienke van den Bosch,, where you tell a bit about who you are and why you want to join.

Auditing committee

Are you good with numbers and keen to learn about accounting? This committee meets three or four times a year, often before an GMA and reviews Ragnar’s accounts to check if the treasurer is doing their job correctly.  If you are interested in this, please send an email to Julian Tait,, in which you briefly introduce yourself and explain why you would like to join the auditing committee.

Almanac committee

Starting in January, this committee will create the almanac for this season. It will be a yearbook to read through even years and years in the future, while your thoughts wander off to the wonderful days of swimming and playing water polo, (hopefully) winning the integration bingo, and drinking warmish Lidl beer at tournaments. Do you like to write about and talk to old members, new members, and everyone who has a fascinating story about our association? Do you know how to design or would you like to learn this? Then you are the right person for this committee!

You can apply for this committee later on in the year, around November. Stay tuned…

Lustrum committee

Do you want to join our most exclusive committee? Once every five years we celebrate our existence. You will be responsible for the most epic party Ragnar has seen in years. Together with four or five others you will be deciding what our lustrum will look like. Nothing is determined yet, everything is possible.
The lustrum will be celebrated in the academic year of 2019/2020 so this committee will be installed few months later than the others. Meetings will be held about every three weeks. Be sure to join this committee as you would have to wait for another five years if you do not do it now.

You can apply for this committee later on in the year, around November. Stay tuned…