Welcome to Helix!

Dear future bachelor BMS student,

First of all, we would like to introduce ourselves to you. We are Study Association (SA) Helix. We are the study association for all students of Biomedical Sciences at Maastricht University.
SA Helix exists for and is led by BMS students. As a study association, our aim is to make your time as a student as fun as possible by organizing study-related activities and parties like the COP (Course Opening Party) at the start of each period. As a member of our association, you can choose to help organize these activities or only to participate in them. Examples of these activities are the annual Helix gala, a four-day excursion abroad and the Family Day, where your family and friends are invited to participate in a tutorial and laboratory practical. The educational service we provide our members are discounts on textbooks and course book bundles. There are also designated committees that evaluate the courses with university staff to improve the curriculum.

Introduction camp

The first planned activity of the new academic year: the awesome Helix introduction camp!
The camp consists of three days (27. till 29. August) in Belgium. At the location, there are three buildings, two filled with bunk beds and a large party hall where we hold two major events. During the camp, you will have the opportunity to meet and get to know your fellow BMS students and our study association, before the start of the course. There will be a full day of fun games, a party and a cantus.

We will leave for Belgium right after the faculty introduction on the 27. August. This means that you have to bring your bags to the introduction day. You can of course drop them off at the Helix room (UNS40 0.635a), where we will safely store it for you and transport it to the camp site.

The costs of the camp are €37,50. This includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks (unlimited beer and wine) and the overnight stay. The costs of transportation will be paid by Helix.

If you would like to join us on this trip, please fill in the form (Registration introduction camp SA Helix 2018) on our website www.sahelix.nl. You can also check us out on Facebook and Instagram for some pictures.

You do not need to be a member of Helix to come on this trip. We will not be doing any kind of initiation activities at all.
We highly recommend joining as previous camps have shown serious ‘bonding’ and many long-lasting friendships to have been formed.

IMPORTANT: We recommend that you bring the following items with you:
• Pillow (there are pillows, but they aren’t great) and pillowcase
• Sleeping bag (mattresses are available at the location so you don’t need to bring one 😉 )
• Toiletries
• Sheets (if you want)
• Clothes
• Swimming gear
• Etc.

You can sign up using this link:

We hope to see you at our camp!

The Board and Camp Committee of SA Helix

Helix Sweaters!

You can now come by the Helix Room and order our awesome sweaters!

Or you can order them online at https://goo.gl/forms/j6AEH9AG9iHnKo2p2
Lots of love
XXVth Board of Helix

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