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What is a confidential contact person and what can you expect from us?

We want you to feel as safe as can be, so we want to offer you multiple confidential contact persons to choose from, in and outside the board. We would like to explain to you what being a confidential contact person means, such that you can know what to expect. We are here to have a talk if you struggle with stress or have something else on your mind that you would like to share. As we are not confidential people but confidential contact persons, we will never share anything that you mention with any other party, but specifically will also never take action for you! We are here to offer a listening ear and refer you to the right person if this is needed. This could be for example the educational coordinator, but also the university psychologist. We can recommend or urge you to take action yourself, but after our talk this will be completely your own choice and responsibility.

Get to know us!

Disclaimer: We are not professional psychologists and are not able to help you in case of severe mental issues. However, we are able to guide you to the right persons who can help you and are more than willing to do so!

Jeroen van der Wielen

Hey hey, I am Jeroen van der Wielen, the Vice-Chairman of Asset | Econometrics for the year 2024. I am originally from Duiven, a town near Arnhem. I sometimes go back to my hometown to work or to meet up with old friends and have a drink together. As a person, I think that it is important that everyone should feel happy and welcome in every place. When a person, usually one of my friends, doesn't feel mentally well or has some problems, I am always there for them to help them with their problems. In my spare time I like to read books related to self-development and my studies. I am always eager to hear your story and it will always be safe with me. Feel free and do not hesitate to reach out to me if you want!

Contact information: +316 21408084

Sara Darwinkel

Hey there, I am Sara and I was the Internal Affairs of Asset | Econometrics for the year 2023. I lived my whole life in France, with my Dutch parents and siblings, until 4 years ago when I moved to Tilburg to study Econometrics. I got to get to know Tilburg as a nice city that now feels like home. When I have some free time I love to chill with friends, read a good book, or cook a nice meal. When I have a free weekend I will go back to France where my parents own a farm. I will watch a good movie on the couch with my siblings or go outside to take care of the animals. My friends would describe me as social, caring, and reliable. I can get along with a lot of different people and I am always willing to help.  If you feel like you need a chat or a listening ear during a walk in the woods or around a warm cup of tea, feel free to reach out to me.  

Contact information: +316 5139 3862

Luc Geurts 

Hi all, my name is Luc Geurts and I am a fifth year student and have been an active member for a couple of years now. I would describe myself as an open, enthusiastic person who likes to know a little bit about everything. In my spare time, I enjoy playing football and other sports. I also like to read and solve puzzles. I like to listen first before speaking and think that it is very nice to be able to talk freely without judgment so that is also what you can count on with me! I do have some experience with mental issues so I might be able to relate to you more easily. If you would like to have a one-on-one conversation about anything, do not hesitate to contact me! :)

Contact information: +316 3800 1003

Asset General Confidential Persons

If there is something you would like to talk about, but do not feel comfortable sharing it with one of the Asset | Econometrics board members, you can also visit Luc, Sara, or the confidential contact persons of the General Board. All the contact information is mentioned below. 

At Asset we will have two confidential contact persons. These will are Amber Eerland and Mattijs Vernooij.  All confidential contact persons have followed training and are certified.

Hi, my name is Amber Eerland and I am 24 years old. This year I am one of the two confidential contact persons from Asset. I am also the chairman of Asset | Strategy and Logistics and the events manager of Asset. In my free time I like to be active by doing multiple sports, but I also like to paint to get some rest.

If you ever feel the need to talk to anyone about anything, you can always contact me, we will try to find a time and place that suits us both. If you like we could do a walk or meet somewhere for a cup of coffee.

Contact information: +31 6 47559602

Hi everyone, my name is Mattijs Vernooij, I am 23 years old. Currently I am acquisition coordinator at Asset | Tilburg, besides I am chairman at Asset | Econometrics. Just like Amber I am a confidential contact person. Besides going to Asset events, I like to hang out with friends and look into the latest gadgets.

If you want a private talk with me you can find me at the Asset rooms or simply send me a text. We can take a walk or sit somewhere to chat. Don’t hesitate to contact me. 

Contact information: +31 6 22642602

In case you do not feel comfortable talking to an Asset board member about something you experienced within Asset you can always contact the Integrity Committee.

Other options

Educational Coordinator

Are you experiencing any difficulties with your study at the moment, but do not know who to contact? Tilburg University offers the opportunity to talk about this with your programme’s educational coordinator. You can contact them for a wide range of questions, both personal and study related. For more information, please visit this website.

Student Psychologist

Are you experiencing any mental difficulties that affect your studies, Tilburg University provides the possibility to see a student psychologist. You do not need a reference to see the university psychologist. More information can be found here.

University confidential contact persons

In case you would rather talk to a professional contact person outside of Asset, Tilburg University also has their own confidential contact persons. For more information about how to connect them, please visit this website.


Are you having suicidal thoughts? Go to the website or call 113 or 0800-0113.

Alles oké?

In case you want to have someone else to talk to anonymously, you could also use the hotline from Alles oké? Here you can chat or call with a trained volunteer. You can find the site here.