We are a group of Beta PhD students who felt that Beta PhD students are not adequately informed about a number of topics, that questions of Beta PhD students not always reach the Beta management team and that the cohesion among PhD students, Beta members and management team is not as strong as we would like.
We decided to try and do something about this. Therefore, we have formed the Beta PhD-students Council (BPC for short). The BPC was founded on July 9, 1997 under the name BAR (Beta AiO Raad). Later its Dutch name was translated into English.
The BPC currently consists of six members: Heidi, Derya, Joachim, Sharon, Heather and Sina.