Exceptional Extracurricular Achievements

The winners of the Award for Exceptional Extracurricular Achievements surprise the jury year after year with the exceptional administrative and social activities they have undertaken.

Candidates for the Award for Exceptional Extracurricular Achievements can be nominated both by people within and outside of the university.

  • News

    • 2022 Student Award nominees announced

      Utrecht University is proud of its students who achieve something remarkable, either as part of their studies or elsewhere in their lives. Each year during the opening of the academic year, the Rector Magnificus therefore presents two Student Awards.
    • 2021 Student Awards winners announced

      The winners of the 2021 Student Awards were announced by Margot van der Starre, Vice President of Utrecht University's Executive Board, during the Opening of the Academic Year on Monday 6 September.
    • 2021 Student Award nominees announced

      The nominees aren Aline Hernández, Lukas Arts, Robin Verstraten, Daan Roovers and ‘De CO2-assistenten’, a group of Medicine students.

The prize for Exceptional Extracurricular Achievements 2021 went to Daan Roovers who is committed to improved housing for students and the group CO2 assistant who draws attention to climate change and sustainability.


Nominees need to meet certain specific criteria. The student or group of students must have achieved extraordinary performance in society or in a social field.

He or she has a positive effect on the image of students in general and of UU students in particular. The study results achieved by the student or group of students are fair to good.

Deadline: June 1st.

Download the full list of criteria (.pdf), of the Student Award Extraordinary Social Commitment category.

The jury 2022

  • Prof. dr. P.R. (Dop) Bär, voorzitter, emeritus hoogleraar Biomedische Wetenschappen
  • Prof. dr. F.C. (Erik) Stam, hoogleraar Economie van Ondernemerschap en Innovatie
  • Drs. F.C.N.M. (Femke) den Boer, Director of Policy Centre for Science Communication and Culture)
  • Members of ‘CO2-assistenten’ and Daan Roovers, winners of the Exceptional Extracurricular Achievements Award 2021

Secretary: Lennart van Wageningen, Academic Affairs.

More information: Lennart van Wageningen (l.j.vanwageningen@uu.nl).

See the archive of previous winners and nominees on the page Winners Students Award Exceptional Extracurricular Achievements