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.

In september 2017 the Chair of the Board Anton Pijpers awarded the prize for Exceptional Extracurricular Achievements to Roos Ykema, a student of Environmental and Natural Sciences and Law at Utrecht University. Roos leads a team of volunteers who are helping to familiarise refugees with the Dutch language and culture.


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 2018

  • Prof. dr. P.R. (Dop) Bär, chair, emeritus professor in Biomedical Science
  • Prof. dr. F.C. (Erik) Stam, professor in Strategy, Organization and Entrepreneurship
  • Drs. H.P.A. (Anja) Smit, University Librarian
  • Roos Ykema, winner of the Exceptional Extracurricular Achievements Award 2017.

Secretary: Frank Peters, Academic Affairs, Student Counselling

More information: Frank Peters (f.j.v.m.peters@uu.nl)