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.


Koningin Maxima begroet jonge patiënt van Prinses Máxima Centrum voor kinderoncologie
25 July 2019
The nominees for the Student Awards 2019 have been announced. The prizes are awarded during the official Opening of the Academic Year.



In september 2018 the Board awarded the prize for Exceptional Extracurricular Achievements to Workgroep ‘Gewoon Vega’. Workgroup 'Gewoon Vega' ('Just Vegetarian') causes the university community to eat vegetarian more often in a positive and creative way.


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 2019

  • 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
  • Members of the workgroup ‘Gewoon Vega’, Winnaar of the Exceptional Extracurricular Achievements Award 2018.

Secretary: Frank Peters, Academic Affairs, Student Counselling

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