8 April 2019 from 09:00 to 13:30

Community Service Learning at Utrecht University: what, why and how?

Symposium Community Service Learning

Utrecht University is organising a symposium on Community Service Learning on Monday April 8th 2019. During this symposium we would like to exchange thoughts on Community Service Learning, how it can transform what students, teachers and society learn and how it can be implemented in degree programme.

    USO-project Community Engagement
    Community Service Learning at Utrecht University; Photo by Steven Snoep

    Community Service Learning

    Community Service Learning is a form of experiential education in which students, teachers and external parties work together on societal issues. Through those activities in that rich learning environment, students, teachers and external parties learn from each other.

    Symposium goal and highlights

    During the symposium, we will exchange views on how we can develop curricula that benefit students, society and university. The symposium’s output will also be input for the university’s strategic plan. During the symposium you can expect:

    • A key-note lecture by Seth Pollack, Professor of Service Learning and founding faculty director of the Service Learning Institute of California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB). CSUMB is the only institution that has received the White House President’s Award for Community Service in Higher Education twice.
    • Inspiring talks by passionate teachers about their experiences with Community Service Learning.
    • Hands-on sessions with much room for interaction and knowledge exchange.


    Are you interested in joining this symposium? Send us an email.

    Why Community Service Learning at Utrecht University?

    Utrecht University aims to contribute to solving societal challenges and educate students that are known for their social engagement. We believe Community Service Learning is the way forward for education at Utrecht University so that education benefits students, society and the university. Stay up to date with the developments on Community Service Learning at Utrecht University and register for our newsletter.

    This symposium is part of a two-day programme on Community Service Learning at Utrecht University. On April 9th a lunch lecture with Seth Pollack will take place and, next to that, Seth Pollack will host a workshop for the Special Interested Group in Community Service Learning.

    Start date and time
    8 April 2019 09:00
    End date and time
    8 April 2019 13:30