The student winner of the Social Impact Award is Gerben Hiemstra, he is busy setting up student organisations in secondary vocational education. He studies both the Multidisciplinary Economics MA programme at U.S.E. and the Law and Economics MA programme at Utrecht University School of Law.
He is busy with setting up student organisations in secondary vocational education. He once started in VET (in Dutch called mbo) and managed to work himself up. Hiemstra finds it unjust that there are no student organisations for VET students and that they miss out on a lot of opportunities. He is currently traveling to Groningen every other week to coach a group of VET pupils so that they can set up their own student organisation.