Join the activities in the week of participation

In the week of 13 to 17 February, participation week will take place again! During this week, you can get to know the participation process at Utrecht University, give us your input on what you think we should focus on and be inspired by interesting speakers. The week is organised by council members from the various councils at the university, Vidius and a national student organisation.


Tuesday: Lecture Jacques Brinkman

Two-time Olympic hockey champion and now successful entrepreneur Jacques Brinkman talks about topics such as cooperation, performance and teamwork with his top sports background.

Wednesday: Coffee with the University Council

In the morning, the university council will again be ready with free coffee for a good conversation. Fancy a free cup of coffee? Drop by the University Library in the Utrecht Science Park or in the Inner City! Tell us what you would like to see different, what we can improve and which topics we as the University Council should work on.

  • When? Wednesday 15 February 11:30 - 13:15
  • Where? UB Utrecht Science Park or Inner City
  • Language: Dutch and English

Thursday: Faculty council activities

On Thursday, the various faculty councils organise activities throughout the day. They can be found on campus this day. Details can be found through the faculties' channels.

  • When? Thursday, 16 February; details via channels faculty councils
  • Where? At various locations; details via channels faculty councils
  • Language: Dutch and English

Friday: Ask your questions about the reintroduction of the basic grant

There are many questions among students about the reintroduction of the basic exchange. Have a conversation and ask your questions about this reintroduction and your income position as a student to the Interstedelijk Studenten Overleg (ISO). ISO is the largest national student organisation in the Netherlands.

Event on social safety

Following this, Vidius will organise an event on social safety at which Dr Kim Loyens will speak. She is a university lecturer at the Department of Management and Organisation Science and among other things conducts research on integrity (policy). Vidius represents the interests of all students and student organisations in Utrecht.


Do you have any questions about activities or participation at the university? Then contact the university council students at