- If you speak Dutch, you can also choose to participate in the Dutch workshops -
If you started your first Bachelor’s Degree programme at Utrecht University in September 2016, you are entitled to a voucher that you can redeem for free participation in a course or workshop, or for individual coaching. The voucher rather is an administrative object than a physical card. In our system we can see who is entitled to use a voucher.
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If you started your first Bachelor’s Degree programme at Utrecht University in September 2016, you are entitled to a voucher that you can redeem for free participation in a course or workshop, or for individual coaching.
Selected courses and workshop concern writing, studying, improving your Dutch or English language skills, presentation and graphic design (for papers, slides, posters and such). The courses are offered by professional teachers of Babel, Parnassos or Coluu.
We advise you to carefully look at the list before you come to our desk.
- For workshops in DUTCH go to the Dutch voucher page -
Click at the table below to get more detailed information on the courses and workshops.
For redemption of your voucher, you make an appointment using the system below. This will ensure a minimum of waiting time.
The appointment will take 10 minutes, so make sure you will be in time.
You received a confirmation of the date, time and location of your appointment. At the appointed time, you come to the service desk and register for a course.
We will check whether or not you are entitled to use the voucher (is it not yet used and is it still valid). You tell us which course you want to take and fill out the application form of Babel, Parnassos or Coluu. We will add a special 'voucher code' to that. If you have sent the form, we register that your voucher has become invalid.
By using the voucher, you are agreeing that Skills Lab may inform providers that you are a student at Utrecht University. Skills Lab records personal data for the purpose of providing interested students the opportunity to take part in a single course, workshop or individual coaching free of charge. Such data will be stored for a period no longer than two years. Students’ personal data and their choices about what courses to take will not be linked. Anonymised statistics may be used to analyse aspects of the voucher programme at a policy level. These anonymised statistics include course selection, gender identity, faculty, and voucher redemption date.
A broad and affordable range of courses, workshops and coaching options is available in and around Utrecht University. It is important to the Executive Board that students be made aware of what’s on offer and that students start using these resources to develop their skills from their very first year at UU. That is why the Board is offering first-year students a voucher for a free introduction to these courses and course providers.
Contact information Skills Lab:
Heidelberglaan 3, 3584 CS Utrecht
University Library Uithof, 2nd floor
Phone: 030-253 6300