Student Award

2020-2021

Gabriel Zanella

Student Award: Bachelor

Juryrapport

Gabriel is a kind and intelligent student with an amazing academic performance. He finished his bachelor with honours programme and helped other students along the way as a tutor for Statistics. He is passionate about diversity and inclusion. During his studies he joined the VU Pride network to organize events and contributed to make the VU a more inclusive place!

Suraj Harylallsingh

Student Award: Master

Juryrapport

Suraj’s enthusiasm doesn’t stay unnoticed by anyone. He puts effort in a lot of different things. He organized several excursions to research institutes, was the initiator of a study trip to Prague for classmates, has been a member of the programme committee, rewrote texts for the VU-website, stayed in touch with students who needed some extra motivation during this year and did many other things. In his own words “Contributing to the education of others in such varied ways has been a wonderful experience!”

2019-2020

Lara Bodewitz

StudenTalent: Bachelor

Juryrapport

Lara is a student who thinks about education, you can see that in her work for the educational committee. She stands out in the way she reflects on education and is always looking for improvement. She is someone who makes contact and seeks connection and this makes her involvement in the program committee, the VSPVU and career days very valuable. You can also see this in the way she stands up for master- and international students through the VSPVU.

Lars In 't Veld

StudenTalent: Master

Juryrapport

Lars is a very active student. He has been a board member of the V.I.B., a council member of the FSR and this year he created a sustainable plan to bring the career day of Human Movement Sciences to a higher level. When the day was cancelled due to the COVID-19 measures, he changed the day impressively quickly to a very successful online career week.

2018-2019

Damian Waij

StudenTalent: Bachelor

Juryrapport

Damian impressed the jury with the number of activities he undertakes besides his study of which quite a few are directed at improving the quality of (study)life of his fellow students. Prime examples being his work as the chairman of the VSPVU Convention committee, the treasurer of the VSPVU board and participating in the program committee of the bachelor Psychology.


Stef Beijk

StudenTalent: Master

Juryrapport

Stef impressed the jury with his ability to manage the broad range of activities he does besides his study whilst also keeping his grades at peak level (8.1 GPA). He is co-founder and shareholder of the social enterprise Fitsurance B.V., a member of the program committee of the research master Human Movement Sciences and is co-author in a study into the effects of cerebral hemorrhage on kinematics and muscle activation patterns in rats.