Contribute to the ‘Informal Student Support Network'

Contribute to the ‘Informal Student Support Network’

Do you have an idea for improving the social network among students and to improve student well-being at Wageningen University and Research? We received new funds from the Quality Agreements to realise your ideas. Become project leader of your own team! For example, to fill the gap between students who do not ‘naturally’ get connected to the traditional (big) student organizations or who do not know how to meet and get to know other students easily.

What is the ‘Informal Student Support Network’?

The Informal Student Support Network is a collection of student initiatives which are funded by the university. You, as a student initiator, may apply for funding  and may  manage the implementation of your own idea.  

The funding for these projects originates from the Quality Agreements, the budgets freed up by the introduction of the Dutch Student Loan System.

What projects are eligible for this fund?

Your project must meet a set of criteria to ensure the money of this fund is invested in its intended goal. Your project must either:

  • Strengthen the social network among/of students;
  • Enhance the social well-being of students;
  • Offer help, guidance and support to other students;
  • Make fellow students feel welcome and at home.

Moreover, your idea must be something new compared to what already is being organized in Wageningen. Finally, it should be inclusive for any type of Wageningen University student..

How can you start your own project?

Your project will be assessed by a committee of two staff and two student members. For their assessment and for getting a clear picture of your idea, they need some information. For that, you need to fill in the form which is downloadable at the bottom of this page.

If you have questions or need help in filling in the form, you can contact Liesbeth van der Linden.

Procedure planning 2020 projects

The projects need to start and finish in the calendar year 2020.

Deadline proposals: 31 January 2020
Assessment by committee: 3 February until 14 February 2020
Announcement of assessment results: 21 February 2020