Board Minor

Are you interested in doing a board minor next to your board year? This minor will be a great opportunity for students to personally develop themselves even more during a board year and it is also a great way to reflect upon and improve the governance of the organization!

In 2020, a board minor pilot started created by a very enthusiastic teacher, Martin Rosema. This minor gives you the possibility to learn about the governance about organizations while simultaneously running your own student organisation as a board member! You can find an overview of the minor at the bottom of this page. This year, the minor will start in November 2023, but if you are interested and start your board year for example in February, please contact Martin Rosema!

In the period from mid-November until June we will offer a 15 EC minor that is aimed in particular at students who do a board year, full-time or part-time. The formal name of the minor is “Governance of Student Organisations”. The themes to be discussed will include topics like governance, policy, and leadership, while academic and professional skills will also get ample attention (e.g. academic writing, critical thinking, negotiating, presenting). If you participate, you will get together with students from other boards and the lecturer, Martin Rosema, in weekly meetings. You often have to be prepared with small practical tasks, such as giving an oral presentation, writing a memo, or holding an interview. Sometimes guests are invited for a talk.

There were also information sessions for interested students. If you could not make it to those meetings but are interested, please send an e-mail to m.rosema@utwente.nl. He made a recording of the online session, so you can watch it in your own time!

To confirm if you are eligble to follow the minor, please contact your study advisor. If you have further questions or would like to sign up for this minor, please send an e-mail to Martin.

Minor overview