More than a degree awards 2019

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Being a student means more than just getting your diploma. Your student time is the perfect time to develop yourself, both professionally as well as personally. That is why the Student Union organizes the annual More Than A Degree Awards. During this festive show, activism at the University of Twente is celebrated. Students with exceptional achievements during their studies or who showed great commitment to the student community are put in the spotlight.

Boards and individual students have been nominated in several different categories. During the show, the nominees will battle to decide who will take home the grand prize. The winners will be determined by the average of the online vote before the show (this form), the audience vote during the show and the opinion of the expert jury. So, after submitting your votes using this form, be sure to support your favourite nominees during the awards show on the 16th of October, starting 15:45 in Waaier 1!

Click here to learn more about the More Than A Degree program. For pictures of last year’s show and an overview of previous winners, click here. To submit your votes, please click the 'next' button on the bottom of this page!

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Most active student 


Jiska Chang

A member of the University Council, head of transport crew and a place in the advisory board for the Kick-In, chairman and treasurer for TEDx TwenteU 2018, a board year at Stichting Borrelbeheer Zilverling and being active at the Batavierenrace, Bedrijvendagen, A.S.V. Taste, DHC, 4 Happy Feet and Stress.

Jana Bergmann

Chairman at Communiqué, boardmember of the Sportkoepel, helping out with the student tour as a committee member, candidate-chairman for the OS and working on a potential Alumni Associatio for Communication Studies.

Dwaragnath Prabakaran

An active member of the Indian Student Association, organizing 10+ events with 4 events consisting 100+ participants. Also being part of the students pickup committee welcoming 250+ international students to the UT and organizing committee member for Cultural Fest 2019 by UniTe.

Most active first year student


Nicole Rabou

Participating in multiple committees at WSG Isaac Newton and student harmony SHOT, organizing lots of activities, building stuff for the Newton room, shooting pictures, brainstorm about lustrum activities, organize a lustrum party, arrange performances and organize three faculty days.

Rosan Maas

Active in the Freshmen Committee, Symposium Committee, Ladies Introduction Committee, the study association's bartender guild, helping at the open days, being a student for a day mentor and talking at the education day to help find solutions for study related problems.

Dagmar Franken

An active student at student association Audentis, she was active in the lustrum committee of SA Stress and acitvely participated in the pv DAS campaign.

Most entrepreneurial student


Bas Buursma

Bas is the co-founder of CodeSandbox, a company he founded during his study. Doing this all next to his Bachelor's while working on a huge investment deal for his company.

Kibet Kipkemoi

Kibet believes every child should have the opportunity to learn coding, but above all, that a child should have fun. He is grateful for the UT’s entrepreneurial spirit because it enabled him and his team at LoCoMoGo to kickstart the journey of turning that belief, into reality.

Jorg Wellink

Organizer of many student events and owner of the startup ReCycleWell.

Best full-time board


Green Team Twente

World Champion eco-racing with their hydrogen car, 3 prizes at the Shell Eco-Marathon 2019 and working actively with the UT on the Tiny Houses project and integrating sustainable campus solutions.

W.S.G. Isaac Newton

This 62nd board worked hard to organize lots of activities and support their students. One of them being a Beach Party attracting 400 students and supporting a new ME Bachelor at the VU Amsterdam.

Kick-In Committee

Organiser of the Winter, Bachelor and Master Kick-In. With tightened permit requirements and a year full of earlier than expected deadlines, the hard work of these six individuals resulted in the huge festive impact for all to remember.

Best part-time board


J&SV Exaltio

With their motto 'do stuff' they made sure that J&SV Exaltio became a fun and safe space for LGBT+ youth and students. Growing from 26 to 102 members in little over a year, being at the Pride Amsterdam and organizing their LGBT+ gala.

Space Society Twente

Promoting space exploration and building bridges between students and space industry. Hosters of NASA's International Space Apps Challenge and planning to create a sattelite tracking ground station and to put a satellite from Twente in orbit.


The umbrella association of the world sector, supporting and helping a dozen associations. Active for the international studens, Student Services Centre and the International Student Handbook. Acquiring their first sponsor and initiating Appèl's cultural snack of the month. Keep an eye out for UniTe.

Best event or committee


Connecting Hands

Promoting integration between refugees and students they organized 13 events and worked on four projects (2 EU submissions) to empower refugees to persue education and employement. Going from a committee to a full board, advisory board and four subcommittees.

ESN Twente

Organizing the Mental Health Conference with more than 60 attendants to improve academic culture and student/staff wellbeing at the UT. Using the feedback for new UT wellbeing policies and representing the UT within the European Consortium of Innovative Universities.


One goal: setting the world record for the longest beer-crate bridge. Eight students that dedicated their lives for this goal. With 11 building days, 8000 crates and 50 Civil Engineering volunteers, sadly not breaking the record but showing their organizational skills to (prospective) students on campus.