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Would you like to meet colleagues from different faculties and departments in a low-key and engaging way? To share ideas, experiences, and ambitions? And are you curious to know what themes are important to your 'young' colleagues and the University? Then join our activities!


Career & Development Event -  19 - 22 October 2020

4 Mijl YoungRUG's Championship - 11 October

4 Mijl YoungRUG's Championship

The ‘Menzis 4 Mijl’ goes virtual this year! This is an unique opportunity to attend this special edition of the 4 Mijl. YoungRUG wants to make this event even more special and organizes their own competition within the ’Menzis 4 Mijl’.

Are you a runner? Join the ‘Menzis 4 mijl’ and sign up for the YoungRUG competition. Not a runner? No problem, you do not necessarily need to run in this YoungRUG’s 4 Mijl edition, read further if you’re interested in joining the 4 Mijl YoungRUG Championship!

We think this is a wonderful opportunity to make this event accessible for everyone. You can always run the 4 Mijl to achieve a personal record by running as fast a possible, but we added another category of most original other way of completing the 4 Mijl. In addition, we have the category of most amazing outfit! Choose how you would like to participate and sign up now!


  • The fastest time of completion by running (Registration at official 4 Mijl event is necessary)
  • The Best Outfit (Registration at official 4 Mijl event is necessary)
  • Most unique way of completing the 4 Mijl (registration at the 4 Mijl event is not necessary)

Location: Choose yourself! (at least make the distance of 4 miles which is 6,4 km)

Duration: You can choose your wave during the day between 09.00h and 19.30h

Date: 11 October 2020

Anyone can join the YoungRUG 4 Mijl Championship, sign up before October 8th!

For the winner of each category you can win a YoungRUG Champions Cup!

How to join the YoungRUG 4 Mijl Championship?

  1. Only when you intend to run the 4 Mijl:

    a) Make sure you register at the 4 Mijl website and follow the instructions on their website

    b) Download the MyTrace app (Google play store or App store) and activate your MyTrace ID.

  2. Sign up by using the following link to join the YoungRUG Championship (before October 8th).
  3. After your registration we will inform you how to upload your 4 Mijl track and photo and/or video’s.
  4. Send in a screenshot of the My Trace app or other sports trackers as a proof and include a picture/video from your race on October 11th. Optional: post your 4 Mijl on your own sports tracker app (Strava, NikeRunClub, etc.) or other social media using #YoungRUG4mijl and tag young.rug
  5. On Monday October 12th the winners of each category will be announced.

Career & Development Event: 'Be the master of your own journey'


On 19-22 of October YoungRUG will be hosting the fourth edition of our successful Career & Development Event! Join us to start building a strong foundation for the future! After the suspension of this event in March, due to Corona measures, the Career and Development event will take place completely online in October!

This year YoungRUG offers an online program focused on career path development. We will host three online introductory workshops. Only a limited number of places are available per workshop and you can only join one of them so sign up now!


Monday 19 October, 16.00 - 17.00 HR coaching sessions (full)

Tuesday 20 October, 15.00 -16.00 Workshop: ‘Create your own career - Covey style’ (full)

Thursday 22 October, 15.00 - 16.00 Workshop: ‘Enjoying your job’ 

Thursday 22 October, 15.00 - 16.00 Workshop: ‘Present with impact’

Location: Online

Register: Sign up here! Deadline October 15th 2020

After signing up, you will receive an email with your final registration a week before the event.

Title: 'Create your Career - Covey Style' by Mardi Bijleveld

Date & Time: 20-10-2020, 15:00 - 16:00

“Do you feel a lack of control on your career and do you want it to be more meaningful? Do you want to be inspired by the one who has the keys? Who acknowledges what a challenge the keys can be to use? Feel welcome! In this workshop we will be inspired by Stephen Covey. We will focus on his three most important principles for a fulfilling career and life. And we will have a bit of practical training and a good laugh, because let’s face it: there’s no creation without a little fun.”

Title: 'Enjoying your job' by Jan Pieter Weening

Date & Time: 22-10-2020, 15:00 - 16:00

“If you like your job it makes life much easier. In this workshop we will discuss what makes work enjoyable and what doesn’t. We will explore questions like what makes you go home after work with the feeling: that was a really good one?”

Workshop:'Present with impact' by Eva Pantelakis

Date & time: October 22, 2020, 15:00 - 16:00h

“When you give a presentation you communicate in three different ways. With words, sounds and body language. In this interactive workshop you will get insights and practical tips on how to present yourself with more impact. A skill useful at presentations, job interviews and even at parties!”

HR coaching sessions, October 19, 2020, 14:00 - 16:00h

During the coaching sessions you have the opportunity to talk to a coach. Coaches can help you deal with questions such as: what is the next step in my career? How do I achieve a suitable work-life balance? How do I become more confident? Book a coaching session with your registration and discuss your question(s) with one of the coaches. Limited places available!

Please bear in mind that there are costs involved depending on the number of participants. Therefore, we kindly ask those who registered for the event to show up or let us know well in advance in case they will not be able to make it. (

Last modified:13 October 2020 1.25 p.m.