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Yoram - best student 2021

06 July 2021

Every year during the summer ceremony, the ‘best’ students at our University are put in the spotlight and presented with the GUF-100 prize. This tradition started in 1993, when the GUF-100 awards were introduced to mark the centennial anniversary of the Groningen University Fund (GUF). The award consists of a certificate and €2500 in prize money.

A UG-wide appeal is made for candidates for the GUF-100 prizes. Students can put themselves forward, and lecturers and fellow students can nominate candidates from within their Faculty. Faculty committees study the letters of motivation and CVs that they receive, before selecting three of the nominated students.

In 2021, we are thrilled to announce that UCG student, Yoram Sennekool, was selected to win the prize as one of the best students of the UG!

Yoram
Yoram

Yoram Sennekool stands out for everything he has done to help the University College Groningen community. After a period as an active member of the programme committee, he took on the role of student assessor of the Faculty Board. This was a challenging job that required good leadership qualities, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic. According to the nomination letter, Yoram fulfilled this task admirably and soon earned a reputation as someone who you could always rely on, whatever the problem. This was very much appreciated. After his term as a student assessor, Yoram formulated a plan to improve support for students with eating disorders and other food-related issues. Although prompted by personal experiences, the fact that his plan was included in general Faculty policy was quite unique.

Despite spending so much time and effort on the Faculty community, Yoram has not neglected his studies. On the contrary, he graduated from his degree programme with excellent marks. Yoram wrote an impressive Bachelor’s thesis about the philosophy of physics after following various seminars at our University and universities in Bergen, Bristol and Oxford. This is a sign of his broad vision. The jury was also very impressed by the conceptual level of his pitch.

Yoram found the seminars at the University of Oxford so inspiring that he decided to apply for a place in the Master’s degree programme in Philosophy of Physics there. His application for this prestigious degree programme has been accepted.

The UCG community wishes Yoram all the best with all his future endevours! Congratulations!

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Last modified:06 July 2021 3.22 p.m.

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