Design Your Ideal Challenge

What is the best way to work on social issues during your education?

Design Your Ideal Challenge

Date: 10 December 2021

In cooperation with: University of Utrecht, Utrecht University, ROC Midden-Nederland and the Municipality of Utrecht.

Why this challenge?

In Utrecht, together with the City of Utrecht, we organise challenges for students to find solutions for a healthier and more sustainable city.
Students of ROC Midden Nederland, Utrecht University of Applied Sciences and Utrecht University work together on good ideas, but combine this with their own education, for example within honours or as a UP project.

That's why we need your help: what would your ideal challenge look like, how would you like to work with other students and the Utrecht City Council on this type of challenge during your studies? There are thousands of students with good ideas, skills and knowledge and many social tasks to work on.

But what is the best way?

Why you?

What motivates you to work on a social challenge and to help shape the future? What do you think such a challenge should look like? And what are you looking for in a challenge? Meeting new people? To have an influence on your own city? To win a prize? To get an internship or a place to work? A budget to work with your own ideas? Make sure to include your own motivation in your concept!

Why sign up?

During this challenge:

  • Working in a team with students from ROC, HU and UU on a new challenge concept
  • Explore innovative ways of cooperating with different experts
  • Together you will design a new challenge concept and present it to the steering committee of the Utrecht Challenge Alliance.


Students who have experience with Honours Education or Excellence Education/UP are particularly welcome, so that their experience can be incorporated into the ideas for the challenges.

What's the outcome?

The best concept will be transformed into an actual challenge in 2022!

And students who take part on 10 December and then want to help with the implementation of the ideas are warmly invited and will also receive compensation for this.

Sign up for participation

If you want to participate in this Challenge (or if you have any questions), please use the form below!

    About this challenge

    Design Your Ideal Challenge aims to make challenges as accessible as possible to all students, thus making a positive contribution to a healthier, more inclusive and sustainable city.

    We are looking for ways to organise these kinds of challenges so that they go well with the education provided by ROC, college and university. And that participating students can work as well as possible with the stakeholders of a challenge.

    Watch the aftermovie of one of the previous challenges for a brief impression of what happens during a challenge.

    Design Your Ideal Challenge

    Date: 10 December 2021

    In cooperation with: University of Utrecht, Utrecht University, ROC Midden-Nederland and the Municipality of Utrecht.

    Sign up until 7 December!


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    Utrecht Challenge Alliance

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