Hannah Ottenschot awarded as UT's 'most active student'

| Jelle Posthuma

The 'More Than A Degree' award ceremony, organised by the Student Union, was held yesterday in the TechMed Centre. At the annual event, Hannah Ottenschot, master's student in Interaction Technology, was voted UT's most active student.

Photo by: Hung Nguyen

Ottenschot received the award because of her numerous activities alongside her studies, including a board position with the Organisation of Study Associations (OS) and the Central Tenants Council on campus. She was also active in study association Proto last year. ‘She mainly gets the first prize because she holds a lot of responsibility besides her activism,’ says Tom Lamaker, portfolio holder Personal Development and Education at the Student Union. 'In her functions, she represents a lot of UT students.'

Prior to the event, people could vote for the nominees in five categories. Also during the ceremony, voting was done by about 100 attendees and a jury composed of municipal alderman Jurgen van Houdt, former winner Jiska Chang and Rens Dommerholt of Novel-T. This year, the show took place in the hall of the TechMed Centre, instead of Vrijhof. ‘With this, we wanted to make the show more dynamic,' says Lamaker. 'We set it up as a celebration of activism at the UT.'

Categories and winners

  • Full-time board of the year: Kick-In Committee 2022
  • Part-time board of the year: D.A.V. Kronos
  • Event of the year: Walk & Dance to Fight Cancer
  • Entrepreneurial student of the year: Rutger Visser (3D Medical Support)
  • Active student of the year: Hannah Ottenschot (OS board, CBR board, active at Proto, the association she previously did a board year)

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