Once every three years, UU and HU organise what is known as an Assessment. This is an important occasion for student organisations wishing to receive regular compensation for board activities. It is also when all student organisations are carefully examined and assessed to see whether they will continue to enjoy recognition and be able to use the various facilities made available to them. The Assessment is based on the policy framework. Normally, each organisation receives a detailed questionnaire on such matters as their composition and activities in the previous three years. However, the next Assessment will be in a modified form, the ‘Assessment Light’. See elsewhere on this page for more information on the Assessment Light.
In principle, organisations that are positively assessed are awarded recognition for the next three years. Organisations that, according to the Assessment, are also entitled to compensation for board activities are placed on what is referred to as the Appendix for three years.
- An Assessment was held in 2015. The results of the 2015 Assessment were published in March 2016, and applied to the 2016-2017, 2017-2018, and 2018-2019 academic years.
- An Assessment was held in 2018. The results of the 2018 Assessment were published in March 2019, and applied to the 2019-2020, 2020-2021, and 2021-2022 academic years.
- There will be an Assessment in 2021. The results of the 2021 Assessment will be published in March 2022, and apply to the 2022-2023, 2023-2024, and 2024-2025 academic years.
The 2021 Assessment will differ from those of previous years. Because of the coronavirus crisis, student organisations have been unable to organise their normal activities (or their usual number of activities) for a long period of time. To help student organisations, the 2021 assessment will be an ‘Assessment Light’. The Assessment Light will use the 2020-2021 Appendix (the overview of the distribution of compensation for board activities) as its starting point. This means that an organisation will not, in principle, be ‘downgraded’, even if it has fewer active members and has organised fewer activities because of the coronavirus crisis. However, each student organisation will be checked to see whether it meets the 75/25% rule (for compensation for board activities) and the 70/30% rule (for recognition).
Student organisations which, despite the coronavirus crisis, are able to demonstrate strong growth in the past three years and that they have organised significantly more activities, will be given the opportunity to submit a reasoned request for an increase in their compensation for board activities than that currently stated in the Appendix. New student organisations that have not previously been subject to an Assessment may submit a request for regular compensation in all cases. They will be assessed in full.
Schedule of the 2021 Assessment
Spring 2021: Email to organisations with information, in preparation for the Assessment
May 2021: Organisations receive the questionnaires by email – sent on 18 May 2021
2 August 2021: Deadline for questionnaires and documents
February 2022: Definitive result of Assessment. Decisions emailed to the student organisations