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Students-4-Students Tilburg: do you want to join us?

Tilburg University thinks that all current and potential students, irrespective of their background, should feel a sense of belonging at our University. That is why we participate in the national programme Students-4-Students (S4S) of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. The aim is to stimulate diversity and equal opportunities in education. You can also participate as a student!

Students-4-Students Tilburg is a student community by and for students that is committed to creating a sense of belonging by honing diverse and inclusive spaces for education.  By working together with various partners who share our objectives, we are building an international community where everyone feels welcome. We achieve this goal by connecting the multicultural university community with the local community in meaningful ways.

What we can do for you as a student?

Are you a student who is interested in social projects in which you can work on your soft skills and meet students with the same motivation? Then S4S Tilburg is the place to be for you. Our role models are students who feel they should contribute to society. Regular brainstorm sessions and networking events help us to come up with cool ideas and projects together. You will form part of a warm and enthusiastic community, in which great minds think alike!

Register as a role model

What do we expect from you as a role model?

S4S is a student community where you don't immediately need to make commitments. We would be happy to welcome you at one of our brainstorm sessions! If you want to make a more solid contribution, we have a great variety of projects to choose from, from one-off projects to projects

that last a year or so. As soon as you are registered with us as a role model, we will inform you by e-mail of projects available. If you come across a project that would suit you, you can sign up for it.

Stay up-to-date

Students-4-Students projects you can participate in

Role model Mohammed about inequality of opportunity (Dutch)

Role model Racheal about diversity (Dutch)

Meet the Students-4-Students team

  • Jamie Piroe_Students4Students

    Jamie Piroe

    President S4S Tilburg

    I am studying Communication & Cognition combined with Cultural Diversity Management. I started with S4S Tilburg because, in my opinion, everyone should have the same opportunities in education and that everyone should feel welcome at our University. My passion for inclusion and diversity originates in my own experiences in the past few years as a first-generation student, so I am committed to raising awareness on these issues.

  • Lizan Cuma - S4S

    Lizan Cuma

    Treasurer of S4S Tilburg

    I am Lizan Cuma and I am studying Bestuurskunde (Public Governance) at Tilburg University. I think that everyone should be entitled to equal opportunities regardless of your background or other factors. I would like to make children aware that, despite the differences, they can fully utilize their own potential and always follow their dreams. This way they can also achieve their goals despite the changes. 

  • Mane_students4students

    Mané Kirakosian

    Secretary S4S Tilburg

    I study Communication & Information Sciences at Tilburg University. My role within S4S is mainly liaising with one of our partners, IMC Weekend School (IMC). In my view, children and young people from all school levels and social backgrounds should have the opportunity to focus on their future. In my own experience, this is not as obvious as it sounds and this motivates me to want to change this situation.

Partners of Students-4-Students

To realize our objectives, we collaborate with various partners, who form an important part of our community. The core of S4S Tilburg consists of the following organizations.

Tilburg University Junior

Tilburg University Junior wants to bring all children aged 9-14 in the Tilburg region into contact with science and the University, also children for whom this would not normally happen. It does so by offering information on academic themes in online learning programs and by organizing academically oriented activities and events like “Children’s University”.

In addition to supporting the student team, Tilburg University Junior collaborates closely with S4S. This guarantees that S4S’ objectives are included in the activities of Tilburg University Junior. For current events, possibilities are explored to also involve children from underprivileged areas. Thus S4S and Tilburg University Junior make sure that all children in Tilburg are offered the same opportunities to come into contact with science and the University.

Stichting MOVE

Stichting Move links children who are underprivileged, relative to their peers, to students. They subsequently come into action together to improve their environment. As a result, these children find out what they can achieve and what impact they can have on their own living environment. In this way, we help them to discover that they can change the world.

Stichting Move is active on a national level in ten large student cities, including Tilburg. In total, students have carried out more than 400 Move projects with children from primary schools in less privileged areas.

Are you interested in becoming active in Stichting Move via S4S? Please send an e-mail to s4s@tilburguniversity.edu and we will be happy to help you!

Babylon, Center of Study of Superdiversity

Babylon, Center of Study of Superdiversity is a Tilburg University research institute for studies of the multi-cultural society.

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