CSF board year

Are you a Christian, are you passionate about CSF, and interested in a board year as part of the available extracurricular activities at WUR? Engaging in a CSF board year offers numerous benefits, including leadership development, stakeholder engagement, advocacy, cultural exchange, spiritual growth, networking, skill development, resume enhancement, impact on WUR policies, and a sense of purpose.

 Working collaboratively with members of other parties, you’ll contribute to the university’s policy-making process, offering constructive adjustments and recommendations. The experience allows you to implement your ideas, establish valuable connections, and develop transferrable skills (both soft and technical). 

Join us for impact and enriching experience! If you’re intrigued, click here to register your interest, and we’ll reach out to you promptly.

support team

Are you passionate about CSF but currently engaged with other activities?  Don’t worry, you can still contribute to CSF impact. Join our support team today.

While you will not actively engage with university policies like a CSF Board member, your input will contribute to the creative recommendations and suggestions for improvement of our University WUR. Benefits include having direct access to CSF Boards, curn

Join us for impact! click here to register your interest, and we’ll reach out to you promptly.


Let the past board members explain to you why they liked doing a CSF board year!

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Joël Kampen

During my board year as the chair of CSF, I learned a lot about forming opinions, even though you will not always have one. My opinions are mostly in the form of ideas for implementation in the university that is pushed forward as CSF initiatives. In political debates and negotiations, these ideas are discussed with student council members (12 students). In addition to that, I also learned about the organizational structure of a big institute like our university.
Besides what I learned, I am also representing Wageningen University and Research students, especially our constituencies, who might sometimes have different opinions than the rest of the SC. Moreover, I am getting the opportunity to represent the students at the table of our rector, Magnificus, Arthur Mol. I am also a part of the WUR council, where the student council works jointly with the employees of the University to discuss all university-related matters/topics in the presence of the president, Louise Fresco! 
Finally, I find the board year a good initiative to build an excellent curriculum vitae. Above all, it is fun to work with different kinds of persons in diverse committees, and you can choose the committees related to the topics that interest you most!


Jacob Zournu

As a representative of CSF, my student council year has given me yet another opportunity to break out of my comfort zone and learn new skills. Talk of the comfort zone, I am not fond of frequently talking in a group setting, but the proceedings in the student council demand active dialogue discussions. As a result, I am learning to be opinionated, which I find useful in building interpersonal skills for a job outside the University.

Moreover, I am learning to be thoughtful and critical about my decisions. This stems from critical reviews of policy documents from the Executive Board to satisfy students and the University. My ability to be critical and thoughtful in decision making has also improved my written communication skills. I have learned to be critical in writing to communicate my thoughts clearly and concisely.

Furthermore, I find fulfilment in helping people, which makes my student council journey even more exciting. I can help students by representing their interests and presenting their needs to the Executive Board. Consequently, I am building my network by interacting with many students, boards of student associations, members of the participation council and the Executive Board.

Lastly, I am learning new ways to navigate people from different cultural backgrounds in a job setting. As a regular student, I had the opportunity to embark on group works with students from different backgrounds. However, my student council year has offered me this opportunity to learn ways to accommodate divergent views in a job setting. Taken together, working in the student council is preparing me to fit in any job or cultural setting as it also builds my resume to be all-encompassing!