The performance TIME-OUT! is a musically interactive theater concept that is always tailor-made for the audience. In addition to the performance, the Time Out Event also includes the Time Out Café. Due to corona, some cafés were rolled out online and the effects of the pandemic were discussed. The interactive theater events organized by the Time Out Foundation (2018-2021) are also a study into the mental well-being of students. With this research, we bring stress and burnout from the perspective of young people. TIME OUT sees indications that students are stuck in a system in which they experience little flexibility. This system demands high performance and leaves little room for learning through failure. The social loan system, the BSA and performance standards in social and community environments are important components of this system. The conversations show that students feel misunderstood or ashamed when they fail in relation to the performance society. The full report with all results about the performance society, performance under pressure, social comparison, too much tasks, stress, corona and being 'real' can be requested from the Student Welfare Fund (only in Dutch).


The project started as a school assignment of 5 students from Hogeschool Utrecht and has resulted in a professional interactive theater talk show in collaboration with the Time Out foundation. During the theater talk show, true stories about social insecurity were staged and discussed with the audience, which mainly consisted of students. All with the aim of breaking the taboo and silence surrounding feeling socially unsafe. The actors and visitors went in search of answers to questions such as: “Who can I share my problems with?”.

Reset 2021

The Op de Toekomst Foundation received foreign students at their vineyard to get started in the open air. In this project, light-physical work and social contact was achieved in the green with targeted coaching, guidance and a new wine course to start fresh and confident again. The goal was the recovery and processing of the stress and loneliness that Covid brought for many students. Several coaching conversations with coaches took place regarding Covid have been touched upon. People with a distance to the labor market work at the Dutch winegrowing center. This form of inclusion of the disabled in society was unknown to most and was valued and found to be inspired.

Santiago Students

A way of Life: Pelgrimeren for students Santiago Students offers students the possibility to take a pilgrim's road in or close to their student city. This is a short walk connected to a particular theme or special places. Questions and assignments for on the road helps them to delay and reflect. Our contribution has helped to initiate the project and the first walking tracks in 5 student cities. Santiago Students continues creating walking trakcs in other Dutch student cities to contribute to the well-being of students. The walking tracks: Wageningen – ‘Ruzie met Rust’ (NL and English) Monnickendam – Rustplekken Arnhem – Wandeling ‘Mijzelf’ Arnhem Amsterdam – Een verzetswandeling (NL and English) Zwolle – De verandering


Between 21 to 23 June 2019, the first project was completed at Art experience KRL: PRESSure. This project consisted of a photo exhibition about the stress that young people experience due to performance pressure, work pressure, social media and modern society. The objective of the exhibition was to offer support to young people and to break the taboo on this subject.


As a fund, we are extremely proud of the initiatives to which we have been able to contribute. We would like to put the TimeOut Foundation in the spotlight. On 2 November, they staged an interactive performance in which students discussed topics such as pressure to perform, COVID and the future with administrators, policymakers, politicians and each other. Thanks to the actors of TimeOut, these conversations haven't just given us food for thought, but also tools for action. For more information, go to: The recap of the performance will be posted here soon!


On Saturday 19 November 2019, a Student & Lifestyle conference took place at the Rabobank Utrecht theatre: 'Food for Thought: Lifestyle and stress management in the consulting room'. (opVoeding: Leefstijl en stressmanagement in de spreekkamer’). Lifestyle-related diseases are an increasing problem in the Netherlands. The necessary knowledge to tackle these problems is still lacking. This conference has reached over 100 medical students, to teach our future doctors these practical skills. Above, you can watch the after-movie of the conference to get a good impression of the atmosphere!

Gewoon kwetsbaar

More and more Young people struggle with mental health issues. They feel dirupted, lonely and above all vulnerable. On June 18th a short documentary, called #GewoonKwetsbaar [translation: #JustVulnerable], premiered. In the documentary Floortje Scheepers, head of Psychiatry at UMC Utrecht, and three students talk openly about how vulnerable you can feel as as a student and how we should accept that vulnerablity more. #GewoonKwetsbaar is made by investigative journalist Deborah Fidder, filmmaker Sikko Medema and editor Antione Cedric. To break the taboo about disruption, and to inspire people to come closer to eachother, watch the enitre documentary.

Artcicles of Association

You can request the Articles of Association of the Student Welfare Fund from the Chamber of Commerce or request it by email at Chamber of Commerce number: 27285199