Study Active Certificate (SAC)

The SAC is an official certificate that active members of a study association from the Geosciences faculty can earn. The certificate shows that a student has been actively involved in extracurricular activites within Utrecht University besides their study. These activities are not a part of the study but are an addition to the programme that is offered by the university. Examples of such activities are attendance at education or carreer related activities, being part of a committee or having a function within the university, like the faculty council.

A point-system is used to keep track of the activities of students. After a minimum amount of points has been earned the SAC will be handed out together with the bachelor or master diploma. A member of the board of Storm will sign the SAC. To obtain the certificate a minimum amount of points has to be earned in three categories: committees, education-related activities and career-related activities. The amount of points that need to be earned for committees is 6, 10 points have to be earned for education-related activities, and 10 points have to be earned for career-related activities. This brings the minimal total of earned points needed to obtain the certificate to 26. An overview of the education and career-related activities can be found below:

Education-related activities

Activities that are in-depth for the program in question are scaled under the section education-related activities. This mainly concerns the participation in, for example, symposiums or lectures that offer depth on the courses or activities followed.

Symposium/excursion (whole day)


Symposium/excursion (half a day)


Course evaluation       


Student mentor


Information evenings


Participation in a substantive study trip


Career-related activities

Activities that serve as orientation and/or help deepen the student's follow-up career are ranked among career-related activities. This mainly concerns business excursions, workshops and readings.

Company excursions/career day (whole day)


Company excursions/career day (half a day)




More information about SAC points for committees and your personal amount of SAC points can be found under "My Storm" tab when logged in. The board will be responsible for assigning the points throughout the year.‚Äč


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