X-Honours: Are you ready to explore?
X-Honours is an extracurricular program from NHL Stenden for students who are open-minded, curious and want to go the extra mile. We meet every Wednesday afternoon in the X-Lab (room N-D.0037). During this time, we have workshops where we help companies solve certain problems or inspirational speakers. More and more the program is also lead by students of the program, who want to share their passions and experiences. The program is based on five pillars, which are the following.
The five pillars
Students work talent-oriented and are inquisitive and interested. They are reflective professionals who are aware of their strengths and weaknesses and their position in their learning process.
Students turn ideas into actions and products, can win over people and convince them of their ideas. They show initiative and are flexible and service-oriented.
Students work in multidisciplinary manner, that means that they collaborate with other students and professionals. They approach complex issues and perform research based in various specializations, while being open and inquisitive.
Students look beyond (national) personal boundaries and create links that my not be obvious. They come up with new and surprising solutions for complex issues of the personal and professional practice.
Students identify the added values to the professional field and society in their surroundings or elsewhere in the world. They have a strong moral compass that sets the course for your actions.
Our student's projects
As an X-Honours student you can work on many different projects. They can be from the program itself, from your study program, or you can come up with your own. This very website you are looking at now is one of those student initiated projects. Students and coaches with different expertises have worked together on creating content and are still improving the website. This is a great example of the projects we do at X-Honours. There is no pressure to join a project, but if you are interested, you are very welcome to join all kinds of projects. The following projects are some more examples of great projects (see the Wall of Honours). If you would like to see more, click the button below or check out the Bulletin (X-)Board in the X-Lab.
At the beginning of the year we decided to raise awareness about X-Honours and decided that it is a good idea to use the idea of a website that was already before and try it again. The team is really diverse, and everybody has their own qualities with which they contribute. If you want to find out more about who is in ‘the team’ you can check out ‘made by students’, or just click the button down below.
As the title of this article suggests, the Bike Buddy project is an initiative to get more people on their bikes. For Stefan, me, and many other people that helped, it was a great challenge to achieve. This project has been part of our X-Honours program for over a year now, and the path we've taken had many ups, downs, and opportunities.