We’re happy to let you know that Saarland University honoured our engagement by awarding us the “BeSTe-Prize”, the Award for Special Students’ Engagement. This award which is endowed with 1,000€ was conferred during the semester opening celremony. It awarded WIR@UdS, as well as the Refugee Law Clinic Saarbrücken e.V. and the Mentoring Program of the Studen Guidance and Counselling Center.
Out of the university’s announcement: “The president of Saarland University, Volker Linneweber, and the chairmen of the Students Union (AStA) Govinda Sicheneder and Torsten Wenk hand the prize to “WIR@UdS” and “Refugee Law Clinic”, both engaging in refugee aid, as well as to the Mentoring Program, in which experienced students facilitate new students the start at university. The prize money of 1,000€ is divided between the refugee programs. The Mentoring Program receives a honorary award.”
The purpose of BeSte-Prize is to visualiz engagement. “It aims at motivating others to also engage and demonstrates the importance of this aspect of the study.”, says Liliana Habib, respondible for study quality at AStA.