Experience a great start to your study by meeting new friends, seeing the city of Utrecht, and getting to know Utrecht University. Besides that, you will have the opportunity to get in touch with companies that are eager to meet you. If you are enrolled in either Innovation Sciences (IS) or Sustainable Business and Innovation (SBI) you can sign up for the introduction programme. The events will take place in the first week of the academic year. Every activity is planned around the university’s schedule, so don’t worry about having to skip lectures!

The introduction activities will mostly take place on campus. Participating in the introduction week costs € 32,50, you can sign up for this week through the ‘Join us’ link at the bottom of this page. By subscribing to the introduction week, you will also have to become a member of the study association, NWSV Helix. A membership costs € 12,50 a year. This means free coffee and tea, cheap snacks, soda and beer, weekly Friday or Thursday Afternoon Drinks, lots of activities and of course your daily dose of our ‘Helixsfeer’ (it’s similar to ‘gezellig’, but better). See the calendar in the sidebar for an overview of all the coming activities!

Programme introduction week

On Monday we start with introductory talks with the program leader and the Study Association Helix. After this we will attend workshops by some companies. At the end of the day, we have set up a BBQ and some drinks in the Utrecht Science Park for you to enjoy!

On Tuesday we are going canoeing with both study programs. After this we will enjoy pizzas in Park Lepelenburg. The day will end with a pubquiz! 

On Wednesday there will be a Company Fair where you can talk to some really interesting companies, at which you could possibly end up! In the evening we will dine together and after that there is a party in K-Sjot. There will also be other students, both younger and older.

On Thursday we plan on going to Poolcafe ‘t Hart van Utrecht. Here we are going to play some pool and enjoy unlimited drinks. This is the last activity of the programme.

Study association

If you already are a Helixmember, you can let us know through the subscription form. Also, if you cannot participate in our introduction programme, but do want to become a Helixmember, that’s also possible.

Helix is an association by and for students of the three innovation-related studies: Science and innovation management (BSc), Innovation Sciences (MSc) and Sustainable Business and Innovation (MSc). Helix’ goals are to keep improving the quality of these studies; to provide a solid bridge between its members and career opportunities; and to nurture friendships through social gatherings and parties. Helix organises around 160 activities per year, from Friday Afternoon Drinks to wild parties and from company visits to summer and winter trips!

Are you about to start a (new) life in Utrecht, or do you simply want to meet your future fellow students? What are you waiting for:

>> Join us! <<

Hope to see you there!

If you have any questions about the introduction week or Helix, please send us an e-mail via