National Student Survey »
The National Student Survey is open again this year! Fill in your experiences about your study and help the university maintain the quality of our studies!
Through the National Student Survey you can share your opinions about your programme and the university. With your help, the university can maintain and improve the quality of education and the university in general. So take your chance to shape our university and fill in your answers here! Who knows, you might win one of the nice prizes.
Educational bouquet - Dr. Dertien »
On the 19th of January dr. Dertien has been awarded the first educational bouCAKE!
This year our first educational bouquet (or actually educational bouCAKE) has been awarded to dr. Edwin Dertien. Dr. Dertien has been nominated the most for the educational bouquet of the first quartile. The students have his lectures have been very clear, well edited and of high quality. Keep up the good work!
Unfortunately we were not able to hand over the bouquet in person, but the Education Committee has come up with a nice alternative!
Do you know someone who is extremely committed to improve the quality of education or is always willing to help students without hesitation? Then, what are you waiting for? Nominate him or her for the education bouquet! Think for example of a teacher who gives extra lectures or a student assistent who is making hours in overtime to help each and everyone of you! You can nominate someone by going to this page.
Module 7 will start on February 1, and the module coordinator are looking for TA’s to help with Python and the Graph Isomorphism Project.
UPDATE: Thank you for your help! There are now enough TAs found for the module, you do not have to contact Ruben anymore.
If you are interested in being a TA for this module, you can send a mail to Ruben Hoeksema at email@example.com. Please indicate your suitability (e.g. Python experience and/or good grades for Module 7) and availability.
The module coordinators are looking for TAs for the following dates: Python: Feb 4, 5, 10 and 11: 6+7, 8+9, Feb 16: 3+4 Project: Feb 17, Mar 4, 10, 17, 24, 31, Apr 7, 12: 6+7, Apr 13: 1-4
Committee for Education Evaluation Panels »
The OEC has organized panel meetings to assess the quality of education. As the main language for BIT and TCS is changed to English the OEC is renamed into CEEP.
OEC is now CEEP!
For over 20 years, the OEC has organized panel meetings to assess the quality of education and gather feedback from students. A few years ago, the educational programmes Business & IT and Technical Computer Science switched their main language to English. Up until now, the OEC had continued under the same name as ever, though more and more using their abbreviation as a nickname, slowly moving away from the Dutch name Onderwijsevaluatiecommissie.
At some point, we decided that this name was not up to date anymore and an English one should be chosen. This is why we hereby introduce you to the new OEC, the CEEP (Committee for Education Evaluation Panels). Structurally, not much has changed, but where you previously saw OEC we will now use CEEP in all our correspondence. Also, our website-URL has been updated to utwente.nl/ceep-cs-bit and we will happily receive emails from you at firstname.lastname@example.org. For now, the old addresses should also remain active, but they will probably be phased out at some point, and to prevent confusion we will clarify in the first public announcements that the CEEP is formerly known as the OEC.
We hope to see you soon at one of our panel evaluations!
Best regards, Niels de Groot Secretary CEEP
Q&A session for the TCS programme »
Wednesday the 6th of January a Question & Answer session will take place for the TCS students, the programme director and the programme management will answer your question.
During this Question & Answer session the programme staff will answer the questions you have about your the consequences of Corona or the TCS programme in general. To prepare for this Q&A we ask you to send any questions you already have beforehand to email@example.com or put them in our Discord. This helps the programme staff prepare for this session, and answer your questions as best as possible. If you think of any questions during the session you are free to ask them there live.
So save the date: Wednesday the 6th of January, at 19:30.
The University is looking at ways to reduce group sizes during exams, however this comes with some caveats. Give your opinion on the matter!
The Executive Board has looked into the possibilities for reducing the group size during exams, but as a result concluded that this might affect the amount of evening lectures and exams that have to be scheduled per week. A discussion will soon be held on this topic in the University Council and we would like to know the opinion of the students on this topic.
So share your opinions through this form to help the university decide on what actions to take!
Inter-Actief room temporarily closed »
Because of the new Corona measures the Inter-Actief room is currently closed.
As a result, we are not physically reachable for our members. However, we can still be reached via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and via our Discord server. If you prefer calling, please first reach out to us via either one of the other channels, mentioning your phone number. We will then get you in contact with the appropriate board member.
Once the restrictions are loosened, we will reconsider opening the Inter-Actief room. Until then: stay safe!
We can imagine that it is not always easy to study mostly from home in these corona times. Therefore, we would like to know what is going on among all our first-year students.
Dear first-year students,
Your well-being is important to the UT. We sincerely hope that you are doing well and you enjoy your new study program. We can, however, imagine that it is not always easy to study mostly from home in these corona times. Therefore, we would like to know what is going on among all our first-year students. How are you doing? Are you usually feeling on top of the world or are you dealing with stress quite often? Do you feel embedded in the student community? And how do you experience your hybrid education? Perhaps you have already received the email about this, but from the study association we would like to support this study by also sharing it here!
Why do it?
- Your answers will help your study program to improve their education and help them get insight in how you are doing
- You will receive personal feedback in November, which provides you with insight in how you are doing compared to other first-year students. We can guide you towards the right support if needed.
- You have a chance of winning €50!
Please click this link to fill in the survey. The deadline for this survey is the 5th of November. It will take you roughly 10-15 minutes.
You can watch the following video (1 min) which explains the research further: https://vimeo.com/467101732.
Master Open day: Looking for students »
On November 12, the open day for prospective master students will take place. The university is looking for people who are willing to help out organizing this day.
On the 12th of November there will be an open day to help prospective students select a master program at our University. This year that day will be online, for obvious reasons. With this new format come some challenges and we need your help to make the open day for Computer Science into a success! We are looking for students that would like to help out with:
-A short contribution to an introductory video, where you tell about your own motivation and experience in your study programme;
-Digital chats, where you can help answer questions by the visitors;
-Chat moderation, manage questions from the visitors and brings them up during the live presentation;
-Technical support, where you can help avoid those awkward moments where the technology does not work out and where you can help manage the livestream.
Besides some preparation, you will only be working during the open day itself. The time investment is limited, and your hours will be reimbursed by the University, making this the perfect side-job!
(One caveat: for students who need a work permit and do not have one yet, we will have to organise payment in some other way; we can’t ignore that requirement.)
If you are interested in this job, or would like more information, please contact Kevin Witlox (email@example.com).
Q&A session for the TCS programme »
Wednesday the 7th of October a Question & Answer session will take place for the TCS students, the programme director and the programme management will answer your question.
During this Question & Answer session the programme director will start with a small talk about the current state of affairs of the programme. Afterwards the programme staff will answer the questions you have about your study or the TCS programme in general. To prepare for this Q&A we ask you to send any questions you already have beforehand to firstname.lastname@example.org or put them in our Discord. This helps the programme staff prepare for this session, and answer your questions as best as possible. If you think of any questions during the session you are free to ask them there live.
So save the date: Wednesday the 7th of October, at 19:30.
This session is for both bachelor and master TCS students. Further information will also be provided by the the programme.
Tutors wanted »
Do you want to help your fellow students and earn a bit extra on the side? Register yourself as tutor at Inter-Actief, and we will refer students to you.
If you are or want to become a tutor, send an email to email@example.com. We will add you to our list of available tutors, and refer students to you when they come to us.
The Programme Committee - Computer Science is looking for new student members.
If you would like to have a say in how Computer Science at this university changes, this is the right committee for you.
We meet monthly to discuss and decide on how to improve the CS curriculum, inspect the feedback given by the students about the modules/courses and encourage module coordinators/lecturers to reflect on the modules/courses in order to improve them every year. Any large modifications are brought to us and we do our best to inspect and improve them. The committee consists of teachers, students and other programme staff. To find out more visit www.utwente.nl/en/tcs/organisation/programme-committee/.
If you are a computer science student and this sounds like something for you please send an email to Niek Khasuntsev (firstname.lastname@example.org).