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TU Delft Student News

Join the TU Delft Impact Contest

Are you a TU Delft student full of game-changing ideas? Then make sure to join the TU Delft contest, pitch your idea, meet experts, attend workshops and bring your idea or prototype to the next level.

Entrepreneurial and Innovation Competition
The contest is an entrepreneurial and innovation competition for all students. It challenges you to create great, out-of-the-box thinking innovative solutions for societal problems and translate them into real products and business plans, while interacting and making use of the expertise from our innovative and very knowledgeable partners.

Many companies, government institutions and organisations have joined TU Delft Impact Contest. Together they make a community where innovation and co-creation are key and help you on your way to create successful innovations and begin your own start-up.

Registration
Want to join the contest? Register before 2 March.

 

Coronavirus updated FAQs – 24 February

On student news you can access the latest, regularly updated FAQs on the coronavirus, the precautionary measures being taken at TU Delft, and the contact details for further information.

TIME OUT before stressing out

We all experience stress now and then. It is part of our lives and has a function as it helps us to perform. There’s nothing wrong with working hard and having ambition; go for it! But what if it is too much? You probably know about mindfulness apps and self-help books. Maybe even use them. They do however only control the symptoms. The underlying question is much more important: why do you experience stress? And why is it so hard to talk about it?

Interactive Theatre Play
On 17 and 18 March, you can attend the interactive theatre play Time Out. In this play, professional actors start a dialogue about the early signs and possible solutions. It will help you recognize signals of a burn-out and lowers the threshold to talk about the subject. It will truly be a heart- and eye opener.

Afterwards, make sure to join the cafe. There, you will have the possibility to talk about the play, have a drink and get more information about dealing with stress.

Do You Need Time Out?
Come by on 17 or 18 March! Attend the play especially made for Bachelors on 17 March, performed in Dutch, or join the one directed at Master students on 18 March, performed in English.

Free entrance
19:30 – 21:00 Time Out Theatre play
21:00 – 22:00 Cafe
Aula Auditorium

More info: make sure to check the website.

This theater play is brought to you by ESA, X TU Delft, ORAS, Studium Generale and Stichting TIME OUT.

Prevent the spread of viruses

What can you do to prevent the spread of viruses, such as the Corona virus? Adopting some simple hygiene measures can help, such as the ones most of us are already familiar with:

  • washing hands regularly;
  • coughing and sneezing into the elbow, not into the hands;
  • using disposable tissues and throwing them away.

People who choose to also wear masks over their mouths do so to help reduce the chance of being infected by random viruses. This is quite common in Asian countries, and you may have noticed students, colleagues or passers-by who have chosen to take this preventative measure. It’s worth bearing in mind that, since it is a preventative measure, wearing a mask is not a sign of someone being ill but rather of a healthy person taking steps to remain so. Let’s all continue to look after our health and each other!

If you have any questions, please contact your study advisor. You can also consult the regularly updated frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Corona virus, the precautionary measures being taken at TU Delft, and the contact details for further information.

 

 

Smoke-free campus as of 1 August 2020

The TU Delft campus will be completely smoke-free as of 1 August 2020. This means that smoking will be banned throughout the campus. A map of the smoke-free area as of 1 August 2020 is shown below. The ban is valid 24/7 and will also apply to e-cigarettes. The smoking facilities on the campus will be removed before 1 August 2020. Smoking had already been banned in most of the buildings.

The smoking ban applies to all teaching sites in the Netherlands. This nationwide ban represents another step towards a smoke-free generation. The smoking ban is in line with the broader TU Delft policy aiming to create a healthy work and study environment.

Want to quit smoking?
Smokers are warmly invited to use this momentum to help them quit smoking. In the next few months, TU Delft will encourage and help staff and students in their attempts to kick the habit. For more info: go to www.tudelft.nl/ikstop

Corona virus FAQs update – 7 February

The frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Corona virus, the precautionary measures being taken at TU Delft, and the contact details for further information are regularly updated.

Check this news channel to keep informed.

Corona virus prevention – Steps to take if you have been to China

Due to the outbreak of the Corona virus, students who have been to China in the period since 1 December 2019 – and have returned or are shortly arriving at TU Delft – should take the following steps:

  • Contact the Executive Secretary of your faculty as soon as possible, at the latest by Sunday 2 February 2020 at midday, to report that you have been to China.
  • Study from home in the first two weeks after your return/arrival. If studying from home is not possible, please let your Faculty Executive Secretary know so that a solution can be found.
  • If you feel ill (flu-like symptoms such as fever and coughing) during these two weeks, phone your General Practitioner, mention that you have been to China and follow their medical advice. Please also report this to the Faculty Executive Secretary.

You can find some more information in the regularly updated FAQs, on the website of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and in the ‘14-day voluntary quarantine home isolation guidelines’.

Let’s remember that everyone can take simple precautionary measures to help staying healthy and to prevent the spreading on viruses by:

  • washing hands regularly
  • coughing and sneezing into the elbow, not into the hands
  • using disposable tissues.

UPDATE – Coronavirus: Frequently asked questions about the Corona virus expanded

The list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Corona virus has been expanded. Among other things, you can read what you can do to help prevent the spread of viruses that cause infections of the respiratory system:

  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow, not into your hands
  • Use disposable tissues.

Please read the updated FAQs.

Update 28 January 2020: TU Delft following instructions from authorities

As previously communicated, there has been an outbreak of a new virus in China, the Corona virus, since the beginning of December 2019. Measures have been taken to prevent contamination, such as a travel ban in the Hubei province.

If you have planned a trip to or are currently in China, keep an eye on this website (in Dutch) and follow the advice of the National Coordination Centre for Travellers (in Dutch) and the World Health Organisation (in English).

At this moment we would advise you not to travel to China. If you have recently been to China, phone your family doctor and follow any medical advice; also report this to your supervisor or study advisor.

Generally speaking, it is always advisable to maintain personal hygiene and to wash your hands often and properly. More information can also be found on the website of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM).

TU Delft will actively keep track of the news, follow instructions from health authorities and make the necessary preparations behind the scenes.

We will keep you informed as necessary; check the latest student news for updates.

In case of further questions, please consult our Q&A or contact 015 278 9111.

Unsafe situation at Stieltjestower due to strong wind

Due to the strong wind, a facade plate (cladding) of the Stieltjestower was blown away. For this reason, the Stieltjesweg is closed from the Schoemakerstraat to the SPAR. The SPAR is still accessible.

Due to the weather situation, it is not possible for the owner of the building to repair the facade immediately. Repair is only possible when the wind subsides.

It is not yet known when the road will be cleared. Depending on the wind force and wind direction, the roadblock can still be moved accordingly.

P Aula can only be reached via the P Sports entrance and continue along the Civil Engineering and Geoscience faculty building (see road map).

Coronavirus: keep an eye on travel advice

26-jan-2020 —

There has been an outbreak of a new virus, the coronavirus, in China from December 2019. Measures have been taken to prevent contamination, such as a travel ban in the Hubei province.

If you have planned a trip to or are currently in China, keep an eye on this website (in Dutch) and follow the advice of the National Coordination Centre for Travellers (in Dutch) and the World Health Organisation (in English). At this moment we would advise you not to travel to China at all.

TU Delft will be actively following news and instructions from health authorities and inform you when necessary. In case of further questions, please consult the Executive Secretary of your Faculty.

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