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News for students and staff of Delft University of Technology

LinkedIn photo-booth @ Minor Event 10/04

Upcoming Tuesday (10 April 2018) the TU Delft minor event will take place in the Aula. Integrand, an academic internship mediator, will have a booth on the ‘info market’ where they can help improve your Curriculum Vitae (C.V.).

  1. If you bring a printed version of your C.V. the board will check it and give you tips & tricks on how you could improve.
  2. Would you like a have a professional LinkedIn/C.V. photo taken? Dress up and then it’s your time to shine.

Best of all: it’s free!

For all additional information on this event (minor information, registration, deadlines, FAQ’s) please click on the following link:


Carbon Footprint Challenge


United Netherlands is recruiting Diplomats

Have you ever wondered why the world spends 50 times as much on weapons as on the United Nations budget? Or why one fifth of the world population still lives on less than one dollar a day? Are you ready to tackle world issues with students from around the globe?

Then join the 2018|2019 delegation!

Every year United Netherlands organizes the 10 EC course ‘United Nations and Multilateral Diplomacy’ for a selected group of 30 students. The purpose: to learn about the United Nations and International Diplomacy, in theory and practice.

In 20 weeks members of the delegation (‘delegates’) prepare to participate in Model United Nations (MUN) conferences at Oxford and Harvard. Every week they receive lectures from experts in  all fields related to International Affairs. These are complemented with trainings in skills that are valuable for a lifetime, such as public speaking and negotiation and lobbying.

Don’t hesitate to apply! The course is open to students from all academic backgrounds. In fact, organization recognizes the power of fresh, multidisciplinary perspectives. They are looking for ambition, diversity and a touch of idealism.

The only requirement is that you are enrolled in a Dutch university for the academic year 2018|2019. International students are more than welcome.

The application deadline is mid-May.  For more information on the selection process please see

For further questions, please mail:

Learn how to Speak in Public!

Do you want to improve your public speaking skills?
Do you want to be able to amaze the crowds?
Do you want to find out how you come across when you’re standing in front of a group?
Or do you want to get rid of that fear of doing a presentation and speaking in public?

Then take part in our Public Speaking program!

In the course of five training sessions you will be provided with a solid basis in the art of public speaking. You will get acquainted with a variety of public speaking styles, learn the theory behind effective public speaking and increase your performance as a public speaker in challenging exercises. The training sessions take place from 18:30 till 22:00 in every city*. Upon successfully completing the course, you will get an official United Netherlands Public Speaking Program Certificate!

Each training will focus on a different area of public speaking as well as combine theory and practice to improve the participant’s skills at every level. The sessions focus on areas such as body language, use of voice, speech writing and framing while practicing presenting, debating and presenting a speech. By focusing on the individual goals of our participants, in combination with the challenging nature of a receptive and reflective group, participants of all levels are able to increase their performance. Aside from in-class training sessions, participants will also receive small homework assignments, such as preparing a short speech in advance.

The fee of €85 covers all five sessions and includes 21% VAT.

*Our Public Speaking Program will take place in the following cities: Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, The Hague, Groningen, Nijmegen, Tilburg, Wageningen, Leiden and Maastricht.

You can subscribe to the Public Speaking Program up to 22nd of April. For more information on the program please check the website:

For further questions please contact:


Student accommodation survey: fill in and win!

Student housing providers are conducting a survey to find out how many students will be studying where in the coming years and how these students want to live. This is your chance to speak up on cost, quality or safety!

If you really want to change something about the housing for students, then please cooperate with this survey using your computer or smartphone.

The questionnaire can be found here and won’t take you longer than 10 minutes to complete ;)

As an added bonus: city trips to a destination of your own choosing (worth 400 euros) will be raffled among participants of the survey.

The questionnaire will remain active up to April 30. After the summer the result will become available on the website


‘Mijn Duo’ unavailable in April

DUO is working on improving her services and is going to implement a new system for student loans (studiefinanciering/stufi). This means you’ll be able to view and change your loans more efficiently in the future!

Starting on Thursday 29 March 18:00 till 1 May (read: the entire month of April) they will be working on rebuilding the site; you will not be able to change, view or request student loans during this time!

Your monthly loans, however, will continue to be paid!

So, if you want to change/view anything concerning student loans; do this before March 29th!

For more information you can visit (NL-website):

National ‘DenkTank’ is looking for you!

Are you creative, independent and enterprising? Are you able to work in a multidisciplinary team and would you like to contribute to improving society? Do you also want to develop and expand your network?

The ‘Nationale DenkTank’ is looking for enterprising, creative and ambitious academics who are committed to the social interest. Your initiative and effort is indispensable to realize our objective: to advance Dutch society with smart and idiosyncratic initiatives. In 2018 the theme of the DenkTank is “Circular Economy“.

You can register up to 15 April!

More information? Click here!


Special opening hours Aula, Library and Fellowship during Easter weekend

During the Easter weekend from 30 March until 2 April the Fellowship, Library and Aula have special opening hours to study.

New TU Delft catering service

This summer, Cormet Enjoy the Good Life will begin running the catering services on campus. Cormet will collaborate with local businesses to ensure a more diverse selection on offer and products in more price categories. Cormet was selected by a delegation of staff and students. The contractor was found to best meet the requirements for high-quality catering services at TU Delft. Staff and students have called for improvement around these areas over the last few years.

Starting in summer 2018
Cormet will be the primary contractor from the summer of 2018, but will collaborate with a range of local firms to offer catering services at various locations. This will provide scope for diversity and entrepreneurship under the supervision of a permanent contractor. This approach offers opportunities to local businesses while satisfying the diverse requirements of our staff and students.

What does this mean for the faculties
Work will continue in the coming months on selecting the catering operators to facilitate the various locations in consultation with the faculties. The coming period, Cormet, Team Horeca ICT & FM and the taskforce of the faculties will work on this topic.

Customer satisfaction survey
More than 3,500 students and staff took part in a customer satisfaction survey between 20 November and 15 December 2017 concerning the restaurants, coffee corners, vending machines and meeting services on campus. The catering facilities, restaurants and coffee corners saw a slight increase in the level of satisfaction in 2017 compared with 2016. A summary of the results can be found here.

SR and FSR elections, consulting the electoral registers

The electing of members of the Student Council (SR) and Student Councils at faculty level (FSR) will take place online via website on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 from 9.00 a.m. and Thursday 24th of May 2018 until 5.00 p.m.

Consulting the electoral registers

The electoral registers for the FSR elections and the SR can both be looked into from the 26th of March 2018 until April 3rd 2018 until 5.00 p.m. at the different locations as mentioned below.

Interested parties may lodge objections with the Executive Board: Stevinweg 1, 2628 CN Delft or via until one week after the names have been announced.

Submission of candidate lists SR and FSR

Hereby the election committee announces that candidate lists may be submitted to the Student Council (SR) at institution level and to the Student Council (FSR) at faculty level from 26th March 2018 until 5.00 p.m. on the 9th of April 2018.

Attention: Every student who is entitled to vote can nominate himself for the Student Council (SR) and Student Councils at faculty level (FSR). The nomination will take place as follows. To take part in the elections you have to hand in a candidate list to the secretary of the election committee. The candidate list must be supported by at least 10 persons who are eligible to vote for the Student Council (SR) and by at least 5 persons who are entitled to vote for the Student Councils at faculty level (FSR). Every candidate has to fill in a written declaration, in which he/she accepts his/her nomination on the candidate list.

The candidate proposition forms may be obtained from the relevant central or facultative election committee (see overview below) as below. The deadline for the submission of the candidate list is 5.00 p.m. on Monday 9th of April 2018.

To ensure that the checking and processing of the candidate lists goes smoothly the Election Committee requests that the lists of candidates be handed in preferably before the final date.

The candidate lists (together with the candidates’ declarations of consent) for the SR must be personally handed in to the Central Election Committee’s office on the 5th floor of the Faculty Civil Engineering, Stevinweg 1, room 5.10.

The candidate lists (together with the candidates’ declarations of consent) for the FSR must be personally handed in to the relevant faculty election committee (see the overview below). Dated proof of receipt will be issued to those who submit the lists.

The collecting and submitting of the SR candidate lists:

  • Room 5.10, 5th floor of the Faculty Civil Engineering, Stevinweg 1

The collecting and submitting of the FSR candidate lists:

  • BK: Julianalaan 134, BG. 00.Oost.110
  • CiTG: Stevinweg 1, room 2.42
  • EWI: Mekelweg 4, room LB 02.010
  • L&R: Kluyverweg 1, room 1.60
  • IO: Landbergstraat 15, room C-4-070
  • 3Me: Mekelweg 2, room 34-A-1-280 (O&S)
  • TBM: Jaffalaan 5, room: A2.310
  • TNW: TN building, Lorentzweg 1, room A.216, 2nd floor, A-department


Verkiezingen SR en FSR: Raadplegen gegevens kiesregister

De verkiezingen van de leden van de Studentenraad (SR) en de Facultaire Studentenraden (FSR) vinden dit jaar online plaats op woensdag 23 mei 2018 vanaf 9.00u doorlopend tot en met donderdag 24 mei 2018 17:00uur.

Inzage kiesregisters

Het kiesregister kun je dit jaar vanaf 26 maart 2018 tot en met 3 april 2018 uiterlijk 17.00 uur raadplegen op de verschillende locaties zoals hieronder staat weergegeven.

Belanghebbenden kunnen binnen een week na de bekendmaking bezwaar aantekenen bij het College van Bestuur, Stevinweg 1, 2628 CN te Delft.

Indienen kandidatenlijsten SR en FSR

De verkiezingscommissie maakt bekend dat vanaf 26 maart 2018 tot en met maandag 9 april 2018 tot 17:00 uur de mogelijkheid bestaat voor het indienen van een kandidatenlijst voor de Studentenraad op instellingsniveau (SR) en de Studentenraden op facultair niveau (FSR).

Iedere kiesgerechtigde student kan zich kandidaat stellen voor de Studentenraad op instellingsniveau (SR) en de Studentenraad op facultair niveau (FSR). De kandidaatstelling gaat als volgt. Om deel te kunnen nemen aan de verkiezingen dient een kandidatenlijst met een of meer kandidaten ingeleverd te worden bij de secretaris van de Verkiezingscommissie.

Deze kandidatenlijst dient ondersteund te worden door ten minste 10 kiesgerechtigden voor de SR en ten minste 5 kiesgerechtigden voor de FSR. Tevens dient iedere kandidaat een bewilligingsverklaring in te vullen, waarop hij/zij zich formeel kandidaat stelt voor de betreffende kandidatenlijst.

De kandidaatstellingsformulieren kan men vanaf 26 maart 2018 afhalen bij de betreffende centrale c.q. facultaire verkiezingscommissies (zie onderstaand overzicht). De deadline voor het indienen van de kandidatenlijsten is maandag 9 april 2018 om 17:00 uur. Om de controle en verwerking van de kandidatenlijsten soepel te laten verlopen verzoekt de Verkiezingscommissie de kandidatenlijsten eerder in te leveren.

De kandidatenlijsten (+bewilligingsverklaringen van de kandidaten) voor de SR moeten persoonlijk worden ingeleverd bij de Centrale Verkiezingscommissie, 5e etage Faculteit Civiele Techniek, kamer 5.10, Stevinweg 1, 2628 CN Delft.

De kandidatenlijsten (+bewilligingsverklaringen van de kandidaten) voor de FSR moeten persoonlijk worden ingeleverd bij de betreffende facultaire verkiezingscommissie (zie onderstaand overzicht). Aan degenen die de lijsten indienen wordt een gedagtekend bewijs van ontvangst verstrekt.

Ophalen en indienen kandidatenlijsten SR:

  • Kamer 5.10, 5e etage Faculteit Civiele Techniek, Stevinweg 1

Ophalen en indienen kandidatenlijsten FSR:

  • BK: Julianalaan 134, BG. Oost.110
  • CiTG: Stevinweg 1, Kamer 2.42
  • EWI: Mekelweg 4, kamer LB 02.010
  • L&R: Kluyverweg 1, Kamer 1.60
  • IO: Landbergstraat 15, Kamer C-4-070
  • 3Me: Mekelweg 2, kamer K 34-A-1-280 (O&S)
  • TBM: Jaffalaan 5, Kamer: A2.310
  • TNW: TN gebouw, Lorentzweg 1, kamer A.216, 2e verdieping A-vleugel
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