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A big thank you from all of us @TU Delft 👌

A big thank you from all of us @TU Delft for completing the National Student Survey (Nationale Studenten Enquête)! The response was higher than last year, and on all subjects the score increased significantly compared to last year.

We are very happy since these results show your appreciation of our ongoing effort for your education.

Could we count on you again next year? A new version of the survey is expected early 2020 and you will be asked to complete it again. The results of this year. 

Start construction of the new education building Echo

Another education building is in the making. The construction of Echo will start November 11th and will take two years: at the start of the 2021-2022 academic year you will be able to follow courses in the brand new building!

The growing number of students in combination with the need for larger and more flexible educational spaces has led to the development of an additional educational building.

What do you notice about the work?
Although the work is noticeable, nuisance is limited as much as possible. During the exam period there are no noise causing activities. For example, a number of piles are drilled into the ground instead of being hammered. Furthermore, the accessibility of the area is guaranteed: with the exception of a few short road closures, for example for transport, you can access all roads.

Extra study places, sustainable and energy-neutral
Just like the Pulse education building, Echo will be used for all faculties and study programmes. A total of 1,700 teaching places and 360 study places will be provided here! The emphasis at Echo is on medium-sized and large education halls, varying from 64 to 700 people. Some rooms can be flexibly partitioned or merged. Echo also offers many opportunities to meet fellow students, with good catering facilities and longer opening hours. The design and layout of Echo meet high sustainability standards and the building will be energy-neutral. The area around Echo will become greener in the coming years, with more designated areas for pedestrians and cyclists.

XXL opening hours Library and Fellowship during exam period

During the upcoming exam period TU Delft facilitates you with extra opening hours to study at the Library and the Fellowship. Starting from 19 October until 7 November the opening hours of the Library will be daily from 08:00AM to 02:00AM. The doors of the Fellowship will be open on weekdays from 08:00AM to 00:00AM and in weekends from 08.00AM to 22.00AM. Of course you also have the availability of PULSE which has regular opening hours from 08:00AM to 00:00AM, also in weekends.

Please visit the website for the full overview of the opening hours, including the faculties.

Having troubles in your team? Check this!

In Brightspace you can now find a new module about teamwork. You can learn more about how you can work together in a team as efficient and effective as possible. Different aspects of teamwork are explained by text, quizzes and movies. You can decide to work through the module from begin to end, or just read specific chapters.

Developed by Career & Counselling Services.

NEW on campus – TU Delft Writing Centre

Whether you dive into a scientific research or need to finish your course project, writing down your results can be a challenge. Do you want to improve your writing skills? Then visit the TU Delft Writing Centre, located at the Centre for Languages and Academic Skills.

What can I expect from the Writing Centre?
The Writing Centre is the place to consult a writing coach who is trained to ask you helpful questions and get you back on track. The writing coaches don’t make you a master in writing, but they can help improving your writing skills just by having an individual consultation for 45 minutes. And guess what? The individual coaching is totally free.

How to make an appointment
Getting excited about the Writing Centre? Make an appointment with one of our coaches: 

Opening hours:

  • Monday: 9.00 – 21.00
  • Tuesday: 14.00 – 21.00
  • Wednesday: 9.00 – 21.00
  • Thursday: 9.00 – 21.00
  • Friday: 14.00 – 21.00

Publiek gezocht: de staat van het klimaat live op TU Delft

Op donderdag 24 oktober wordt het NPO-programma, ‘de Staat van het Klimaat’ live op Nederland 1 uitgezonden vanuit Bouwkunde TU Delft. In dit programma gaat o.a. presentator Tim Hofman in gesprek met mensen uit de politiek, wetenschap en het bedrijfsleven over het Klimaatakkoord. Hoe staat het ervoor? Wat doen we er in Nederland al aan, maar ook wat moet er nog gebeuren om het klimaatakkoord in Nederland te halen?

De opnames vinden plaats van 19.30 uur tot 21.30 uur bij de faculteit Bouwkunde. Heb je een klimaat-vraag of lijkt het je leuk om hier bij aanwezig te zijn? Meld je aan via

flyer publiek De staat van het klimaat (002)

Why don’t we involve more games in class?

It’s very easy to learn by playing a game… Why don’t we involve more games in class? Gamification in education costs a lot of time which teachers don’t have. One student-team solved this challenge during the 24-hour Education Hackathon on 3 and 4 October. They designed an online platform to easily create games on basis of existing successful games. It saves a lot of time since it is not necessary to design & test the games.

In total 5 motivated teams were working 24-hours to design solutions. They did not sleep and were programming all-night-long. With lot’s of food, energy drinks, workshops, facilitators and expert mentors they were stimulated to come up with creative results.

Check out the details of the winning solution on the Education Hackathon website. The following months they will continue to work on their solution with support of YES!Delft and LDE CEL. Hopefully we can start experimenting with the solution & teachers at the Teaching Lab on campus very soon.

Maintenance weekend on 12 and 13 October

The ICT maintenance weekend takes place on the 12t and 13th of October. A number of ICT applications and services will be unavailable on Saturday and Sunday. Please take the maintenance activities into account when planning your work. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the maintenance work and thank you for your understanding.

If you have any questions about the maintenance weekend, please contact the Service Desk in your building. If you’d like us to keep you informed about all maintenance work and possible disruptions, click here.


TU Delft and all of us to the rescue!

As you must have noticed, dusk is settling in quicker and this creates the perfect opportunity for vampires 🧛‍♂️ and werewolves 🐺 (read ‘criminals’ ) to be more active, increasing the risk of crimes.

But no worries, TU Delft and all of us to the rescue!

This week is the National Safety Week. TU Delft is taking part in this national initiative to increase awareness of your own role for safety on campus. It invites you to take responsibility for your personal safety – for your ‘25 metres circle’ during this week and beyond. All activities on campus during this week.

You could ask: “but what does that actually mean…”

Well, imagine walking across campus – let’s say you are heading from the Aula to X to get your weekly workout – and you notice something happening within a space of 25 meters around you (in case you are wondering that’s the radius and you are in the centre). Within your (enlarged) bubble you react to what you see happening.

If someone falls, you pat them on their shoulder and offer help. If someone is in pain, comfort and support them, and if you notice someone being treated unfairly, protest and call the police or the ambulance if it gets out of hand. Remember: you are not super(wo)man 🦸‍♀️ so try not to go overboard.

So take responsibility for your own 25m-circle, so that we can bubble the entire campus with safety and love for our fellow humans!

PS. Beside your physical safety you can also increase your digital safety! The 7 October you can get practical tips during the cybersecurity and privacy keynote talks organised by TU Delft in the Aula. Have a look at the programme and register here.


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