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Trainings & Workshops Career & Counselling Services July

Here you can find the workshops and trainings from Career & Counselling Services for the rest of the month of July, you can find all information and enroll using Brightspace

07 July: XL workshop studieherkeuze: hulp bij het keizen van een andere studie (groep B 3 sessies 7, 8 en 10 juli)

09 July: wekelijkse online lunch chat: Vraag het de studiekeuzeadviseur.

09 July: weekly online lunch chat: Ask the study choice advisor.

09 July: Constructief denken bij faalangst en perfectionism.

16 July: Job search strategy during corona times.

16 July: Constructief denken bij faalangst en perfectionisme.

23 July: CV & motivation letter.

23 July: Constructief denken bij faalangst en perfectionism.

30 July: What’s your why? How do you find purpose in your work and career.

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Renovated terrace Cafe X open! X can scale up gradually

Step by step, more activities offered by X will be made possible again in the coming period (tentatively until 1 September). As a first step, the recently renovated terrace at Cafe X is open and a takeaway concept launched. Besides the tennis courts, you can also reserve music studios and beach volleyball fields. In the second step, you can take part in ticket hours, which will be moved outdoors. In the third step, you can take part in various activities inside, like the ACTlab.
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‘Reflection is needed in the battle against racism’

For this reason he sees Black Lives Matter as a wake-up call. “It forces us to face the fact that discrimination and racism are closer to home than you think. Our message to the outside world is clear: discrimination is not allowed, this is anchored in our constitution. But the Executive Board’s call for reflection is expressly directed at our internal community, to our staff and students. Let us seize this as an opportunity to talk about how we deal with racism as a university and what problems we encounter in our thinking and our actions.” Prejudices, for example, are something we all hold. “Things you are not familiar with from your own culture can create feelings of insecurity that lead to caution or reserve. We need to be aware that this can easily result in discrimination and racism. It’s not enough to say that this is not allowed, it’s about adjusting our behaviour and becoming aware of our own prejudices.”

So how should we tackle it? “That is something we are struggling with”, admits Mudde. “As executive board members, you can call us to account on this, and we can draw up procedures and appoint confidential advisors. And we do all these things, but that doesn’t eliminate the problem. As an institute we also need to carry out an active policy of equal opportunities, for example using grants or Fellowships. But racism is not just a matter for the governors, it is something we need to fight together as a community. We all need to look in the mirror and reflect on how we intend to do this.”

Begin at the gate
Particularly in the upper echelons, TU Delft is a predominantly white organisation. “I took my degree in the 1970s; back then you hardly saw any people of colour at the university, so it’s hardly surprising that all the governors here now are white. There’s no getting away from that, but looking back in accusation is not productive”, feels Mudde. “To make sure things are different for future generations of university governors we need to act now, beginning at the gate. After all, it’s a bit strange that we are situated between two very multicultural cities yet this is so little reflected in our student intake. We, the executive board, feel that this is a task for us, because we should be here for all students.”

The way our education is organised means there are many selection points from a young age. Mudde: “These put children from higher social circles at an enormous advantage. I am looking for students who have talent and interests, full stop. Minority students from Rotterdam-Zuid, for example, have had to surmount so many obstacles along the way before applying at TU Delft that they don’t even make it to the gate.” So the selection process that is meant to ensure pupils and students find the place in our education system where they can develop to the best of their ability, inadvertently reinforces selection along social and ethnic lines. “How can we help these groups? At TU Delft we have not yet found an answer to this, and as a consequence we do not see a reflection of society in our student population. We have a lot of ground to make up here. Our own selection for admission probably suffers just as much from implicit biases: how can we recognise these and what can and must we do about it? We don’t have a ready-made answer to these questions either.”

According to Mudde, the way forward is to be found in dialogue. “A dialogue that begins with looking in the mirror. What prejudices do I hold? Even just acknowledging that these prejudices exist is a step in the right direction. Let us firmly seize this opportunity to help this dialogue progress further.” This is a task for the entire TU Delft community, led by the TU Delft Diversity Office. On 19 June, Mudde will make a start by engaging the African students in a discussion, because the last thing we need is for this to remain a cosy chat between white university governors. “Only by entering into discussion with the entire community can we find out where and how things can and must change.”

Incoming and outgoing exchange programmes cancelled for first semester 2020-2021

The TU Delft Executive Board has made the informed decision to cancel all student exchange programmes in the first semester of the new academic year of 2020-2021. This decision applies to both incoming and outgoing exchange students.

We have made this difficult decision now because there is still a lot of uncertainty about the health situation, travel restrictions and the provision of physical and online education. This means we cannot guarantee that exchange students will have an intercultural experience on our campus or abroad in the first semester of 2020-2021.

We realize that this is a great disappointment for students, partly because all students and parties involved have put so much effort into this and are looking forward to the exchange period. However, the health and safety of all students is paramount and in these unpredictable times this felt like the best decision that could be made in your best interest.

Click here for information about: ‘Next steps: alternatives

Inkomende en uitgaande uitwisselingsprogramma’s geannuleerd voor het eerste semester  2020-2021

Het College van Bestuur van de TU Delft heeft het weloverwogen besluit genomen om alle uitwisselingsprogramma’s voor studenten in het eerste semester van het nieuwe collegejaar 2020-2021 te annuleren. Dit besluit geldt zowel voor inkomende als uitgaande uitwisselingsstudenten.

We hebben deze moeilijke beslissing nu genomen omdat er nog steeds veel onzekerheid bestaat over de gezondheidssituatie, de reisbeperkingen en het aanbod van fysiek en online onderwijs. Dit betekent dat we uitwisselingsstudenten niet kunnen garanderen dat ze een interculturele ervaring op onze campus of in het buitenland kunnen opdoen in het eerste semester van 2020-2021.

We beseffen dat dit een grote teleurstelling is voor studenten, mede omdat alle betrokken studenten en partijen hier zoveel moeite in hebben gestoken en uitkijken naar de uitwisselingsperiode. De gezondheid en veiligheid van alle studenten staan echter voorop en in deze onvoorspelbare tijden voelde dit als de beste beslissing die in jullie belang genomen kon worden.

Klik hier voor informatie over ‘Volgende stappen; alternatieven’

Update on Minors registration periods the coming weeks

Due to Covid-19 the minor administration has decided to change the second minor registration period from direct placement to a lottery draw (starting 15 June). This way all students still have an equal chance in getting a placement if they did not get placement during the first round.

There is also an extra registration period introduced from 5 July till 30 July (first come first served).

As a TU Delft student, you can enter up to five preferences during this (15-30 June) period. After the registration period has closed, a lottery draw will take place in July (before the start of the final registration period) based on the preferences you specified. Note that only TU Delft minors will be available for placement during these periods.

After the draw, you will either receive an e-mail informing you of the minor on which you have definitively been enrolled or an e-mail informing you that you have not been allocated a place. We like to remind you that switching minors is not allowed.

Please note: if you are allocated a place as a result of the lottery draw, your other preferences will be cancelled.

For more information, see the website

Adjustment of MoMi policy in relation to the Corona crisis

Following the agreement made by Dutch universities and the Immigration and Naturalisation Office, the IND has decided to adjust the implementation of the Study Progress Monitoring according to the Modern Migration Policy Act (MoMi), this academic year (2019-2020). Click here for more information.

Aanpassing MoMi-beleid ivm Corona-crisis

Volgend op de afspraak die de Nederlandse universiteiten gemaakt hebben met de IND, heeft de TU Delft besloten om de uitvoering van de regeling voor het Modern Migratiebeleid (MoMi) over academisch jaar 2019-2020 aan te passen. Kijk hier voor meer informatie.



Training & Workshops Career & Counselling Services coming weeks

Here you can find the workshops and trainings from Career & Counselling Services for the rest of the month of June, you can find all information and enroll using Brightspace

11 June Improve your interview skills & prepare by practice

We will explore the little details that can make a big difference between a good performance and an exceptional one.

18 June Job search in the Netherlands

We will discuss the different job search strategies, look at the Dutch business culture, communication style and how those factors can play a role in the hiring process.

18 June Workshop Study choice (two sessions 18 and 25 June)      

A structures approach to find out if this is the right study, and if not how to find a better one.

23 June Online networking for job search

Start comfortably with building your network.

25 June Navigating job search and career transitions during COVID-19

A training especially designed for Alumni who find themselves in this situation.

30 June Tips&Tricks for online interviewing

How can you best prepare for these virtual meetings?

KIVI offers 3 issues of tech magazine for free when filling in survey

The KIVI (Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers) would like to improve their services and activities for technical students. For this reason they are sending the following survey .

The survey takes between 4-7 minutes to complete, and KIVI is offering all  participants 3 free issues of  “De Ingenieur”, their technical magazine.

Survey link: (see button at top right for language selection)

What is KIVI?

The Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers (KIVI), founded in 1847 and with almost 17.500 members, is a engineers’ community (both bachelor and master level).

How much does the student membership cost?

25 Euro per year

What does KIVI offer to students?


Training & Workshops Career & Counselling Services 2-8 June

Here you can find the workshops and trainings from Career & Counselling Services for the first two weeks of June, you can find all information and enroll using Brightspace

2 June   Workshop Studieherkeuze (2 sessies 2 en 9 juni)

Twijfel over je studiekeuze? Hoe kies je eigenlijk een andere studie? Ga gestructureerd aan de slag met je keuzeproces.

3 June   10 steps to go next level, realize your ambitions and advance your career

The things you need to know to make all the difference in your performance.

4 June   Vraag het de studiekeuzeadviseur online (4 sessies 4,11,18,25 juni)       

Iedere donderdag lunch chat:  Stel online je vragen over studiekeuze/Master keuze/switchen en meer.

4 June   Ask the studie choice advisor online chat (4 sessions 4,11,18,25 June)   

Every thursday lunch chat about changing study direction,  how to proceed and everything else you want to know.

4 June   CV & motivation letter

Feel confident about building your CV and motivation letters. You will get tips & tricks to write effective CV and motivation letters in the future

8 June   Minor/Masterkeuze      

Bij de keuze voor een Minor of een Master spelen andere criteria een rol dan bij de Bachelorkeuze. Hoe verzamel je de informatie van voor JOU relevant is en hoe pak je het keuzeproces aan?

8 June   Activate your strengths

Learn how to spot strengths in yourself and others and how to use strengths in your studies, work, with your family and friends, and in your community..

9 June   Applying: the importance of self-awareness and knowing your intrinsic motivation

Learn about the importance of knowing yourself and having the ability to sketch your personal pathway at obtaining the job you want – by partner Lely.

Regulation for online proctored exams

After consultation with the examination committees and with advice from the central Student Council, the Executive Board has adopted the ‘TU Delft Online Proctored Examination’ regulation that will take effect on 29 May. In the regulation you will find what responsibilities lecturers and students have in using and participating in this assessment method. You will also find more information about privacy and data security and where you as a teacher and/or student can go with questions.

Regeling online proctored tentamens

Het College van Bestuur heeft na overleg met de examencommissies en met advies van de centrale Studentenraad, de regeling ‘Online proctored tentamen TU Delft’ vastgesteld die op 29 mei ingaat. In de regeling vind je welke verantwoordelijkheden docenten en studenten hebben bij het gebruik van en deelname aan deze toetsmethode. Daarnaast vind je meer informatie over privacy en data veiligheid en waar je als docent en student terecht kunt bij vragen.


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