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QA part 1 – TU Delft Vlogs #11

All these questions, so little time! Hugo got a lot of questions from high-school students and TU Delft students alike via Youtube and Snapchat. Watch Part 1 of the Q&A, where the Youtube questions are answered. Don’t forget to subscribe to TU Delft Vlogs.

Semester start – TU Delft Vlogs #10

All the cool kids are doing it

We are looking for new Introduction Programme coaches: 

Specifically, we’re looking for you. Because you are:

  • a team player
  • with a positive working attitude
  • with a strong sense of responsibility
  • interested in creating an amazing start for new international students
  • available in August 2017, and for some training days in May and June


The 2-week Introduction Programme is organised by the Central International Office (CIO), to welcome all new international students to TU Delft (nearly 2000 in Summer 2016). Students learn about the academic culture and student life at TU Delft, while meeting their new peers from around the world.  It is an intense, fast-paced and fun 2 weeks to give all the new students the best start to their studies in Delft.  Your contribution is most valuable.


80 TU Delft students (Dutch and internationals) are selected and trained to become fun, professional and responsible coaches to guide and support the new students during the Introduction Programme. Coaches mentor the new students during the programme and are the first point of contact.

You have to be flexible and show initiative in taking roles in many different programme elements, to help the whole event run smoothly.

We expect you to have a positive working attitude, a strong sense of responsibility, to be a team player, to have genuine interest in the well-being of new international students, to have knowledge of the educational system of the TU Delft, and to be enthusiastic about showing Delft and its educational environment to new students.


The Introduction Programme will take place between 19 August  – 1 September 2017. You must be available for this whole period as well as the 3 trainings on 16 May, 6 June and 18 August 2017. Active participation in all three trainings is absolutely mandatory to be accepted as a coach.  

 To have a chance of being selected, you need to attend one of the assessment days on 24 and 25 April.


  • Get an amazing experience on your CV
  • Meet a lot of fellow students,
  • Be part of an amazing enthusiastic team
  • Earn a gross salary of €10.02 per hour
  • Total 45-80 hours work

If this all sounds good to you, then wait no longer apply here before 3 April:

Explore your Brain at the TU Delft Library

As part of the ‘175 years TU Delft’ celebrations around the TU Delft Library will be exploring the brain from 13 March till 7 April.

The mission of the Library is to enable knowledge to flow freely. It is a place to study, learn and be inspired. During the ‘Explore your Brain’ weeks students, staff and the general public can find out how to get the most out of their brain, with or without technology.

Check out these events in the Library this week:

  • Brain Month optical illusion in the hall
  • Brainfood @ CoffeeStar: discover how (super)foods work on yer noggin’
  • Spotify: How music can influence your brain
  • Tinker Table: Challenge yourself and try to solve one or more of these brainteasers!

You also can watch an interesting selection of brain related movies and documentaries as well as to take part in workshops, presentations and a provocative debate.

Explore your Brain! Discover the whole programme here:

Submission of candidate lists student council elections

Submission of candidate lists SR and FSR

The election committee hereby makes it known that candidate lists may be submitted to the Student Council (SR) at institution level and to the Student Council (FSR) at faculty level from 22th March 2017 until 5.00 p.m. on 4th April 2017. Continue reading

Consulting the student council electoral registers

SR en FSR elections I, consulting the electoral registers

This year the electing of members of the Student Council (SR) and Student Councils at faculty level (FSR) will be done online and is planned to take place between Wednesday 17th May 2017 from 9.00 a.m. and Thursday 18th May 2017 until 5.00 p.m. Continue reading

VR Design Project: start creating your own world

VR DEsign Project

VR is something that’s been around since the mid 80’s, but technology always seemed to hold it back. Now, the technology of smartphones has finally brought the incredible potential of VR within reach. We’re in the midst of a virtual reality revolution. By joining one of our weekly VR Design Project, you can create and experience your own Virtual Reality!

Starting from the 8th of March, until the 5th of April, the VR Design Project will take place on the ground of S&C Centre. Whether you have experience with design or VR or you have never even put on some VR goggles, join us and create your own new VR app, game or even a new amusement park. You will have the opportunity to meet people, discuss ideas, and start working together during these weekly walk-in evenings on creating the newest VR Design.

With tools like Google TiltBrush and KODON, and experienced VR designer help, this project is just too challenging to not join. Find out more at

Delft Hyperloop Team: next stops


One month after winning the Hyperloop Pod competition at SpaceX, the Delft Hyperloop team already started preparations for the next competition, summer 2018. TU Delft’s youngest dreamteam wants to make the pod faster, more efficient and more stable in order to stay ahead of their big competitors, such as MIT and ETH Zurich. They are also exploring the possibilities to realize the Hyperloop concept. What challenges lay ahead when making the Hyperloop a reality?

In the meantime, our pod is already doing a lot of travelling. From the festive reception ceremony last week at the Ministry of Economic Affairs to a large technique conference next month in Paris, and many more to come. But first, it’s next stop is the TU Delft. Want to participate full time or part time in the new Delft Hyperloop team 2017-2018? Apply with interest, part-time/fulltime and CV before March 10th to, so we may invite you to the interviews!


The unexpected science of chocolate and steel


Worldwide, we consume over 7.2 million metric tons of chocolate, every year! Chocolate bars, bonbons or other chocolate candies. Although most chocolate is probably sold by supermarkets, you can buy extra fancy chocolate at chocolate shops like ‘de Lelie’ in Delft, where chocolatiers deal with the science behind chocolate on a daily basis.
It might not have crossed your mind before, but you can interpret chocolate as any other material, like for example steel. Chocolate tastes different, is less prone to breaking and melts more quickly when its structure changes, typical materials-related aspects that researchers also look at when making steel.

Interested yet? On Monday 13 March, you can learn much more about these similarities between chocolate and steel. Chocolate and steel experts will shed light on the underlying production processes and the structures of both chocolate and steel from a scientific and industrial point of view. During demonstrations by Chocolaterie de Lelie, ‘de Spakenproef’ demo by 3ME and lectures provided by scientists and professionals you will witness and learn about the similarities and characteristics of both  chocolate and steel. And if you’re lucky you will go home with the most delicious chocolate.. if you manage to win the quiz!

Mouthwatering, isn’t it, all that chocolate! If your interested you can read more about the event, or even directly sign up, at the website of 4TU. Be quick and sign up before 9 March! Enjoy!

Elections to the Student Council and Faculty Student Councils

Verkiezingen SR en FSR

Het College van Bestuur maakt het volgende bekend: De verkiezingen van de leden van de Studentenraad (SR) en de Facultaire Studentenraden (FSR) vinden via het internet plaats op woensdag 17 mei en donderdag 18 mei 2017. De verkiezingen vangen aan op woensdag 17 mei 2017 om 9:00 uur en eindigen op donderdag 18 mei 2017 om 17:00 uur.

Het College heeft voor de organisatie van de verkiezingen het onderstaande tijdschema vastgesteld. De deadline voor het indienen van de kandidatenlijsten is dinsdag 4 april 2017 om 17:00 uur.

Tijdschema verkiezingen SR en FSR op 17 en 18 mei 2017
23-02-17 bekendmaking verkiezingsdata in Delta (1)
22-03-17 t/m 28-03-17 inzage lijst met kiesgerechtigde en verkiesbare studenten (2)
22-03-17 t/m 04-04-17 indienen kandidatenlijsten
11-04-17 bekendmaking kandidatenlijsten (3)
17 en 18 mei 2017 verkiezingen
19-05-17 vaststellen voorlopige uitslag
29-05-17 vaststellen en bekendmaking definitieve uitslag (4)

Bezwaarschrift binnen één week na:
1) 23 februari 2017 2) 28 maart 2017 3) 18 april 2017 4) 29 mei 2017


Elections to the Student Council and Faculty Student Councils

The Executive Board hereby announces that the elections of the members of the Student Council (SR) and the Faculty Student Councils (FSR) will take place via the internet on Wednesday 17 May and Thursday 18 May 2017. The elections begin on Wednesday 17 May 2017 at 09.00 hrs and finish on Thursday 18 May 2017 at 17.00 hrs.

The Board has laid down the timetable for organising the elections (see below). The deadline for submitting candidate lists is Tuesday 4 April 2017 at 17.00 hrs.

Elections to the SR and FSR on 17 and 18 May 2017 – timetable
23-02-17 announcement of election dates in Delta (1)
22-03-17 to 28-03-17 perusal of the list of students entitled to vote, and students entitled to stand (2)
22-03-17 to 04-04-17 submission of candidate lists
18-04-17 publication of candidate lists (3)
17 and 18 May 2017 elections
19-05-17 provisional results determined
29-05-17 final results determined and announced (4)

Objections to be submitted no later than one week after:
1) 23 February 2017 2) 28 March 2017 3) 18 April 2017 4) 29 mei 2017

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