The MV also assists in the tutoring the first year students. In the beginning of the year, students are assigned to a mentor group. This group is guided by a second or third year student. In the first few weeks, the mentor meetings will be every week and during these meetings the tips and tricks of every course are discussed. During these meetings, students also learn how to work with programmes such as Brightspace and osiris. The commissioner of Education of the MV, the teachers and staff of the faculty try to solve every problem and complaint that comes up during these meetings.
The mentoring system is important for our students, also because of te Binding recommendation on continuation of studies. Students need to gain a minimum of 45 out of 60 ECTS in the first year if they want to continue their bachelors.
Since September 2013, the new bachelor programme has started for the first year students. For the second and third year, it started since September 2014. This means that students who started in the old bachelor, but still have to finish their bachelors, need to do the courses of the new bachelor. In this document, students can find out which courses they have to take in order to finish their bachelors. If students have questions about this, they can always come to the MV room or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. If necessary, the MV, together with the faculty, will organise a meeting where these arrangements are explained.
During the year the MV and Education and Student Affairs (ESA) organise several informative meetings. The following events take place:
• A general informative event in the beginning of the year
• Two events where students are informed about the possible consequences of a moderate or bad study success. This is after the first and second period.
For second year students there is a minor- and a master event. During these events, students are informed about their options in the minor- and masterprogrammes. The events are:
• A general master event in the second period, this is on our own faculty (CEG) and this lasts two weeks. Every master programme is presented during these two weeks. This is a perfect opportunity for students to learn more about every master programme.
• An event about the minor at the TU Delft and within our own faculty.
• An excursion for the second year students of the MV. During this excursion the students will visit several companies and every master programme is represented by one or more companies. This way students can find out which company they find most interesting and which master programme is the best option for the student. Another excursion which is organized by the MV is the Bachelor Excursion for third year and older bachelor students. This excursion holds the same aim as the second year excursion, however other companies are visited and the excursion is further away. Countries that have been visited with the Bachelor excursion include Norway, Italy and Germany.
Committee- and board activities
Study progress is getting more important, especially when students are interested in working in committees or a board. The Bachelor-before-master rule and the recommendation on continuation of studies (BSA) do not increase the accessibility of activities such as committees and boards.
The TU Delft works with a Graduation Support Scheme. Students who carry out administrative activities, receive a financial compensation. This is because the TU Delft considers it important that students are active besides studying. If a student gets sick, the same compensation is available.
The compensation is not the same for every committee, if a committee is more intensive and takes more time, the compensation will be higher. The Half Lustrum committee receives more compensation than the Yearbook editorial board. A compensation for the board of the MV is also a compensation available. To receive this compensation, students need to meet some requirements.
Board of examiners
Almost every organisation within our faculty is under the supervision of the dean, except the board of examiners. This board consist of teachers of several sections and they are responsible for all the official exam related matters. The board of examiners determines the exam results, handles every individual request about the study programmes and handles situations where teachers and students are not on the same foot. The board of examiners is working on the rules and guidelines for exams, they determine the fail and succes guidelines of exams, they determine the rules of the with distinction-predicate and they handle complaints from teachers and students.
The board of examiners consist of:
|Chairman||Dr. R. J. Labeur|
|Members||Mv. dr. ir. W. Daamen|
|Dr. ir. G.G. Drijkoningen|
|Dr. S.R. de Roode|
|Mw. Dr.ir. D.J.M. Ngan-Tillard|
|Dr. E. Mostert|
|Secretary||Mevr. Mr. H.G. Leffers|
The rules and guidelines are public and everyone is able to download them.