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Holiday highlights: The (academic) year in pictures

Now when the academic year has drawn to its close for most – while others are still powering through the summer – it’s time to revisit some of the year's highlights. Today, let’s picture the highs and lows of the past ten months through this photo story.

We kicked it into a high gear right from the get-go. The full-on, physical Kick-In in September  marked a promising start of the 2021/22 academic year.

It was a fresh start, indeed. The new Executive Board came together, ready to cook up new plans, right after attending the bake-off challenge at the Opening of the Academic Year party.

The good streak continued as Solar Team Twente won the Solar Challenge Morocco in October.

But the winter was coming and so was the new COVID-19 wave. November brought sad news as the Unbeatable festival for UT community had to be cancelled.

New year, new student housing. Housing containers were placed on campus at the beginning of 2022 in order to (partly) prevent shortage of student rooms.

Storm Eunice wasn’t kind to the UT, either, causing significant damage on campus in February.

Ambitions were high in spring. UT students planned to build the longest beer crate bridge in the world. 12,000 beer crates were brought to campus, but the attempt at the world record was unsuccessful.

And it was time to party! After two long years, Batavierenrace was back in its full glory in April. 

The reasons to celebrate kept coming. The mysterious artwork, The Head, was finally unveiled in May.

The postponed Dies Natalis could also finally take place in a true roayal fashion. 

And then it was time to bid farewell. Goodbye, academic year 2021/22! Hello, summer (drinks)!

See also: Our ten best-read articles this year