Boris Konrad, memory expert and Guinness World Record holder, was invited by honours association Ockham to speak at the plenary session of the bachelor Honours programme at the TechMed Centre yesterday. He demonstrated that repetition of mnemonic strategies is key to mastering memory skills.
Whether it's a new house to buy or a kilo of apples on the market: everyone negotiates. In the new Master Honours Programme track Great Negotiators, UT students learn the ins and outs of the world of negotiation. The first class of students will receive their diplomas on Friday.
About seventy students from the Honours programme shared their views on distance education during and after the corona crisis, in an online plenary session yesterday evening. According to Theresa Höfker, chairwoman of the organizing committee, Honours students are eager to get back to physical education, but open book exams could be a potential gamechanger.
Arvid Keemink, university lecturer in Biorobotics & Interaction Control was part of the first batch of the Honours Programme. A time he looks back on with fond memories. ‘If you have the opportunity, it’s a great way to broaden your studies.’
Whoever would have thought that a bank like ING would become one of the biggest tech employers in the Netherlands? The idea would probably have been ridiculed a decade ago, but now it’s reality. In recent years we’ve gone through a transition that was unavoidable if we were to continue to play a relevant role in the rapidly changing world around us.
‘There is a need to give extra attention to talented students. Such students can do more and want to do more. If we don’t give them the chance to develop themselves to their full potential, we are going to lose them,’ says Nelleke van Adrichem-Rotteveel, Key Strategist and Programme Director of the UT Honours programmes.
The first edition of the 4TU Honours Challenge will be held on the 17th of May in Wageningen. This think tank will bring together Honours programme students from the four Dutch technical universities (4TU), including the UT.
Two UT Honours students, Sarah Wiegard and Sven Kruthoff, are hosting a fundraising rally on the 15th and 22nd of June to combat the effects of hunger and drought in South Sudan. Partnering with the Welthungerhilfe charity organization, the duo is hoping to induce change in people’s donating behaviour as a part of their Honours graduation project.