Students fear BSA due to commitment issues

With the academic year coming to a close, a number of students have set their eyes on the second year of their study. However, some freshmen struggle with their BSA: the Bonding Study Advice.

Students like Jip struggle with commitment issues. The second year Mathematics student complains that even after the extension he got last year, he’s having a hard time deciding whether or not to commit to this study: “I like this study. It’s cool and fun, but there are soooo many other programs out there… I just don’t know if its what I want to do for the next 4 years of my life.”

Education and Student Affairs (STU) has recently started counseling sessions to battle commitment anxiety among students. Round-table conversations with peers are used to mitigate the fear to actually pass a Bachelor’s Program. A STU representative shared their methods: “We often hear things like ‘jaaaa… ik weet het niet… dan heb je zo’n studie gedaan voor een jaar en dan denk ik IS HET DIT NOU?!‘ and we try to convince those students that they should stop whining and just pay the TU/e a tuition fee.”

While some students are still stuck deciding, Jip has made up his mind. He has decided to go for just 40 ECTS this year and to ‘keep it casual with my program’: “After all, I’m still young and I can always rebound to P&T or ID next year.”

Students Getting Baked in Atlas

If you couldn’t tell from the heaps of smoke coming from the windows, Atlas has officially become the ‘greenest’ building on campus. Although there has been some criticism on the lack of proper climate control back in February, most students are really beginning to feel themselves at home in their new building – particularly those from Industrial Design.

Second year ID students Gerrit and Maxime are genuinely enjoying the fresh air in Atlas: “You know man… after hearing about the problems in Atlas – and we really do not like problems, we like peace and quiet – we felt that it wasn’t fair that only IE&IS students were getting baked. You know man, we had to join them.” In addition to the exciting new experience, they mentioned that it was the first time they actually felt welcome on campus during the exam weeks: “Students from physics and electrical engineering telling we’re just getting baked in Atlas… Yeah, well, that’s just, like,your opinion, man!”

The facilities manager, Twan, is well aware of the situation: “Witte gij wa ‘t is: Sinds Atlas geleverd is, hebben we een paar problemen gehad met de rookdetectie, het verwarmingssysteem en de inkoop van WC-borstels. Maar gin probleem, da wordt gewoon opgelost.” In the meantime, Gerrit and Maxime will continue to enjoy their exam-free exam weeks.