Autumn Challenge timeline

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As a participant of the Autumn Challenge, it is essential to focus on what you would like to learn and develop. For this reason, there are many electives and various topics within the Autumn Challenge programme. Overall you are mostly free to choose what interests you the most but you will have to participate in at least:

  • We will host 2 consultation moments to share more information about the programme and answer any questions (blue)
  • 4 thematic lectures of your choice (green)
  • 3 mandatory skills lab and 1 elective skills lab of your choice (purple)
  • Cultural activities are highly recommended but non-compulsory (orange)
  • The kickoff and final ceremony as well as contributions to the milestone deadlines (red)

After a fantastic pilot, the second edition of the Autumn Challenge programme will be taking place between 12 October 2021 - 13 January 2022 and we look forward to welcoming you and empowering you to become agents of change in your own way! Curious to see what the Autumn Challenge holds in stock? Check out the programme timeline below!

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2021
Aug 21
Info sessions & consultation – ECIU members/UT partners

Info sessions & consultation – ECIU members/UT partners 

August 31, 18:00-19:00

Want to know all about the Autumn Challenge, do you have questions you’d like to ask, or do you want to have a personal consultation on your participation in the programme? Come to one of the information sessions or sign up for a consultation moment! All students are welcome to this session.

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Aug 21
Sep 21
Info sessions & consultation – UT internal

Info sessions & consultation – UT internal 

September 7, 18:00-19:00

Want to know all about the Autumn Challenge, do you have questions you’d like to ask, or do you want to have a personal consultation on your participation in the programme? Come to one of the information sessions or sign up for a consultation moment! This information is specific for UT students.

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Sep 21
Oct 21
Skills Lab (Compulsory) – CBL workshop 1

Skills Lab (Compulsory) – CBL workshop 1

October 12, 19:15-20:30

Workshop on the different aspects of Challenge-Based Learning (CBL).

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Oct 21
Oct 21
Kick-off session 1/2

Kick-off session 1/2

October 12, 18:00-19:00

The first part of the kick-off session of the Autumn Challenge! During this moment, you will be introduced to the programme and get to know the different aspects of its content.

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Oct 21
Oct 21
Kick-off session 2/2

Kick-off session 2/2

October 13, 18:00-19:30

After being introduced to the topics and aspects of the programme in the first part of the kick-off session, this second part allows focuses on team formation for the challenges.

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Oct 21
Oct 21
Skills Lab (Compulsory) – CBL workshop 2

Skills Lab (Compulsory) – CBL workshop 2

October 14, 18:00-20:30

Workshop on the different aspects of Challenge-Based Learning (CBL) per group (planning to be determined).

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Oct 21
Oct 21
Thematic Lecture (elective) – Technology and Society (SDGs)

Thematic Lecture (elective) – Technology and Society (SDGs)

October 19, 18:00-19:45

Elective thematic lecture on the SDGs by Stefan Kuhlman (University of Twente).

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Oct 21
Oct 21
TENTATIVE Skills Lab (Compulsory) – Team collaboration & intercultural competences

TENTATIVE Skills Lab (Compulsory) – Team collaboration & intercultural competences

October 21, 18:00-20:30

Workshop on how to collaborate in a (virtual) team and using intercultural competences.

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Oct 21
Oct 21
Cultural activity – Topic TBD

Cultural activity – Topic TBD

October 22, 19:00-21:30

A non-compulsory engaging activity to help you get to know your peers in the programme!

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Oct 21
Oct 21
Thematic Lecture (elective) – Climate Change

Thematic Lecture (elective) – Climate Change

October 28, 8:00-9:30

Elective thematic lecture on climate change by Xavier Cortada (Tecnológico de Monterrey).

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Oct 21
Oct 21
Skills Lab (elective) – Stakeholder management (civic engagement)

Skills Lab (elective) – Stakeholder management (civic engagement)

October 28, 18:00-19:45

Elective workshop on stakeholder management with a focus on civic engagement. This workshop forms the first part of a two-part series on stakeholder management.

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Oct 21
Nov 21
Milestone 1: Defining the idea

Milestone 1: Defining the idea

November 2 and November 4, 18:00-21:00

Milestone session on defining your ideas for your challenge solution (planning to be determined).

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Nov 21
Nov 21
Thematic Lecture (elective) – Topic TBD

Thematic Lecture (elective) – Topic TBD

November 9, 18:00-20:30

Elective thematic lecture.

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Nov 21
Nov 21
TENTATIVE Skills Lab (elective) – Project management

TENTATIVE Skills Lab (elective) – Project management

November 11, 18:30-20:30

Elective workshop on project management.

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Nov 21
Nov 21
Thematic Lecture (elective) – Technology and Society

Thematic Lecture (elective) – Technology and Society

November 16, 18:00-20:30

Elective thematic lecture on technology and society by Andreas Weber (University of Twente).

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Nov 21
Nov 21
Skills Lab (elective) – Stakeholder management (TTA)

Skills Lab (elective) – Stakeholder management (TTA)

November 18, 18:30-20:30

Elective workshop on stakeholder management with a focus on civic engagement. This workshop forms the second part of a two-part series on stakeholder management.

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Nov 21
Nov 21
Thematic Lecture (elective) – Topic TBD

Thematic Lecture (elective) – Topic TBD

November 23, 18:00-20:30

Elective thematic lecture.

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Nov 21
Nov 21
TENTATIVE Skills Lab (elective) – Responsible Design Thinking & System Thinking

TENTATIVE Skills Lab (elective) – Responsible Design Thinking & System Thinking

November 25, 18:00-20:30

Elective workshop on design and system thinking.

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Nov 21
Nov 21
Cultural activity – Topic TBD

Cultural activity – Topic TBD

November 26, 19:00-21:30

A non-compulsory engaging activity to help you get to know your peers in the programme!

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Nov 21
Nov 21
Thematic Lecture (elective) – Topic TBD

Thematic Lecture (elective) – Topic TBD

November 30, 18:00-20:30

Elective thematic lecture.

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Nov 21
Dec 21
TENTATIVE Skills Lab (elective) – Mind-mapping & argumentation

TENTATIVE Skills Lab (elective) – Mind-mapping & argumentation

December 2, 18:00-20:30

Elective workshop on creating and using mind-maps and good argumentations.

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Dec 21
Dec 21
Milestone 2: Midterm

Milestone 2: Midterm

December 7 and December 9, 18:00-21:00

Milestone session for the midterm check (planning to be determined).

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Dec 21
Dec 21
Thematic Lecture (elective) – Topic TBD

Thematic Lecture (elective) – Topic TBD

December 14, 18:00-20:30

Elective thematic lecture.

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Dec 21
Dec 21
TENTATIVE Skills Lab (compulsory) – How to write reflections

TENTATIVE Skills Lab (compulsory) – How to write reflections

December 16, 18:00-20:30

Workshop to guide you in writing a reflection paper.

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Dec 21
Dec 21
Cultural activity – Topic TBD

Cultural activity – Topic TBD

December 17, 19:00-21:30

A non-compulsory engaging activity to help you get to know your peers in the programme!

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Dec 21
Dec 21
Thematic Lecture (elective) – Topic TBD

Thematic Lecture (elective) – Topic TBD

December 21, 18:00-20:30

Elective thematic lecture.

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Dec 21
2022
Jan 22
TENTATIVE Skills Lab (elective) – Pitching workshop

TENTATIVE Skills Lab (elective) – Pitching workshop

January 4 and January 6, 18:00-20:30

Elective workshop on pitching in an online environment.

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Jan 22
Jan 22
Milestone 3: Pre-pitch

Milestone 3: Pre-pitch

January 11 and January 13, 18:00-21:00

Milestone session for the pre-pitch check (planning to be determined).

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Jan 22
Jan 22
Final ceremony 1/2

Final ceremony 1/2

January 25, 18:00-21:00

The closing ceremony of the Autumn Challenge (first half of the groups, planning to be determined)!

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Jan 22
Jan 22
Final ceremony 2/2

Final ceremony 2/2

January 27, 18:00-21:00

The closing ceremony of the Autumn Challenge (second half of the groups, planning to be determined)!

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Jan 22
Jan 22
Cultural activity – Topic TBD

Cultural activity – Topic TBD

January 28, 19:00-21:30

A non-compulsory engaging activity to help you get to know your peers in the programme!

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Jan 22