At University College Twente (UCT) students live and work together. Learning is not confined to the classroom. There is also a close interaction with the teachers and other staff members. For us this feeling of a community is important. Due to the divers and intriguing background of our students there is a lot of variety. The activities organised by our study association Atlantis, as well as working together in projects help making connections with each other and interact. This makes University College Twente an engaging and motivating learning environment. A true learning community.
At the base of our community is the Honour code. This is a code, made by the University College Twente students, filled with values that they find important. Every member of the community, also teachers and staff members, can contribute to making the code. Everyone is asked to sign the code and promises to uphold the values within the Honour Code.
Our community helps changing studying to be a personal experience, through which you do not only learn academically but also develop as a person. Check the video to find out more about the community or read about living in the Netherlands, the University campus or the City of Enschede.
Study programmes at the University of Twente all have a study association. Our study association is Atlantis. Atlantis was founded in 2013, it is therefore a very young association. Atlantis is there to serve as both an academic and social environment for its members.
The association is responsible for providing students with necessities like textbooks and accelerating feedback between students and the programme, but also organises many extra activities ranging from company visits, study trips, and educational debates, to bowling evenings, sports and cultural competitions, and celebrations of seasonal events and holidays like Thanksgiving and Easter.
This is all facilitated by the board of Atlantis, a group of five or so students every year who take up a position on the Atlantis board alongside their second-year studies. Committees are fundamental to Atlantis, consisting of active members, who enjoy supporting and being a part of the community. All ATLAS students thus far have been Atlantis members, and Atlantis is considered more of a familial community by those who have experienced it, a fun place to support each others’ learning and come together to relax.
Picture of Atlantis board VII