Is it possible to combine secondary activities, like being a board member, with studying in TEM?
The TEM expects an average student to dedicate him-/herself fulltime (40 hours per week) to his/her studies. Talented students may well need less time. Secondary activities in student life or a part-time job come on top of one’s study workload. Days are usually not planned full with obligatory meetings, so there is some flexibility in how one allocates his/her time.
It is still being explored whether – within the elective space – a module can be developed especially for students with administrative duties. For a number of ‘large’ board or administrative positions there are funds available.
The way the instruction is now organized means it will be easier to succeed in your studies, even if you have taken a gap year. Contact your study advisor for more information.