Dear Transito member,
The unusual and challenging year 2020 has come to an end, and so have the first two blocks of the 2020-2021 academic year. Working from home, online education, online exams and online events have asked for a lot of flexibility from all of us. In this newsletter, we inform you about the events that could be organized in respect of the COVID regulations, upcoming Transito events and additional news.
On behalf of the 33rd Transito board, I wish you a happy and, above all, healthy 2021!
Secretary/Vice president Transito 2020-2021
On Tuesday 1 September 2020, the introductory event for UPT students was organized. At Mooie Boules Rotterdam, all students could get to know each other while enjoying drinks, snacks and playing games like ‘jeu de boules’ (petanque) and ping pong.
Due to the COVID restrictions, the traditional Antwerp trip could not be organized. Instead, the 32nd Transito board organized the Rotterdam day on Saturday 19 September. The afternoon and evening were filled with a Crazy 88, a dinner at VIP, some more drinks and a lot of fun!
Board Announcement Drink
On Friday 25 September, the 33rd Transito was installed, followed by the first Transito social drink of the year. The new board thanks the 32nd board for all their efforts made in the past year and strives to serve all UPT students and Transito members in the best way possible in this challenging year! Meet the members of the 33rd board here!
Zoom Music Bingo
The new, stricter COVID regulations have forced all of us to be flexible in education, work and also social events. On Tuesday 10 November, Transito organized a music bingo via Zoom!
New Year's Drink - 7 January 2021
To start off the new year in a good way, Transito organizes an online new year’s drink on Thursday 7 January 2021. Enjoy some drinks and snacks while catching up with your fellow students!
Recruitment Afternoon - 12 March 2021
The recruitment afternoon offers Transito members the opportunity to meet all Transito partners. Think of presentations and speed date sessions during which the companies introduce themselves and students can speak to recruiters, to orientate for future employers. More information will follow soon.
Erasmus Consultancy Battle - 9 April 2021
The Erasmus Consultancy Battle (ECB) is an event organized by In Duplo and Solve, where eight study associations compete in solving a problem provided by a company. Three consulting companies will support the students to solve the case. In this way, students will be introduced to the world of consultancy by means of a real-world problem. Read more about the ECB on our website, where information on subscriptions will follow soon!
Every year, Transito organizes a study trip for its students. Over the past weeks, the study trip committee – led by Transito's activities officer Inès – has been working hard to map all opportunities with respect to the COVID regulations. In the coming months, they will continue this effort in order to organize a memorable study trip. Meet the members of the study trip committee on our website! Also, keep an eye on our social media channels for announcements on information sessions on the study trip.
Meet the Professors
In the current unusual circumstances in which students and teachers are only in touch via online means, Transito introduces the 2020-2021 UPT teachers to you in the course of this year, such that you can still get to know a bit more about your teachers! Which courses do they teach? How do they spend their spare time? What is their advice to you? Find it out here.
New Year, New Website!
In the past weeks, all board members have been working on a new website for Transito. Check out the new website!