What is LBK education?
Apart from the bookstore, parties, sports and culture activities, LBK also has an education workgroup. With our workgroup, we represent you, the bioscience engineering students, in different councils in the faculty. As such, we give voice to students regarding decisions about content changes of subjects, or we tackle problems with internships or master's theses. On the level of KU Leuven, we represent you in the 'Studentenraad', or student council (Stura).
Of course, we aren't able to do that without hearing your opinion! You can always address a member of our workgroup, but everyone is welcome to join our 'Open OnderwijsVergadering', or open education meeting (OOV), every monday evening at 19h in the Landbouwinstituut (LAND 00.210). We share our program every week on our facebook page. If you have any other remark or problem, be sure to join our OOV - we're happy to listen and will try to find a solution as soon as possible.
1. Rearrangement academic year - Introduction days
The new headmaster, headmaster Sels, would like to rearrange the academic year. There are a few different ideas, like planning some introduction days. This is already planned to go through, starting next academic year of 2019-2020. There are still many incertainties, like when these days will take place, how many days there will be, what the role of the student clubs during these days is supposed to be, for whom activities will be organised... These concerns need to be clarified and will thus be discussed at Stura and our OOV.
2. Master theses
Does the amount of study points of the master thesis correspond with the amount of effective work hours you put in? Does everyone receive the correct guidance? Apart from these questions, an important file this academic year is the splitting of the master thesis in 15 study points twice, instead of 25 and 5 study points. Because of this, it will become easier to spread a thesis over 2 semesters of different academic years without experiencing any financial disadvantages.
3. Dean elections
In spring 2019, a new dean and his/her team will be elected. We, as students, also have a vote. The election will take place during the faculty council, where students also reside. We will conduct a survey with all students to represent you well in this matter.
See the PAL page!
Excited by the education workgroup? If you are, be sure to give us a visit on monday evening at 19h in LAND 00.210.
If you have any questions, Lise Van Dyck and Ellen Raeymaekers will help you gladly via firstname.lastname@example.org