Study AssociationAssociation where you can connect with other students from your department.
T.S.V. ‘Jan Pieter Minckelers’, Japie, is the study association for all the students of Chemical engineering and Chemistry, for both bachelor and master students. The goals of Japie can be split up into three categories: education, self-development and fun. The first and most important goal is education. Japie makes sure that the students of the department have everything they need in order to study successfully. Lab coats, books and old exams are provided by Japie. Furthermore the feedback about every course is gathered by Japie via educational meetings. The coordinator of education of Japie collects and summarizes all the information provided by the students and makes sure that information is passed on to the responsible teacher. The feedback provided by Japie is highly appreciated by the teachers.
Besides education feedback, Japie gives its members the opportunity to develop their so called soft skills. Members can take part in several committees. The committees vary from a freshmen committee, which organizes four smaller activities throughout the year, to a study tour committee, which organizes a trip of four weeks to a foreign country. While taking part in a committee, members can improve their communicative, cooperative or presentational skills.
The final goal is quite self-explanatory: fun. Japie organizes a variety of relaxing, sporty or social activities. A casino night and a survival day are the perfect examples of this. Having fun with friends and meeting new people are great ways to re-energize after a long day of studying.