The number of student societies at CBS has more than tripled in the last five years. But with a busy and ever-changing student population, the challenge is for the organisations to outlive the natural turnover of members.
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Sometimes you don’t have to create a brand-new concept to win awards. You can just tweak an existing industry formula to increase flexibility and reach more customers. That was exactly what university students Hasan El Youssef and Elmar J. Johannsson did when they started TopTutors in 2021. A concept that secured them the CBS Startup Award in November 2022, which comes with a grant of DKK 75,000 to help them scale up their business.
In the spring of 2020, political science associate professor Mads Dagnis Jensen, like many others, was celebrating the end of lockdown drinking a beer with some fellow political science researchers in Christianshavn. At a time when just about everyone was comparing different governments’ Covid-19 measures, you can bet that these comparative politics nerds also were. “Why don’t we write a book,” one of his colleagues suggested.
New MSc students of Business Administration and Mathematical Business Economics found out they were not alone: most fellow students feel awkward when speaking to strangers, especially after two years of online studies. A student wellbeing workshop helped give them tools to act: to dare speak up in class, arrange social gatherings – or even ask out that nice someone from Nexus café. This autumn, the session will be scaled up into a Masterclass for all graduate students.
CBS has tweaked its introduction week to make sure that both socially and academically minded students have a good study start. The so-called Generation Lockdown students, who have attended high school mainly online, will be first to test the new concept.