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.