CBS Legal responds to students’ criticism about the processing times of intro cases, which in some instances dragged on for more than four months. “We fully understand that there is discomfort connected with disciplinary cases,” says the Head of Legal.
Two students share their experiences of being scrutinized by CBS Legal for cases related to intro 2019. They criticize the process, which put them under intense mental pressure and made them hesitant to work as intro guides again.
Digital career fairs are here to stay, according to the job search portal Graduateland. Coronavirus has pushed digital innovation forward in the field and now companies can browse through thousands of candidates in no time. Moreover, prospective graduates are facing a job market on the mend, it seems.
Intro guides and coordinators have waited for more than four months to receive the decisions on 44 cases related to the 2019 intro program. CBS Students severely criticizes the process, which “has treated the students like criminals” and left them in a limbo of uncertainty. As a consequence, the process has led to silence among the affected students, who dare not criticize the process, according to CBS Students. The President of CBS doesn’t wish to answer to the criticism.
The students of the international GLOBE program, which takes students to the States, CBS and Hong Kong, have been hit twice in succession. First, the Hong Kong protests let to rescheduling of the program, and then coronavirus regulations sent everyone home. Five students share their thoughts and experiences and hope to unite in Hong Kong in September. But will the protests return when coronavirus dies out?
One was afraid she could not come home from Singapore, another decided to stay in Ireland, and a third is now juggling with classes at 3 AM after returning to the US. Three exchange students share their experiences of how the coronavirus and the global lockdown have affected their trips abroad.
They had both felt the pressure and stress from having to perform and get good grades while studying at CBS. So when it was time to write their master’s thesis, Benjamin Anker and Nikolaj Koors Hoff decided to explore why students get caught up in the grade race. Now, their results are to be published as a scientific article.
Normally, the student organization CBS Mercury arranges sweaty workouts in the basement at Solbjerg Plads. Now, it has moved its training programs online and is inviting students and staff to join an online functional fitness competition in week 17. In this article, two of the organizers share their corona style workout routine, which involves suitcases packed with books.
CBS Students strongly criticizes the new study start program and is highly concerned that the drop-out rate will increase. CBS’ Director of Study Administration responds to the criticism and explains how the new so-called ‘first-year experience’ is more inclusive and will ease students into university life more gradually.
Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship is guiding and supporting its startups during the coronavirus crisis. For most advanced startups, it’s a game of survival, and lessons on crisis management are being learned as the days go by. But the coronavirus crisis is not bad for everyone, argue representatives from CSE.
The new intro program concept is now turning into a “first-year experience” for the new bachelor students starting in 2020, according to CBS. The new concept will shorten the intro-week program and spread it over the course of a year, with the cabin trip moved to February to link semesters 1 and 2.
The cabin trip is moved to February, the intro weeks in August are reduced to four or five days, and the cabin trip program will not include any alcohol-related activities. These are among the changes to CBS’ study start. CBS Students is highly concerned that the dramatic transformation of the intro concept will have negative consequences for new students’ social life and current students’ willingness to become administrators or intro guides.
Two study coaches advise CBS students on how to structure their days and increase their success rates for getting things done. Take off your pajamas, eat healthily, turn off your phone, and remember to praise yourself are all useful pieces of advice.
The Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science has granted CBS dispensation to conduct all exams online for the rest of the semester.
The four members of CBS Students’ presidency are answering emails and phone calls from worried students while organizing online wine tasting, reaching out to all student organizations to facilitate online events and saving Café Nexus and Spisestuerne. All from a tiny allotment garden.
The President of CBS Students, Sarah Diemar, is pleased that student needs are also on the agenda in these special times. However, she points out that the students will feel the effect long after the crisis has passed, as they will have additional debt.
Coronavirus has forced students and staff to stay at home, but for Anja Navadvorskaya, the situation is slightly different. She is in home quarantine until March 25 along with 120 of her fellow students. And so far, it is not that bad, but the uncertainty of the situation is “frightening,” she says.
A dream had come true for CBS student Niamh Higgins. She was accepted for a unique three-month internship at Harvard University starting in late March. That was until coronavirus closed the borders here and in the U.S. Now, she will do the internship from Copenhagen. “You learn how to make lemonade out of lemons.”
The two CBS students Mikkel Graulund Jørgensen and Tobias Løvkvist Bidstrup, who are on a 90-day language trip to learn Chinese, are reporting from Taiwan where everyday life seems unaffected by the coronavirus that has shut down many countries in Europe. The two students do not plan to cut their trip short and return to Denmark.
CBS’ campuses are closed due to coronavirus. So now what? Anne Mette Hou, Head of Student Affairs, reports from an abandoned CBS, where staff members are collecting what they need to work from home, and working hard to inform students of the situation that has caused a phone-storm.