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.
The MSocSc in Organizational Innovation and Entrepreneurship was the first program of its kind when it was launched at CBS in 2009. Since then, the program has changed how CBS teaches and has become one of the university’s most international programs. But the “necessity” to create an entrepreneurial environment became the program's greatest vulnerability almost overnight.
Tobias Løvkvist Bidstrup and Mikkel Graulund Jørgensen’s 90-day language trip to China was cut short as the corona virus spread. Shops and normal activities closed down and the two CBS students were forced pack their bags. Now, in Taiwan, they are still busy learning Chinese. Check out their cool videos documenting the whole experience.
Every year, hundreds of students hand in master theses at CBS, but what are they about? CBS graduates Lena Tünkers and Doa M. H. Al-Tewaj asked themselves this question and created their ‘The Thesis Talks’ podcast. They interviewed 15 graduates about their projects, and another 10 episodes are coming up.
She has lived in East Asia for most of her life and speaks three languages fluently. But back when her international friends were talking about attending Oxford or the London School of Economics, Victoria Grønsedt chose CBS. Soon after, the opportunity to start a business came along, and she seized it.
CBS has re-enrolled the 25 temporarily suspended students after the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education informed CBS that it is not possible to terminate their enrolment. CBS WIRE has asked the Senior Management a number of questions, including whether CBS will help the students for whom the termination has had serious consequences. CBS has issued a press release on the matter.
Three intro administrators from HA Pro urge the Senior Management both to open up a dialogue about issues concerning intro and be more supportive towards the work of the intro administrators and guides. “The idea of intro is to encourage people to stay at CBS, but CBS has forgotten that mission, it seems,” says one of the intro admins.
Benjamin Busk began supplying his fellow HA Almen students with secondhand textbooks sold from moving boxes outside CBS. Now, his business, Uni Bazaar, has a fully automated storeroom with more than 4,000 books, and he has just received DKK 75,000 from CBS to expand the service to supply all CBS study programs.
Six students have been temporarily suspended for what CBS calls violating CBS rules and regulations by signing an invitation to a “Slutty Fall Break” party hosted by “Vejlederteamet”. The six students have hired a lawyer and complained about the decision. Now, they want the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education to look into the matter. The President of CBS has declined to answer follow-up questions.