News - April 7, 2016

Proposal for pilot evening classes

Linda van der Nat

A proposal has been drawn up for the previously announced trial with classes during evening hours. A proposal by a working party plans for some students to be in class from 6.30 to 9 pm in the first two periods of next academic year.

Photo: Sven Menschel

If the pilot goes ahead – something the executive board will decide on in May – it will affect several programmes, both Bachelor’s and Master’s. Courses with big groups will be moved to Monday evenings. PC practicals are one of the bottlenecks, as is group work. In total between 14 and 22 courses will be involved in the pilot, but it is not yet known which they are. The decision will be partly determined by the peak times for timetabling and wifi usage.

Once the pilot has been evaluated, a decision will be made in 2017 as to whether to make evening lectures standard from the academic year of 2017-2018.