BEST COURSES

The Board of European Students of Technology (BEST) would like to invite the CFES members to apply to attend a BEST Course as a participant or take on the role of co-organiser and help with the organisation of the event. You will have the opportunity to explore a European city with students of technology from all over Europe, to learn how complementary education courses are organised in BEST and of course to have fun.

What happens at a BEST Course:

  • Courses cover a technical topic or they could be related to career skills;

  • Courses are usually 1 – 2 weeks long with approximately 20 hours of technical instruction per week;

  • In addition to technical instruction, Courses also include social activities such as sightseeing, experiencing the local culture and an international evening to share traditions from all over Europe.

BEST Application Deadline

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WHAT: BEST Courses in Summer 2022

#DEADLINE TO APPLY: 26/3, 2022, 23:00 CEST

#LIST OF COURSES: Table in mail

#DESCRIPTION OF BEST COURSES: Here

#HOW TO WRITE A MOTIVATION LETTER: Here

#EXAMPLE MOTIVATION LETTERS: Here

#APPLY THROUGH: This form

Your responsibilities on the Course will usually include:

  • If you apply as a co-organiser: Helping Course organisers with tasks related to the hospitality, logistic, social and cultural components of the Course as well as technicalities. The exact tasks will depend on the Course, so it’s good to discuss the expectations with the organising group after you have been selected;

  • If you apply as a participant: Attending lectures and experience the academic component of the Course;

  • Participating in team building activities and games with other participants, you can participate in all the social and cultural activities organised by the local BEST group;

  • Sharing your experience at the BEST Course with the CFES and your Engineering Society upon your return;

  • Having a good time and bringing your Canadian spirit!

 

List of events you can apply to:

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Event name

City

Dates

Fee* 

Coorganizers

Participants

Podgorica

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Podgorica, Montenegro 

21 July – 28 July

40€

2

1

Leuven

The Wolf of Watt Street

Leuven, Belgium

12 July- 22 July

55€

2

1

Patras

The Sound of Science: A dive into sound measure and hearing

Patras, Greece

9 July – 18 July

50€

1

1

Frankfurt

Biological Numbers and where to find them. Mindmaps in graph-theory

Frankfurt am Main , Germany

21 August – 29 August

40€

1

1

Chania

ConVert or ConServe: The Energy Edition

Chania, Greece

20 July – 29 July

50€

0

2

Ghent

EnerGhentic: Energy Transition in the Urban Environment

Ghent, Belgium

25 July – 3 August

50€

2

1

Aachen

Smart Cities – The next step in city evolution

Aachen, Germany

11 June – 20 June

50€

1

1

Vienna

Opening Pandora’s Box of Artificial Intelligence

Vienna, Austra

10 July – 18 July

45€

1

1

Istanbul Bogazici

Dig-It-All to Mark-A-Thing

Istanbul, Turkey

27 June – 04 July

45€

1

1

Timișoara

Hemodynamics: How complex can one’s blood flow be?

Timișoara, Romania

13 July – 21 July 2022

45€

1

2

Reykjavik

Journey to the centre of earth

Reykjavik, Island

5 July – 12 July 2022

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3

0

Uppsala

Go with the microflow!

Uppsala

9 August – 17 August 2022

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2

0

Almada

Cellulose, more than paper!

Almada, Portugal

19 July – 28 July 2022

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1

0

*Fee for co organizers is covered by a Local BEST Group.

Application procedure:

  • Apply through the form found on top of this mail;

  • If you want to apply to more than one Course, simply fill the form more than once. You can apply to up to three Courses per season;

  • Application deadline: 16 of March, 2022;

  • You should get the information if you were accepted to a Course (and which ones) by the middle of April.

 

This procedure is very important. Failure to apply or answer within the deadline automatically means the rejection of your application.

A good application:

  • Tell the organisers about yourself (e.g. home city, University and program, hobbies, etc). The organisers want to get to know you and make sure they can trust that you will be making the effort to help them with organising side of the Course;

  • Explains why you wish to attend the specific Course (i.e. Why should the local organisers pick you?);

  • Showcases your personality and not only describes your organisational and leadership involvement;

  • Should be concise;

  • Targeted to a specific Course (e.g. the same motivation letter should not be sent to a Course in Brussels and one in Istanbul);

  • Be creative! 

  • Make your application stand out 🙂 Creative forms such as videos, poems and funny letters are more than welcome!

  • Remember, the application will be read by students like you! Formalities are not necessary;

  • See the example motivation letters attached above for inspiration. 🙂

 

Technicalities:

  • 3 Meals per day, accommodation, and activities are provided by the organising group during the Course;

  • You are responsible for arranging and financing your return travel to the host city.

 

If you have any questions, contact us through ambassadors@best-eu.org with summer@best-eu.org in cc.

To learn more about BEST, visit our website www.BEST.eu.org.

 

Good luck with your applications! 🙂

 

The External Relations Team of BEST 

Antonis, Pepper & Selma