EIT Community COVID-19 response

During the current COVID-19 outbreak, EIT RawMaterials Academy is working to provide students on EIT-Labelled Master Programmes with as much support as possible in these challenging times. Teaching and assessment on the six programmes have moved online, but many students face difficult circumstances, having moved to another country or continent to complete their master’s degrees, and are currently far from their families and uncertain about their futures.

For this reason, EIT RawMaterials Alumni and the Label Student Board (LSB) have initiated a series of EIT-Label Virtual Gatherings to bring together 2018 and 2019 cohorts from all six EIT-Labelled Master Programmes, to encourage students to network, support and inspire each other.

Virtual gatherings supporting EIT-Labelled students during challenging times

During the first ever Label Virtual Gathering on 30 April 2020, 50 students listened to an inspirational lecture by Dr Michael Haschke of EIT RawMaterials partner, DMT. An interactive Q&A session allowed students to ask the speaker about job opportunities and get tips on choosing a career path. The event concluded with Virtual Thesis Pitching with Gonzalo Sanson, 2nd-year SINReM Master student, presenting his Master thesis and receiving valuable inputs and insights from peers.

The second Label Virtual Gathering, taking place on 13 May 2020, welcomed two EIT RawMaterials Alumni, Emmanuel III Ricohermoso and Denis Gontcharov, who gave inspirational talks on their EIT RawMaterials Academy journey, shared insights on career perspectives after graduation and tips & tricks for entering professional life. The event concluded with fun “RawMaterials Label Pub Quiz” where 60 students tested their (fun) raw materials knowledge, challenged friends and competed to become Label Pub Quiz champions.

EIT RawMaterials Academy will continue working to support EIT-Labelled Master students to make connections, share inspiration and have fun together in these challenging times.