Last week the CS community gathered to envision the Creative Sustainability program of the future.
During the workshop participants were asked to put themselves in the shoes of a CS student from 2022. They discussed what the social life, academic work and aspirations of the future student might look like. The objective was to let the imagination run wild and to co-create ideas to improve the course both now and in the future.
The outcome included many insights regarding the management and content of program. Among them, the aim of building the CS Alumni network and the possibility of introducing a mentioning system for first year students was discussed. Participants asked for more opportunities to meet and get to know students from different year groups which could take the form of annual events, such as a welcome party for first year students and a homecoming party for 2nd year exchange students. The need for a CS space was raised as well as the desire for more collaboration with other universities and industry partners. It was suggested that synergies should be built between the CS compulsory courses to allow for a progression in learning rather than repetition. The desire to focus on a positive ‘glass half-full’ sustainability narrative was raised as well as the need to challenge more with ‘hardcore’ sustainability courses.
Thanks to Sonja Nielsen and Simon Carlier, the student representatives of the CS program from 2018 and to the student facilitators for organising and running the workshop.
If you have ideas about how to improve the program and couldn’t attend the workshop feel free to comment below.