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How does it work?

The UvA Create a Course Challenge consists of four rounds. In the final round, the winner is chosen by a jury. The IIS and the winner will work together to develop the course. The Challenge is open to all UvA students, Bachelor’s and Master’s alike.

Round 1: Submit your idea

Deadline:  30 September 2018

A great scientist once said: ‘A good idea fits on the back of a beer mat.’ Write your idea on a Create a Course beer mat (get one at your study association) or download the beer mat here. Of course, you can also use a beer mat from a beach bar in Thailand, a brewery in Boston or wherever else you are spending your holidays this summer!

Take a picture of the beer mat with your idea and send it to:

No beer coaster to hand? Fill one in online.

Fill in the digital coaster

Round 2: Develop your idea

Deadline: 4 November 2018

As soon as we receive your idea through one of the channels above, we’ll send you a form you can use to further develop your idea. Which teaching methods will be used in your course? What will the students learn? Which lecturers will be involved? What study material will the students use, and how will they be assessed?

Round 3: Nominate your favourite idea

Between 8 and 15 November 2018

All UvA students and staff may vote once for their favourite course idea The five ideas  with the most votes will continue in the challenge and will go to round 4. 

Round 4: Pitch your idea to a jury

Date: 29 November 2018 | 17:00 - 19:00 @de Brug, Roeterseiland