The practical, technical side appealed to me rather than pure chemistry

Paula Geers, student

Chemistry was my favorite subject at high school but I don’t see myself fiddling around in a lab all day long. I am drawn by the bigger picture, industrial applications.

So Chemical Engineering was a pretty conscious choice. The practical, technical side appealed to me rather than pure chemistry. Why not in Delft or Twente? Because the Open Day at TU/e showed me what a good program it was and, just as important, the atmosphere really got me at once! And my feeling turned out to be right: it’s small scale, just drop in to a lecturer if you have any questions and you know nearly everyone.

Straightaway in the first year you have lectures, projects and practicals. Quite varied. This year I am also doing a minor at Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences – it gives you the chance to follow subjects from a different program. Nice, a bit of something different. I spend quite a lot of time on my study, a good 40 hours per week. But there’s never a dull moment so it doesn’t feel tough. I am also an active member of the Japie study association. One thing is for sure, my diary is never empty! I’m really having a great time here at TU/e."