In the video, several students express their gratitude towards their teachers. The virtual message was an initiative of Suzanne Huijskes and Danish Nabi, education commissioners of the study association of applied physics (Vereniging voor Technische Physica). “We noticed that teachers worked super hard to make their teaching materials and exams available online,” says Nabi. “It’s great to see how passionately they worked and made it happen for us.”
The study association originally wanted to organise a thank-you dinner for its teachers this year, but that didn’t seem appropriate to them during these times. As an alternative, the members worked on a virtual thank-you message. It took the two initiators a weekend to collect and edit all the contributions.
It was more than worth their time, Nabi says: “The teachers were very happy and even moved. Some even told us that the video gave them extra motivation for the last quarter of the academic year. It was nice to hear that they were so happy with it.”