Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars – what do they have in common? Right, they make up some of the most iconic fictional universes that we know of. Within these worlds, where imagination takes the lead, stories write themselves and create endless possibilities.

Here, at Breda University of applied sciences, students from all over our human world come together and live out their own narratives. To spotlight these stories and lives, we will be creating a space where creativity has no limit and expression is welcomed without judgement.

So, welcome to the nook of the BUas HUB where every week, slowly and with your help, the BUas World is being built. To give input on the different aspects, keep an eye on the BUas HUB Instagram stories and cast your votes! Come with us on a journey and Discover Your World.

Last time, we saw the creation of the HUB world’s geographical layout – it is a parallel world consisting of five academy-representing areas. This time, we will explore the folk which you will find inhabiting the HUB world.

The land of the HUB world is wandered by faeries and elves, who go about their daily tasks of maintaining their respective studies. Did you ever wonder how one lecturer can check the essays and assignments of 200+ students in ten days, whilst still teaching classes and having a social life? Yea, we’re not stating anything, but I think we all know that’s not humanly possible.

The folk have similar fundamental features, reminiscent of the Lord of The Rings elves: pointy ears, high cheekbones, and sharp noses. However, they still come in all different shapes, sizes, and colours. Another cool feature of the folk is that they all have wings and can soar through the skies at a high speed. It is possible to differentiate between the academies when looking at the colours of the outfits they wear. These outfits are different from person to person, however, they all include an academy-specific coloured scarf which they can tie in whatever way they want; on their head, tied around their neck, or like a bracelet for example.

Magic of course is not to be missed in a wonderful world like that of the HUB. Just like with the colour coordination, the magic also exists according to the different academies. Their powers are quite similar, yet slightly different to correspond with the individual vibes of the groups. All of their power is innate and thus they need no objects to channel their magic. They are born with basic abilities and when they grow up, they have the opportunity to choose the academy which fits their likes and dislikes. Nevertheless, this does not rule out the possibility of them following a predetermined path according to their ancestry. Just think of Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter series, he didn’t really have a choice but to follow the route to Slytherin, did he?

Next time we will explore the technology which they use in this world – is it high-tech, or very basic like in the Middle Ages? Besides this, we will also take a look at the social structures and hierarchy. Do you want to have a say in the next building block? Then keep an eye on the HUB Instagram stories!

Written by Sanne Koelman and Jannah El Eshraky