Netherlands says it "Values International Graduates" as it Lowers Salary Criteria

   Netherlands says it "Values International Graduates" as it Lowers Salary Criteria

International Graduates in the Netherlands get Longer Period to Look for a Job at Lower Salary

https://www.wittenborg.eu/netherlands-says-it-values-international-graduates-it-lowers-salary-criteria.htm

The Dutch government has announced it will extend the lower salary criteria for recent international graduates from 1 year to 3 years. This means, they will have a longer period to look for a job at a lower salary. Under normal circumstances, highly skilled workers younger than 30 years must earn a gross salary of at least €3 381 to obtain a residence permit, but for recent graduates looking for a job, the minimum salary is €2 423 during their search year (12 months). This period will now be extended to 3 years.

UK May Lose up to 84% of Students to Countries like Netherlands, Germany, France

 UK May Lose up to 84% of Students to Countries like Netherlands, Germany, France

Netherlands Top Choice for EU Students Unwilling to Pay Higher Fees to Study in UK

The Netherlands stands to gain as an alternative study destination for European students who cannot afford to study in the UK as a hike in study fees is expected in the wake of Brexit. In a written statement to parliament, the British government announced that EU, EEA and Swiss nationals will no longer be eligible for home-fee status. A survey has now revealed that 84% of EU students are not prepared to pay international fees and will look elsewhere with the Netherlands rated as the top choice (49%), followed by Germany (36%).

Students and Staff Back to the Netherlands

Students and Staff Back to the Netherlands

Back to the Netherlands, Back to Normalcy

https://www.wittenborg.eu/students-and-staff-back-netherlands.htm

With the travel ban having been lifted by the Dutch government on 15th June, a few students and staff of Wittenborg have since left their homelands and returned to the Netherlands. Wittenborg News caught up with a staff member and a student to find out more about their experiences and perspectives of the COVID-19 situation.

Smoke-free Areas Must Become "New Normal"

Smoke-free Areas Must Become "New Normal"

From 1 August Smoking on All School and University Premises Prohibited

https://www.wittenborg.eu/smoke-free-areas-must-become-new-normal.htm

The hazy days of smokers clustering in front of university entrances while the rest of us have to cough our way through the fumes are over - from 1 August, 2020, smoking in school and university areas throughout the Netherlands will be prohibited by law. This means that all school premises, including the outside areas at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences' campuses in Apeldoorn and Amsterdam, must be completely smoke-free.  

"At Wittenborg we are committed to creating a smoke-free and healthy environment and encouraging a healthy lifestyle. We hope this new policy will meet its goal of a smoke-free generation," Wittenborg wrote in a statement to students and staff.  

Students from 21 Countries Participate in Wittenborg's Survey on Remote Learning

Students from 21 Countries Participate in Wittenborg's Survey on Remote Learning

Majority of Wittenborg Students Positive about Achieving Study Goals Despite COVID-19

https://www.wittenborg.eu/students-21-countries-participate-wittenborgs-survey-remote-learning.htm

Most students at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences are confident that they will achieve their study goals and gain sufficient credits to proceed to the next academic year, despite the inconveniences caused by COVID-19, a survey has revealed as classes are wrapped up ahead of the summer break. Wittenborg also received high praise from students for its swift response to the pandemic and the measures put in place in March to ensure that the study programme for the remainder of the academic year was not disrupted. 

Take a (Virtual) Walk in Wittenborg's New COVID-Proof Classrooms

Take a (Virtual) Walk in Wittenborg's New COVID-Proof Classrooms

Wittenborg Open and Ready for Classes with New Virtual Tour of Facilities

Curious about how classrooms at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences will actually look like once the new academic year starts in September? Students and prospective students got a virtual behind-the-scenes tour with Wittenborg President Peter Birdsall, who showed off the safety precautions installed in classrooms and other facilities at the campuses in Apeldoorn and Amsterdam now that the Dutch government has given the go-ahead for institutions of higher education to start in-person classes again.

Be Ready for When Normality Returns, Wittenborg President Tells July 2020 Graduates

Be Ready for When Normality Returns, Wittenborg President Tells July 2020 Graduates

Graduates' Stories of Perseverance Inspire at "Special" 2020 Summer Graduation Ceremony

https://www.wittenborg.eu/be-ready-when-normality-returns-wittenborg-president-tells-july-2020-graduates.htm

Wittenborg's 2020 Summer Graduation Ceremony on Friday was one for the history books – part virtual and part socially distant, but no less celebratory in nature. It was held at Wittenborg's main campus in Apeldoorn and was marked by inspiring stories of perseverance and graduates overcoming many difficulties, including one Chinese student who had to complete her final thesis in locked-down Wuhan, where the coronavirus was first detected.

Hello from the FC Twente Skybox!

Hello from the FC Twente Skybox!

Wittenborg Sports Lecturer, Bas Schreurs, on the Future of the Sports Industry Post COVID-19

https://www.wittenborg.eu/hello-fc-twente-skybox.htm

What a treat! Wittenborg students doing an IBA in Sports Business Management recently got a surprise when their online lecture was delivered from the stadium of Dutch premier league football club, FC Twente. Module lecturer, Bas Schreurs, happens to be the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) manager for the club and spoke to students from the stadium's E-Sports Box. In an interview he also shared his thoughts on the impact of COVID-19 on the billion-dollar sports industry and events like the 2020 Olympics and football World Cup.

Hi Bas, how did students like their unique "classroom"?

Exclusive Wittenborg online coaching workshop from executive coach Hamid Safaei

 Exclusive Wittenborg online coaching workshop from executive coach Hamid Safaei

Hamid Safaei Coaches Wittenborg Students on Job Seeking in Online Workshop

https://www.wittenborg.eu/exclusive-wittenborg-online-coaching-workshop-executive-coach-hamid-safaei.htm

Students of Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences have received an online coaching workshop from executive coach Hamid Safaei for tips on how to write a successful CV, cover letter and the dos and don’ts of job-seeking in the Netherlands. The 90-minute coaching session was both attention grabbing and dynamic with numerous students participating from all over the globe.

WUAS 2020 Summer Graduation Ceremony to Be Live-Streamed on 10 July

WUAS 2020 Summer Graduation Ceremony to Be Live-Streamed on 10 July

First Wittenborg Students to Graduate Virtually as Part of "Hybrid" Ceremony

https://www.wittenborg.eu/wuas-2020-summer-graduation-ceremony-be-live-streamed-10-july.htm

For the first time in its history Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences will live-stream its Summer Graduation Ceremony on Friday, 10 July, in addition to hosting a small, intimate gathering of graduates and essential staff at its main campus in Apeldoorn. It will also be the first time that a group of students will graduate virtually – mainly those who either find themselves outside the Netherlands or cannot attend the ceremony in person for other reasons.