Wittenborg Welcomes New Group of Students from around World

Wittenborg Welcomes New Group of Students from around World

Uptick in Number of Students Attending Orientation Week

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While student numbers have taken a dive worldwide, Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences saw a promising uptick in its second intake for the academic year with more new students attending Introduction Week activities this week than in September. Wittenborg has six entry dates per year.  

New students came from Germany, Nigeria, Vietnam, Iran, Rwanda, Russia, the Netherlands, China, India, the US, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Mozambique, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Libya, Ukraine and Indonesia. While many students attend the orientation activities in person, others followed online – whether they are in the Netherlands or outside the country, according to Wittenborg's Head of Operations, Lasantha de Silva.  

Join Wittenborg CEO at the Live Event: 75 Years Of United Nations, 75 Years Of Peace & Freedom” on Saturday 17 October at 15.00 CET

Join Wittenborg CEO at the Live Event: 75 Years Of United Nations, 75 Years Of Peace & Freedom” on Saturday 17 October at 15.00 CET

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences joins an online celebration of the UN's 75th Birthday

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Maggie Feng, CEO of Wittenborg will join the online celebration of “75 Years Of United Nations, 75 Years Of Peace & Freedom” , organised to mark 75 years of the United Nations, taking place at 3 p.m. this coming Saturday afternoon. The event highlights 75 years of peace & freedom and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN, Agenda 2030.

COVID-19: Wittenborg Renews Call for Students and Staff to Wear Face Masks Inside Buildings

  COVID-19: Wittenborg Renews Call for Students and Staff to Wear Face Masks Inside Buildings

No Additional COVID-19 Restrictions for Dutch Education Sector

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The Dutch education sector has been spared any additional COVID-19 regulations with prime minister Mark Rutte saying that "education is too important" to impose more restrictions. However, other sectors – like restaurants, bars and cafés – were not able to escape as the government announced a partial lockdown for at least a month as of Wednesday 10 p.m. with a series of new regulations.   

Wittenborg Student Now Intern at European Association of Urology after Making Cold Call

Wittenborg Student Now Intern at European Association of Urology after Making Cold Call

As Corona Economy Makes it Harder for Students to Find Internships, One Wittenborg Student Goes Old-School

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Faced with the dilemma of finding an internship in the trying times of COVID-19, Wittenborg student Busola Awosika resorted to an unusual approach to find a work placement. Instead of applying online, which is how most vacancies are filled these days, she decided to go old-school and make a cold call to the company's headquarters in Arnhem. And it worked. This week she started as a marketing intern at the European Association of Urology, which represents urology professionals from around the world.

Teachers who Master Hybrid Learning will Rule Online Training World

Teachers who Master Hybrid Learning will Rule Online Training World

What Higher Education can Learn from Corporate Training Practices in Time of Corona

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As many universities continue to adapt to hybrid education a month into the new academic year, Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences tapped into the expertise of professional corporate trainer Tim Birdsall to learn how companies have dealt with workplace learning in a time of corona to keep developing employees’ skillsets.

Birdsall said organisational tiredness is currently one of the biggest challenges for companies. “Many of my customers are complaining they are simply drained from months of constantly being in front of the computer, fielding zoom calls, etc.,” Birdsall said in an online interview with Wittenborg President, Peter Birdsall.

Wittenborg Letter Raised in Dutch Parliament

Wittenborg Letter Raised in Dutch Parliament

Minister to Answer Questions on Dubious Recruitment Practices at Public Universities

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A letter sent by Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences to the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science on the dubious methods some agencies employ to recruit international students for public universities, was raised in parliament by MPs last week via written questions. A reply by the Minister, Ingrid van Engelshoven, is expected in the next two weeks as part of the department of education's budget vote for the next finance year.

Last year, Wittenborg called on Dutch education authorities to look into allegations that recruitment agencies are fast-tracking international students into research universities despite not having a qualification that is equivalent to the national requirement.

CV & Cover Letter Webinar with Olfertjan Niemeijer

  CV & Cover Letter Webinar with Olfertjan Niemeijer

Career Webinar by Olfertjan Niemeijer, founder of Independent Recruiters

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Crafting a good and effective Curriculum Vitae (CV) and cover letter is not easy, as some Wittenborg students realised during a Career Workshop held on 23rd September, 2020. The webinar, organised by Wittenborg’s External Relations Department, was conducted by Olfertjan Niemeijer, founder of Independent Recruiters Group.

Niemeijer, who has 28 years’ experience in the recruiting business, demonstrated to students what matters in a CV and cover letter in the context of the Netherlands. He also discussed what influences applicants' opportunities and how to market themselves to potential employers.

Facemasks compulsory at all Wittenborg locations in the Netherlands from Monday 5th October

Wear a facemask in all public areas unless in class or sitting behind a desk with 1.5 metre distance from others

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Facemasks-compulsory-at-all-Wittenborg-locations-in-the-Netherlands-from-Monday-5th-OctoberFrom Monday, the 5th of October the wearing of facemasks at all Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences locations in the Netherlands will be compulsory for all students and staff unless sitting in a classroom, teaching, or sitting behind a desk with 1.5 m distance from others.

Wittenborg to Assess Success of its Hybrid Teaching Policy as Dutch Government Announces New Covid-19 Rules

Wittenborg to Assess Success of its Hybrid Teaching Policy as Dutch Government Announces New Covid-19 Rules

No New Corona Regulations for Higher Education in the Netherlands, however Wittenborg introduces compulsory facemasks in all public areas

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The Dutch government introduced new measures this week to curb the spread of COVID-19, but nothing that directly impacts higher education for the time being. It is now strongly requested that all persons wear face masks in public indoor spaces throughout the Netherlands.

Facemasks become compulsory at Wittenborg

From Monday 5th October the wearing of facemasks is compulsory at all Wittenborg locations, unless sitting behind a desk, or in a classroom maintaining distance from others according to government guidelines (1.5 metres).