Salma Catches up Eight Hours Behind CET
Salma Mayela Sierra Sanchez left The Netherlands for her home on Friday 20 March, 2020. Mr Sanchez made a quick decision to bring his daughter back during the COVID-19 crisis. Salma told us being around her family has put her on a better state of mind. Since her arrival back in Mexico City, she worries less about the outbreak and can refocus herself to studies and assignments.
Wittenborg Lecturer Daniel O'Connell Shows Us How an Irish Sense of Humour and Some Good Daily Habits Will Get you through a Pandemic
"If Any Negativity gets in, Show Them through the Back Door"
Welcome to our new series where staff and students will share little bits on how they are adjusting to the new normal of life during a health pandemic like COVID-19. First up is Wittenborg lecturer, Daniel O’Connell, who is from Ireland and has worked at Wittenborg since 2004. He also sent us a fun picture of his first passport photo!
Student Participation Rate in Project Week High Despite COVID-19 Challenges
Putting Apeldoorn’s beautiful, green zoo Apenheul in the spotlight, Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences bachelor's students did their Project Week activities entirely online for the first time. Apenheul, which houses 35 different species of primates, welcomes more than 500,000 visitors from all over the world annually, but is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
How One Wittenborg Student Puts Darwinian Theory into Practice
Additional measures to tackling coronavirus in the Netherlands are being taken. All other gatherings are banned until at least 28 April and the rule for everyone to keep a good distance from others will continue. Darwin with his famous quote ‘Survival of the fittest’ didn't mean the strongest will survive, he meant the most adaptable will survive. This is precisely the time to create new thinking patterns and get rid of some old ones.
Niklas Lemke from Germany, an EBA of Small Business and Entrepreneurship student at Wittenborg Amsterdam, lists some of the new habits he has developed to gear himself up for the extended social distancing period.
High Number of Prospective Students Expected to Participate as Many Now Work from Home
Wittenborg will be breaking new ground on 29 April when it will conduct its first online Open Day with prospective students! Restrictions on physical gatherings in light of the coronavirus are still expected to be in place in the Netherlands by the end of the month. Open Days are regularly held at Wittenborg's two locations in the Netherlands and abroad so students can learn and experience what it is like to study at Wittenborg.
Those who wish to participate can register here.
As Class-Based Education Screeches to a Halt, Schools and Universities Face Different Learning Curves
In March of this year, class-based education for both schools and universities in the Netherlands screeched to a halt. Samantha Birdsall, Project Week teacher at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, is in a unique position because she is also a substitute primary school teacher at the Prins Willem Alexander School in the Dutch town of Laren. In an interview she gave the inside scoop on how each is coping with their new reality of online education, the challenges and what lessons can be taken into the future.
Announcement – Update on Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences' Coronavirus Response Strategy
Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences (WUAS) has successfully switched all its bachelor’s and master’s curriculum to online delivery to cope with the effects of the worldwide coronavirus crisis. WUAS’ aim is to ensure continued delivery, without a study freeze and minimising the risk of study delays for its students. We thank each and every one of our students and staff for making this possible. Below we outline some decisions we have made regarding the planning at WUAS until the summer vacation.
Happy Easter - Wittenborg Staff, 'You've Got Mail' - Support for local businesses
The Wittenborg family had a pleasant, wonderful surprise in the mail this week. Each one of its staff members received a large bar of luxurious, scrumptious, hand-made chocolate from the Executives. It was a small token and kind gesture of appreciation and gratitude to all Wittenborg staff who have worked tirelessly throughout the last weeks in order to keep the university learning going.