Dutch to Assist International Students Stuck without IELTS/TOEFL Language Results

Dutch to Assist International Students Stuck without IELTS/TOEFL Language Results

Students Need Prove of Language Ability to Apply for Study Visa

https://www.wittenborg.eu/dutch-assist-international-students-stuck-without-ieltstoefl-language-results.htm

The Dutch government set the ball rolling to help prospective international students unable to do an English language test – a prerequisite when applying for a study visa – due to COVID-19 restrictions in many of their home countries. Most students do an IELTS or TOEFL at a test centre, but as many of these centres  around the world have closed, students found themselves stuck. The Dutch department of education is now working on a solution with the National Commission for the Code of Conduct for International Students in Dutch Higher Education, that might enable students to do the test online.  

Wittenborg Student Spoke to the Chinese Ambassador on Prevention of COVID-19

Wittenborg Student Spoke to the Chinese Ambassador on Prevention of COVID-19

Supporting the Chinese Embassy with COVID-19-Related Matters

https://www.wittenborg.eu/supporting-chinese-embassy-covid-19-related-matters.htm

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences IBA student Shanfeng Lu represented Chinese students in Apeldoorn by joining a webinar organised by the Chinese Embassy in the Netherlands about the prevention of COVID-19. More than 20 Chinese student representatives from all over the Netherlands joined the webinar recently.

Unique Introduction Days for new students starting Block 6

Unique Introduction Days for new students starting Block 6

Unique Introduction Days for new students starting at Wittenborg in Block 6

https://www.wittenborg.eu/unique-introduction-days-new-students-starting-block-6.htm

At the end of March, Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences had its introduction days for block 6 of the 2019-2020 academic year. The introduction days were quite unique this block as they took place online. The Dutch government decided that all schools and universities should close on the 13th of March forcing WUAS to move all its activities online. WUAS staff adapted the introduction day activities that usually happen at the WUAS campuses into online sessions detailing information such as how to navigate Wittenborg Online, the role of a WUAS process tutor and adapting to life in the Netherlands.

Message from Wittenborg's President to Students and Staff

Message from Wittenborg's President to Students and Staff

Message from Wittenborg's President to Students and Staff - Stay Home Stay Safe!

Congratulations to Wittenborg students for completing the first full week of online delivery of their bachelor's or master's degrees. Congratulations to Wittenborg teachers for doing something they weren’t prepared for, and making it happen. Congratulations to Wittenborg staff teams who have been working around the clock this past week.

Message from WUAS President to Students and Staff 04042020

Stay Home Stay Safe

We are living in surreal times - we have gone from a busy and lively life, where we travelled and socialised and spent time with friends and colleagues, in school, at the sport club, in bars and restaurants, to a life that’s eerie, strange and maybe even frightening.

IBM Partner Unpacks Changing Consumer Behaviour for Wittenborg Students

IBM Partner Unpacks Changing Consumer Behaviour for Wittenborg Students

Students Get Good Insight on What Drives Consumers from IBM 2020 Report

https://www.wittenborg.eu/ibm-partner-unpacks-changing-consumer-behaviour-wittenborg-students.htm

Undergraduates at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences recently had the privilege to listen to Jerry J Stam, associate partner of IBM Global Business Services, who gave a fascinating guest lecture on IBM's 2020 report on consumers driving change.

At IBM Stam is responsible for innovation, business development and project delivery for (international) retail and wholesale clients, in particular around omnichannel. He has over two decades of (consulting) experience in retail. He has been working for retailers the world over, including household names like Sainsbury's Hema and Jumbo Supermarkets.

Wittenborg Seeking Approval to Provide Transnational Education in Munich

Wittenborg Seeking Approval to Provide Transnational Education in Munich

Wittenborg Seeking Approval to Provide Transnational Education in Munich

https://www.wittenborg.eu/wittenborg-last-stop-nvao-it-suspends-procedures-due-coronavirus.htm

Two weeks ago, the Dutch accreditation and quality assurance body NVAO postponed all its site visits in light of the coronavirus COVID-19 – Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences (WUAS) was its last visit to an institution of higher education last month.  Its assessment procedures in the Netherlands will be suspended until at least 28 April. In Flanders all activities are suspended until further notice.

WUAS abandons using the videoconferencing tool Zoom due to privacy fears

Zoom

WUAS abandons using the conferencing tool Zoom due to privacy fears and a lack of GDPR compliance.

Do not use Zoom as an educator, Wittenborg warns.

Apeldoorn, 1 April 2020 – Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences (WUAS) in Apeldoorn, Amsterdam and Munich cautions its staff and students to not use the popular videoconferencing application Zoom in an educational context, but switch to Microsoft Teams instead.

“Zoom does not meet our standards for reliability, confidentiality, and GDPR compliance,” Peter Birdsall, WUAS Chair said in a statement to all students and staff, “Teams does.”

Keeping up with Wittenborg staff stuck abroad

Keeping up with Wittenborg staff stuck abroad

How did you get stuck at home?

https://www.wittenborg.eu/keeping-wittenborg-staff-stuck-abroad.htm

Nadia: I planned my trip back to Kuala Lumpur (KL) for my brother's wedding. However, due to the escalating situation with Covid19 after my arrival, a week before the wedding, my family decided to postpone the ceremony to a much later date. I was scheduled to leave KL on Monday, March 23, but on March 17, the Malaysian Government announced a Movement Restriction Order (MCO) which is basically a "lockdown". The MCO will last for 14 days until March 31. My flight back to NL was also cancelled shortly after the announcement. I am uncertain about when I can leave the country at this point.

Students Stay Positive as They Adjust to Corona Restrictions

Students Stay Positive as They Adjust to Corona Restrictions

Students Staying Positive as They Switch to Online Studying and Living with Corona Restrictions

https://www.wittenborg.eu/students-stay-positive-they-adjust-corona-restrictions.htm

Keeping fit, discovering new hobbies, baking cakes, making music – these are some of the fun, interesting activities students have been using to cope with stricter social distancing measures necessitated by the Dutch government to curb the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.  And of course, keeping up with their studies with the help of Wittenborg's new and improved online resources.

We spoke to some Wittenborg students about what they are up to during these trying times.

Wittenborg Finding Ways to Keep Staff Spirits up amid Corona Uncertainties

Wittenborg Finding Ways to Keep Staff Spirits up amid Corona Uncertainties

Wittenborg Finding Ways to Keep Staff Spirits up amid Corona Uncertainties

https://www.wittenborg.eu/me-and-my-favourite-cup-finding-ways-keep-spirits.htm

Creating a virtual "coffee table" for staff to touch base every morning and keep spirits high, while many are working from home in the midst of the Corona COVID-19 virus, is one of the coping mechanisms introduced at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences as it adjusts to offering its education programmes online, still keeping the wheels of administration turning.