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.

Many Chinese Alumni Employed by Dutch HE Sector

Many Chinese Alumni Employed by Dutch HE Sector

High Number of Chinese PhD and Bachelor's Students Stay in the Netherlands after Graduating - CBS Report

https://www.wittenborg.eu/many-chinese-alumni-employed-dutch-he-sector.htm

Over 60% of Chinese bachelor's and around half of Chinese master's degree graduates still live in the Netherlands 3 years after receiving their diplomas, a new report by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) states. And around 43% of Chinese PhD graduates are still in the Netherlands 10 years after the end of their PhD contracts. This is around 10 percentage points higher than the stay rate of the average international PhD student in the Netherlands, the quarterly Internationalisation Monitor, commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has found.  

Dutch Universities Allowed to Start with Physical Classes from 1 July as Per New COVID-19 Regulations

Dutch Universities Allowed to Start with Physical Classes from 1 July as Per New COVID-19 Regulations

Wittenborg In Line with Minister's Call to Adopt "Hybrid" Education Model after Summer

Dutch universities are expected to re-open en masse after the summer holiday as the government announced a further ease in restrictions this week. The Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Ingrid van Engelshoven, has called on the higher education sector to adopt a "hybrid" model, by providing online as well as class-based education – in line with a plan announced by Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences two weeks ago. Van Engelshoven emphasised the importance of face-to-face education, especially for first-year students.

Student Volunteers - Backbone of Wittenborg's Events Success

Student Volunteers - Backbone of Wittenborg's Events Success

Wittenborg events supported by relentlessly dedicated students

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences organises numerous activities and events for its students, staff and faculty members consistently throughout the academic year. When it comes to events management, there is a lot to prepare and sometimes it's easy to overlook what pressure goes on behind the scenes. There are weeks or sometimes months of planning to be able to deliver a successful event. The preparation part takes a lot of dedication and patience. A lot of events that Wittenborg has delivered to its stakeholders have been supported by students relentlessly devoting their time as event volunteers during the whole process. Today, we hear from some of these wonderful students about the motivation behind their contribution to Wittenborg events and activities.

Saying goodbye to a long-serving member of staff: Tineke van der Leer

Saying goodbye to a long-serving member of staff: Tineke van der Leer

Tineke van der Leer Heads into Retirement

https://www.wittenborg.eu/saying-goodbye-long-serving-member-staff-tineke-van-der-leer.htm

Tineke van der Leer is now entering the retirement phase of her professional career after working with Wittenborg for the past 8 years. In her position as the Student Registry Administrator, she has been influential in the student journey of a large number of WUAS students. She will be greatly missed by colleagues and students who have had the good fortune of interacting with her. We caught up with her to talk about her experience working at Wittenborg and what she is looking forward to in this new chapter.

Wittenborg's Virtual Meet & Greet for New Students under Travel Restrictions

Wittenborg's Virtual Meet & Greet for New Students under Travel Restrictions

New Students Enthusiastic after Wittenborg Virtual Meet and Greet Event.

https://www.wittenborg.eu/wittenborgs-virtual-meet-greet-new-students-under-travel-restrictions.htm

Last week, Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences organised a virtual meet and greet with eight master's students and four bachelor's students from Iran, Tanzania, Nigeria and India, currently still in their home countries due to COVID-19-related travel  restrictions. This unique meet and greet involves several Wittenborg current students and staff members, who inform new students about Wittenborg’s study system and its online implementation during the pandemic.

When Hearing "No" is a Gift, Because your Dream Job is Waiting Around the Corner

 When Hearing "No" is a Gift, Because your Dream Job is Waiting Around the Corner

Wittenborg Alumnus Lands Job at Top Dutch Bank after Many Rejection Letters during Corona

Before landing a job at ING, the largest bank in the Netherlands, Wittenborg alumnus Armin Moradi said he received a whole lot of rejection letters from companies he applied to – exacerbated by the coronavirus. "Looking back, I am over the moon that all those people said 'no' to me so I can do a job that I always dreamed of. This shows that sometimes hearing 'no' is a gift." Moradi, who is Iranian, also did an internship at Wittenborg as admissions assistant while studying.

Hi Armin, congratulations on the job. When do you start and what will you be doing at ING?
Thanks! I will start on 1 July as Operations/Network Engineer. That means it is all about fixing ICT problems such as malfunctions.