WUP 13/3/2013 - Debbie Kuang's Stone placed yesterday (12 March 2013) -Yesterday morning at the public cemetery in Epe, near Apeldoorn, the gravestone of Wittenborg student Debbie Kuang was placed, as instructed by Wittenborg University. Debbie died of cancer in May 2012, after a long battle, and many students and staff members were very involved in the period before and after her death. A commemorative scholarship fund was set up after her death to help support students from developing countries to study at Wittenborg University, and in September 2013 the first 8 students will start their studies under the Debbie Scholarship Fund.
WUP 12/3/2013 – Henk Penseel, MSc Event Management Student, on Fundraising
You are not allowed to say It's generally known, without stating where you got the information from, when writing an academic paper. But if you write a blog I guess it's OK. So I consider it common knowledge that when you are looking for a new car , you seem to notice many more adverts with cars in them than usual. Now that I’ve had lectures about sponsoring and fundraising my attention has fallen on this subject more frequently than before.
WUP 28/02/2013 - International Student Front Desk to the Rescue! - The front desk at Wittenborg University assists students with many aspects of their stay in the Netherlands – from now the international students front desks have been asked to be especially alert to ensuring students maintain their exemption from a national health insurance, and react on time if they are mistakenly billed for one!
Dutch bureaucratic systems surrounding health insurance have meant that in the past year many students have been sent final demands for additional national insurance, that in fact they don’t need to pay – and to make sure that they have the bill annulled, students are required to send a protest letter within three months – to avoid being “fined”.
WUP 27/02/2013 - Germany important once more for Dutch Higher Education! - According to recent reports by the Dutch organization of international higher education in the Netherlands (NUFFIC), the connection with Germany is once again seen as important and one to be stimulated. In recent years there has been criticism in the Netherlands government over the large numbers of German students coming to Holland.
WUP 15/02/2013 - Winter 2012-2013 - Wittenborg University Graduates Celebrate
Yesterday saw the awards ceremony for successful graduates of the Bachelor in International Business Administration – in all 14 students have graduated during the three blocks of the winter semester 2012-2013. Yesterday, students representing the Netherlands, Thailand, Pakistan and Nigeria were awarded a degree at which family and friends, lecturers and tutors and the directors were present. Visitors from companies in the region of Apeldoorn were also there to watch the proceedings.
The numbers of Non-EU students in the UK drop for the first time in 16 years - For the first time in 16 years the numbers of non-EU postgraduates fall, this is what The Guardian tells us. Last year the number of students dropped with 1%, this is what we can see in the latest number of the Higher Education Statistical Agency (Hesa). This in contrast to the Netherlands, that sees a continuous increase in the numbers of non-EU international students.
WUP 29/12/12 - Increased Mobility, but new Visa Regulations - 2012 has seen an increased mobility of international students worldwide with more students choosing the popular study destinations that include the USA, UK, Canada and Australia. More and more countries are encouraging their students to spend a period of study abroad, and extensive scholarship programmes have been launched by the governments of Brazil and Saudi Arabia, providing fully compensated study abroad opportunities. However many government agencies also fear a marked increase in the abuse of the study visa systems through the use of forged diplomas.
Wittenborg closes for Christmas vacation 2012 - Wittenborg University has closed for the Christmas vacation and students celebrated the end of term with drinks and snacks at Apeldoorn’s students bar and cafe “Cafe Jeroen”. Wittenborg is closed from December 22nd 2012 until january 1st 2013, reopening on Wednesday January 2nd. During the Christmas period the admissions team will continue to answer enquiries through the website and an emergency telephone number has been made available to students.
WUP 21/10/12 - International Students see an intercultural Environment as a Safe Place to Study! According to a recent survey undertaken by the British Council in more than 80 countries, the UK has come out on-top as the safest place to study, according to students asked. The main reason given for this was that the UK is seen to have a rich multi-cultural society, where students feel safe and accepted, without the risk of being discriminated against, and with more opportunity to find communities of their own origin. Personal safety, 5 years ago at number 17 on the list has remarkably risen straight to number 1 on a student's checklist for where to study, according to the report, Student Insight Hot Topics: The Rise in Global Student Safety Concerns.
The first block of the 2012-2013 year at Wittenborg University is reaching an end with the first of the year’s exam weeks for Bachelor students. Block 2 will start on 22 October, and the school will say goodbye to a number of graduating students and welcome new students from Austria, Bulgaria, Russia, China and Vietnam to its classes. With 6 starts and finishes a year, the Bachelor programme is a lively evolution of diversity. The next group of new students will start in Block 3, which begins on 3 December 2012.