To what extent are Dutch universities equipped to support students with learning difficulties? This is one of the key questions Wittenborg MBA graduate Hien Nguyen examined as part of her final graduation assignment. The scope of her research included 11 universities and universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands where she conducted interviews with people who work in the management of support services at the different institutions.
Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences is introducing an additional support system for new students after they have completed the introduction week at the start of their studies. For a period of up to 9 weeks after students start their studies, throughout the year, new students will have access to workshops and coaching sessions introducing them to the procedures and policies of studies at Wittenborg. The additional support to new students has been introduced as part of WUAS's drive to increase its support for students. The new initiative is the responsibility of the Wittenborg Students Support Team, headed by Support Office Coordinator Sophia Faraji and Front Office/Facilities Coordinator Vikram Athvale.
Wittenborg Agent Representative Network
Wittenborg works with agent representatives who live and work in our students' home countries. The agents are very important for us because they are able to give advice, counselling and support to our students in a number of different situations.
Wittenborg agent representatives have worked with us over the years to provide:
Each Wittenborg location has a Front Desk service, although at the main campus in Apeldoorn there are two - one in each building - at Spoorstraat and in the Aventus building on Laan van Mensenrechten.
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Successful & Secure Careers
Instead of an anonymous careers advisory department, Wittenborg utilises the personal connection built between tutor and student to offer personal and made-to-measure careers advice as necessary.
Project Weeks, with hands-on personal experience of different segments and aspects of business, are also very helpful for students to find out more about which careers might suit them.
The Netherlands supports Knowledge Migrants, which means you can combine your studies with paid work experience in both the Bachelor and MBA programmes.
Jobs and employment can be combined with study and graduates can even continue their job within their company as a knowledge migrant after their studies.
For those not currently employed, the MBA programme places students into a paid work placement.
The healthcare and welfare system in The Netherlands is the highest level in the world, and students studying here enjoy the benefits.
All Wittenborg students are fully insured from the start, and once they settle down, and find employment often choose their own health insurance from the enormous offers available,
Health insurance in The Netherlands was privatised some years ago, however is capped and controlled by the government so almost every insurance costs the same amount.