Directors Peter Birdsall and Maggie Feng wish all Wittenborg students, staff and relations a happy Christmas break, and a successful start to the New Year 2012.
Maggie Feng: “Summing up 2011 I would say ‘new and exciting challenges’, ‘professionalisation’, ‘change management’, ‘lots of business networking’, ‘learning to find my way round Apeldoorn without TomTom’ and last but not least Student Housing and Spaceboxes!”
Peter Birdsall: “My 2011 keywords are: ‘another new website’, ‘branding and google ranking’, ‘even more different nationalities at school’, ‘R&D: University of Brighton MSc’, ‘NTI MBA’,’ Quality System Good – Student Support Excellent’, and last but defiantly not least ‘accreditation and validation panels’.”
“Wittenborg has now settled into its new location in Apeldoorn, and 2011 has been a year of consolidation, in which the school has been audited three times by independent panels, as part of the development of Bachelor and Master programmes in Business Administration, Hospitality, Events and Tourism. An important partnership with the University of Brighton was further developed and Master of Science programmes in International Event Management and International Tourism Management will be launched in 2012. The development of an international MBA route for International Students, Expats and Knowledge Migrants, was started, with partner NTI University”
“Networking was an important aspect to the year, starting with the Apeldoorn New Year receptions and ending with the at the ICT Gala, at which music and entertainment was central, but even here, the development of new programmes in ICT Project Management were discussed with members of the Apeldoorn IT sector.”
“Central to the year has been student housing, cumulating with the arrival of 24 brightly coloured SpaceBoxes, situated in the centre of Apeldoorn, within walking distance of the campus. Excellent Student Housing will remain an important theme in 2012!”
“Central to the year 2011 has been professionalization of education, and the processes and systems within the business school. The NVAO audit panel in September considered Wittenborg’s quality system to be “good”, and its student support mechanisms as “excellent”, however Wittenborg intends to continue the process of increasing quality of education and service to students and staff in 2012”