Africa also needs social scientists

25 June 2022 | Category: Study choice

“For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by Africa. The big animals… the nature… That was what I wanted to explore. But now I know: Africa also needs social scientists,” says Annah Zhu. Her fascination for Africa, and China too, is as alive as ever.

Mental Health: Ways to Reach Out

22 May 2022 | Category: Studying

The article Mental Health: Ways to Reach Out is written by  Linda Widiachristy When day comes, we ask ourselves where we can find light in this never-ending shade? The loss we carry, a sea we must wade. We’ve braved the belly of the beast. We’ve learned that quiet isn’t always…

Guidance and assistance universities offer

first weeks of lectures
26 January 2022 | Category: Uncategorised

It’s important for students to be able to effectively compare study programmes. Especially when it comes to the available student support, there are clear differences. What guidance and assistance universities offer students?

Road from higher vocational education to university is often bumpy

Road from higher vocational education to university
8 January 2022 | Category: Studying

There are 800 university Master’s programmes in the Netherlands, more than 100 of which are not open to those with a higher vocational education Bachelor’s degree. Here I will briefly summarise the article and describe the minister’s stance on the issue. The road from higher vocational education to university is often…

What is a Bachelor’s programme ?

18 December 2021 | Category: Study choice

If you attend an open day with your child, you will probably hear people repeatedly mention Bachelor’s programmes. This is a relatively new term in the Netherlands. What is a Bachelor’s programme? (In Dutch)

Stress and depression when studying and choosing a programme of studies

18 December 2021 | Category: Studying

’’Studying is wonderful, you develop yourself, you learn about other worlds and you discover new possibilities…’’ Luckily, very many young people share these feelings. Unfortunately, however, there are many students and potential students who don’t think that life is so wonderful. Who feel stress, who are depressed. What can you…

First weeks of lectures … tips from students

17 October 2021 | Category: Studying

The first weeks of lectures are the start of four or five years of study for your son or daughter. How can they start off right? Senior students share some tips for the first weeks of lectures. Marian on her first week at college: “Sign up for a loyalty card at the supermarket” and…

Choose a degree programme together

29 August 2018 | Category: Study choice

‘What is in your opinion the most important thing to tell parents about choosing a degree programme?’ I put the question to Nanne Roos Vonk, employee of Handicap + Study Expertise Centre: ‘You should choose a degree programme together,’ answers Nanne. ‘Even if your child has a disability. Sometimes I…