“The first hundred study days have gone swimmingly”
Are you a first-year student? Congratulations, you’ve nearly been studying for one hundred days. Within the framework of that, the Education, Knowledge and Communication service department is doing a survey into how new students experience their first hundred days. H|NIEUWS spoke with two first year students.
Sade van Ophem, European Studies
“During the first days of my studies, we had a lot of introductions, we didn’t really get into the thick of it. I was really happy with the clarity: we received a tour of the school, and if I had questions, I could always ask my supervisor. Why did I choose THUAS? The exclusivity played a big role: my degree programme is only available in The Hague and Maastricht. Before I made a final decision on my degree programme, I did everything possible to find out about my degree programme: I went to the open day, did a walk through and attended a trial study day. The trial days did deviate in practice from what I am experiencing now. For example, we worked with a case which we then discussed with the teachers, but we are mostly working on theory and English now.
Bastiaan Snethlage, Safety & Security Management Studie
“Ultimately the first hundred days went off without a hitch! I have been to all the lectures, but have still had time for my friends and homework. When I look back at the courses, I do ask myself why we only have lessons about how to establish yourself professionally during half of the project week. I’d rather have had that at the beginning of the week. But that aside, I quickly became accustomed to the university of applied sciences. Before this I studied Public Administration at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, but that wasn’t for me. Before I enrolled, I visited a few additional open days. I was really pleased with the one at THUAS. They provided a great deal of clarity about what precisely you will learn each year. In addition, THUAS doesn’t make the degree programme nicer than it actually is. That was great, so I knew exactly where I stood.”
As a first year, you have now received a personal digital invitation for the survey. Did you miss it, but would like to give your opinion of your first 100 days? You will receive a reminder on December 5 and 12. You can complete the survey until January 5.