Fourth-year tourism student ThijsWillem has been a member of the NHTV Participation Council (abbreviated in Dutch to MR) since 2013. In a blog he tells about his experiences.
Through this message, the NHTV Participation Council would like to give students once more the opportunity to present themselves as candidate members of the MR.
“Our lustrum slogan ’50 years of Excellence’ does not only reflect on a successful history but also on a bright future”, is what Hein van Oorschot said in his speech at the opening of the academic year.
This year, students who participated in the National Student Survey (Nationale Studenten Enquete, NSE) had the chance to win a lunch with the Executive Board.
Minister Bussemaker has sent a bill to the Dutch Lower House with the proposal of translating the Dutch term of ‘hogeschool’ as ‘university of applied sciences’ in English. However, a majority in the Lower House thinks this may be confusing abroad.
Student Support Foundation (SSF) supports student activities that cannot or need not be funded by NHTV. Do you need financial support for an activity or event? The next application deadline is 4 April.
In an interview with ‘Het Financieele Dagblad’ (a Dutch newspaper), Hein van Oorschot talked about excellence in higher education, selection ‘at the gate’ and higher tuition fees.
In an interview with Trouw (a Dutch daily), Hein van Oorschot talked about the ambition of turning NHTV into an internationally renowned university, and how government regulations are stifling this ambition.
In an interview with De Telegraaf (a Dutch daily), Hein van Oorschot expressed strong and outspoken views. The president of the Executive Board argues that politics and bureaucracy are frustrating NHTV’s attempts to become a better university.
Since November 2015 Diana van Dijk is a member of the Participation Council. As a member she also participates in the SOO committee (Strategy, Education and Research). Additionally, she represents the Participation Council in the Campus steering committee.