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Postgraduate Degree Boosts Salaries Significantly
by Wittenborg News - Saturday, 25 May 2019, 9:30 AM
 

Postgraduate Degree Boosts Salaries Significantly

Female Graduates Still Earn Less

Earning a post-graduate degree - like a master's or doctorate - can significantly boost your pay-check, official income data from the UK suggests.

The 2018 graduate earning figures published by the UK Department of Education show that post-graduates between the ages of 21 and 30 years earn £9,000 (about €10,417) more per year than those with no degree at all, the BBC reported.

Those who further their studies after their first degree typically earn about £30,000 (€34,721) per year. Compared to those with "only" an undergraduate degree, there is a £4,500 (€5,208) per year gap.

However, the data also revealed some worrying trends. Namely that pay levels for all levels of education have faced a decade of stagnation and real-term decline.

In 2008, the typical young graduate was earning £24,000 - and by 2018, if it had simply kept pace with inflation, that would have risen to about £31,500. But the typical young graduate in 2018 was only earning £25,500, representing a significant drop in real-term earnings.

In addition, gender and ethnicity still play a part. Women, for instance, get the short-end of the stick.  Female graduate earnings, up to the age of 30, average £24,500, but male graduates average £28,000.

Source: BBC

WUP 25/5/2019
by James Wittenborg
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Prospective Student? Ask Our Student Ambassadors All Your Questions
by Wittenborg News - Thursday, 23 May 2019, 3:20 PM
 
Prospective Student? Ask Our Student Ambassadors All Your Questions

Deciding where to Study can be Life-Changing


Have a question about what it’s really like to study in the Netherlands?  Then meet Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences’ new Student Ambassadors – who among them speak at least 10 different languages!

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The Student Ambassador programme is aimed mainly at prospective students who might have loads of questions before or after they have enrolled. “And who better to answer those questions than students who are already in the Netherlands and have gone through the same experiences as any new student?” said Lena Vandenbosch, Wittenborg’s International Business Development Manager.

"Deciding on where to study can be a life-changing decision. It would be great to give future students the opportunity to personally connect with current students to hear all about the student experience at Wittenborg" Vandenbosch added. The initiative will be led by the Admissions Team.

The student ambassadors are Allegra Zazzaro (Italy), Illia Kupris (Ukraine), Chayan Taldar (India), Ana Liparteliani (Georgia), Kavinga Sandali (Sri Lanka), Matthew Skelhorne (Canada) and Romeissa Laib (Algeria).

What has their experience of the Netherlands and Wittenborg been so far? Kavinga said: "The community at Wittenborg is welcoming and friendly. Settling in here did not take much effort at all!"

Any current student who has been studying in the Netherlands for at least six months is welcome to apply for ambassadorship by emailing communications@wittenborg.eu.

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New Students Represent 17 Different Nationalities
by Wittenborg News - Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 2:57 PM
 

Last Students for 2018-19 Academic Year Welcomed at Wittenborg

New Students Represent 17 Different Nationalities


Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences welcomed its last group of new students for the 2018-19 academic year at its campus in Apeldoorn this week. The university’s multiple entry-date system allows for 6 student intakes per year. The next entry date will be on 26 August 2019.

The group of 38 students represents 17 different countries - Germany, Vietnam, South Africa, Iran, Zimbabwe, Russia, Austria, Nigeria, India, Pakistan, China, the Netherlands, the Ukraine, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Brazil and Sri Lanka. Eight of the new students will study at Wittenborg’s Amsterdam campus.

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How to Impress with Your Presentation
by Wittenborg News - Sunday, 19 May 2019, 6:27 PM
 

How to Impress with Your Presentation

Ultimately a Good Presentation Depends on the Script and the Person

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Wittenborg's New Master in Business Management Due to Start in September
by Wittenborg News - Friday, 17 May 2019, 11:16 AM
 

Wittenborg's New Master in Business Management Due to Start in September

MBM Applicants Don't Need Work Experience, Unlike MBA


Applications are now open for a new cluster of master's programmes at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences - the Master in Business Management (MBM) – which will start in September this year.

Unlike classic MBA programmes the MBM programme does not require applicants to have work experience of 3 years or more. Wittenborg senior admissions officer, Florian Oosterberg, said: “Another contrast with the classic MBA is that students are offered specialisation modules from the first semester, and also introduced to professional-based learning and company exposure.”

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Staff Attend Workshop to Deal with Students' Mental Health
by Wittenborg News - Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 6:02 PM
 

Staff Attend Workshop to Deal with Students' Mental Health

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Failure is Part of the Entrepreneurial Journey
by Wittenborg News - Sunday, 12 May 2019, 8:27 PM
 

Failure is Part of the Entrepreneurial Journey

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Some of Wittenborg's students are already on the entrepreneurial path and are framing their start-up ideas. A good example is Pahal Nopani from India, who is a Master of Sciences student in International Tourism Management. She joined Wittenborg in October 2018.

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by Wittenborg News - Thursday, 9 May 2019, 3:15 PM
 

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International Students 'fast-tracked' into prestigious Dutch Research Universities
by Wittenborg News - Tuesday, 7 May 2019, 5:13 PM
 

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International Students Gain Admission Through Transition Programmes while Dutch Students Have to Go the Whole Nine Yards


Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences is calling on the Dutch Inspectorate of Education to evaluate the way agencies recruit international students for transition-year programmes, which eventually win them a place at Dutch universities, questioning whether that place is legitimately earned. Wittenborg has uncovered that international students are being 'fast-tracked' into research universities, not having a qualification that is equivalent to the national requirement.

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Perspective Matters
by Wittenborg News - Monday, 6 May 2019, 10:39 AM
 

Perspective Matters

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