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Question:(Last edited: Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 1:08 PM)
Turnitin/Plagiarism & Similarity: How will I know what changes I need to make after I viewed the Turnitin Originality Report and how can I lower the similarity score?
Check the ‘Match Overview’ of the Originality Report (picture shown below) and take note of sources which have more than 1% similarity. Make changes to your text, not only to lower your overall similarity score but also to lower the similarity of each source higher than 1%. Here are some suggestions on what you can do:
1) Remove or change strings of commonly used phrases or text (5-8 words) such as 'Sustainability is important for the environment', as such phrase is very common in the internet and will show up in the similarity score.
2) Put all exact words in quotation marks, or in an indented paragraph. Then use the filter key in Turnitin and exclude 'quotes' and 'bibliography'. (Refer to this link on how to use the filter function: https://help.turnitin.com/ithenticate/ithenticate-user/the-similarity-report/filters-and-exclusions.htm). However, a better way is to paraphrase everything in your own words, even if it is a definition, and provide the references. Make sure you don't just find synonyms of words or change few words here and there because Turnitin can detect similarity in sentences too.
3) Check the individual percentages of the sources. If the percentage for one or more of the sources are 2% or more (see the example in the picture below), reduce or paraphrase the text from that source. For example, referring to the picture below, reduce text from Sources no. 1, 2, 3 and 4.
These are some ways in which you can reduce the similarity score, but take note that a low similarity score does not definitely mean that your assignment is plagiarism-free. In addition to the above, you have to ensure that you have not committed any of the possible cases of plagiarism. For this, you have to check the EEG Part 5b. You can also refer to the attached document 'A Guide to Plagiarism - for students' on how to avoid plagiarism.
Question:(Last edited: Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 8:54 AM)
Virtual Events: I am interested participating in the virtual events. What steps should I follow?
You may join the event that you are interested in by following the steps below.
Monday DanceFit with Wilma Albertus: LINK Update your Facebook info and show that you are one of Wittenborg's current students or staff for speedy approval.
#WorkoutWednesday with Sepanta Zamani: LINK
#FridayLunch chit-chat with students, teachers and other Wittenborg staff: LINK
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for the ID and password to join an event.
The video platform Zoom is being used for this non-educational, online-socialising event. Zoom collects user details and shares them with third parties. Wittenborg cannot be held liable in any way for Zoom’s data collection. For more information, please read: https://www.wittenborg.eu/wuas-abandons-using-videoconferencing-tool-zoom-due-privacy-fears.htm.
Question:(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 9:49 AM)
Weather in the Netherlands: What sort of weather can I expect in the Netherlands?
The type of weather depends on the wind direction: east winds in summer can be hot, around 30 degrees Celsius or more, and cold in winter around minus 10 Celsius or less. West winds in general are mild but can produce rain. The Netherlands is quite green. All four seasons have their own character.
Question:(Last edited: Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 2:45 PM)
Website: Whom I can contact to update my Background and Expertise information on Wittenborg Website?
You should send all updates and any change requests to WebsitePagesandUpdates@wittenborg.eu.
Additionally, any changes to the CV can be sent to email@example.com.
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 13 July 2020, 11:52 AM)
Wi-Fi: How can i use Wi-Fi in the library?
All students can use Wi-Fi via the network Eduroam. All necessary information is available on the Wi-Fi information page of Radboud ICT service. Wi-Fi is also available for visitors outside Radboud University but they need to request a login code with the library staff or with the ICT service point in the hall of the Central Library.
Question:(Last edited: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 9:55 AM)
Wittenborg Intake: Can I defer my Wittenborg offer to a later intake?
Yes, you can. Wittenborg's Bachelor, MBA and MBM programmes all have 6 starting dates per year, allowing flexibility not only in starting your studies, but also graduating from your programme. If you would like to defer your starting date after you have received an acceptance letter, please inform the Registrar Department at firstname.lastname@example.org with your request. Please do not forget to mention your student number when you send an email.
Question:(Last edited: Wednesday, 15 July 2020, 5:01 PM)
Work Permit: How can I get a work permit?
If you are from the EU/EEA or Switzerland, you are free to work without restrictions. You do not need a work permit and there are no restrictions regarding working hours, other than the restrictions and rules stipulated by Dutch law in the Working Hours Act (ATW).
If you are not from the EU/EEA or Switzerland, there are some restrictions if you want to work alongside your studies. Your employer has to provide you with a personal work permit. You can only work if you have this specific work permit and you can either work part-time for a maximum of 16 hours a week during the year, or full-time (40 hours a week) in summer, during the months of June, July and August. The employer needs to apply for your work permit, called TWV (tewerkstellingsvergunning) at least 5 weeks prior to the start of your employment. You can inform the company that if they do not know what to do they can refer to the websites Werk.nl and IND.nl for clear instructions. It will take between 2 to 5 weeks before approval is given. The application is free of charge. You cannot apply for the permit yourself, but you need to ask your employer a copy of the permit, after they have received the approval. The organization that issues work permits is called the Employee Insurance Agency (UWV). You can have the permit for 16 hours a week, or have the permit for full-time during summer. These are two different requests. If you need your registration letter to prove that you are a student at Wittenborg, please contact our Registrar department (email@example.com ).
Question:(Last edited: Wednesday, 2 September 2020, 4:29 PM)
Work Placement Preparation Online Session: Where can I find the information/teams meeting link for Work Placement Preparation Online Session?
The Work Placement Preparation Online
session is scheduled in blocks 1 and 5. This session is open to all
students. If you cannot find it in your timetable, you can manually add it
in your timetable. Once you are logged-in in the timetable, you need to click ‘Module”
(right side) and then search for ‘Work Placement’. Click on the 'Work Placement Preparation Online' and click next. From there, you can easily find the teams
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 31 August 2020, 2:37 PM)
Work Placement: Where can I find the work placement information?
You can find the work placement-related information in the Education and Examination Guide, EEG PART 7 - Work Placement
Handbook of the respective Bachelor and Master's EEG. You can access these documents on your Wittenborg-online dashboard.
Question:(Last edited: Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 2:38 PM)
Work Placement/Internship and Part-Time Jobs: Is there any difference between internships and part-time jobs?
A Work Placement (WP) is a curriculum module for all Bachelor students and is an essential part of your study programme, however, a part-time job is an additional extracurricular option. During the WP, you will be assigned a company supervisor who will monitor your progress throughout the internship. The company supervisor will update the Work Placement Coordinator at the university of your progress periodically. You will also be assessed at the end of your internship by the company supervisor and the grade will be included in your WP final mark. As for a part-time job, there is no assessment and it is purely your own personal undertaking. Students can take a part-time job while doing a Work Placement/Internship.
Take note that you will not be allowed to present your Graduation Assignment if you have not passed your Work Placement/Internship module.
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 31 August 2020, 1:40 PM)
Work Placement/Internship: Can I as an EBA student request to do the work placement in my own start-up company during the corona outbreak?
Yes, theoretically it is possible. You need to consider how the decisions adopted by the Dutch Government will affect your business and if you will be able to operate or not.
External Relations department will assess case by case, email them on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Question:(Last edited: Thursday, 10 December 2020, 10:56 AM)
Work Placement/Internship: Can I replace Work Placement credits with other modules?
Replacement of credits is ONLY applicable for Direct Entry Final Year students. Students can take specialisation modules from phase 2 in their own specialisation and/or phase 3 modules from other specialisations to replace the Work Placement with equivalent ECs. Please notice that students cannot choose modules and specialisation across different campuses (e.g. Apeldoorn student cannot choose EBA modules offered in Amsterdam). Student must make an agreement for possible modules with their process tutor. Once the modules have been chosen, the student needs to send an email to email@example.com and CC process tutor with the subject: Replace Work Placement_snumber or Replace In-company Training. List the modules with the full module name and module code in the email.
*COVID-19 period: students who have been granted to replace Work Placement and/or In-company Training also need to follow the above rules and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org copying process tutor, with the subject: Replace Work Placement_snumber or In Company Training_Snumber. Kindly note that it is necessary to clearly mentioned which module do you want to replacement (Work Placement or In Company Training). List the modules with a full module name and module code in the email.
Question:(Last edited: Thursday, 29 October 2020, 5:15 PM)
Work Placement/Internship: Can I still do an internship/WP after graduation?
No, you cannot do an internship/work placement after graduation. For an internship in the Netherlands, Dutch law requires applicants to be either a European Citizen OR to be currently enrolled in an educational institution as a student. It should be noted that after graduation, you will in general no longer be able to take an internship in the Netherlands. Your Work Placement ending date must be within the period of your registration at Wittenborg.
What shall I do if it's not possible to do so?
You are highly recommended to discuss your situation of the current student status and changes in the near future and come up with a feasible solution with your Internship company. And then come back to email@example.com for paper works if your internship duration has been revised to meet the requirement.
Question:(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 9:51 AM)
Work Placement/Internship: Does Wittenborg provide placements for internship or do I have to find it myself?
Wittenborg has two platforms where internship vacancies are published: WittenborgConnect and HOSCO However, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the internship company personally.
Question:(Last edited: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 10:02 AM)
Work Placement/Internship: How shall I prepare for the Work Placement if I am a top-up, direct-entry student?
Work placement is not obligatory for students with direct entry into the final phase (Phase 3). However, they must complete 15 ECs for this module, either by undertaking a standard internship as per our procedure, or they can replace these credits with other taught modules. For this they must make an agreement for possible modules with their process tutor through their study agreement.
Please refer to the Bachelor's EEG PART 7 - Work Placement Handbook Bachelor's, Page 9.
Question:(Last edited: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 10:00 AM)
Work Placement/Internship: Is the Work Placement compulsory for master's students?
No, the Work Placement is a non-curriculum required activity, thus it is not compulsory for master's students.
Question:(Last edited: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 3:33 PM)
Work Placement/Internship: When can I undertake the mandatory internship?
Internships for IBA students will begin in Phase 3, while the in-company training for HBA students will begin in Phase 2 and the Work Placement will begin in Phase 3.
Question:(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 10:11 AM)
Work Placement/Internship: Who can I contact if my In-Company Training or Work Placement gets disrupted due to the ongoing Covid-19 crises?
Students who are currently doing or about to begin an In-Company Training or a Work Placement in Block 6 or 7 and might be affected by the hospitality industry closing down due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic can fill in the form (http://tiny.cc/tn97lz). It is also recommended to keep your process tutor informed.
Once the form is completely filled in and submitted, the External Relations & Work Placement teams will contact your Work Placement company and Education Department for a feasible solution to avoid any delays in your graduation.
Question:(Last edited: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 10:04 AM)
Work Placement/Internship: Work during summer
If you are an international student residing in the Netherlands, holding a residence card for study purposes, you are allowed to work up to a maximum of 16 hours every week right through the year, or you could work full-time during the summer months (June, July & August).