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CURRENT STUDENT SUPPORT

Question:

Work Placement/Internship: Work during summer

(Last edited: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 10:04 AM)
Answer:

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).


Question:

Work Placement/Internships: How can I apply for internships?

(Last edited: Monday, 22 March 2021, 5:29 PM)
Answer:

An important step in Wittenborg studies is the internship/work placement and achieving work experience related to your studies at Wittenborg. You can find information pertaining to Work Placement/Internship on the Work Placement (WP) Module online area. You need to first enrol in this module using the enrolment key. It is important that you thoroughly familiarise yourself with the pre-requisites, procedures and instructions before starting the WP/Internship. The Work Placement Handbook (EEG Part 7), which can be found on the online area, contain all the necessary information.

Basically, these are the steps that you need to follow:
1) Enrol in the WP Module using the enrolment key
2) Read the WP Handbook and ensure that you have met all the pre-requisites. You cannot start your WP if you have not fulfilled all the required pre-requisites
3) Register on the search platforms and search for suitable internship opportunities: Wittenborgconnect: www.wittenborgconnect.com.
Students can also use other external platforms such as LinkedIn, Indeed.nl, or other employment agencies (take note that these agencies may charge a service fee)
4) Once you've found a suitable internship opportunity, send your application and CV directly to the employer. If you are accepted, the employer should provide you with a signed acceptance letter/contract
5) Send your WP request to external relations via the online WP Request Form. You need to submit this form and upload all the required documents
6) Once your WP request is approved (the processing period can take between 3-5 days) and the Nuffic Agreement is signed, you can officially start your WP

If you still have questions even after reading the WP Handbook, contact the WP team at externalrelations@wittenborg.eu. When sending queries, always provide your full name and student number. If necessary, you can set an appointment to meet with any of the staffs.
Important: Always try to find the answers to your questions by first using the official information provided online - this is also a key element of acquiring professionalism.

Question:

Work Placement/Internships: Where can I find the placement request form?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 9:50 AM)
Answer:

You need first to enrol in the WP module using the Enrolment key. Once in the work placement online area, you will find the Work Placement Request Form.



Question:

Work Rules: I have been living in the Netherlands and was already working here before my admission to Wittenborg university. Do the working conditions still apply to me?

(Last edited: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 3:22 PM)
Answer:

No. The working conditions for students do not apply to you. You have to follow the part-time regulation for international students only in case of having a student resident permit.


Question:

Working in Netherlands: Can I work in the Netherlands after my graduation?

(Last edited: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 3:23 PM)
Answer:

Students who graduate from Wittenborg University with a bachelor's or master's degree are allowed to search for a job in the Netherlands for a maximum period of one year, known as the 'Zoekjaar".
In order to do so, you should change the purpose of your stay by completing and submitting the appropriate IND form. (The application form is called: "Application residence permit without MVV or change of purpose of stay.)

Note:

Check the IND website for more information on this topic.


Question:

Working in the Netherlands: I am interested to know more about salary, minimum wages and payslips in the Netherlands.

(Last edited: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 3:24 PM)
Answer:

It is always a challenge to learn about salaries, wages and reading pay slips when you start a job in the Netherlands. 

Get more information by visiting iamexpat.nl/career/working-in-the-netherlands/salary-payslip-dutch-minimum-wage.


EDUCATION SUPPORT

Question:

Academic Supervisor: When/How can I request for an Academic Supervisor?

(Last edited: Monday, 27 September 2021, 4:09 PM)
Answer:

One of the fundamental purposes of the Graduation Assignment/Final Project is to ensure students carry out original applied research in a field that is related to their specialisation. This is done with the guidance of an academic supervisor, who is appointed in the final phase of a bachelor's degree programme, or from the first semester of the master's degree programme. Academic supervisors are always members of the academic staff at WUAS, appointed by the Graduation and Examination Board (GEB).

Academic supervisors will be allocated according to various criteria including their familiarity with the proposed topic, their knowledge of the relevant methodologies, their experience in conducting and supervising applied research projects and their workloads.

You can request an Academic Supervisor when you meet the following pre-requisites:

  •         For bachelor’s students: you have obtained 180 ECs (credits);
  •         For master’s students: you have received approval on your Research Topic in Semester 1;

To request an Academic Supervisor, please complete the Online Academic Supervisor Request Form via the links below. You will receive a confirmation email approximately between 3-7 working days after submitting the form completely. Once an Academic Supervisor is assigned to you, please make contact with your Academic Supervisor by making an appointment using the Microsoft Office Calendar.

Bachelor Students: Academic Supervisor Request Form (Rene Rijnders, the Head of Academic Supervisor, Bachelor Programme)

Master students: Academic Supervisor Request Form (Dadi Chen, the Head of Academic Supervisor, Master Programme)


Question:

Exam Review: How to conduct an exam review?

(Last edited: Friday, 5 March 2021, 4:16 PM)
Answer:

Since all assessments are done online, the exam reviews are simplified. The lecturers give feedback in the Turn-it-in upload area to justify the grade that was given to the student. If a student does not agree with this grade, the standard procedure is to contact and discuss it with the lecturer first. If the student still does not agree with his feedback, a formal appeal can be made and sent to examresults@wittenborg.eu. 

As a standard quality control procedure, a moderation process is conducted by the exam committee prior to the results released to students for consistency in grading. And if inefficiencies of gradings are found, corrective measures will be taken. This process is put in place to ensure that the students are not disadvantaged.



Question:

MBA/MBM Students: Is there a deadline to register for Project Weeks?

(Last edited: Thursday, 25 February 2021, 9:28 AM)
Answer:

Yes, we have created Project week registrations for each block in the course area. once you enrol yourself in to Project week course area, you should be able to see the Registration link. The deadline is Monday of the Lesson Week 1 at 08:30. If you missed to register yourself, you will not be allowed to participate in the Project week for that block.

Please note that enrolments and Registrations for project weeks are not the same. You can only do the registration after enrolling in to the course area.


Question:

Mitigating Circumstances: What shall I do if I missed the assignment submission deadline?

(Last edited: Friday, 17 September 2021, 5:39 PM)
Answer:

Normally, deadline must not be missed. If due to exceptional circumstances, you are unable to meet the deadline, which prevents you from graduating on time, you may request an extension via Mitigating Circumstances Request Form. Supporting evidence will normally be required when applications for extensions are made, such as a medical certificate, doctor’s letter, death certificate, etc. The Exam Board is the only body that can authorise extensions. You may wish to make an appointment with your Process Tutor/Study Advisor who can also help you complete the application and ensure that you have the relevant evidence.

Mitigating Circumstances (during standard exam weeks):

- This form should be submitted at least 3 working days before the exam/deadline.
- This form is not applicable for Project Week/Graduation Assignment/Final Project/Work Placement Report deadline extensions.


Question:

Module Unenrolment: How can I unenrol from a module?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 8:51 AM)
Answer:

In case of a situation where you wish to unenrol from a module you will need to visit the 'My Courses' section on wittenborg-online. Click the module that you wish to unenrol from. You will now be able to view an option 'Unenrol me from' under the Course administration section. Click on this and you will be able to enrol that particular module. 


Question:

Plagiarism: What happens if two or more students were observed to have been cooperating during exams?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 10:46 AM)
Answer:

During the grading process, if the similarity in assessments between two or more students is identified it will result in an automatic failure (for all parties involved) and will be reported to the Graduation and Examination Board to take actions accordingly. You must ensure that you do not work together with other students in a group/team or share any information related to your home assignment for any module submission. This is very important and your own responsibility to protect your work being copied by other students.  Our plagiarism policy is available in Part 5 of the EEG.


Question:

Retake of Remaining Module: What shall I do if I still have 1 or 2 pending modules prior to graduation?

(Last edited: Friday, 17 September 2021, 5:30 PM)
Answer:

On condition that a student has a mitigating circumstance and/or a minimum of 210ECs (Bachelors) and 50ECs (Masters), a request can be made for a Retake of the Remaining Module if the remaining module is not within the block(s) prior to Graduation. A maximum of 2 modules can be requested. A student is permitted to do a Retake of the Remaining Module only once. Otherwise reverts to the normal planning of the module. A Retake of the Remaining Module can only be done when a student has attempted the normal exam (1st attempt). In special cases (at the request of the student in writing), the exam board may decide otherwise.

Retake of the Remaining Module requests must be made not later than Lesson Week 1 of the block before the planned Retake, i.e. For a retake request in Block 2: the request has to be made in Lesson Week 1 of Block 1.

Please follow the instructions and fill in the Retake of Remaining Module Request Form on time.

Resource: EEG Part 8, 9.2 Retake of Remaining Module under Mitigating Circumstances. 


GRADUATION ASSIGNMENT/FINAL PROJECT

Question:

GA/FP: Can I do a Business Plan for a Graduation Assignment?

(Last edited: Monday, 28 June 2021, 9:56 AM)
Answer:

 

Yes, you can. But it is advised only to choose this option if you have specific plans to start the company you want to write the Business Plan for. This is because writing a Business Plan is the most challenging option and it requires a lot of reading and research with such an in-depth engagement in finance that it is only worthwhile to go the extra mile when you actually need that information for your future plan.


Question:

GA/FP: Can I request a change or extension in the submission of my Graduation Assignment?

(Last edited: Monday, 28 June 2021, 10:28 AM)
Answer:

 

The deadlines are clearly defined in the EEG in tabulated form so that students can plan and meet the exact deadlines looking backwards from the expected block of graduation. 


Question:

GA/FP: Can I upgrade one of my module results in the same block as my graduation block?

(Last edited: Monday, 28 June 2021, 10:19 AM)
Answer:

 

As per the rules, the student should have completed 220 European Credits (ECs) to submit and defend the Graduation Assignment/Final Project (GA/FP). These ECs including the obtained grades are locked in order to allow him/her to proceed with the GA/FP submission. We do not expect any changes in these grades at the time of defence or afterwards. A student could even fail a module in a worst-case scenario attempting to upgrade his/her mark. We cannot work with any uncertainties/probabilities, though in the case of failure in a reattempt a previous pass grade will remain intact.

We are happy to facilitate such upgrade attempts, but they must be completed before the GA/FP final submission as per the rules. The student cannot proceed with a GA/FP defence in the case of any pending results. Therefore, it is the student’s choice and decision to proceed with the GA/FP defence without upgrades or wait for the upgrades before proceeding with the defence. Please note the extra tuition and fees it may cost if your graduation gets delayed.


Question:

GA/FP: How can I check for the similarity of my submitted paper?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 15 September 2021, 3:52 PM)
Answer:

 

You can check the similarity in detail of your submitted file by clicking on “Match Overview” at the right side of the file submitted to Turnitin.

Please also note that if the similarity is from your own submitted paper, it will not be an issue.


Question:

GA/FP: How do I know who my assigned Academic Supervisor is? Where and how can I find the contact details of my supervisor?

(Last edited: Monday, 28 June 2021, 9:33 AM)
Answer:

 

Once you are prepared to graduate, you can fill in the request form for an Academic Supervisor in the online area. Alternatively, you can access the file here.


Question:

GA/FP: How do I submit the printed copies of my Graduation Assignment?

(Last edited: Monday, 28 June 2021, 9:59 AM)
Answer:

 

Students must submit two properly bound (NO SPIRAL BINDING) copies of their GA/FP to the Front Desk at their campus. Please refer to the online area for the actual deadline to submit the hard copies.


Question:

GA/FP: How many graduation ceremonies are there at Wittenborg? Which graduation ceremony can I attend?

(Last edited: Monday, 28 June 2021, 10:01 AM)
Answer:

 

There are two graduation ceremonies per year, i.e. Winter Graduation Ceremony (February) & Summer Graduation Ceremony (July).

Students who graduated in blocks 1, 2 & 3 will be invited to the winter graduation and students who graduated in blocks 5, 6 & 7 will be invited to the summer graduation.

Note:

Students can invite their family members to come to the graduation ceremony. A graduation ceremony signifies a close to your study journey at Wittenborg. It is a day full of joy, the perfect opportunity to see your fellow graduates one more time and celebrate your graduation together.



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