WIN-Poll(ing): What is your favourite day out?

After a year and a half of corona, we can get together again and go out and about. What will you organize with your friends and family? “I’m going to have a barn party! At our farm. I’ll build a hall for festivities out of crate ...

WIN Peeking Inside: ‘Sleek, but also bohemian’

Laura Gruppen (22), a fourth-year Communication student, is giving us a look into her apartment next to the canals of Zwolle, it is filled with secondhand gems. Laura has moved once in the three years since she lived on her own, from the do ...

Stocks: ‘A big drop is just part of it’

These days it is pretty easy to get into stocks and there are many hot companies like Tesla, Disney and NIO. On top of that are the cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin and Dogecoin, with courses going in every direction. Two students talk about ...

‘Spot is complicated but very cool’

Three Windesheim students received an exceptional opportunity: as the first students in The Netherlands, they can work with robot dog Spot. What can it do and how can it be used in a factory? On its small legs Spot walks through the buildin ...

WIN-Poll(ing): Covid pounds, are they real?

Time for summer clothes! But we have put on some weight during the lockdown. Was that inevitable? Stefan Beedten (20), first-year Entrepreneurship & Retail Management: “Covid pounds? Since I couldn’t go to the gym anymore, I have defini ...

A virtual hug for more cheerfulness

‘Corona has rekindled my passion for music’ Singing has always played an important role in the life of Urcy Miranda. This spring, the Law teacher released her first single: “Virtual Hug”, for all the Windesheimers who could use some cheerfu ...

Brightspace to be the new learning environment

Next year Windesheim will transfer to a new ´learning management system´: Brightspace. In September the first study programmes will start using Brightspace. The current electronic learning environment, N@tschool, shuts down in September 202 ...

‘Is it wise to maintain the BSA-norm for new students?’

The new first-year students who are starting next August, have had a year and a half of online education and have barely got a chance to get to know the University of Applied Sciences. How are we going to evaluate them? Henk Hagoort, chair ...

Zooming with Máxima

Melanie Hellendoorn, a Social work student at Windesheim, recently took part in a special meeting. Through a video connection, she spoke to Queen Máxima about her volunteer work as the buddy of an eleven-year-old boy. The conversation was p ...

Outfits: ‘My mother was always smartly suited.’

WIN is fond of students with special outfits. Today: Ernestina Omuni-Kwenzilike (24), Fourth-year student Journalism Are you always this fancy?“I do wear jeans and plain shirts every now and then, but when I do, I combine them with high hee ...

‘I am much happier now’

Mika Jeuring was fourteen years old when he was placed out of his home due to an unsafe home situation. The new 18-year-old Social Work student wants to help get other people what he needed in his situation. The Hip-Hop scene plays an impor ...

Buddies (1/5): ‘They are my buddy too’

Some vulnerable or lonely people could use some help, especially in times of corona. That’s why student Ruben Oude Nijhuis (first-year Social Work) is a buddy for two psychologically vulnerable people, during his internship is at healthcare ...

Buddies (2/5): ‘He has always been in a sort of lockdown’

Some vulnerable or lonely people could use some help, especially in times of corona. That’s why student Ruud Kamp (first-year Social Work) is a buddy for two fifteen-year-old boys with psychological problems. “One of the boys has autism and ...

The main building gets a new green entrance

The construction of the new entrance building at the back of the C building has started. There will be a beautiful glass entrance hall and a park with benches next to it, which will give the renovated building a green appearance. In the las ...

Windesheimers write poems about Corona

Twenty students and employees wrote poems for the poetry week at Windesheim. A lot of them contained emotional expressions about the current Corona-period.  The Windesheimers wrote the poems as part of the national poetry week (28th of ...

Karin: ‘Life is what you make of it’

I hear if often from the people around me. I feel it too myself: emptiness. The other day my friend told me: “Life is a party. But… life is also what you make of it.” Easier said than done. Because it’s hard if you can’t find anything ...