A new face for old main buildings

Building B and C of the Windesheim campus in Zwolle will receive a major facelift soon. The renovation works will start this summer and will go on until the end of 2021.  The renovation of the 35-year-old buildings is comparable to the ...

Mock fight

Strength, speed, technique, athletic ability, expression and explosiveness. It all comes together in Kata, a form of Karate that Matthew Martens (fourth-year Information and Communication Technology student) has been practising from an earl ...

‘Will that robot be taking care of us later?’

Sabine Reinaardus teacher of the Social Work study program wants students of Social Work to become familiar with robots. Student Niek Stegeman took robot Zora with him to a nursing home. It is an ordinary Wednesday in nursing home Margareth ...

The most delicious budget Hotchpotch

A microwave. That is all you need for a steaming plate of mashed potato based stew (hotchpotch) with kale. WIN sought out the best. ‘Lekker&Snel’ (ALDI)This one doesn’t live up to its name (tasty and quick.) After waiting for 12 (!) min ...

Searching for chic

You want to look good these next few days. Preferably for little money. That is why WIN sent students, Melissa, Kornelia and Roos, to a store full of second hand designer clothes. Melissa, a first-year student, and Kornelia and Roos, both t ...

Bart on his way to the top

Business Management student Bart de Vries is giving his all: a career as a model. A conversation about objectification, rejections and faraway countries. “I feel incredibly privileged.” What it’s like in Mexico City? “It’s at least 20 degre ...

The Best Kruidnoten

Kruidnoten/pepernoten:“As a tradition in the period before Sinterklaas (Saint Nicholas), people in the Netherlands eat small round brown cookies made from butter, brown sugar and ‘Speculaas spices’ which include: cinnamon, nutmeg, white pep ...

The urge to prove yourself

Her muscular disease does not stop second-year student Maud de Reu. She trains hard to be selected for the Paralympics in 2020 with her horse Webron. “My illness has made me stronger.” The 20-year-old Maud thinks it is really cool tha ...

A summer night that just won’t end

This is one of the true stories of Windesheim students, written down by their fellow students. These stories were collected as part of a project named ‘Storytellers’, aimed at stimulating a discussion about diversity. The project was led by ...

‘Success with mixed feelings’

Student Milva Blankendal wants to make the ‘white’ cosmetics market colourful. ‘As a black woman, you are dependent on brands which are only available in specific stores.’ Jessica in Engeland /2: ‘Vintage kilo sales zijn h ...

‘Tornadoes also exist in the Netherlands’

Hail, lightning and heavy wind? Normal people would rather stay inside, but journalism student Gilles Tijmes wouldn’t. He goes outside during heavy weather. Everyone knows the documentaries on Discovery Channel in which overenthusiastic guy ...

Shopping centre new location Almere?

Windesheim is negotiating for a temporary extra location in the middle of the shopping centre of Almere. The building, named Het Circus, is located next to the Stadhuisplein in the shopping centre. The top two floors, where the Aeres Univer ...

‘We like to keep that solidarity’

With growth to four thousand students, Windesheim in Almere will be faced with a new challenge. A conversation with director Kees Stolwijk. In Almere, it is easy to get in contact with people. The students are streetwise and always enthusia ...

The most exciting interviews of 2018-2019

Some students have an astonishing life apart from their study program at Windesheim. Below the interviews with Lars, Kristina and Dyan, who have a career in sports and music. Hilde and Nica reveal all about their struggle for a better life. ...

‘We’ll see where we end up’

Don’t have holiday plans yet? Go road tripping! These students already went and they do not regret any second of it. Rachel: “The whole village came together to help us find a place to sleep.” ‘Suddenly there was a leopard in front of us’ J ...

‘I have the best summer job’

Lifeguard in a swimming pool, selling ice cream on the heather or tour guide in Paris. These students have the best summer jobs. First-year student Noor: “After work we sit in the café until deep into the night.” ‘Spat in my face by a monke ...

Snack-reading

“Teun is taking his book cargo bike to parks” Windesheim student Teun Toornstra wants to get people reading by visiting parks in Zwolle with his so-called Bibliobike. “Anyone who wants to, can borrow a book.” Jessica in Engeland /2: ‘ ...

Stroopwafel, chocolate or cheddar

Yuandi creates and sells popcorn Student Yuandi sells self-made popcorn with peculiar flavors. There is more to the business than you might think: “We have experimented for three years before we were satisfied.” Jessica in Engeland /2: R ...

Everyone is hooked on Podcasts

Podcasts are popular. You decide when you listen and there’s a podcast for every existing topic. Two Windesheim students talk about this new medium. ‘Do you approve of the war in Yemen? Jessica in Engeland /2: ‘Vintage kilo sales zijn ...

My Outfit: ‘As cute as a nightmare’

WIN is fond of students with special outfits. Today: Marjolein Schreurs (20), first-year student of the Teacher Education in English study programme. How would you describe your style?“Yami Kawaii, that is Japanese for ‘as cute as a nightma ...