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.’ As a teenager, she wanted, just like every young girl, t ...

‘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’ R ...

‘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.” Snack-reading is what he named ...

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.” “Stroopwafel is our unique a ...

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? Journalism students Bjorn Struijlaart and Max Berendse ...

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 ...

‘Try to find a partner who is as good as he is!’

Windesheim student Kristina moved to Italy to maintain her dancing career She combines a study on Windesheim with her Latin dancing career in Bologna, Italy. As if that isn’t enough, Kristina Dejnega (21) also flies to Cyprus to see her dan ...

No new buildings needed

The campus will become more beautiful and greener in the coming years. The D building will be demolished in 2022. In its place a building with only one floor will be built, underneath the raised ground that will be extended from the T build ...

Balancing on concrete blocks

‘Of course you fall sometimes’ Student Teacher Education in Physical Education Dyan Evenhuis practices biketrial: overcoming a parkour of obstacles on a bike. “It seems like a physical sport, but you mostly have to be mentally strong.” You ...

Why Europe?

The European elections are often far away and of no concern to citizens. Last time only one out of six young adults voted. However, there are also Windesheim students who find Europe very important. Marie: ‘In Brussel I got the EU fever’ Ma ...

Discussion future of BSR continues

Hopefully an agreement today The CPC wants to limit the Binding Study Recommendation experiments to the division BML (Business, Media and Law) and ‘right of consent’ for the study programme committees. The Executive Board disagr ...

Agency for student coaching

More cooperation for guidance of first years and student who come from Vocational Education Social Work teachers are setting up a student coaching agency for the whole university where all peer guidance can come together. The agency wants t ...