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Studying online in times of Covid-19

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Choosing your study programme is an exciting step towards your future! However, it might be difficult to orientate for studies and eventually select your favorite study programme online. International Physiotherapy student Sara Dulle from Germany and Innovative Textile student Harsha Ramesh from India previously had to orientate and select their study online due to Covid-19. Both students share their experiences on discovering and choosing your study programme from your screen.

How did you experience choosing your study online?

Sara: ''It was a completely new way to get to know Saxion online. It was interesting and I definitely liked it. Participating in the digital orientation event gave me enough information regarding my study in order to decide that I wanted to apply. The livestream sessions provided me with enough inside information about what's it like to study at Saxion.

Harsha: ''It was really different and a unique experience to select a study online. The biggest challenge was of course the fact that it's hard to get an online grasp of what a study is like.

And what does your life as a student look like now?  

Harsha: ‘’I expected to be in Netherlands during the start of my study but then everything doesn’t work according to plan sometimes. The benefits of online studying are that we put a lot of effort from our part as students too when the education is online, which gives a good result towards the end of the day. In order to get adjusted with the new system, I regularly keep in touch with my professors and classmates and moreover I believed that the new normal lifestyle has something to teach us all. I think it’s a refreshing way of changing our mindset .’’ 

I would suggest to all potential students not to compromise with your interests because of the current situation we're in, but encourage them to choose what they love to do.

Harsha Ramesh, Innovative Textile student at Saxion

And how are the online classes? 

Harsha: ‘’I am attending classes online and so far it has been a good experience. I get individual attention, even in a virtual environment, and access to all Saxion services are just a mouse click away. Saxion gives the opportunity to students across the globe to experience high quality education even during hard times. The opportunity to educate ourselves from the comfort of our own home is something new and different. In my opinion, Saxion really strives for perfection in offering online education and services like access to databases of the library. This makes studying online a lot easier.'' 

Do you have any advice for upcoming students who need to choose their study online? 

Sara: ''Make sure you connect with other potential students during the livestream sessions or via IntoSaxion and do not hesitate to ask your questions.'' 

Harsha: ''I would suggest to all potential students to not to compromise with your interests because of the current situation we're in but encourage them to choose what they love to do. Saxion is an excellent study place for students from any part of the world. I cannot wait to start my student life in the Netherlands soon!''

Are you ready to discover your future?

Experience studying at Saxion from the comfort of your own home, by visiting the Digital Discovery Days. Meet with lecturers and students online via live streams and find out everything you want to know about your preferred study programme.

Digital Discovery Days

Lynn Spendel

Lynn is a creative content specialist at the International Office at Saxion. She enjoys working in a (online) international environment and is always looking for inspiring and captivating stories with an international voice. 

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