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Welcome

Dear student,

In a few months you will start your study and I know this is a very exciting time for you all especially for those among you coming from abroad.

We expect to start with 5 or maybe even 6 groups of students (in total 130-140 students) but please remember our Meppel campus is a close-knit and supportive community (about 400 students). We will try to make you feel at home as much as possible and ‘we’ means all staff and students.

To help you out with any questions, all new students will get a personal tutor (staff member) and a ‘buddy’ (a student from Year 2) but of course, you can always ask anyone for support if needed.

Programme Wednesday 28th August to Friday 30th August 

A group of our present students organise these introduction days and they are an excellent way to meet your fellow students. There will be all kinds of activities to get to know each other and explore the city of Meppel and its surroundings. Whilst this is not compulsory we strongly advise you to attend this fun event. You can register at: introdays.meppel@gmail.com

Please note that these days will be very active, and you will be on your feet for the majority of the time.

Accommodation: We will be staying in a gym which is in the city centre (Randweg 1). There will be a gym hall for us to sleep in and plenty of space for activities and chilling. This does mean that you will need to bring your own sleeping bag. To add to this, the showers are communal, but we will have separate showers for males and females. There are parking spaces as well as bike storage. Together we will clean up and are responsible for keeping the gym tidy. Even if you are living in Meppel already the idea of the introduction days is to stay as one group and therefore we will all be staying in the gym.

Food: Please bring your own lunch on Wednesday. For the other days, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided. Saying this, any food and drinks in the city centre will be covered by yourself. We will cater for all allergies/dietary requirements so please let us know beforehand what we can do to help you. In the After Party Woodstock Style, you will be given vouchers for a food truck.

Programme

Wednesday 28th August

Start

End

Activities

Location

11:30

late

Welcome (Randweg 1, Meppel)

Icebreakers and getting to know each other

Mini-Olympics

PubQuiz in the University with lecturer Dr.Troy

Randweg 1, Meppel

Overnight in gym

Thursday 29th August 

Start

End

Activities

Location

8:00

Late

Group formation challenge

Fox hunt in the city centre

A choice between Mini Pub Crawl or a Movie Night

Meppel, city centre & NHL Stenden

Overnight in gym

Friday 30th August 

Start

End

Activities

Location

8:00

14:30

Crazy 88

Trading Challenge

After Party Woodstock Style

Meppel, city centre

14:30

late

Party at NHL Stenden Meppel with all students

NHL Stenden, Meppel

End of programme

Good to bring list 

– Sleeping bag and pillow

– Your own lunch for Wednesday

– Comfortable clothes and shoes for the activities

– Swimming costume for showers

– Towel and any personal toiletries

– ID and wallet

– A board/card game

– Anything else you need

Price and payment 

The price of the introduction days will be € 60. This will cover the accommodation, food, activities and your very own introduction days t-shirt. We ask that the t-shirts are worn for the majority of the introduction days. Payment for the introduction days must be paid before the 20th August to: FRAKTIERAAD PABO MEPPEL

Bank number: NL39 INGB 0000 2724 70

*If there is an issue with the bank transfer please let us know so we can fix it*

Please remember that any drinks or snacks bought in the city centre will be at your own cost.

Book list and ordering 

The literature list can be found on Studystore. These books should be purchased prior to the start of the course. If you wish, you can purchase books via StudyStore but this is not compulsory. You can also take a look at our student facebook page for anyone selling second-hand books: ‘ITEps Students’.

Contact

Student Information: +31 58 244 1155 / studentinfo@nhlstenden.com.

Support Office, Meppel: meppel@nhlstenden.com.

Documents

In order to be able to start your teaching practice placement, you must bring an up to date Police clearance form/Certificate of conduct (in English) which authorizes you to work with children (you should bring this with you on 2nd September).

Study start

Start of the academic year: Monday 2nd September, NHL Stenden Meppel

We will start at 09.45 hrs with an assembly. Afterwards you will meet your new classmates and tutor. In the afternoon, there is a programme with all Year 1 students, in mixed groups. On Tuesday, we will start the ‘regular’ schedule at 9:15 hrs.