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Joost Buursma got into contact with VHL University of Applied Sciences at a career fair, when he was still in high school. In 2014 he visited VHL on two open days and did a walk-in day. By now he’s busy wrapping up his first year of Forestry and Nature Management.
Open days and walk-in days
‘When I was still in high school I got into contact with VHL at a career fair, where I got interested in Environment and Forestry and Nature Management. I visited Open Days in Leeuwarden and Velp and got a lot of information on both studies. In the end I chose Forestry and Nature Management because I love working outside, surrounded by nature. I did a walk-in-day in Velp. During that day I got a good impression of the educational programme and life as a student!’
‘The switch from high school to a university of applied sciences wasn’t very hard for me, but it took me some time to get used to living alone. Recently I’ve moved from Velp to Arnhem and now I live closer to Arboricultura, the fraternity I joined. I advise everybody to join a fraternity! You meet tons of people and you can join all kinds of fun and interesting activities.’
‘Forest and Nature Management is a practice-based study. For example, during field trips you do soil sampling and soil water research. This way you immediately implement the stuff you learned in Soil Science class.’