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Daniël

‘I’m studying Social Pedagogical Welfare at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences but next year I want to take on an academic programme. At the moment I’m tending towards Psychology or Child and Family Studies. What matters is that it’s a programme that focuses on the care of children. Why’s that important? Well, because you can give preventative help to children. With adults it’s mainly a case of limiting the problems, while with children you can nip problems in the bud early. Today I hope I’ll find out more about the compulsory bridging year before I can start studying at the university.’

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Fleur

‘When I was doing my applied sciences bachelor’s in Social Pedagogical Welfare I worked a lot with handicapped people. Now it’s time to get more into the theory behind the treatment methods. Only, Im not sure yet which specialisation I’ll do within Education and Child Studies. Luckily I can give it some thought while I’m doing my pre-master’s year. Digital Media in Human Development might be interesting; you look at the influence of digital media on child rearing and education.’

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Dennis

‘I studied Integral Security at applied sciences level and right now I’m doing an internship at the Gaming Authority. My studies went well but now I’m looking for something more. I recently came across the master’s in Management of the Public Sector, but first I have to do the pre-master’s track. It’ll be hard work combining a study and work, but I’m going toi give it my best shot. I found out a lot of good information via the website and I’ve just been asking one of the study advisers some questions. Now I want to get some more detailed information and see what advice they give about optional subjects.’

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Janneke

‘I’m here for the master’s in Crisis and Security Management and Public Affairs. I’m currently studying Accountancy at Nyenrode Business University, and I’m looking for a master’s that also includes the human aspects of accountancy. I don’t know yet what that will be. I’ve had a quick look at the website, but I wanted to come here today with an open mind. One thing I know for sure is that Leiden is a much nicer student city than Breukelen, where Nyenrode is located.’

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Kimberley

‘I’ve always wanted to work with children, but because I did pre-university level at school, I started to study Psychology rather than doing a post academic teaching programme. From next year I’m hoping to combine the two by studying School Psychology. It’s a master’s that focuses on education, but from a psychology perspective. The information session made things a lot clearer. The lecturers used cases to show you what kind of social dilemmas you get involved in as a school psychologist. In this case it was absenteeism.’

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Sammy

‘I’m in the second year of Psychology in Leiden so I’ve still got plenty of time to think about my master’s, but I want to know what the options are. Not only that, at some point in time I’ll have to decide what area I’m going to specialise in. I’m torn between Health and Medical Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology and Methodology and Statistics in Psychology. Not everyone likes grappling with numbers, but I love it.’

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Jihane

‘I haven’t decided yet which specialisation it will be, but I already know I want to do a master’s in Public Administration. At the moment I’m doing the bachelor’s in ‘Economie, Bestuur and Management’ and I’m really enthusiastic about it. To prepare myself I’ve been looking around on internet at different master’s. I’m trying to make sure I choose a programme that will really suit me. I want to learn a lot and it has to be challenging.’

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