Hundreds of healthcare students are considering quitting their studies due to unpleasant experiences at their internship, according to an interim report from the Intern Abuse hotline set up by trade union FNV. The hotline opened on November 3rd. So far there have been 540 reports of abuse, NOS reports.
A scientist at the University of Amsterdam is under fire because she rejected a Turkish student for an internship due to the Turkish offensive in Syria. In response to the student's application, the scientist said that she is "not inviting Turkish students at this time" due to the situation in Syria, AD reports.
Some 50 students studying the Bachelor Medical Care course at the HAN University of Applied Science are taking their school to court. According to the students, their studies were massively delayed due to HAN's negligence in registering them on the database for accredited health workers
A team of Dutch investigators is heading to Uganda on Monday to search for Amsterdam medical student Sophia Koetsier, who went missing in the African country in October last year. Her parents raised the money necessary for this investigation.
Over the past three years refugee jobs programme Startbaan helped nearly 800 refugees towards work. A third of them now have a paying job, according to figures Vluchtelingenwerk Nederland released
Young people that graduated from a university or college find it somewhat easier to find a job than in previous years. People who completed a vocational course, however, are still having a hard time.
The body of a Dutch young woman was found in the south of France on Thursday. The 19 year old Marie Camps, student at the Belgian Erasmus University, drowned on Wednesday in a river canyon of the Gorges de Galamus while swimming with two friends.
After Twente University mathematics student Loes Knoben took on a traineeship to design a computerized rapid course covering Berlin's S-Bahn public transit system, she decided to take a challenge and put her programming skills to the test. Her skills were vindicated when she rode the entire rail system in just 15 hours and four minutes, faster than anyone else by nearly two hours.
Maureen van der Pligt (53) has resigned job as Councillor for the SP in Amsterdam with immediate effect. She made this announcement on Facebook this morning.
InHolland student from The Hague Karina Hagafiona Monica (24) planned to do a porn internship with pornography producer Kim Holland, but the vocational university didn't allow it. Now Kim Holland is fighting to keep her intern.
An MBO student of the ROC in Amsterdam is demanding her internship back by means of interim proceedings at the court of justice in Amsterdam.
One out of five students is bullied during their internship. This can be found in the National Internship Monitor 2013, which is an investigation by the Erasmus University and the Student Bureau, a search site for internships, this was reported by the AD on Wednesday.
According to the investigation, about 20 percent of the 1400 students, who were followed, were scolded, belittled or ignored. Sometimes they are also victim to abuse of authority or gossiping.