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Student for a Day in the new Wijnhaven location: modern yet familiar

No matter how informative websites and brochures are, you only really know what it feels like to be a student when you are sitting in the lecture rooms. Hundreds of prospective students from home and abroad came to The Hague on Saturday 1 April to take part in the Student for a Day experience.

A first

Students taking part in the Student for Day experience this year were the first prospective students to taste the atmosphere of the new Wijnhaven premises, the pride of Campus The Hague, where three faculties presented their programmes. The enthusiastic school-leavers and prospective students exploring their options, some of them accompanied by their parents, found their way around the fresh, light and spacious building that as well as being modern and contemporary also feels friendly and familiar.  The special location of Wijnhaven, at the heart of the international city of freedom, peace and justice, makes sure that the building rapidly feels like a natural part of the 400-year-old history of Leiden University. 

Two new programmes

Besides the new building, Saturday's visitors could also find out about two completely new programmes that will be starting in The Hague in September: Security Studies and International Relations and Organisations. Just like the Public Administration and International Studies programmes that were represented last Saturday, these programmes have close links with the city of The Hague and with one another. the faculties also work closely together, which all in all gives the The Hague campus a strong international attraction, as the number of prospective students attending the event showed. 

Photos: Hielco Kuipers
Text: Coen van Beelen

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