EUCjr is a programme at Erasmus University College (EUC) for students from 5VWO who are excited to already experience what university is like. During EUCjr, the students will follow classes at EUC within the four different departments. When experiencing different academic fields, the students will have a better picture of what this in fact entails and would, therefore, be in a better position to discover which study suits them. Additionally, EUCjr students will participate in a wide variety of workshops focusing on how to apply to university, learning about student loans and simply how a university works. The workshops are also designed to impart practical skills which will help participants to make the most of future opportunities in both the work and study sphere. Through learning how to present, debate and write in an academic style, participants will feel more confident in their future endeavours. Practical sessions which involve experiencing the academic and institutional culture are part of the programme as well. Also, since self-awareness can have a significant influence on the process of choosing your studies, workshops in discovering self-identity are offered. In summary, EUCjr is a unique opportunity to try out what university is like, develop a higher sense of self-awareness and acquire a tool-set which will help students in achieving their future goals and ambitions.
Besides it being a lot of fun to meet new people, I also learned new things about topics that I didn't know about beforehand. Rhetoric, for example. I did not know anything about it, but that has changed because of the multiple lessons I received during the EUCjr programme. This is also the best preparation for understanding what it is like to be a student at EUC. So, if you are considering studying at EUC, participating in EUCjr is highly recommended.
EUCjr consists of 8 full days spread over the months February, March and April (see schedule below). Some days are filled with problem-based learning sessions on specific subjects. These sessions will be interactive and small-scale study sessions, for which self-study is expected to be done. The rest of the days are filled with lectures, workshops and learning practical skills such as how to apply to university or a rhetoric session.
|Friday - February 14|
|Wednesday - February 19|
|Wednesday - March 4|
|Friday - March 13|
|Friday - March 20|
|Wednesday - March 25|
|Wednesday - April 1|
Friday - April 17
After successfully finishing the 8-day programme, you will receive a certificate of completion. This means that you will have learnt to work together effectively in a small group, have mastered research-related skills, and familiarized yourself with an academic environment. Additionally, you will have experienced the different subjects offered at EUC, providing you with a better understanding of the different fields of study and how they are interconnected. You will have also learned about the opportunities that studying at a university can offer, and how to use your own talents and strengths in order to achieve your goals.
Apply and Contact
You have received an application form within your class or school during the information session. If you missed this, or you want to ask other questions related to EUCjr, please contact the coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.