Everything you need to know

Nicolas Appert

  • Where do I see when the activities of Nicolas Appert are?

    You can see the agenda of our activies in multiple places:

    • On the poster outside the NA-hok
    • In the weekly mail
    • In invitations and reminders send for activities
    • On Facebook
    • In the agenda on the site (www.nicolasappert.com)
  • What is TDM?

    A TDM is the abbreviation for “tussen de middag” (during lunchbreak). In the large breaks on Wednesday and Thursday this means a board member is present during 12:40-14:00. In the smaller breaks on Monday, Tuesday and Friday, a board member is present from 13:30-14:00. To see who will be present, check the weekly mail (send on Sundays). You can drop by to ask questions or have a nice chat.

  • What is a general members meeting?

    A GM is a general members meeting is held 5 times per academic year. During the meeting, all developments of the association are discussed and a financial overview is given. All committees tell about recent developments and activities organised. All members of Nicolas Appert are welcome to come without subscription. During a board change GM, the old board is relieved from its functions and the new board is declared.

  • If I graduate, will I automatically be removed as a member of NA?

    After the graduation our secretary removes the members who graduated from the member administration. If somethings goes wrong, contact our secretary by sending a mail to nicolas.appert@wur.nl

  • How do I become an active member?

    An active member is a member who is part of a committee. At the end of the year during the ‘End-of-the-year barbecue’ lists are available on which you can make your interest in a committee clear. The new first year students can subscribe during the committee interest lunch or before the ‘Kick-off party’ when they have dinner with their mentors. You can always send an email to our vice president if you have any questions regarding committees (vicepresident.nicolasappert@wur.nl).

  • Master

  • What are the specializations for the MSc Food Technology?

    Below you can find a list with all specializations.A – Food Biotechnology and Biorefining
    B – Food Innovation and Management
    C – Product Design
    D – Ingredient Functionality
    E – Dairy Science and Technology
    F – European Master in Food Studies
    G – Sensory Science
    H – Sustainable Food Process Engineering
    I – Gastronomy
    J – Food Digestion and Health
    More information about their courses can be found in the study handbook https://ssc.wur.nl/Handbook/Programme/MFT.

  • What are the masters of the Food Sciences at WUR?

    There are three on campus masters and one online master. The on campus masters are MSc Food Technology, MSc Food Safety and MSc Food Quality Management. The online master only exists for Food Technology. You can find more information about these masters in the study handbook https://ssc.wur.nl/Handbook/Master.

  • How do I arrange my internship?

    Two times every year (obligatory) meetings are scheduled to inform you about the MSc internship and how to arrange it. The study advisors will inform you via email about the dates of these meetings. If you already would like to have some information in advance; check the blackboard page ‘Food Programmes Information Site’ > internship information.

    The Food Science programmes also have an internship coordinator: Jozef Linssen. You can contact him after attending an obligatory meeting by sending an email to jozef.linssen@wur.nl

  • General

  • Where do I buy my study books?

    You can buy your study books in the WURshop on the ground floor of the Forum building. They have the right version of the books you need, but they don’t know which books are compulsory and which are optional. To find this information, you should consult the study handbook. If you’re a Nicolas Appert member, you will receive a 10% discount on your books.

  • Where can I find which books I need?

    Look for the course in the study handbook, under the description of the course you can find which books you need under ‘Literature’. The WURshop can also help you if you know the course code.

  • Where can I find all chair groups of Wageningen University and Research?

    You can find all chair groups on the site https://ssc.wur.nl/Handbook/Department

  • What are the opening times of the WURshop?

    Studystore Wageningen
    Droevendaalsesteeg 2
    Forum, gebouw 1026708 PB Wageningen
    Phone: 088-2030377

    Opening hours:
    Monday: 9.00 – 16.30
    Tuesday: 9.00 – 16.30
    Wednesday: 9.00 – 16.30
    Thursday: 9.00 – 16.30
    Friday: 9.00 – 14.30

  • How long does a teacher have to check an exam?

    Article 46 Results and announcement of results

    a. The examiner determines the result of a written interim examinationwithin ten working days after the day the examination is taken. (Working days: are the weekdays Monday to Friday, with the exception of the national holidays recognised by the CAO of the Dutch Universities and the days between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day).

    b. The examiner determines the result of an oral interim examinationimmediately after the examination is taken and provides the studentwith the result in writing.

    c. In the case of educational units for which no written or oral interimexamination is given (such as an internship or thesis), the examinerdetermines the result within 10 working days after the submissiondeadline determined by the examiner, on condition that the studenthas submitted on time. If the student fails to submit on time, theexaminer shall determine the result within a reasonable term.

    d. Within the time limits referred to in this Article, the examiner ensuresthat the results are announced by entering the results in the studentinformation system. The student can find this information on MyPortal.

  • How do I unsubscribe for a re-exam?

    Go to SSC > ‘Register for (repeat) interim exams’ > ‘Register’ > select the period > click on the red circle with a yellow ‘W’ (withdraw) for the right course code.

  • How do I unsubscribe for a course?

    Go to SSC > ‘Register for courses incl. interim exams’ > ‘Register’ > select a period > Click on the red circle with a yellow ‘W’ (withdraw) and you’re unsubscribed.

  • How do I register for a re-exam?

    Go to SSC > ‘Register for (repeat) interim exams’ > ‘Register’ > select the period > click on the red circle with a yellow ‘E’ (enroll) for the right course code. Behind the course code you can find the mark you obtained for your exam.

  • How do I register for a course?

    Go to SSC > ‘Register for courses incl. interim exams’ > ‘Register’ > select a period > check your course > Click on the red circle with a yellow ‘E’ (enroll) and your subscribed.

    • Registering for a course means that students are registered for all parts of the course and for the relevant exam. This is possible through MyPortal;
    • Students can always register for 2 courses per period. Registering for more courses can be done to a maximum of 15 ECTS credits for each period. Registering for more than 15 ECTS credits can only be done by the course coordinator;
    • The final registration dates can be found on the agenda;
    • Some courses have a maximum. Registering for these courses closes a week early.
    • First year BSc students will be registered automatically for all courses in the first period of the first year ONLY. After that period students must register themselves;
    • Registration after the deadline is only possible with authorisation from the course coordinator. In this case the course coordinator has to register the student for the course;
    • During the registration period it is possible to withdraw for a course;
    • Registration for only the exam or withdrawal from the exam may be done at the latest two weeks before the start of the exam week in which the exam will take place. This is in line with the present procedure for exam registration. It is not possible to register for exams after the deadline.
  • How do I know what are the available data for my re-exam?

    Go to the study handbook (https://ssc.wur.nl/Handbook/2018) and search for the course. Click on ‘Course schedule’ on top of the page. The upper data are the data of the re-exams.

  • Bachelor

  • When is the BSc graduation?

    Each academic year, two BSc graduations are organised. The first graduation takes place after the first period, which means that everyone who graduates during the first period or earlier on, can take part in this ceremony. The second graduation takes place after the fourth period. Therefore, everyone who finishes in the fourth period or before this time, can take part in this graduation. More information and the data can be found on https://www.wur.nl/en/Education-Programmes/Current-Students/Agenda-Calendar-Academic-Year.htm.

  • What is a BSc thesis?

    Your bachelor thesis is a short research project. You can choose to do a literature research, a data analysis or an experimental research with one of the five chair groups.

  • What can I do in my minor?

    A minor is a ready-to-go package of courses. The minors offered in Wageningen, you can find on the following site: https://www.wur.nl/en/Education-Programmes/BSc-Minors/List-of-BSc-minors.htm. You can also choose your own courses to do a custom chosen minor, which you should discuss with your study advisor. It’s also possible to do your minor abroad. To see the offer, you should consult the site of the university you’re interested in.
    You can also check the blackboard page ‘Food Programmes Information Site’.

  • What are the compulsory courses in my bachelor?

    You can find all courses in the study handbook https://ssc.wur.nl/Handbook/Programme/BFT. CS stands for a compulsory course and RO for restricted optional. The phase (B1,B2,B3) indicates in what your of the study this course is included. Under Period you can see in which period the course is taught and whether it’s an afternoon or morning course.

  • How much space is there for choosing your own courses in the bachelor?

    Assuming you will follow the normal schedule and don’t have any study delay, the first moment to choose your own courses is in your third year. In your first and second year you follow courses to obtain 60 ECTS per year so 120 in total. In your third year, the course case studies is compulsory (6 ECTS) and you do your thesis (24 ECTS). Your minor, in which you can choose your courses, therefore normally is 30 ECTS.

  • Can I study abroad during the bachelor Food Technology?

    If you’re interested in studying abroad, the best time to go is during your minor. To see what the best choice is for you, make an appointment with your study advisor to discuss your options. You can also find more information on the site https://www.wur.nl/en/Education-Programmes/Study-Abroad-and-Exchange-Students/Outgoing-from-Wageningen-University.htm.
    You can also check the blackboard page ‘Food Programmes Information Site’ for more information.

  • Can I do an internship within the BSc programme?

    Yes, this is possible. You could do an internship for a maximum of 12 ECTS, during your minor or as extra. Different from the MSc internship, for the BSc internship you have to arrange the place in a company by yourself. For more information contact your study advisor. The person in charge of the contracts and arrangements is Chantal Doeswijk (chantal.doeswijk@wur.nl)