Everything you need to know
You can see the agenda of our activities in multiple places:
- In invitations and reminders sent for activities
- In the weekly mail
- In the agenda on the site (www.nicolasappert.nl)
- On the poster wall on the first floor of Forum and outside the NA-"Hok" (Room 114 in Forum)
- On Facebook
DTB is the abbreviation for During The Break. In the large breaks on Wednesday and Thursday this means a board member is present between 12:40-14:00 o clock. In the smaller breaks on Monday, Tuesday and Friday, a board member is present between 13:30-14:00 o clock. To see who is present, check the weekly mail (sent out on Sundays). You can drop by to ask questions or have a nice chat (and get a free cup of coffee ;)).
A GMM (short for General Members Meeting) is a meeting that is held five times per academic year. During the meeting, all developments inside and outside the association are discussed and a financial overview is given. All committees tell something about their recent developments and activities. All members of Nicolas Appert are welcome to join the meeting and there is no subscription needed. During a GMM with board change, the old board is relieved from its functions and a new board is installed.
After graduation from your Master's degree, you will automatically be removed from the member administration. This is because you are then no longer a WUR student anymore. If something goes wrong, please contact our Secretary by sending a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
An Active Member is a member who is part of a committee of Nicolas Appert. 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 if you have any questions regarding committees you can send a mail to our Vice President (email@example.com).
Below you can find a list with all specialisations.
A - Product Design and Ingredient Functionality
B - Sustainable Food Process Engineering
C - Food Fermentation and Biotechnology
D - Dairy Science and Technology
E - Food Digestion and Health
F - Gastronomy Science
G - Sensory Science
H - Food Entrepreneurship
I - European Master's in Food Studies (4 universities, 10 companies, guaranteed internship placement)
J - Food Technology (online Master's specialisation)
More information about their courses can be found in the study handbook https://wur.osiris-student.nl/#/onderwijscatalogus/extern/start.
There are three Masters on campus and one online Master. The on campus Masters are MSc Food Technology (MFT), MSc Food Safety (MFS) and MSc Food Quality Management (MFQ). The online Master only exists for Food Technology. You can find more information about these Masters in the study handbook https://wur.osiris-student.nl/#/onderwijscatalogus/extern/start.
Two times every year 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 Brightspace page 'Programme information site Food Studies' > internship information.
The Food Science programmes have an Internship Team, you can contact them by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Look for the course in the study handbook, under the description of the course you can find which books you need under ‘Literature’. The website of the Studystore will also automatically show you which books you need for your courses after entering your study programme and the year that you are in.
You can find all chair groups in the Study Handbook, which can be found on Osiris. https://wur.osiris-student.nl/#/onderwijscatalogus/extern/start
You can order the books and readers that you need for your courses online on the following website: https://www.studystore.nl/. Here you have to enter your educational institution (so Wageningen University and Research), your study programme, the year you are in, and the period in which the course is given. The website will then automatically show you the books that are needed for the courses you are following. Once you have ordered the books, they will be sent to you by post.
The time a teacher has to check an exam is stated in Article 48 of the Education and Examination Regulations of Wageningen University 2021-2022.
Article 48 Exam results and announcement of results
- The examiner determines the result of a written interim examination within ten working days after the last day of the education or resit period. (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).
- The examiner determines the result of an oral interim examination immediately after the examination is taken and provides the student with the result in writing.
- In the case of educational units for which no written or oral interim examination is given (such as an internship or thesis), the examiner determines the result within ten working days after the submission deadline determined by the examiner, provided that the student has not exceeded this term. In case of late return by the student, the examiner will determine the result within a reasonable period of time.
- Within the time limits referred to in this article, the examiner ensures that the results are announced by entering the results in the student information system. The student can also find this information on the student information system (Osiris).
Unsubscribing from courses occurs via Osiris (https://wur.osiris-student.nl/). Here you must log in with your WUR-account. Press on “enrol” on the left side of the page. Then press on “show my enrolments” and look for the course for which you want to unsubscribe yourself. Press on the course for which you want to unsubscribe and then press on “disenrol course”. After that you will get a message asking you if you are sure that you want to unsubscribe from the course, press “ok”. The course will be removed from your enrolments list.
Unsubscribing from (re-)exams occurs via Osiris (https://wur.osiris-student.nl/). Here you must log in with your WUR-account. Press on “enrol” on the left side of the page. Then press on “show my enrolments” and then press on “tests”. Look for the exam for which you want to unsubscribe yourself. Press on the exam for which you want to unsubscribe and then press on “disenrol test”. After that you will get a message asking you if you are sure that you want to unsubscribe from the test, press “ok”. The course will be removed from your enrolments list.
Registering for (re-)exams occurs via Osiris (https://wur.osiris-student.nl/). Here you must log in with your WUR-account. Press on “enrol” on the left side of the page. Then press on “test” and search for the (re-)exam for which you want to enrol yourself. Press on the exam for which you want to enrol, select the date that you want, and then press “confirm enrolment”. After that you will get a message saying that you have successfully registered for the exam. You can check your enrolments by again pressing on “enrol” on the left side of the screen and then pressing on “show my enrolments”. Here you can find a list of all the tests you have enrolled for.
Registering for courses occurs via Osiris (https://wur.osiris-student.nl/). Here you must log in with your WUR-account. Press on “enrol” on the left side of the page. Then press on “course” and search for the course for which you want to enrol yourself. Press on the course for which you want to enrol and then press “confirm enrolment”. After that you will get a message saying that you have successfully registered for the course. You can check your enrolments by again pressing on “enrol” on the left side of the screen and then pressing on “show my enrolments”. Here you can find a list of all the courses you have enrolled for.
You can find the available data for your re-exam on Osiris (https://wur.osiris-student.nl/). Here you must log in with your WUR-account. Go to the Course catalogue on the left side of the page, press “courses” and search for the course that you are looking for. Press on the course that you are looking for and press “Test Periods and Registration”. Here it mentions in which period(s) the examination this course is offered.
You can make your own appointment with your study advisor by sending an email. In the Food programmes, we have the following study advisors:
- Anja Janssen
- Melanie van Berkum
- Bianca van Dam
- Marjoleine Verkerk
- Martina Starovicova
- Emily Swan
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.
Your BSc thesis is a short research project which is worth 24 ECTS. It is a mandatory part of your Bachelor programme and it is (usually) done in the third year as a graduation project. For your thesis you can choose to do literature research, a data analysis or experimental research with one of the five chair groups (FCH, FPE, FPH, FQD, FHM). Before starting with the BSc thesis, students must have completed at least 102 ECTS of compulsory and restricted optional courses including all 60 ECTS of the first year.
A minor is a ready-to-go package of courses. The minors offered in Wageningen, you can find on the A minor is a ready-to-go package of courses. You can find the minors offered in Wageningen 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 is also possible to do your minor abroad. To see which courses you can follow abroad, you should consult the website of the university you are interested in.
You can also check the Brightspace page ‘Programme Information Site Food Studies’.
You can find the compulsory courses for the BSc Food Technology on Osiris (https://wur.osiris-student.nl/). Here you must log in with your WUR account. Go to the Course catalogue, press “Degree Programmes” and search for the Bachelor Food Technology. Press the Bachelor Food Technology and press “programme”. Here it shows all the courses that are part of the BSc Food Technology. The compulsory courses are mentioned under “1.1 Compulsory Courses in Common Part”. It is also mentioned in which year, period, and time slot (morning or afternoon) the courses are given.
Assuming you will follow the normal schedule and do not have any study delay, the first moment to choose your own courses is in your third year. During your first and second year you follow compulsory courses to obtain 120 ECTS in total. In your third year, you have to follow the compulsory course case studies (6 ECTS) and you will do your BSc thesis (24 ECTS). The rest of this year is your minor, in which you can choose your courses. Normally it is 30 ECTS. You can do your minor at the WUR, but also abroad or at another university in the Netherlands.
If you are interested in studying abroad, the best time to go is during your minor. During the second year you will also get a presentation from the study advisors with more information on studying abroad. To see what the best choice is for you, make an appointment with your study advisor to discuss your options. Find more general information on the site https://www.wur.nl/en/Education-Programmes/Study-Abroad-and-Exchange-Students/Outgoing-from-Wageningen-University.htm. Furthermore, you can check the Brightspace page 'Programme information site Food Studies' for more information for example the presentation of the study advisors or the deadline for application.
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. Of course you can always ask advise from your study advisor or the Internships Food Sciences Team (email@example.com)!