5 reasons to study Leisure and Events Management at NHL Stenden in Leeuwarden

Hi, I am Rutger de Wit and I study Leisure & Events Management at NHL Stenden. If you’re interested in studying Leisure & Events Management but aren’t yet fully convinced, then why not read my 5 reasons for doing this degree at NHL Stenden in Leeuwarden. If you like all 5 reasons, then this is the perfect study for you!

  1. DBE
    At NHL Stenden, we work with a new educational concept called DBE. DBE stands for Design-Based Education, and it means you learn by doing. With the guidance of a personal coach, you get to discover your own interests and talents within the leisure and events management industry. And you not only learn this during the projects at school, but also when you and your group carry out real-life projects for companies in the working field: the place where you’ll find your job in the future.
  2. Lots of opportunities after graduation
    Even if you are not sure what you want to study yet, Leisure and Events Management could be the right choice for you if you like being creative. While you’re at NHL Stenden, you’ll discover all the ins and outs of the industry and this will help you to find the direction you like the most. Whether you are interested in city marketing or want to become a director of a theme park, Leisure and Events Management will guide you towards your place in the industry.
  3. Community
    There’s a good working environment within the Leisure and Event Management study programme so as to make studying as comfortable as possible. In our own ‘Future Lab’, students and coaches from each year of study come together to work, talk and create. Everyone on this degree becomes part of the Leisure Family. Besides the regular school programme, our student council STURA organises a lot of informal and formal events. Everyone within the study has the chance to join STURA, so we can all get the best out of our study time.
  4. Leeuwarden as a student city
    No, Leeuwarden is not like Amsterdam or Utrecht. Leeuwarden is a city with around 100,000 inhabitants – and many of them are students. NHL Stenden has around 20,000 students, and this make the city dynamic. Almost every inhabitant of Leeuwarden is able to speak, at least some, English, and they are open minded and friendly. The city centre has all the facilities you need and there are plenty of bars, restaurants, cinemas, cultural places and so on. Don’t be surprised if, after a long day at school, you end up in the Prinsentuin for a nice BBQ with your friends in the park!
  5. International study environment
    NHL-Stenden is one of the most international universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands.  You’ll get to know a lot of new people, cultures and places during your study time in the Netherlands or while you’re studying abroad. The international community will help you to feel at home in the Netherlands, and the coaches and the International Leisure students in particular will guide you through any challenge you might face. I hope to see you soon at NHL Stenden!