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Student experiences

Please meet some of our students below
HTSM students 2017/18
HTSM students 2017/18
HTSM students 2016/2017
HTSM students 2016/2017

Thomas Hoeksema, MSc Computing Science (HTSM Master student 2015/2016)

Winner of the Aart Bosman Student Excellence Award 2015-16

Thomas
Thomas

I decided to apply for the HTSM programme, because I wanted to get experience with real-life product development. If you are interested in product development in a real production environment, or want a challenge on top of your regular Master’s programme, or want to develop and broaden your technical 8 skills, talents and knowledge in a practical setting, the HTSM programme is capable of providing all of the above and I highly recommend applying for it!

Bram Lap, MSc Astronomy (HTSM Master student 2015/2016)

Bram
Bram

During my degree in Astronomy I have collaborated a lot with my fellow students. However, I really wanted to gain experience in collaborating with student of a completely different background. In other words, what would be my role within a multidisciplinary team and what would this collaboration be like?

The High Tech Systems and Materials Honours master track really gave me this opportunity. Were I was enabled to work on a technological Summer School projects with four other students whose background varied from Informatics to Biology. In the end, it has showed me that people from different backgrounds are able to solve difficult problems together. But in order to do this you need to really understand each other, which is not always easy due to personal differences. So, if you want to learn how to work in a multidisciplinary team with people that do not share your background or are very different from you I can recommend you to apply for the HTSM. It can be fun and sometimes even frustrating, but it is worth it!

Jessy Ceha, Msc Human-Machine Communication (HTSM Master student 2014/2015)

Winner of the Avril McDonald Prize 2016

Jessy
Jessy

Hi I’m Jessy. I am in my first year of my MSc in Human-Machine Communication. As soon as I started my master I realised that I’d really like to do something next to it. During my bachelor I had noticed that I missed a connection to industry. For that reason the HTSM honours master programme appealed to me. Beside that I had always enjoyed classes in which I could design and produce products. But the programme has turned out to be a lot more than simple a connection to industry by working with Philips. Every week there is a masterclass on a different subject and things that I had never learned about at university. It has also introduced me to students from different faculties and it’s fun to go to the masterclasses knowing you’ll be with people who are also interested in developing themselves and motivated to get the most out of the programme and their time at university!

Jan Bakker, MSc Theoretical Physics (HTSM Master student 2014/2015)

Jan
Jan

My name is Jan Bakker and I'm in the second year of my Theoretical Physics Master program. During the writing of my Bachelor's Thesis and even more so now that I'm working on my Master's Thesis, I realized that the academic world is not the place where I want to be for the rest of my life. To explore some alternatives, I joined the HTSM program. I figured that, whether I was going to enjoy the program or not, it would help me in the decisions I will have to take.

It turns out that the program is very enjoyable indeed. There is a very varied number of masterclasses/lectures and the group of people doing the program is very like-minded. If I'd have had the opportunity to start this program in my first year I'd have done that but, with some extra planning and the flexibility of the organisation, doing it in my second year turns out to be feasible as well.
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