Girls´ Day and Boys´ Day 2012
Pupils get the chance to visit the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences on the Girls´ Day and Boys´ Day on the 26th April. At this orientation day, boys and girls can inform themselves on courses of study and professions which are rather rarely chosen by them. An ideal opportunity to gain insight into new worlds!
Kleve/Emmerich/Kamp-Lintfort, April 13, 2012: On the Girls´ Day and Boys´ Day, taking place as nationwide professional orientation day on the 26th of April this year, pupils have the opportunity to better get to know the academic sector and working environment and explore their personal aptitudes. In doing so, for the boys as for the girls it is about to change their usual perspective and take a closer look at fields and job profiles that are, at first sight, considered to be non-typical for their gender.
At its locations, the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences takes also part aiming at giving pupils some understanding of the world of different and so far unknown topics and job profiles. Girls are, for example, introduced to the fascination of Natural Science and Technology whereas boys deal with questions of Psychology, Welfare or Health. Age-based presentations and small experimental series will be offered. Besides general information on studies and life at the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences the curiosity and interest of pupils is supposed to be aroused by exciting actions and hands-on projects.
"On this day, boys and girls have the opportunity to gain insight into completely new fields, try out things while playing and get their questions answered. We hope that pupils will gather many ideas for their future from this day and we are looking forward to the visit", says Ms Prof Dr Anja Freifrau von Richthofen, Vice President for Learning, Teaching and Further Education of the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences.
The nationwide Girls´ Day and Boys´ Day takes place every fourth Thursday in April. The objective of the orientation day is to increase awareness of boys and girls from grade 5 upwards for new topics, recognised occupations requiring formal training, universities and research centres. For this reason, especially businesses, agencies and institutions open their doors in which either women or men, respectively, are represented rather rarely.
The Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences which has been in existence since the 1st May 2009 and which started with 25 undergraduate and three postgraduate programmes in the winter term 2012/2013 is participating, for the third time, in the Girls´ Day and, for the first time, in the Boys´ Day. Meanwhile, there are about 1,500 students from 69 nations who decided to study at the University, which is strong in conducting research in social and technological disciplines, because they can qualify themselves for trend-setting occupational fields.
Further information on the programme and on registration you will find here.