Claudia Heidemann is a 19-year-old Electrical Engineering Bachelor student of the University of Twente who came to Enschede in September 2015. She took a selfie and participated in the T-shirt contest with a story to tell. Find out more about her story below!
Why did you choose UT? What do you like most about UT?
Firstly, I always liked the Netherlands and the fact that my hometown is only about 30 minutes driving (Nordhorn, Germany) was important in my decision. Another good point is the amount of English taught programmes, and the fact that my course (Electrical Engineering) is one of them. The Campus was also important in my choice to study here. It looks like a “little town” with a nice green area.
What is the biggest difference in your current world compared to your previous world?
The biggest difference from my previous world is this contact with people from different cultures and countries (e.g. Asia, South America, etc.). The university has a high level of internationalization, so I study with people from different parts of the world. The working atmosphere is also new for me. Here, you not only learn the technical aspects of engineering for example, but also the social ones. The combination of theory with the human behaviour is different from what we are used to learn in Germany, and people are taken into account when a technical solution is proposed. The university life itself is the newest part in my new “world”.
What is the story behind your selfie? Can you explain why this particular one?
Music is my biggest passion. I play electric guitar for 3 years and a half, and I wanted to express this passion in the picture. It is also related with my field of study, since some electrical components needs to be used and configured to achieve a nice sound.
What would you like to achieve during your stay at the UT?
During my stay at UT, I would like to have an interest contact with people and work with projects that enables me to achieve different perspectives of learning.