“Fellow students like you – that would be great!”

Neuruppin, 31 May 2021

The MHB again received much positive feedback for the virtual higher education information day (VIT) last Saturday. The aim was to ensure that prospective students of medicine and psychotherapy get a personal impression of the MHB despite Corona and can ask pertinent questions in live chat rooms parallel to events on the agenda.

Head of MHB Communications Dr. Eric Alexander Hoffmann describes the wide range of contributions from instructors and students, videos and interactive live programme items which offered authentic insights into innovative MHB courses and practice-based formats of teaching and learning: “Participants made active use of the opportunity to learn more about student life in Neuruppin, accommodation, individual selection procedures, available grants and financial options. The easily accessible virtual event provided valuable additional information and practical suggestions to interested individuals and their parents alike.”

Personal and interactive format despite social distancing

Participation in the virtual higher education information day only required a pc/laptop or a smartphone/iPad with internet access, camera, loudspeaker and microphone.

Tom Putensen, Bachelor student of psychology and part of the student orga team in charge of the VIT, is pleased with the successful event and approximately 300 registrations. He interprets the many curious questions from potential applicants as indication of a very high level of interest. Professional, authentic and honest contributions from his fellow students, so Putensen, conveyed much relevant information and encouraged school leavers to apply for a study place at the MHB. He acted as a presenter for the psychology department during the event.

The format of the virtual information day, says Hoffmann, originated from requirements due to the Corona situation. “The positive feedback we received clearly indicates that the format is effective. The main advantage is that it is a low-threshold opportunity to get an impression of the MHB in direct and personal exchange with teachers and students and to consider studies at the MHB as an option, and all this without a need for time-consuming and costly travel.

This is why we plan to offer more virtual information events in future, independent of Corona. But of course we hope we can soon organize regular information days on site in Neuruppin.”

Feedback from participants:

“Thank you for this interesting event.”

“I am grateful for this really first-class information event. I feel confirmed and more secure in my choice of studies compared to a few hours ago. Thanks to all of you, have a nice weekend :))“

“My thanks go to Tom for organizing the event, and also to Anna and Benjamin for the interesting insights into everyday university life. I am looking forward to the slides and shall seriously consider an application. To all other participants: lots of luck with your applications, best wishes. See you soon!”

“We thank you for this very informative event, best wishes, have a nice weekend!”

“Thank you for your organization. Lots of luck to everybody with their applications!”

„My thanks go to all involved in today’s event for the really helpful information and the insights I gained! Wish you a wonderful weekend and luck with your applications. Hope to see you soon! Kind regards :)“

“Thank you so much for your time. I got answers to all my questions!”

“Thanks for this very informative event which has left me with many positive impressions. Have a nice weekend, everybody.“

“Many thanks for this very personal and appealing presentation of the course of studies. It was clear to see that you students really stick together. My best wishes to all of you for your applications, hope to see you soon. For me, the event left no questions open. Wish you much success, and a nice weekend. Sorry, time to take the dog out …”

“Thank you for the excellent organization of the information day!”

“Great info day, thanks and goodbye for now. Have a nice weekend!”

“Thank you for this perfectly organized information event and for your detailed replies to all my questions. Goodbye!”

“You have given me the courage to send my application! Thank you for being so open, best wishes.”

„“Thank you so much for your time and the trouble you have taken :) This was highly instructive and exciting. Best wishes, hope to see you soon :)“

“Fellow students like you – that would be great!”

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