Max Muijlkens

Portretfoto Max Muijlkens
I want to go into teaching for a few years and then see what comes on my path!
Name
Max Muijlkens
Programme
Comparative European History
Study start date
Previous education
VWO, Sint-Maartenscollege Maastricht

Max is a Bachelor's student Comparative European History.

Why did you choose Radboud University?

I went to the open days and found that I greatly enjoyed the atmosphere and people. Also, it is the only university in the Netherlands offering a CEH-like programme.

What do you like about the Bachelor's programme and why?

I like how much free choice there is in the second year. I also love the historical subjects taught and how in-depth they are. My main challenges come from the large amounts of readings, but it teaches how to read fast and critically. The professors were also very understanding and the difficulty of the classes started low and only ramped up over time as you get accustomed to the academic jargon and processes. 

What do you think about the atmosphere in class?

The atmosphere in class is fantastic. Teachers clearly care for the students and the small-scale nature of the CEH programme helps with developing personal connections between the students, who I now all consider friends. 

What are your plans once you have received your Bachelor’s degree?

I want to go into teaching for a few years and then see what comes on my path! Perhaps working in a museum.

What do you like about Nijmegen?

I love the city for its atmosphere. People generally are very friendly and the city is the perfect combination between a small-scale village and a proper city with hustle and bustle.

Did you visit any information meetings at the campus before you signed up for your studies? Were they helpful?

Yes, I visited most of them. They all helped with gaining an understanding of what the study concretely looked like. It gives a sense of clarity and security. Having an early look at the campus and talking to students also provides a good idea of whether you click with the study environment. 

What would you advise students when choosing a study programme?

I would advise to visit the campus at least once. Try and picture yourself studying there and see if you enjoy being there. Also asking any questions that you may have, since there are a lot of people ready to answer them and it can really provide a sense of security for choosing a study.