Hilde Roijackers

Hilde Roijackers
I really like how much you can shape your own programme and the fact that there is a lot of time to do internships.
Hilde Roijackers
Chemistry of Life
Country of previous education
Previous education
Bachelor's Molecular Life Sciences

Hilde Roijackers is a Master's student Chemistry of Life at Radboud University.

What do you like about the programme and why?

I really like how much you can shape your own programme and the fact that there is a lot of time to do internships. There is a lot of room for electives and the choice in electives is very broad.

What do you think about the atmosphere in class?

The atmosphere is class is always nice. The people are friendly and most classes are small enough to have good interactions with the professors.

How has the programme challenged you?

The program has challenged me in the way that I was able to do both courses that were challenging, when I wanted to take these courses. Also, I had to develop my skills in the lab and do a lot of practical work.

How is the supervision within the study programme?

The supervision is quite good. It is clear who you can go to if you have questions or if you get stuck, and there are always fast responses.

What are your plans once you have received your degree?

Once I receive my degree, I hope to continue with a PhD.

Why did you choose for the Radboud University?

I liked the atmosphere, the contents of the study programme, the internship possibilities for my study and Nijmegen itself.

What do you like about Nijmegen?

Nijmegen is a beautiful city with a great balance between active city life and nature. If you want to take walks and nice bike rides and see nature, it is a great city. If you want to shop or go clubbing, it is a great city as well.

Are you involved with a study association? If so, in what way?

I am involved in V.C.M.W. Sigma. I have been in the Alumni committee for one year as the secretary and in the Symposium committee for 4 years: one as a general member, one as secretary and two as chairman.

Which information activities do you find valuable and why?

Open days and fairs are very useful to get to know the programme, its contents and to get a broad idea of what the study is like. Chat with a Student allows you to truly see the study from a perspective of someone who is already studying and how they experience their study programme and life in Nijmegen.

What would you advise students when choosing a study programme?

Look not only at the courses, but also at the internship possibilities. An internship, at least in my study, is a big part of the programme. Make sure to look into the list of departments and to see if there is something that you think is interesting.