470 new students at Jönköping University
On 15 January, approximately 470 new students started their education at Jönköping University (JU).
“I work in the emergency room at Ryhov County Hospital in Jönköping and meet many students who study at JU and they like this education very much,” says Lisa Börjesson Larsson from Habo, who will study the Nursing programme at the School of Health and Welfare, JU.
There was anticipation and a certain nervousness among the new students at Jönköping University. About 140 of them will study the Nursing programme and around 55 the Social Work programme at the School of Health and Welfare. Furthermore, about 70 students have registered to study the Basic Science semester at the School of Engineering (JTH) and there are around 170 new international students at JU's four schools. Furthermore, about 30 new students are attending the "Pathway semester English at Campus Gränna where registration is open until 28 January.
"Feels good to be here"
Lisa Börjesson Larsson works as an assistant nurse and says it feels natural for her to study to become a nurse.
“It feels good to be here. I look forward to learning a lot and meeting new people. In my job, I also meet students from other health universities, but I hear mostly good things about the School of Health and Welfare in Jönköping.”
She was nervous before the start of the semester, but feels that Tillan Strand, Programme Manager for the Nursing programme, gave her reassuring information during the introduction.
“I have quite high demands on myself, so it feels good what she (Tillan) said about not having to chase the highest grade in every course, but that it is fine to be "good enough", says Lisa Börjesson Larsson.
Tillan Strand told the students that they have three tough, but fun and eventful years ahead of them and that, just like the children in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, it is important to have "eyes on the prize", which in their case means their graduation.
“You get a bit of everything here”
Nomi Brodd, who lives in Tidaholm, will study the Social Work programme at the School of Health and Welfare.
“I have four friends who study here and one of them is studying the Social Work programme, so I have heard very good things about the School of Health and Welfare and this education. Both teachers and student life should be good here, and Jönköping is a great city, so you get a bit of everything. It will be fun to study here, I'm excited about that,” she says.
"Good prior knowledge and good self-confidence"
Clara Brünahl, Stockholm, who is interested in studying Architectural Engineering at JTH this autumn has now started the Basic Science semester at the school to get a guaranteed place for that education.
“I have always wanted to study something in architecture or community planning and Jönköping felt cozy to study in, so I think it will be good here,” says Clara Brünahl.
Christer Magnusson, programme manager for the Basic Science semester at JTH, mentions that his students will get a solid foundation in natural science subjects to be able to start the autumn's engineering studies with good prior knowledge and self-confidence.
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