HVHL news: hoodie for students and employees



In this 'HVHL news report', our students, the Director of Education and the supplier talk about the HVHL hoodie campaign. They tell why it is important and how it is made. You also see that the hoodies are BREAKING NEWS in various places in the world!

Why are students getting a free hoodie?

The hoodie campaign is part of the government's National Program for Education (NPO). The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science wants the accumulated study delays to be quickly made up and has allocated a budget for this purpose. It is up to us to spend that money in the best conceivable way. We will succeed in this regard if backlogs are eliminated by the end of this year and the sun begins to shine again for those students who are or have been struggling mentally. 

Is such a campaign necessary?

Last year, a major national study was published by the Trimbos Institute, the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and the Municipal Health Service (GGD) GHOR. In short, half of the students are experiencing mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression and loneliness. 80% of students report increased feelings of loneliness owing to the corona crisis. The number of suicides among young people also increased by 15% in 2021. 

Thus, the hoodie campaign is a way to strengthen the bond with our university of applied sciences and bolster student welfare. Therefore, each student will receive the hoodie from his/her study mentor (SLBer). The additional moment of contact is intended to emphasise the mentor relationship: 'my door is open to you.' It primarily concerns the message behind the hoodie: all for one and one for all.

Students ordered their hoodie in their desired colour and size back in December. The hoodies will be distributed in Velp by the study mentors starting this week. Students will also receive the flyer ‘my door is open to you’ to emphasise the support system available for each student. And because this week is a holiday in Leeuwarden, distribution there will start next week. 

Click here to view the 'my door is open to you' poster