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Hoi, I'm Other Owl and I'm currently studying a masters at Utrecht University with Marine Sciences.

Utrecht is in the Netherlands (or the Nederland the Dutch called it.). I do cycle everywhere in the country. BTW the Dutch are taught English since the age of 10 and the under 40s who are university educated are the most fluent in English.

OMG! it's costs €20,473 to study are you rich!? Wrong-under EU law due to treating people equally I pay the domestic rates €2,143.
My interests are Computer Sciences (CompSci) with Artificial intelligence and learning Dutch.
My courses-this what the Dutch calls them
Please note! Dutch have a different system, the enrolment is opened near the end or start of the term and you are allowed to choose whatever course you want along as it doesn't conflict with the block, you fulfil the entry requirements and finally you study two courses per term which is 10 weeks. These are my courses:
Term 1 (I enrolled late):
GS Intelligent agents (INFOIAG)
Term 2:
The one I got accepted for-Cognitive Modeling (INFOMCM) and Introduction to Physical Oceanography (GEO4-1453)
Term 3:
Marine Sciences Oceans Law and Policy (GEO4-1452)
Managing Future Deltas (GEO4-4403)
I graduated from university in 2018 and Dutch masters are two years long.
I'm not very good at introducing myself. Tot Zien!
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Teaching will done online for the first term at least and I'm still stuck at home in the UK. :/
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So its been a week now. I have been accepted onto the course which was on the waiting list and have got into a group. So far so smooth.
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I have choosen my two courses and have once again been placed onto the waiting list.
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Tomorrow it will be 10 days that I arrived in the Netherlands meaning I will be out quarantine. I have more freedom!!! I can visit the university and its services again etc.

I've finished a quiz on Thursday. Dam those teaching professors.
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I'm free and my HUGE suitcase has arrived from home!
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I've mc another quiz on Thursday. Also waiting lists spaces are getting confirmed now. 😮 I'm still on the waiting list. Argh.😕 Guess it's because I don't study CompSci or AI so I might have to wait slightly longer...
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2nd Quiz again, second project report almost finished. Got bike brakes fixed, new lights (again) and gears umm..fixed?
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All from yesterday, managed to bag a calender (which I've always wanted) from Kurzgesagt. I spoke Dutch to a native she corrected me and was pleased. She wished me succes!!!
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Got a reply about the waiting lists:

Dear Other_Owl
Thank you for your mail. There is no problem with capacity, do you as a student from Geoscience have the right previous knowledge?

I hope this information is sufficient. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Met vriendelijke groet/Kind regards
Sarah.

Do you they think I'm trying to study advanced machine learning or just because I'm in different in a department? This does not mean I know squat about CompSci/AI. FFS.
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Now the Netherlands is going into partial lockdown for 4 weeks and facemasks will be compulsory to wear indoors.
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Yesterday I contacted the head of AI to see if I can swap.
Just waiting for a reply.

Saw this in a supermarket yesterday evening. BTW not a 100% accurate translation from me:
From Covid regulations
No alcohol will be sold between 8.00pm and 10.00pm.

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My calender arrived now I have to wait until 1st Jan 12,021 open it.
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I've got my final MQ tomorrow. I was told to research the questions during the exam.
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I found out-I didn't give any background info. Dam.
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So I got a lengthy email about them being a bit concerned and I have to prove myself I can do these two courses. MSc Marine sciences is becoming more of a hindrance day by day.
They think marine sciences students are techophones and tech illerate. 🤦*♀️
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I got accepted onto one of my courses and I unsubscribed the waiting from another. I'm on late enrollment so I chose a course related to my degree. Not the best. Got the assignment
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Well group project done on Thursday now the exam next Thursday. Time to watch that recording of the excerises explained.
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Hope you are having fun in the Netherlands
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(Original post by TheStarboy)
Hope you are having fun in the Netherlands
Its pretty quiet rn with all the bars, restaurants and cafes closed.
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