A short look back on phase 1, the theoretical part in Breda, by one of the 2020-2021 students and an advice to applicants in Covid times. Of course we as a BUas team, hope we can leave Covid and it’s restrictions behind us as from the start of the new Academic Year onwards.

Hey there! It appears that you have an interest in joining the wonderful world of Tourism Destination Management and I’m here to tell you a little bit about my experience of studying in a Covid-world.

You might be thinking “a master’s programme is so out of my league” or “I could never handle the workload” and truth be told, I had the same thoughts, but they are nothing to worry about. TDM has shown me that the teachers are there to support, challenge and motivate you. Also, a lot of group work can be expected, which has its ups and downs, although it is a great way to get to know your fellow classmates.

Seven months into the education and, due to Covid, things are spiralling, rather than improving. Fear not, this was by no fault of the teachers. In my opinion, they have handled it to the best of their ability. For me, phase 1 went from being on-campus to 100% online, study abroad is up in the air and Netflix becoming more attractive than ever before. Yes, it’s been different, but it has always been relatively easy to contact the teachers, there were frequent lectures that could be recorded and also many chances to provide feedback.

Touch wood it isn’t the case, but if Covid goes on to affect the next academic year, I would not worry about online education. Good luck with your decision-making!