As of 26 April, the university can start providing more education and education-related activities on campus again. This does not yet mean that all students will have a full day of lectures on campus. The central government requires us to maintain the one and a half metre distance and we also have to take into account agreements with the transport companies regarding the impact on public transport. For regular education 35 per cent will be scheduled on site. Your schedule will clearify if and when you have on site education.
Important to note is that university offers the opportunity for on site education. There is no obligation. If for any reason it is not safe for you and you are worried, it is possible to study entirely online, also this last block of the academic year. This also applies to international students who are currently studying abroad.
In connection with the developments surrounding the coronavirus, a number of things go differently than you are used to during practicals and exams. For example, we have made adjustments to our buildings. Read what you can expect in the buildings and what we expect from you.
Schedules available via MyTimeTable and Blackboard
Through MyTimeTable and Blackboard you can find out on which location and how your lecture takes place (online or on campus). We make use of all timeslots in the UU-timeslot model. We will not schedule education on weekends. At most a few large exams in the Jaarbeurs on Saturdays if this proves necessary. Should you have questions about the timetable or your books, you can contact the Faculty Student Desk of your study programme.
We will determine the priorities for the distribution of the scarce space in consultation with the faculties and study programmes. We have set a few guidelines:
- Priority is given to education that is location-based (cannot be provided online), community building and testing.
- All instructional education (such as many lectures) takes place online by definition in all programmes. In this way, lecture halls can be used for other educational activities.
- Where possible and necessary, courses free up space for compulsory courses by temporarily not offering elective courses and (faculty) honours courses.
- First-year students are given priority in community building.
- Faculties prioritise themselves, within the university frameworks, which educational (-related) activities they wish to schedule.
- The times of teaching are staggered because of the accessibility of the buildings and the need to avoid peak traffic during rush hours in particular. However, we will stick to the UU-timeslot model. For example, we are not going to teach on Saturdays, at most, going to enable large tests.