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.

The general code of conduct also applies to online education. The general code of conduct for students is described in the Student’s Charter. Therefore,we expect you to participate actively in courses behave in an honest and respectful manner.

In this etiquette, we highlight relevant aspects of those rules and procedures and explain how we interpret them in light of online education.

On this site you will find manuals and practical information about following lectures via Teams, accessing software via MyWorkplace and online access via Library Access.

The UU is constantly working on the security of personal data and data. A great deal of attention has already been paid to security on the computers on the UU campuses. Now that we study and teach at home on a large scale, it is even more important to ensure that your own computer or laptop is properly secured as well. That is why you will find practical information about securing your device and data on the webpage on information security.

Both locations of the University Library are open for UU students and staff. Please visit the University Library website for the up-to-date information about opening hours and study spots.

  • Access to digital resources 
    Read how you can consult digital scientific sources online, also from home. 
  • Access to material from the physical collection and Special Collections 
    Read how you can get access to the physical collection and Special Collections of the university library. Because of the corona measures the process is different.

Are you studying at home now and could you use some support? How do you keep up the pace and what about your planning? Discuss it with one of our study coaches.

Or are you writing a paper or working on your thesis? You're not on your own. Discuss your text with a writing tutor and work on the structure and style of your text. You can also sign up for summer thesis groups. You will be placed in a group with other students who are also working on their thesis. You can choose a group that meets intensively (every day) or a group that sees each other twice a week. The group will be accompanied by a writing coach from the Skills Lab.