Corona update – 13 January 2021

Wednesday 13 January 2021

The new year has begun and the first press conference has been given. We were a little hopeful that we would be able to return to our campuses for period 3, but it unfortunately will not be possible. So, let’s keep going and keep looking out for each other. This update offers a reminder of the most important measures in place and we look ahead; look forward to a time when our corona update will announce a relaxation of the measures.

Below is an overview of the latest developments and of the most important measures that were already in place.

  • All teaching will take place online until 8 February. Our university of applied sciences remains open for practicals, timetabled tests and for vulnerable students. Students who are allowed to come on campus will receive an invitation. You must keep to the guidelines set by the government, such as maintaining 1.5 metres distance from others.
  • For some study programmes, practicals will be cancelled for the time being. If this applies to you, you will be informed personally.
  • Test period T2 will continue as planned and all tests that have been timetabled will take place as scheduled. There is a comprehensive Q&A on the website on online education.
  • Students who have questions, worries or are feeling stressed, check out our page on study in times of corona. Did you know for instance that there is a call line you can phone (anonymously if you prefer) from Monday to Thursday if you need someone to talk to. We’re also going to organise additional activities for students so keep an eye on our intranet and social media messages.
  • NHL Stenden is adhering to the advice issued by the government concerning travel, namely do not travel abroad and only book a journey if strictly necessary. For more information, visit the Dutch government’s website.
  • Internships abroad and other study-related travel will be assessed per situation as to whether the activity can take place or not. Bear in mind that an internship should be an essential part of the degree. Students can refer their questions to their study programme who will then pass the question on to the academy director.