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Corona update – 15 December 2020

Tuesday 15 December 2020

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte yesterday announced additional measures to stop the spread of the corona virus. The hard lockdown that has been announced also affects higher education with our university of applied sciences closing for nearly all face-to-face educational activities and work from 16 December to Sunday 17 January 2021. These are major changes and we can imagine you are more than fed up with the corona measures. And yet we ask you to continue to take your responsibilities seriously. Keep going and look out for each other. It’s up to us!

Below is an overview of how the new measures will affect working or studying at NHL Stenden.

  • All teaching will take place online from Wednesday 16 December to Sunday 17 January.
  • Our university of applied sciences will only be open for practicals and timetabled tests and for vulnerable students. Students who are allowed to come on campus will receive an invitation.
  • The test period T2 remains in place as planned and tests will take place as scheduled.
  • Catering outlets will be closed for the duration of the lockdown. The drinks machines are in operation.
  • It is no longer possible to use the study spaces in the media libraries on campus or in the Post-Plaza Hotel or Oranje Hotel. Reservations will be cancelled as of Wednesday 16 December.
  • Vulnerable students may reserve a study space in our study landscapes between 4 January to 18 January through their student counsellor or study coach.
  • As is already the case, research activities may only take place on location if strictly necessary.
  • Planned diploma ceremonies at our university have been cancelled. New dates will be scheduled once the measures have been relaxed again.
  • NHL Stenden complies with the Dutch government’s advice regarding travel, namely, do not travel abroad and only book a trip if strictly necessary. More information can be found on the government’s website.