First-year students whose studies are delayed, and therefore will fail to meet the Binding Study Recommendation norm in the academic year 2020-2021 or 2021-2022, will again have the opportunity this year to meet the Binding Study Recommendation norm in the next academic year. This applies to all students who started their first year at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (RUAS) in September 2020 and September 2021. This is a postponement: In the second year, students who started at RUAS in September 2020 and September 2021 will therefore be required to obtain a certain number of study credits. The exact regulation that will apply is still to be determined. Lecturers and study career coaches will continue to discuss with students how they can successfully continue their studies, and we will provide guidance and advice in this regard.
You stay at home according to the RIVM guideline and you cannot participate in an exam on location. Sign up for the test via the regular examination procedure at your study programme. We understand that it is annoying to miss a test because of this, but the safety of employees and students is paramount. Make use of the regular resit (also read next question).
If you have health problems, are awaiting a Covid-19 test result or are in quarantine, you need not feel any pressure to come to school for an assessment. After all, we offer the regular resit. Use it well. If you do not pass the regular resit, it is possible to request an extra assessment opportunity from your study programme. We have asked study programmes and exam boards to be generous in applying this opportunity and to show some restraint in applying the relevant conditions. The study programmes will inform you how you can apply for the extra assessment opportunity.
Keep any documentation safe, such as confirmations of Covid-19 test appointments, test results or a doctor's statement.
If you do not comply with the RIVM rules and knowingly pose a risk to the health of (sometimes vulnerable) fellow students and teachers, disciplinary measures may be taken. We rely on everyone's common sense not to let it come to that and just take advantage of the resit.