Here you will find practical information about studying from home, additional policies and other relevant matters concerning the changed situation due to the corona crisis.
Studying, especially online, requires an active attitude. Prepare carefully, turn on your webcam and actively participate in discussions. Interaction with the lecturer and classmates during workgroups and lectures makes studying more fun and increases your study success.
In this day and age, it is sometimes extra difficult to determine where you, as a student, can go with a particular question. With our decision tree, we try to help you get started as best we can. We have also compiled a number of tips to email professors and other university staff.
The UvA has made some adjustments and rules to make it safe for everyone to study on campus. We would also ask you to take responsibility for your own use of the campus. Please watch the video and read the instructions on the webpage studying together safely on the Roeterseilandcampus.
Apart from small-scale activities that we are launching on the campus, studying at home will remain the norm. If you have a lecture on the campus, you can come to the campus. At the end of your lecture, leave the buildings immediately if you do not have any other lectures to attend. Don't hang around. This will allow the other teaching to continue unimpeded in accordance with the RIVM guidelines.
Please also read studying together safely on the Roeterseilandcampus.
The Study Advisers are there for you if you have any questions. For example, do you have questions about your study planning, your study progress or are there any personal circumstances (whether or not related to the coronacrisis) you would like to discuss? If so, you can contact a Study Adviser.
Check the Law Library webpage for more information on returning, borrowing and consulting materials and the opening hours.
Make sure you have a suitable workplace with a stable internet connection. During an examination you may only use the study material as indicated by the lecturer and may not receive any help from others. The submitted examination will be checked and possibly further investigated for fraud. Check the rules for online examinations.
Why are the control measures for online examinations necessary? Read the explanation from the Examinations Board.
Is the situation at your home unsuitable for participating in an online exam? Please contact the study advisers as soon as possible (at the latest one week before your exam). They will discuss options regarding taking the online exam on campus. Objections against online proctoring are not viewed as personal circumstances for these requests.
There's a limited number of study places available for students who can't study at home. If you need a place to study at the campus, booking a study place is mandatory.
Corona affects the whole world around you, people close to you and yourself. We can imagine that you have worries and questions. Therefore we share tips to make the transition to studying at home more comfortable.