Fewer exams on the weekends; RUG changes times

RUG changing exam times

The RUG is changing the starting time for exams. That means that at most exam halls, there will be four exams a day instead of the previous three.
By Giulia Fabrizi / Translation by Sarah van Steenderen
23 October om 11:33 uur.
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October 23 at 11:33 AM.
Last modified on November 22, 2020
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The exams at the Aletta Jacobs hall, external buildings, and some faculties, will start at 8.30 AM rather than 9 this academic year. The time between exams has been shortened from two hours to forty-five minutes. This means the university can schedule four exams a day and plan fewer exams on Friday evenings and Saturdays. 

The RUG says the change is needed because there are fewer external spaces available for exams. This also means that more students will be in and around places like the Aletta Jacobs hall. 

Extra support

To prevent panic, the RUG is adding extra support. But they do warn that they can’t prevent all issues. They ask students to take each other into account and be quiet in and around the exam halls. 

The change to the exam times will be on a trial basis. The RUG will evaluate the change after the first exam period. Students who want to complain about how the exams are run can do so at their department’s exam committee.


23 October 2019 | 22-11-2020, 16:18