No study delay due to corona

UG advice to all faculties

No study delay due to corona

Students who the GGD has advised to stay home as a precaution against the coronavirus don’t have to worry about study delay or missing classes.
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Door Giulia Fabrizi

11 March om 12:03 uur.
Laatst gewijzigd op 22 November 2020
om 16:19 uur.

By Giulia Fabrizi

March 11 at 12:03 PM.
Last modified on November 22, 2020
at 16:19 PM.

Giulia Fabrizi

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Last weekend, the Faculty of Arts announced that it would cancel mandatory attendance for people who stayed home because of the coronavirus. Following this, the UG has recommended all faculties to keep possible study delays in mind when students call in sick because they’re staying home on the GGD’s say so.

‘Each faculty can make its own decision in this’, UG spokesperson Jorien Bakker explains. ‘If people suffer study delays because of the virus that’s something the faculties will have to take into account.’

Arts

Last week, the arts board got plenty of questions from students and study advisers about the mandatory attendance. Will students be punished if they decide to stay home for two weeks because they’re potentially infected with the coronavirus?

Vice dean and portfolio manager of education Roel Jonkers says they wouldn’t. ‘If the GGD tells people to stay home, they don’t have to worry about anything. Classes they’ve missed will not count towards their attendance record.’

Arts students should e-mail or call the programme secretariat and their individual lecturers when calling in sick. Over the next few weeks, the board will determine whether students will need to do any assignments to make up for the missed classes.

Other faculties

The BSS faculty announced on Tuesday that they would be copying the arts faculty in its measures.  FEB students also do not have to worry about attendance if they’re taking measures against corona on the GGD’s advice.

Spatial sciences, philosophy, Campus Fryslân, University College Groningen, and the law faculty did not immediately mention any exceptions to mandatory attendance. The faculties are adopting the RUG policy: cases of study delay will be assessed for each individual student.

The manner in which students should call in sick due to corona varies per faculty. Students can find the information on their personal student portal, or their faculty will e-mail them.

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