Campus Venlo - Education during COVID-19
In light of the corona crisis, we would like to keep you updated on how we plan to shape education at Campus Venlo.
We are busily preparing for on-site education taking into account all COVID-19-related preventive measures, as well as developing online options for students who cannot yet come to Venlo due to COVID-19 restrictions.
In this blog, you can follow our progress for our programmes. See you soon: on campus if you can, online if you need to
The newest updates will appear at the top. To make sure you can keep track, we have highlighted a few particularly important messages that you can directly view using the menu below.
Prospective students | 13 July 2020
You can now register for the Introduction Days, which will take place from Monday 24 – Friday 28 August. On the following websites, you can see the preliminary programme. The websites will be updated as soon as more information is available.
Please register before the 15th of August.
On campus education
Everyone | 09 July 2020
We have an update regarding our education in period 1 and 2. Not only tutorials but also skills will take place on campus! If you are not able to come to campus due to COVID-19 please let us know, supported by a brief explanation via mail.
Please note: Due to the COVID-19 situation, we unfortunately have limited study spaces available on our campus and thus, not all students can be facilitated on our campus at the same time. When you have tutorials or skills, we welcome you on campus. On the days you have no education, please study elsewhere unless you have limited access to internet facilities.
2020-2021 Looking forward to 2020-2021
Everyone | 23 June 2020
In light of the corona crisis, we would like to keep you updated on how we plan to shape education at Maastricht University (UM) University College Venlo (UCV). The first semester of 2020-2021, is going to be a mix of in person and online education for students who are in Venlo. Some students will initially join us exclusively online, and come to Venlo once they are able to. The specifics - for instance how many hours you can expect on campus - will become clear in the coming weeks. We'll keep you posted via this blog.
Alie de Boer
Assistant professor, Campus Venlo
A video message from the FSE Dean
Everyone | 15 June 2020
From the video: "We will offer an interesting mix of on campus and online activities. All programmes are very busy developing an interesting programme for you, which combines these two types of education."
"Some of you may not be able to come to our university, because you are still in the country where you live. Because we are developing online activities, this is not going to be a problem - you can join the online activities and will become part of our student community."
Prof. Thomas Cleij
Dean, Faculty of Science and Engineering
Corona-proofing Campus Venlo
Although education last took place at our Campus Venlo building in March, I've been on site almost every day. There's a few reasons for that: construction work on various areas never stopped (more about that later) and we're also working on implementing and testing the necessary health measures.
So far, we have figured out and indicated the maximum room capacities, outfitted every entrance with hand sanitizer, figured out seating plans, assigned walking directions in hallways, opened up unidirectional staircases and more - all to ensure we comply with the latest rules and regulations. You can see some pictures of our progress at the bottom of this page. Although no one knows exactly which measures will apply in September, we will continue to ensure that our building stays up to date and safe.
Project Manager Campus Venlo
Safety in times of corona
The Dutch government is making a strong appeal to the common sense and responsibility of our citizens in fighting the crisis: Together, we’ll get coronavirus under control in the Netherlands. On the website of the Government of the Netherlands you can find information about what the Dutch government – together with other organisations – is doing. You can check out the current roadmap of measures against coronavirus, FAQs on health, read about the education sector and many more topics.
Safety in the city of Venlo
The municipality of Venlo is working with various ideas on how they can support citizens in what we call the '1.5m society'. To ensure safety in the city centre of Venlo several measures have been taken into account for example: certain streets are purely one-way traffic, crowd management is used and stores have specific guidelines to ensure the 1.5m society. For the all the guidelines please click here (webpage is in Dutch).
Follow the study in Maastricht website to find more general information about studying at Maastricht University Campus Venlo in times of COVID-19.
Save the date: Introduction Days
Prospective students | 23 June 2020
The Introduction Days on our campus will take place from Monday 24 - Friday 28 August 2020.
We are currently in the process of changing the setup of our introduction days to make them corona proof. It’s very likely that a big part of the activities will take place online. Despite this, we will make sure that you'll have the opportunity to get to know the university, the campus and your fellow students. By participating, you will have the best start to your new adventure! Make sure you join us.
For now, block in your agenda the following date(s):
We hope to welcome you!
Everyone | 15 May 2020
From 31 August, Maastricht University's motto will be: education ‘on campus’ at the university if possible, online if necessary (due to coronavirus measures). But even then, always in connection with Maastricht.
We remain committed to the Maastricht University Student Experience—education where the focus is on the student. We make the most of the space we have on our campus to meet the needs of our students to come together in the ‘international classroom’ to collaborate, to socialise, to interact. After all, getting an education is about so much more than just earning credits! Read more
Dr. Nick Bos, prof. Rianne Letschert and prof. Martin Paul
Executive Board Maastricht University