Latest updates locations Aeres UAS

In this section you can read the latest specific updates for all locations of Aeres Hogeschool (Almere, Dronten en Wageningen). Below these updates you will find the latest general updates and general information that apply throughout Aeres.

14 January 2021

The lockdown situation has unfortunately been extended until February 9. All staff and students are yearning for the time when we can meet 'live' again. Because concerns about the spread of the virus are as high as ever, the university board has decided to extend the current teaching and work situation until spring break which begins on February 22. If, on Tuesday February 9, it appears that more than is currently possible in terms of activities on location, we will make use of this as much as possible. Of course, this will depend on the specific location situation and the freedoms allowed at that time.

15 December 2020

Yesterday Prime Minister Rutte announced a lockdown until 19 January. We realize that for many of us this is may be a difficult situation. We all hope for a spring in which more real contact will be possible. For Aeres University of Applied Sciences the lockdown until the 19th of January has the following consequences:

Education

From Wednesday December 16 until the start of semester 2 on February 1, all classes take place online, with the exception of the practical classes.

Exams and assessments

In principle, exams and assessments may take place on location. In a number of cases, they have already been planned online, which of course remains the case.

Internships and workplace learning

For internships and workplace learning the rules of the industry or location where the student is doing an internship apply. We realize that students may be concerned about the effect this may have on their study progress. We keep an eye on this. For specific questions, students can contact their study career counselor/mentor.

Traveling abroad

No trips abroad are possible until mid-March. In practice, this means that internships abroad will unfortunately no longer be possible this academic year.

Working on location

The work at the locations was already limited and takes place in consultation with the organization. For now, until the 19th of January, it is only allowed to work at school if it is strictly necessary. In all other cases employees work from home.

Recruitment activities

In any case until 19 January, all recruitment activities regarding new students will only take place online.  This also applies to student-for-a-day programmes and guided tours of the locations.

Other regulations

If you are on location, the familiar rules continue to apply: only without complaints are you welcome, always keep a distance of 1.5 meters, wash your hands, disinfect regularly and wear a mouth mask when you move around.

And finally

For now we wish everyone a Merry Christmas, pay a little attention to each other and above all, stay healthy.

November 26, 2020

Use of mouth mask mandatory from December 1

We would like to draw everyone's attention to the fact that the use of a mouth mask in public areas is mandatory throughout the Netherlands from December 1st. So also at the locations of Aeres University of Applied Sciences. Mudguards, bandanas or shawls do not legally fall under the definition of a mouth mask.

The rule remains the same: Wear a mouth mask when walking around at the locations of Aeres Hogeschool. This also applies if you can't keep a 1.5 meter distance somewhere. Once you are in a classroom or at your workplace, you can take off the mask. We assume that you take care of your own mouth mask.

Binding Study Advice postponed

This week the staff of Aeres University of Applied Sciences and all first year students will be informed about the recent information about the Binding Study Advice (BSA). There will be noises about abolishing it. That is not an issue right now.

However, the BSA has been postponed for the first year students who started in this academic year 2020-2021. The information about this has been provided by mail to the students to whom it relates.

Latest updates Aeres in general

January 14, 2021

Distance learning period extended to February 7, 2021

On January 12th the cabinet announced that the national lockdown has been extended by three weeks. Moreover, the 1.5 meter measures within educational institutes have been further tightened. Below is an overview of the consequences for pupils, students, course participants and employees:

Education

The period in which a large part of physical education has been cancelled, has been extended at all educational locations until February 7, 2021. The current exceptions to these measures remain:

  • Practical lessons are allowed;
  • Exams, pre-exams and practical exams are allowed;
  • The schools remain open to the guidance of vulnerable pupils;
  • For Aeres VMBO, Nordwin College VMBO-groen and Aeres Praktijkonderwijs, physical education is allowed for exam classes;
  • Internships continue, provided the host companies have the opportunity to do so.

Distance rules tightened

Where possible, pupils in pre-vocational secondary education (vmbo) should now also keep a distance of 1.5 meters from each other. This rule already applied between mbo and hbo students and between pupils, students, course participants and their teachers. 
Where applicable, the existing RIVM guidelines continue to apply with regard to keeping a distance of 1.5 meters and wearing mouth masks.

Travelling

There will be no travelling abroad for work or study purposes until March.

Presence of employees

The educational locations of Aeres and Nordwin College remain open to employees who must be present for the continuity of education and / or necessary processes. When it is not necessary for work to be on location, the following applies to all employees: work from home if possible. This also applies to employees at office locations.

December 15, 2020

Distance learning within Aeres and Nordwin College from December 16, 2020 to January 17, 2021

To prevent the spread of the corona virus, the cabinet had to take the decision to largely stop physical educational activities nationwide. The measure will run from December 16, 2020 to January 17, 2021.

Below is an overview of the consequences of the measure for pupils, students, course participants and employees within Aeres and Nordwin College.

  • As of Wednesday, December 16, a large part of the lessons at the educational locations of Aeres and Nordwin College will be canceled. Where possible, a switch will be made to distance learning. There are a number of important exceptions to this measure:
    o Practical lessons are allowed;
    o Exams, pre-exams and practical exams are allowed;
    o The schools remain open for the guidance of vulnerable pupils and students and for pupils with parents in crucial professions;
    o For Aeres VMBO, Nordwin College VMBO-groen and Aeres Praktijkonderwijs, physical education is allowed for exam classes.
  • Internships continue, provided the host companies have the opportunity to facilitate this;
  • The educational locations of Aeres and Nordwin College remain open to employees who must be present for the continuity of education and / or necessary processes;
  • When it is not necessary for work to be on location, the following applies to all employees: work from home if possible. This also applies to employees at locations where no education is given;
  • With regard to international travelling, it applies that until mid-March travel is not done for work or study purposes;
  • Where applicable, the RIVM guidelines continue to apply with regard to keeping a distance of one and a half meters and wearing mouth masks.

Aeres and Nordwin College do everything they can to prevent study delay where possible. When a practical exam is planned at another location (for example a company) and cannot take place due to corona measures, we will consult together to see how this can be resolved.

The exact content of the education may differ per school and / or institution, depending on the possibilities for organizing this in a Corona proof way. The educational locations themselves will inform the parents, pupils, students and course participants about this.

General information

Attention: this information has been updated on Thursday January 14, 2021.

In December 2019 the outbreak of the coronavirus started in the Wuhan region in China. Since then it is detected in many countries and measures are taken worldwide to prevent the coronavirus from further spreading. Aeres is following the national guidelines of the Ministery of Foreign Affairs (travel advice) and the RIVM, the national Institute for Public Health and the Environment.

Important information about the coronavirus and, more specific, the measures Aeres takes in case of emergency, will be shared on this page. All Aeres schools and locations follow these guidelines and measures.

Contagiousness and symptoms

Patients infected with the coronavirus have a fever and respiratory symptoms, such as a cough, shortness of breath and pneumonia. 

Prevent infection or virus spreading:

  • wash your hands on a regularly basis;
  • sneeze or cough in your elbow, not in your hands;
  • use paper tissues;
  • don’t shake hands;
  • stay at home when you show cold or flu symptoms.

Contact your GP (doctor’s office) if:
you have a fever above 38 degrees with respiratory symptoms (coughing or shortness of breath)

DO NOT visit the GP (doctor’s office) but contact them by phone and follow their instructions.

Visit the website of the RIVM for more information.

Travellers

There will be no travelling abroad for work or study purposes until March.

Questions

Check out the sites mentioned above for more information. In case of any Aeres-related questions, please contact inlichtingen@aeres.nl. For study-related questions, you can contact your Aeres institution directly at: