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.

25 May 2020

On May 19, 2020 our government has announced phasing out the imposed measures for higher education, opening and (re)starting educational activities with a limited capacity as of June 15. These imposed measures are in place until September 1st. We will use this coming period to plan and organize the examination periods of June/July and August as well as the planning of educational activities in period 1 or semester 1 of the next academic year. Expecting and assuming that these imposed measures will still be in place at that time.

Education and examination June/July

Aeres UAS reiterates the decision made earlier that all educational activities will be done online until the summer. However, we will organize (practical) exams within certain time limits albeit in a very limited capacity. You have been informed about what this will mean for you with regards to location, online or in an alternative manner. The T4 examination schedules, with a very limited amount of exams on location, will be arranged accordingly. The T5 exams will be organized on location, however due to new protocols and safety measures the timetable needs to be expended. Consequently, some exams might take place in the evening. The new imposed measures contain time slots depending on the usage of public transport as well as the amount of people in a building keeping social distance. Educational activities are allowed to take place between 11am and 3pm and after 8pm. Resulting in students not using public transport during rush hours. Consequently, we can organize education activities as of 11am until the evening, provided students do not use public transport before 7pm. Looking at the end of the semester and your T4 exams, we would like to wish you the best of luck in preparing your exams, assignments and assessments!

Period 1, academic year 2020-2021

Currently we are preparing for a combination of education on location as well as online. Practical education (labs and so on) and trainings will take place on location. What can be done online will remain in an online mode of operation. This has to do with the fact that there is a new maximum capacity of people in our buildings due to the imposed social distance, as well as the limited capacity of public transport. This may mean that we might have or will use different timetables per location. Currently there are ongoing discussions with the Regional Safety committee and the spokesperson of public transport organizations. We hope to achieve that scheduling can be done all day for Dronten as relatively few students use public transport. The size of groups for classes on location have a limited capacity due to the social distance rules of 1.5 meters. The size may, depending on the size of the classrooms, vary. This will be mapped out per location. No rights can be derived from the aforementioned agreements. Our government monitors the situation closely and should the situation change negatively, new and stricter measures will be put in to place.

Our motto remains, together we can do this, together we can control COVID-19.

18 May 2020

The current measures for higher education have not changed since the update of 22 April. This means that we refer you to the update of April 22th below. Education and examination remain online and we will continue to work from home as much as possible. This applies at least until 1 September.

However, there is a new announcement regarding the intake of students in a higher professional education bachelor's or master's programme who were unable to complete their previous programme as a result of the corona crisis.

Entry possible despite failure to complete the previous program

Final-year students from associate degrees, senior secondary vocational education (mbo) or higher professional education (hbo) programmes who have been delayed due to the Corona measures have until 1 January 2021 to obtain their diploma. In the meantime, they may already start in the bachelor's or master's programme of the hbo. To this end, the student must request a graduation advice from his or her current study programme which must indicate whether it is plausible that the student will be able to complete the study programme before 1 January 2021. Together with the outcome of the study choice interview at the new programme of study, this will determine whether the student is eligible for a Bachelor's or Master's degree. If a student has not obtained the diploma on January 1, 2021, the student must still leave the bachelor or master.

If this raises any specific questions, please contact your personal coach/mentor.

New update after the Ascension weekend

Wednesday, May 20, Prime Minister Rutte will give another press conference. After the ascension weekend we will indicate here the possible consequences for Aeres University of Applied Sciences.

Latest updates Aeres in general

April 22 2020

At the press conference on April 22, Prime Minister Rutte announced that many of the current measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus will be maintained until May 20. This decision will be reconsidered on 13 May.

For Aeres, this means that there are virtually no changes to the measures that have already been taken. However within Aeres VMBO preparations are being made to (partially) resume education at the locations on 2 June. The way in which this is implemented may differ per school location. The locations will inform the students and parents about this when the details are clear.

In addition, the measures mean that Aeres has canceled all events until 1 September 2020. Various Aeres institutions organize digital open days, which means that informing interested new students and trainees can still take place partly.

Education within Aeres is provided at distance where possible and employees work from home as much as possible. In addition, scenarios are developed that take into account a longer period in which restrictive measures are involved. On the one hand, these scenarios take into account a ‘one and a half meter society’ and are on the other hand aimed at preventing study delays as much as possible.

April 01 2020

Measures extended until May holidays

The cabinet has extended the duration of the measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. As a result of this extension, there will be no educational activities at Aeres schools and locations until May holidays.

Consultation with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science should clarify what this means for the education sector and for Aeres. This will be reported as soon as possible.

General information

Attention: this information has been updated on Thursday April 2 2020.

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

Aeres follows the instructions and advice of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding travelling. Aeres' policy is that all forms of foreign travelling and excursions are suspended until further notice. This measure applies to both staff and students. Travel for internships abroad is also covered by this measure. It is currently unclear how long the measures will be needed. We will of course monitor the situation closely and report any changes. 

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: