FAQ for BSc and premaster students
FAQ for BSc and premaster students
When can I return to campus?
There is no definite date yet. For now, there will be no educational activities on campus.
This means that there are no classes for now. However, your instructors, teachers, and tutors are preparing to teach all of your classes in Block 4, Trimester 6 and Trimester 9 online. We will issue regular updates about any changes, so please check your email, Canvas and SINOnline regularly to make sure you don’t miss them.
Please keep checking EUR’s Coronavirus website for updates from the university: www.eur.nl/en/news-calendar/dossiers/corona.
For information about exams and re-sits, see below.
When will my online classes start?
We plan to start online classes as follows:
- Trimester 6 and Trimester 9 classes
These will start in week 14 (week of 30 March)
- Block 4 classes
These will start in week 15 (week of 6 April)
We are preparing to offer all classes online from that date.
Can I come to campus for these classes or should I do them online?
All classes in Block 4, Trimester 6 and Trimester 9 will start online. Please be prepared to study all of your online classes from home. The study spaces on campus will remain closed until further notice.
It might be possible to continue to follow a course completely online even when the campus is open again, but we don’t know that right now. We will tell you what’s possible in our updates.
How do I follow courses online or collaborate with other students?
This page of the EUR website tells you how to follow your courses online, and how to use virtual and online collaboration.
Will Block 4, Trimester 6 and Trimester 9 courses be longer or shorter?
They will take the same time as they would if you were in the classroom on campus.
Can I see my online courses on the university timetables?
We will tell you about the schedules for courses in Block 4, Trimester 6 and Trimester 9 in My Timetable, when those updates become available.
Even if events are not allowed on campus until further notice, will exams take place?
Exams are not considered events and can take place on campus during the summer period if the situation allows.
When will cancelled exams take place?
We’re working on a new schedule right now. Please keep checking your EUR or student email, SINOnline and Canvas for our updates.
When will Block 2 re-sits take place?
We’re working on a new schedule right now. Please keep checking your email, SINOnline and Canvas for our updates.
How will exam perusals take place?
We’re working on a way to do this right now. Please keep checking your email, SINOnline and Canvas for our updates.
How will final assessments take place?
The way that you are assessed may change. In exceptional circumstances – such as this Coronavirus epidemic – examiners are allowed to adapt the assessment matrix of your courses. For example, if ‘participation’ is part of the assessment matrix, this element could be included within another testing method such as assignments or written tests.
However, in every circumstance, we must assess you according to the Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) of each of your courses, and at least 60 per cent of your assessment must come from an individual test.
My course has a team assignment. Will this still happen?
Team assignments will go ahead, unless the instructor says not. Your and your student group are still responsible for delivering the requested materials. You can do this by collaborating with your team members via Skype, Google Hangouts, Zoom, or another online meeting platform.
My home environment is not ideal for studying there. How should I handle this?
If it’s difficult for you to study online from home, please contact your study advisers to discuss this. They can advise you how to proceed. You can find their contact information here.
What if I can’t return to campus before the end of the academic year?
All classes in Block 4, Trimester 6 and Trimester 9 will be taught online. If you follow the courses online and gain the required ECs, you can pass the courses without being on campus. We will tell you about exams and re-sits in our updates, so lease keep checking your EUR or student email, SINOnline and Canvas.
I need extra support like advice or counselling from the university. Where can I get it?
Your study advisers and EUR counsellors can provide you with the support you need. You can contact them by telephone and mail.
- RSM Study Advisers: www.rsm.nl/study-advice/bachelor-iba/contact/
- EUR counsellors: www.eur.nl/en/education/practical-matters/advice-counselling/student-counsellors
What is happening with the BSc Internship Fair happen of 15 April?
The BSc Internship Fair will not happen at RSM. You will be able to find information about companies, including vacancies on the RSM Career Portal. Visit: https://www.rsm.nl/career-centre/rsm-career-portal/
Are companies still hiring for internships and jobs?
Yes, although some companies have a hiring freeze, others are still hiring. Especially in industries like online retail, pharma, Tech-communication companies are looking for talent. Strategy consultancy and Investment banks also continue hiring. For an overview of vacancies, please visit the RSM Career Portal.