Returning to the classroom – we’re ready for face-to-face learning

Returning to the classroom – we’re ready for face-to-face learning


Ensuring a safe learning environment

When you participate in one of our face-to-face programmes at Woudestein Campus, we’ve taken the measures to assure your health and safety.

Before coming to campus

Self-tests can help to limit the risk of COVID-19 contamination during our educational activities. Although self-testing is not mandatory, we would like to advise you to take a self-test on the first day of the programme. To support this, we will send a self-test to your home address.  If you have any symptoms of cold or flu, please stay at home. 
Travel to the campus by car, bike, or on foot if you can. Only use public transport if there is no alternative. Parking for bikes, motorbikes and cars (including charging points for electric cars) is available on campus. Your programme manager will tell you about any further specific instructions for health and safety before the start of the programme.

On campus 

When arriving on campus, please follow the signs and safety instructions. A facemask must be worn when moving around the location and can only be taken off when seated. When entering the Bayle building, please register at the front desk by giving them your name. You will be told which route to  take to your classroom using the one-way system in the building, and we will ask you to go there directly. Here you will meet your programme manager. Near your classroom you can have a coffee or make use of the restroom.

In the lecture room

During the programme everyone must keep 1.5 metres apart. We’ve taken every measure so you can learn optimally and still be able to network, participate in group work and engage in discussion. The maximum number of participants in your programme is based on the space available in the classroom when everyone sits 1.5 metres apart. 

During breaks

We will serve packed lunches or dinners, according to the schedule and timing of your programme. During the day, please use the shared facilities (coffee machines, toilets, hallways) in a responsible way. Give each other space when needed.

More information

If your programme takes place in another location off campus, the venue that we use will take the measures needed to assure a safe environment. Before the start of every programme, whether on campus or in another venue, you will receive more details of the guidelines that we ask everyone to follow. Above all, we ask everyone to apply their common sense and follow the hygiene rules at all times. If you have any questions about the measures that are taken, please contact your programme manager.


Travelling from abroad

Travelling from an 'orange' or a 'red' zone country

In our attempt to keep you safe and healthy, while simultaneously bringing back in-person classes, we are following the Dutch government guidelines. When you travel to or from an 'orange' or 'red zone' country, you must self-quarantine for 10 days after arriving in the Netherlands. Self-quarantining means that you cannot come to campus or your course location within the 10 days after your arrival. If you get tested on day five fo your quarantine, you might be able to shorten the quarantine period. See government advice here. Certain exceptions apply to the self-quarantine rules. If you are are unsure whether you are in an “orange” or “red” zone country, we ask you to check the government website, as soon as possible. Should you have any questions about the above, please check the government website or send us an email. 


Potential changes in the future

Changes in government regulations

We can never guarantee a face-to-face delivery format for future programmes, since we will always adhere to the measures by the Dutch government to assure your health and safety. If the future situation does not allow for face-to-face programme delivery, we will notify you that your registration will transfer to participation in a ‘virtual classroom’ version of the same programme that you have registered for. If you do not wish to participate in the virtual version of the programme, please tell us as soon as possible via openprogrammes@rsm.nl.

Virtual classrooms

Our virtual classrooms deliver the exact same programme content, and have been designed to deliver an optimal learning experience. In the virtual classroom, you can:

  • ask the facilitator questions
  • connect with peers online; discussion and engagement is a vital part of learning, and is encouraged, stimulated and facilitated in the virtual classroom
  • interact with your fellow participants via group assignments in virtual breakout rooms. 

The online programme is split into modules over a period of time. The amount of classroom time remains the same, and we will inform you of the virtual classroom schedule as soon as we can, if indeed the programme needs to transfer to an online experience.