Campus Facilities & Services
Campus Facilities & Services
Career Services provides a broad range of services to RSM students, most of them internship and future career related. Career Services staff function as a liaison between students, companies, and the different departments of the business school to help determine and facilitate internships and research opportunities. Career Services can help students clarify their interests and skills with refining interview and CV preparation skills, pursue internships and research projects and interact with potential employers. Students are encouraged to use any or all of their services, especially in the year preceding the BSc or MSc graduation.
Accessibility & Studying with Disabilities
RSM’s Mandeville (T) Building, its lecture rooms and study areas, and the main restaurant and library on Woudestein campus are all fully wheelchair-accessible with elevator access to all floors. For more information about facilities and accommodation for students with impaired mobility, or to discuss functional disabilities – such as dyslexia, physical handicaps, chronic disorders or psychological disorders – which can affect your performance at the university or the pace at which you can study please contact an EUR staff member via the ESSC. In some cases you may be eligible for help through facilities and schemes organised by the university.
University Language Services
The University Language & Training Centre (LTC) offers beginner, intermediate and advanced courses in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Russian and Dutch. Evening classes are offered in the first, second and third trimester, beginning in September, January and March, respectively. An intensive Dutch course is offered every year in August and January. This takes place during the day and focuses on grammar, vocabulary and conversation, and also includes excursions.
ICT - Information & Communications Technology
All RSM and Erasmus University students are given ICT provision for the duration of their studies, free of charge. You will be given an ERNA access code, a user name and password combination when you register. This provides you with access to the university’s own intranet (EURnet) and the internet via permanent wireless and plug-in student worksites, permanent student worksites (PC rooms) at faculties and in the University library, plug-in and wireless WI-FI network (Hotspots). You will also get a personal email account. Costs of subscriptions, calls, hardware, PCs and laptops are at the student’s expense. Full details can be found on the IT pages of EUR website.
Where to Eat & Drink on Campus
Woudestein campus offers a variety of places to eat or take a break. In addition to small coffee bars and ‘automatiek’ snack and beverage vending machines around the campus, there is a selection of places to eat. The Erasmus Food Plaza offers several options that are healthy, fast and sustainable. The restaurant operators are: New Fork, Frozz & Oodlz (combined), Satebar, Starbucks, HAS Döner & Kebab and Tosti World. The SPAR mini supermarket is located on Tinbergen plaza. Please check the EUR website for more details about the catering facilities.
The university offers excellent sports facilities. For approximately €120 per year you can participate in training sessions and use all facilities in the sport buildings on campus. Sports offered include tennis, squash, rugby, soccer, squash, capoeira, rowing, basketball and other fitness activities such as Pilates, yoga and dancing. The University’s Sports Centre has two sports halls, five squash courts, a fitness gym and six open-air tennis courts. All sports facilities are free during September. There is a deposit to be paid when you buy a sports card.
Physiotherapy Woudestein is a small-scale private practice offering physiotherapy and manual therapy, preventive care and aftercare to students and staff, based in the sports building on the Woudestein campus. The cost of treatment can be entirely or partially refunded by health insurance if you are insured for paramedical treatment, which comes under supplemental insurance. No referral note from a doctor is required, except in the case of chronic symptoms.
Student counsellors offer advice, assistance and information regarding personal affairs (e.g. illness, family matters), practical issues (e.g. housing, student grants and loans) and problems related to the course programme (e.g. scheduling, dealing with a heavy course load). Some counsellors also provide supervision for courses. Furthermore, they are responsible for handling and directing student complaints. Appointments can be made by phone on +31 (0)10 4082323 or in person via the ESSC helpdesk.
The university psychologists aim to help students with more serious issues than those addressed by University Counsellors and whose problems prevent them from focusing on their studies. Sometimes an initial consultation produces a better understanding of the problem and is enough to get the student back on track, but various therapies are available and other care providers can be found if necessary. Appointments can be made by phone on +31 (0)10 4082323 or in person via the ESSC helpdesk.
The EUR University Library collection includes approximately one million volumes, over 10,000 periodicals and access to more than 300 digital databases in all scientific areas that are taught and studied at EUR. Part of the collection of books and periodicals is available in the study areas and the periodicals room, for use in the library. However, most books are stored in closed stacks and can be borrowed. To borrow, a student card or library card is necessary. Publications that are not available in the University Library can be requested from another library for a small charge. In addition, RSM has its own institute library, the Business Information Centre (BIC) . Here, students can find a huge collection of monographs with an emphasis on management, organisational science, management science and marketing. It also holds research reports from European business schools, staff publications, company documentation, reference books and periodicals.
Study areas and public PCs
In addition to 450 study places in the University Central Library, you can study at various places around campus. There are 300 PCs for student use on the third floor of the T-building. All PCs have programmes installed for text writing, databases, spreadsheets, statistics, graphics and utilities. Any additional or specific software needed for your studies can be installed temporarily at the request of a professor. Students can save their work on a USB memory stick, or their own home directory, which can also be accessed off site. One PC room in the T-building is always available for students. Students may use lecture rooms if they are not in use for teaching. Students using the PC rooms in the T-building should bring their student cards as identification. Eating and drinking in the PC rooms is not allowed. Printing is organised through a central printing facility and print credits can be bought at the helpdesk. Extra computer rooms and meeting rooms are available in the G building, although these computers have only standard software installed. More information about these facilities and other services can be found at the ESSC and RSM website www.rsm.nl/bitofhelp.
EUR has a student chaplaincy. Student chaplains are available for confidential conversation and consultation about your experiences, life and death, relationships, faith, and your aims and ideals. They also organise groups for sharing and discussion, lectures concerning spirituality, social responsibility, and dialogue between different religions. Please check the ESSC website for contact information. EUR has a prayer room for Muslim students located under the Aula which can be visited during the university’s opening hours. A key to the room can be obtained at the reception desk in the C-hall.