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Frequently Asked Questions

You will find below general questions about the coronavirus. Specific questions that only apply to students, employees, suppliers or visitors can be found via the links below:

We regularly update the frequently asked questions. Below are the general questions, divided into the following categories:

BUILDINGS & ACCESSIBILITY
1. Are the Avans buildings open?
2. Do the ventilation systems in the buildings comply with RIVM guidelines?
3. How can I reach the Student Information Desk and the Student Counselling Office?

EDUCATION
4. How will Avans organize the education and the exams this academic year?

EVENTS
5. Will Avans' events still take place? 

BUILDINGS & ACCESSIBILITY

1. Are the Avans buildings open?

Since June 2nd employees may, under certain conditions, be present in the buildings again. They have been informed about this by their own management. Since 15th June there are also a limited number of students in the buildings to make tests. Students have been informed by their own course.
Click here for the opening hours of buildings & catering during the exam period (15 June - 3 July).

During the summer holidays (20th July through 9th August) the locations below are open between 8.00 and 18.00 hours:

  • Den Bosch: Parallelweg 21 and Hervenplein 2
  • Breda: Lovensdijkstraat LA (61)

The other Avans buildings were closed during that period. The open locations are open especially during the summer for the continuation of graduation work and research. Employees still have to work from home as much as possible. 


2. Do the ventilation systems in the buildings comply with RIVM guidelines?

Yes, all ventilation systems in our buildings work with fresh air from outside. The RIVM advises against recirculation of air. This means that some of our cooling and/or ventilation systems are switched off. In those areas, people can still work or study safely, provided they adhere to RIVM guidelines.

Our advice is to open windows for natural ventilation whenever possible. For Avans, the safety of our students and staff is paramount. We will follow the RIVM guidelines in this respect.

 

3. How can I reach the Student Information Desk and the Student Counselling Office?

The Student Information Desk will be open from 15th June to 3rd July from 10.30 am to 3.30 pm at the Hogeschoollaan in Breda and the Onderwijsboulevard in 's-Hertogenbosch. 
Students who still need to have a form stamped or a copy of their certificate authenticated before their holiday; or who would like to make an appointment with a student counsellor; or who have a question about re-registering for the new academic year, can contact the desk. You can reach the Student Information Desk by phone and via WhatsApp at 088 - 525 75 50.

EDUCATION

4. How will Avans organize the education and the exams this academic year?

Avans will provide digital education until the summer holidays. This means that there will be no lessons in the buildings. Separate arrangements have been made since 11th May for graduates and lecturers who need to be present in practice rooms. We will take tests online as much as possible.
Between 15th June and 3rd July, we will take a number of exams in our buildings. Students can also visit the buildings for final practical assignments. We will also use alternative forms of testing, such as open book exams, oral examinations or handing in assignments such as an essay.

There are students for whom it is really not possible to study at home or take tests online. We will make an exception for these students. They can go to one of the Avans buildings, but have to request this from their study advisor.

EVENTS

5. Will Avans' events continue? 

A number of major events will not take place or will be organised in a different form: 

  • The hbo cycle tour on August 28th has been moved to 2021.
  • The opening of the college year on August 24th will take place, but in an online version. We are still busy preparing this festive online alternative.
  • The HBO Introfestival is online this year. This festive start of the academic year for all prospective students is on Thursday September 3rd from 20.00 to 23.00 hours.
  • Diplomas and major introductory activities of the courses will also be in a different form this year. The course will inform you about this. 

Cancelled events will not be moved to a new date until further notice. It is also not allowed to schedule new events. We will use the event rooms as much as possible for educational purposes. The distribution and allocation of these rooms will be organised centrally. This means that in period 1 and 2 we will not organize events internally.


Is your question not listed here?

Then send a mail to veiligheid@avans.nl.


ATTENTION: Phishing mails in circulation

Internet criminals are taking full advantage of the corona crisis. There are all kinds of phishing emails going around. The fake e-mails, for example, look as if they come from the RIVM or providers of help with digital education. Be alert to this!

Last updated on 29 June 2020.