Updates Corona Virus

With this page, we would like to inform you about Ibn Battuta’s policy regarding the Corona Virus. We would like to explain which measures have been taken and what the consequences will be for you as a member. The information will be updated regularly if needed. Please read the information carefully.

We hope you and your loved ones are all in good health. If not, we want to wish you lots of strength and love during this period. We hope to see all of you soon again!


Activities

We understand that taking stricter restrictions for events might hold negative effects for the Association, yet it is necessary to do so for two reasons. Firstly, with quickly rising cases, especially within students and Associations, the risks are too high and a single infection during an activity can carry serious implications for our Association. Secondly, even with the most careful plan, it is impossible to keep the 1.5 meters distance during certain types of activities.

All Ibn Battuta activities are organized strictly in line with safety regulations and recommendations. In line with the measures taken by the University and the Government, we have decided to not organize physical activities. In addition, the Coffee Room and Board Room will be closed for members until further notice. You can contact the board via email at board@ibnbattuta.nl

As soon as the University or the Government has an update or changes its policy regarding the organization of activities, we will review our policy as well and let you know as soon as possible. Therefore, check out the information on this page regularly.


Study

These strange times can have a huge impact on your mental health, motivation, and study. The University has organized a lot of initiatives to help you during this period!


In Nestor, you can find the tap Study Info, which is where you can find the following initiatives:


  • A free study group, in which you get connected with a couple of students and a trainer to motivate each other and make a plan for the week.
  • A free course that teaches you how to deal with postponing stuff and a lack of motivation during the corona crisis.
  • A free one-on-one conversation with a trainer from the Student Service Center that will give you personal advice on how to effectively study during the corona crisis. 
  • In the tap Study Info, you can also find the student psychologists and the initiative All Ears if students need someone to talk to. Study Advisors are also always available for a short chat or study-related advice. The contact information of the Study Advisors of the Faculty of Spatial Sciences can be found here. 


Committees & Committee Applications

If committees take into account the measures of the government, committee meetings can be done in person with a maximum of 4 people. However, since keeping a 1.5m distance can be difficult in student houses, we advise you to do your meetings outside, in a public space, or digital via e.g. Zoom or Skype for as long as possible. Ibn Battuta has a premium Zoom account that can be used for committee meetings. Please email the board if you would like to make use of this Zoom account.

Committee applications will happen physically for as long as the measurements allow. However, there will be an option provided to do the interview online if the applicant prefers to do so.


Board

The Board will be present at the Zernike Campus, but the interim is closed for members. If you have any questions, concerns, or if you just want to talk, you can always send an email to board@ibnbattuta.nl or call/text us personally.


We apologize for the inconvenience and hope for your understanding!

The 60th board


External links

You can find more information about the guidelines of the RIVM (Dutch public health institute) and the Government via the following links:

https://www.rivm.nl/nieuws/actuele-informatie-over-coronavirus

(This link is in Dutch, contact the board if you need a translation.)

https://www.rug.nl/news/2020/02/update-advice-regarding-coronavirus