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

All Ibn Battuta activities are canceled for the remainder of this academic year. In line with the measures taken by the University and the Government we have decided to cancel (or postpone when possible) all physical activities that were planned in the remainder of this academic year. In addition, the Coffee Room and Board Room will be closed until further notice. 

As soon as the university has an update or changes its policy regarding the cancelation 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. 

We will, however, try to organise as much other ways of meeting each other as we can. If you have any ideas on a fun digital activity, feel free to contact the board! 


Study

These strange times can have a huge impact on your mental health, motivation and study. The University has organised 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 planning for the week.
  • A free thesis group, which is the same idea, but focused on writing a thesis.
  • 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

In line with the measurements of the Government, all committee meetings shall be done digitally via e.g. Skype or Zoom, or by phone until further notice. 

The applications for the Lecture Committee are open now! Click here to apply. The interviews will be done digitally and the committees will be announced on social media in June. Since some committees had to cancel a big part of their activities, we understand if you want to apply for the same committee again and would love for you to do so. Note that you are not guaranteed of a place within the new committee and will have to do an interview again this year. 

If your committee has an idea for a digital activity, quarantine tips, or anything else that we can manage to organize digitally, please contact the board!


Board

The Board will not be present at the Zernike Campus until further notice. 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 at the numbers as stated in the email you have received on the 13th of March.

We apologise for the inconvenience and hope for your understanding!

Lots of love,

The 59th 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