From today, students may attend University in-person for one day a week
Translated by Thomas Ansell
Head of the NHL Stenden steering committee Erica Schaper has voiced her and the universities’ happiness that students may return to in-person education for one day per week from today. “Students bring so much energy with them. You can feel it if you walk through the campus. Our buildings have really been ‘lifeless’ for the last few months. It’s the student’s energy that has really been missed”, she says. As reported by the Omrop Fryslân.
“We don’t want any congestion, and so we have set up new walking routes across the campus. We have also created various work-spaces in a safe manner, and we have worked with guidance from student views. The goal is that students feel welcome again”, says Schaper.
Schaper also highlighted the way that teaching at NHL has changed over the last two lockdowns: “during the first lockdown, lecturers gave their lessons and lectures as if they were in class. However we now use a range of interactive tools, and we have learnt huge amounts about working digitally.”
In addition, Schaper says that the re-opening is just the beginning, and that hopefully the Hogeschool should be operating more normally in the coming study year. “The signals are positive, and hopefully we can really open again in September. We are looking towards still working digitally in some small ways, so large audience lectures can still be given online. But education is something that works best when people can learn from eachother”, she says.