The three organisations will now use three testing centres across the city
By Thomas Ansell
The RUG, Hanzehogeschool, and Noorderpoort are undertaking research into using quick tests to allow for more in-person education at their institutions, with students to be tested from March 24. Two more locations are to be opened at the Euroborg stadium for Noorderpoort students, and at the Hanze physio building (Wiebengagebouw) near the north entrance of the UMCG and DOT. These new locations will complement the current Zernike Campus quick test centre, and are both to open on January 18.
University of Groningen staff and students can get a quick-test at the Wiebenga building from April 1 if they have in-person activities in the city centre, whilst students that have in-person exams, or have booked a study spot can also be quick-tested prior to attendance.
The three organisations are combining to look into using quick tests to allow more in-person education in more courses, too, with practical lessons being given for Noorderpoort students from March 24. The Euroborg location will be used for students on courses such as the Noorderpoort’s hotel school programme, and beauty training, and will be staffed with students from its nursing and lab tech courses.
Researchers from the Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health will look into whether the scheme can be expanded to accommodate more in-person learning. The three test centra will also contribute to the ‘pilot Groningen’ portion of a Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science study into bringing about more physical education for people in the Netherlands using quicktesting.
Image via the Noorderpoort