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Support for HU students in times of Corona

Support for HU students in times of Corona

Support line of the student counsellors office

Problems studying from home? Struggling with your motivation? Financial concerns? Worried about the health of family members or friends?
The student counsellors are there to help you!

We advise you to make an appointment with the student counsellor as soon as possible so that you can discuss your situation. From Tuesday to Friday between 10 and 12 hrs. you are welcome to phone the support line of the student counsellors office: 088-4813322 to let them know about your need for advice or assistance, so that an appointment with a student counsellor can be made (due to circumstances the support line is closed until further notice, the student counsellor can be reached by email). You can also send an e-mail to decanaat@hu.nl. You will receive a reply as soon as possible.

In some cases it is also possible to make an appointment at one of the HU locations at the Utrecht Scienc Park.

Please also contact your General Practitioner or the GGD when you have Covid-related symptoms or if you have been in contact with someone who is tested positive on Covid. Make sure you keep all your correspondence as evidence of this situation.

May we remind you that on cases of emergency, we advise you to contact your General Practitioner immediately.

Study on Location at the HU

The HU has made 150 spots available for students to study at the HU Library at the USP and 19 at the HU Library in Amersfoort, starting 15 December 2020. These spots are only available to students who do not have a suitable place to study at home, because of  exceptional circumstances. The available spots are in the silent area.
Would you like to qualify for one of these spots? Please, send a request to decanaat@hu.nl. In return, you will receive a form to explain your motivation.
As soon as we grant your request, you will have access to the HU Library, starting the next day; you must report to the Library Officer at the counter to enter. First reserve your spot via https://hu.okku.io. If you have questions, contact bibliotheek@hu.nl.  You will have access as long as the current situation remains unchanged or until the regulation is adapted.

Tips and links for support during times of corona

Financial support

During the corona crisis financial support is possible. Check the page on finances for more information about possible arrangements. The HU offers a weekly online financial consultation hour for help and advice on financial worries. And don’t hesitate to consult the student counsellor via the support line or decanaat@hu.nl if you need help to find out what the possibilities for support are in your specific situation.

Walk with Me!

You’ll never walk alone. Especially in these uncertain times, it can be nice to go for a walk and chat with someone. That is why we offer you a free of charge opportunity to get in touch with other HU students while going for a walk. At huwalks.nl you can meet with other students (face-to-face) and arrange to go for a walk. We will help you exchange contact information so you can set a place and time. Get to know new people while getting some fresh air and discover new places in Utrecht at the same time!

Register now. The first ten pairs will receive a free drink from Vidius, which you can pick up in Utrecht East.

HU Helps

For more information about support available at the HU if you need guidance or advice, also check the other pages of this website.

HU and Corona

More information about how HU responds to the Corona virus you find here.

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