On this page you will find all information about the organisation of the academic year 2021-2022. Keep an eye on this page. We will provide regular updates.
The academic year 2021-2022 will start in the ‘normal’ way. That means with maximum campus capacity and 100% contact teaching. Ventilation will be the most important preventive measure. Restrictive measures will only be used when necessary.
WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF ILLNESS?
Are you infected, do you have coronasymptoms, is someone in your immediate surroundings infected or are you in quarantine? In order to give the virus no chance, we ask you to report a (possible) infection or quarantine as soon as possible via this form. Please also report your absence in iBaMaFlex (https://ibamaflex.hogent.be).
Students with a positive test or specific questions should contact the Head of Department of Prevention, Environment and Welfare, Frank Claeys, at firstname.lastname@example.org or the prevention advisor/occupational doctor, Mathieu Versée, at email@example.com.
Do you have a cold or other symptoms? Don’t take any risks: stay at home and follow the lessons online. That way, we take care of each other.
MOUTH MASKS COMPULSORY WHEN MOVING INDOORS
– When moving around inside a building, it is compulsory to wear a mouth mask.
– When sitting down, you may take off the mouth mask. But if you prefer to keep your mask on, you may of course do so.
– If the CO2 meters indicate that the air quality is insufficient, then it is compulsory to wear a mouth mask inside that room.
Good ventilation remains an essential preventive measure against corona. The school closely monitors the indoor air quality:
– In the coming period, fixed CO2 meters will be installed in classrooms, exercise rooms, studios, meeting rooms and the restaurant.
– In office spaces, the quality is monitored with mobile CO2 meters.
– In risk settings, additional measurements are taken with an aerosol meter.
The data from these meters will be monitored centrally. In the rooms with CO2 meters, you can also read the values yourself via a QR code on the meter. The action and alarm values are 900ppm and 1200ppm. When the monitoring shows that the values are systematically too high in a certain room, the teacher will be asked to wear a mouth mask. When the teacher notices that the value is sporadically too high, a ventilation break can be inserted.
The timetable also takes into account ventilation breaks of 30 minutes after each 2-hour lesson block. In addition, for lessons longer than one hour, teachers will also provide a ventilation break during which all windows and doors are opened.
The ventilation instructions are listed in each classroom. Always keep to the maximum lesson time and the ventilation breaks. Pay attention to open windows and doors where necessary. But do not forget to close windows and doors again at the end of the day.
For classrooms with less good ventilation, there may be additional safety measures. Possibly that there is a maximum capacity. It may be that wearing a mouth mask is important, even if you are sitting down. These additional instructions are also given at the location.
100% contact teaching means that there are no restrictions on teaching taking place physically on campus.
In some courses, physical contact is essential (e.g. drama, performance,…), in various courses there are artistic activities (e.g. music, film,…) that may entail a little more risk than simply attending class in an auditorium, for example. In the past period, strong expertise has been built up within the school on how to organise educational activities safely. Always follow the instructions of your teachers and respect each other. If you do not feel safe, do not hesitate to discuss the matter with your teachers, colleagues, etc. You can do this with your lecturers, colleagues from the student affairs department or the ombudspersons.
Through Corona, we have also discovered the advantages of digital teaching methods. We value teaching and working on campus a lot, but we will integrate online activities where they have a pedagogical added value.
All student services (care, housing, catering, sports) will start the academic year normally, taking into account the prevention measures in force, which are mentioned on this page.
The Care department will again organise physical consultations by appointment, but online consultations will also remain possible.
MOBILITY: INTERNSHIPS AND STUDIES ABROAD
In principle, a traineeship or study abroad in Europe can go ahead unless the coronagraph measures in Belgium or the country of destination prevent this. In principle, an internship or study outside Europe can NOT take place. However, an exceptional procedure can be requested. Please contact the student exchange coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below you will find some guidelines for students going abroad for study or an internship during the first semester of 2021-2022:
– Always follow the guidelines of the host country, your internship company or the partner school closely.
– Keep in touch with the student exchange coordinator. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. Do not take any decisions without consulting us.
– Register on travellersonline.diplomatie.be so that FPS Foreign Affairs has a clear idea of where our students are.
– Make sure that your file in Mobility Online is always up to date.
– You can find more information about travelling to and from Belgium, the applicable travel advice, etc. on the following websites: www.info-coronavirus.be and diplomatie.belgium.be/nl.
For the time being, all students with foreign study or internship plans may continue their preparations during semester 2, both for destinations within and outside Europe. However, it is not yet certain whether mobility outside Europe will be allowed for semester 2. So don’t incur any costs yet (plane ticket, visa,…) before there is more clarity on this.
CONCERTS, EXHIBITIONS, LECTURES, CINEMA
Just like our education, our artistic activities (MIRY Concert Hall, KASKcinema, KIOSK,… etc) will go live again at the start of the new academic year. The general rules of the government apply here. This means that no masks are required if there are no more than 200 visitors inside or no more than 400 visitors outside.
When there are more than 200 visitors inside, we work with Covid Safe Tickets. More info can be found here: https://www.vlaanderen.be/cjm/nl/informatie-covid-19/covid-safe-ticket. When a Covid Safe Ticket is used, no other restrictions have to be taken into account. Whether you need a Covid Safe Pas will be clearly indicated in the communication of that specific event.
As a 1 bachelor student, we expect you during the welcome week from 20 til 24 September. The exact programme will be published here.
You will meet and get to know your fellow students and lecturers, discover the studios, get to know your classrooms and studios. We provide guided tours of the campus where you can explore all the facilities, staff members give information sessions on all practical and organisational aspects of your studies and there is a visit to our artistic operations on the site. Some courses include a visit to the city, a visit to an exhibition in Ghent or elsewhere, while others give you the opportunity to do some exploring on your own. And we end the first week with a drink and a chat in the KASKcafé or more, who knows?
In the course of September, the full programme of the welcome week will appear here. Please note the starting time in your agenda.
START OF WELCOME WEEK MONDAY SEPTEMBER 20
09:00 Welcome to professional bachelor students in MIRY Concertzaal, Biezekapelstraat 9, Ghent
11:00 Welcome to academic bachelor students in MIRY Concert Hall, Biezekapelstraat 9, Ghent
See the full programme
Read the catalogue thoroughly. Especially pay attention to the seminars that are taught in English and planned during the term you’re staying in Ghent.
Make a thought-through choice. Look carefully at your schedule, avoid choosing seminars that are scheduled at the same time or overlap with your other courses. Your attendance is required. Caution! If a seminar doesn’t count 24 hours in total, the lecturer will arrange an extra session, in dialogue with the students of that seminar.
Also choose three second options, next to your first choice. Choosing the same seminars as your first choice, doesn’t give you access to your first choice.
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Do consult our e-learning platform Chamilo for your final subscription on Sunday the 3th of October. The list will be updated regularly.