Honours+ during Covid-19

Everything you need to know about how Honours+ adapts to the Covid-19 crisis.

Covid-19 and its effect on Honours+

Due to the measures surrounding Covid-19, Honours+ will look slightly different in the coming period from in previous years. Luckily however, with the recently announced relaxations of Covid measures, we can hopefully look forward to an Honours+ year in which most (if not all) programme components can take place on campus.

At the start of Honours+, most components of the programme, such as workshops and central/informal events are planned to take physically place at EDLAB’s Tapijn X building or at external venues, while others might be organized in an online setting, depending on the preferences of the participants (such as team meetings).

It is very important that you do a health check before coming to an onsite event, workshop or team meeting. You can do this by following the steps in this flow chart.
Stay home if that is the advice you get from the flow chart, and contact Central Management.

More information can be found on https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/safety-campus#whentocampus

Safety at UM venues
Naturally, the welfare, health and safety of students and staff, as well as the quality of education will be safeguarded and all government guidelines will be followed. When coming to the UM buildings, we urge you to observe all security measures as stated in UM’s safety protocol. Our Tapijn building X is equipped in accordance with the UM safety protocol. This means, among other things, that we take extra hygiene measures in and around the buildings.

Rules and safety at external venues
We kindly ask all our students and Supervisors to be mindful and understanding of the fact that the Honours+ programme is an extra-curricular programme. It is therefore often not possible for us to reserve UM venues for our events, because faculties need all available space now for education, but also due to the group size of our community. Most of the central events in the Honours+ programme are therefore organized at external venues.

We opt for on-site events where possible, because we have noticed how an entirely online year affected the community, student wellbeing, motivation, overall creativity and engagement, and we now wish to provide you with the best experience possible where we can. We hope that you appreciate the fact that we can bring our community back together, even though it will tie us to certain regulations and measures for the time being.

To be specific; even though the Honours+ events have an educational component, we will need to comply with the rules that apply to the external venue where the event is hosted, which as of September 25 may include access via the Digital COVID Certificate, when the venue is also at that moment accessible to other guests.

Of course, students who are unable to attend these events at external venues that require a Digital COVID Certificate, will be provided with an alternative, if they inform Honours+ Central Management Team on time.

More information about the Digital COVID Certificate and free Covid testing can be found here:

Please be aware, the Corona crisis can always throw us an unexpected curveball, which changes things again. Keep an eye on your UM email for any (last-minute) changes in the programme related to the Corona crisis, and the practical implications that might bring to your Honours+ experience. Rest assured, we will do our utmost to guarantee an honours worthy experience.

Every time the Dutch Government releases new measures throughout the upcoming academic year, you can check this page to see how it affects your Honours+ experience. Of course you will also be informed via your UM student email.