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FGW Blended - faculty in times of corona

What is possible in times of corona at our faculty and what is not? For these questions we offer this platform as a homepage for information for the rest of 2020. We also refer to the university website. 

See also the university updates on corona

This faculty site complements / elaborates on university corona information and updates.


The caretaker cabinet announced new measures on 26 November. There are a few minor changes to the measures that affect students and staff at Leiden University, in particular relating to sports and restaurant facilities.

Please read the university update here.

This update has been posted on the university website.
In addition, the following message is about education at our faculty.

Dear colleagues (teaching staff, study coordinators, programme chairs),

The new Corona measures that were announced last Friday 12 November include the restriction that lectures are limited to a maximum size of 75 students, starting Tuesday 16 November 2021. We have to ask you to make the extra effort to implement this measure. Different options are possible to implement this (programmes are free to choose):

a.    Organise groups that are invited on campus, for example one week students with a surname starting with A through L, the next week M through Z. You can announce this via Brightspace. If the room has camera’s and recording equipment, you can record and/or stream the lecture and place the recording in Blackboard for those not present. Livestreams are possible in the large lecture halls in Lipsius (003, 005, 011, 019, 028). You can apply for a link for live stream at weblectures@hum.leidenuniv.nl. More information on weblectures and knowledge clips can be found at the website Education at Humanities

b.    Give the entire lecture online (in Kaltura, MSTeams or Zoom). 

c.    The lecturer makes previously recorded video lectures or knowledge clips available to the students. In addition, live online lectures have to take place that act as interactive Q&A sessions or discussions about these materials. (Recording new weblectures beforehand can only be supported to a limited extent.)

It is important that students are informed on Monday 15 November which option is chosen. If you have questions you can e-mail ‘onderwijsvoorbereiding’ (Karin van der Zeeuw and Joëlle Koning), onderwijsvoorb@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Please inform ‘onderwijsvoorbereiding’ which option is chosen, so that we can keep track of the percentage of online lectures. You can ask the study coordinator or the secretariat to update MyTimetable.

If the government decides we can go back to campus with lectures >75 after 7 December 2021, the teacher can decide to continue the option chosen above for the last two weeks of the semester if he or she wishes to.

Thank you for your cooperation!


Mirjam de baar en Jeroen Touwen,
Vice deans of the Faculty of Humanities

During the press conference on 2 November, the government announced a number of new corona measures. These measures take effect from Saturday 6 November and we will be applying the new rules within the university from that date. These measures have been incorporated into a new version of the Campus Protocol.

The key points from the new protocol: 

  • With effect from 6 November 2021, everyone is again required to wear a face mask when moving around inside university buildings. Once you are seated at your work or study place, you can remove your face mask.
  • There has been a change to the advice to staff on working from home: we will work at home for at least half of our working hours. Staff and their managers will discuss together how this can best be arranged.
  • Restaurant facilities and the sports centre will remain open for staff and students. Visitors from outside the university will need to have a corona pass. See the website for the rules for visiting the sports centre.
  • The Hortus botanicus is only accessible with a corona pass.
  • Wherever possible, keep a safe distance from other people, avoid busy areas and travel only outside the rush hour.  

Please note: different rules may apply in the buildings of the LUMC. 

In addition, always do the Corona Check before coming to the University. If  you have a cold and/or other symptoms that could indicate corona and you test negative, please have consideration for the people around you and stay at home until the worst of the symptoms have passed. 

If you wish to respond to the content on this site, please contact the communications department, Nathalie Borst or Joost van der Sluijs.

If you are looking for an answer to a corona-related question, you can send an e-mail to coronavragenmdw@hum.leidenuniv.nl . For students: coronavragenstud@hum.leidenuniv.nl.

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