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UvA cancels exams due to public transport strike

Andrea Huntjens,
24 mei 2019 - 09:33

The UvA has canceled all exams due to take place on Tuesday 28 May due to a public transport strike. Except for students of the Acta dentistry faculty and Amsterdam University College for whom lectures and exams will continue as scheduled, the normal rules of attendance for lectures do not apply.

All public transport will be discontinued nation-wide on Tuesday 28 May due to a strike. According to the Dutch railway, there are no trains scheduled to run and regional transport will be temporarily suspended. Since about 8.000 UvA students are due to sit exams that day, the UvA, in consultation with the Central Student Council, has decided to postpone them.


Catching up exams

'We understand that this will be very annoying for those students who are able to attend, but unfortunately there is no other way but to postpone,' says rector Karen Maex. A new date will be set as quickly as possible and the UvA advises students to keep an eye on their e-mail and SIS for new information.


UvA buildings will be open on 28 May, but students are not required to attend lectures or seminars. Only at Acta and the Amsterdam University College will exams and lectures continue as usual. These faculties follow the policy of the VU, which has issued no statement about the strike.


The UvA Education Day and the Election of the Teacher of the Year will also take place on 28 May as planned. The event will be broadcasted via a live stream for people who cannot attend.