Coronavirus Update

UPDATE 06-11-2020 

Dear EBF Members,

As of this moment, the coronavirus has held the Netherlands in its grip for eight months. This is a period marked by ups and downs, peaks and troughs, moments of careful hope and moments of discouragement. As an association it’s a time of trial and tribulation to keep offering a portfolio of exciting activities and opportunities for our members to develop themselves, expand their network, and enjoy studying in Groningen.

To ensure that we keep doing what we are known for, we are continually seeking new opportunities to take advantage of and are always looking for exciting ways to offer a great experience for our members. Our policy is to offer as much as possible within the framework of the RIVM. This means that, if safe and prudent, we will offer physical activities in accordance with the measures and guidelines established by the Dutch government. Furthermore, we will keep innovating and finding ways to strengthen our activity portfolio in online format. Hence, we are ensuring that we can always bring our members together, no matter how restricting COVID-19 might seem.

As always, we are well aware that this is a time that can be both taxing and difficult, particularly for those new to Groningen. Please keep in mind the support networks available to you, which you can always contact:

● your study advisor (https://www.rug.nl/feb/education/studiekeuze/study-advisors/contact),

● All Ears via info@allearsgroningen (check www.allearsgroningen.nl),

● the Confidential Advisor of the University of Groningen, Marjolein Renker, via m.h.j.renker@rug.nl, she will call you back.

● or the Student Service Centre via ssc-info@rug.nl

In the case of any major updates, this webpage will be updated. For any urgent matters or advice, please feel free to contact info@ebfgroningen.nl. For the meantime, stay safe and healthy, and we hope to see you at our (online) events soon!

As ever,

The EBF Board 2020 - 2021

UPDATE 24-04-2020 | 09.30

Dear EBF Members,

Due to the current developments concerning the corona outbreak, we would like to inform you about the consequences of this situation regarding the EBF.

After careful consideration and taking into account the decisions of the Dutch government, the University of Groningen and the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB), the EBF Board has decided to cancel all physical events and activities until the 1st of September 2020. The number of participants or attendees does not influence this decision. The EBF is currently busy rescheduling events and replacing others by online activities! The only exception that might be made is for the EBF General Members’ Meeting, which is currently scheduled to take place on the 29th of June 2020. More information about this meeting and in which form it will take place, will be provided to you as soon as possible. Please check out our social media and website for updates on all of the online events that will be organised in the upcoming period.

We fully understand that the current situation has a large impact on all our members. Especially for those (international) students that have limited social contact or the feeling of isolation, we would like to let you know that you can always contact:

● your study advisor (https://www.rug.nl/feb/education/studiekeuze/study-advisors/contact),

● All Ears via info@allearsgroningen (check www.allearsgroningen.nl),

● the Confidential Advisor of the University of Groningen, Marjolein Renker, via m.h.j.renker@rug.nl, she will call you back.

● or the Student Service Centre via ssc-info@rug.nl

For more information about the coronavirus, precautions you can take and university related matters, please visit the websites of the RIVM (https://www.rivm.nl/en/novel-coronavirus-covid-19), the University of Groningen (www.rug.nl/corona) and the FEB Student Support Desk (https://www.rug.nl/feb/education/support). 

This webpage will be updated if the situation warrants it. For urgent matters, you can send an email to info@ebfgroningen.nl.

Stay safe and we hope to see you soon!

Kind regards,

The EBF Board 2019-2020

UPDATE 25-03-2020 | 09.30

Dear EBF Members,

Due to the current developments concerning the corona outbreak, we would like to inform you about the consequences of this situation regarding the EBF and her sub-associations (Risk, MARUG, VESTING and TeMa).

In line with the decisions of the Dutch government, the University of Groningen and the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB), the EBF Board has to inform you that all events and activities until the 1st of June 2020 have been cancelled. This concerns both formal and informal events. The number of participants or attendees does not influence this decision.

We fully understand that the current situation has a large impact on all our members. Especially for those (international) students that have limited social contact or the feeling of isolation, we would like to let you know that you can always contact:

● your study advisor (https://www.rug.nl/feb/education/studiekeuze/study-advisors/contact),

● All Ears via info@allearsgroningen (check www.allearsgroningen.nl),

● the Confidential Advisor of the University of Groningen, Marjolein Renker, via m.h.j.renker@rug.nl, she will call you back.

● or the Student Service Centre via ssc-info@rug.nl

For more information about the coronavirus, precautions you can take and university related matters, please visit the websites of the RIVM (https://www.rivm.nl/en/novel-coronavirus-covid-19), the University of Groningen (www.rug.nl/corona) and the FEB Student Support Desk (https://www.rug.nl/feb/education/support). 

From the 25th of March 2020 onwards, this webpage will only be updated if the situation warrants it. For urgent matters, you can send an email to info@ebfgroningen.nl.

Stay safe and we hope to see you soon!

Kind regards,

The EBF Board 2019-2020

UPDATE 20-03-2020 | 11:30

Dear EBF Members,

Last week (Friday the 13th of March 2020) the EBF informed you about the measures the EBF Board has taken regarding the outbreak of COVID-19. Up to this point, these measures have not been changed, meaning that all events and activities up until the 10th of April 2020 are cancelled.

The EBF Board would like to inform you that the Interim (Study Associations Wing in the Duisenberg Building) is currently closed. As the EBF aligns its policy with the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB), the EBF is currently awaiting the measurers the FEB will take after the 10th of April 2020. This webpage will be updated once a week or more frequently if the situation warrants it.

For more information about the coronavirus, precautions you can take and university related matters, please visit the websites of the RIVM (https://www.rivm.nl/en/novel-coronavirus-covid-19), the University of Groningen (www.rug.nl/corona), the Student Portal (www.studentportal.rug.nl) or the FEB Student Support Desk (https://www.rug.nl/feb/education/support/). 

For urgent matters, you can send an email to info@ebfgroningen.nl.

We hope to have informed you sufficiently.

Kind regards,

The EBF Board 2019-2020

UPDATE 13-03-2020 | 11:30

Dear EBF Members,

Due to the current developments concerning the corona outbreak, we would like to inform you about the consequences of this situation regarding the EBF and her sub-associations (Risk, MARUG, VESTING and TeMa).

As the EBF is associated with the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB), the EBF Board aligns its policy with that of the FEB. This means the EBF Board has decided to cancel all events and activities up until the 10th of April 2020. This concerns both formal and informal events. The number of participants or attendees does not influence this decision, meaning that events and activities with less than one hundred attendees are also cancelled.

The following events and activities are therefore cancelled:

  • New Active Members Weekend

  • IBR Goodbye Party

  • Committee Training Day

  • F*ck Up Event (MC SB&E)

  • Alumni Event HRM (MC HRM)

  • In Between Study Dinner (MC SIM)

  • All events related to the Batavierenrace taking place up until the 10th of April

  • All events related to the European Study Research (ESR) up until the 10th of April

For updates on upcoming events taking place after the 10th of April 2020, this webpage will be updated once a week or more frequently if the situation warrants it.

For more information about the coronavirus, precautions you can take and university related matters, please visit the websites of the RIVM (https://www.rivm.nl/en/novel-coronavirus-covid-19), the University of Groningen (www.rug.nl/corona) and the FEB Student Support Desk (https://www.rug.nl/feb/education/support/). 

For urgent matters, you can send an email to info@ebfgroningen.nl.

We hope to have informed you sufficiently.

Kind regards,

The EBF Board 2019-2020