Universities are anticipating hardly any study delay in the first year, as that was the case last spring too. However, universities of applied sciences are showing more leniency: first-year students can take another year to obtain the BSA level.
Campus Talk: students divided on the binding study advice
Students in favour of the BSA say it motivates them to work hard, while opponents believe…
The biology student remarked that ‘a huge number of practicals, which are extremely important for our education, have been cancelled’. He suggested that the rest of the education is not as good as usual either, which is why he thinks universities should also ditch the binding study advice.
A lot more signatures are needed if the petition is to change universities’ opinions. So far, they are not even considering deferring the BSA, never mind cancelling it.
Last week, universities with the Ministry agreed that they would monitor the situation. It is possible that certain study programmes will alter their BSA. Moreover, if students are struggling due to exceptional circumstances, they can always request an extension for themselves.