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Exam locations

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To guarantee social distancing as much as possible, some exams of the first examination period will be organised at an inspiring location in the city: the Art & History Museum at the Cinquantenaire Park. Obviously, there will also be exams at the Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus in Etterbeek and at the Brussels Health Campus in Jette. The same precautionary measures apply at all exam locations.

Continue reading underneath the image to find out the general guidelines concerning the course of the exams.

General guidelines during the exams

  • When you arrive at your exam location, you need to have with you: a face mask and holder (lanyard) for your student card, identity card or driving license.
  • Always wear your identification in a clearly visible way. Before the start of the exam, an examinator will take a picture of your identification. Without identification you cannot take your exam.
  • At the latest, the exam rooms’ doors open 30 minutes before the start of the exam. This is the hour indicated on the examination schedule. Are you early? Wait outside and don’t group together.  
  • Throughout the entire campus, both inside and outside the buildings, students, teachers, supervisors and stewards are obliged to wear a face mask, including during the duration of the exam. If you don't have a face mask and haven't picked up your safety kit during your first sitting, you can obtain a reusable VUB face mask once. Please find information about this per exam location.
  • Take your jacket and backpack inside and put them under your seat.
  • Grab your own spray to disinfect your desk before taking your exam. Bring paper tissues yourselves to help clean your desk. On busy days it is possible to grab a spray at a special container next to building D. 
  • You can grab your spray at the following locations

1. Campus Etterbeek

  • Security
  • Infopunt (building D)
  • Library
  • Student Housing
  • Faculty secretariats

2. Campus Jette

  • Library
  • Faculty secretariat GF
  • Student Housing

3. External locations

  • Jozef II: stewards at the welcome desk

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Exam organisation

Art and History Museum

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The Art & History Museum is situated next to Cinquantenaire Park. The museum’s entrance does not have an exact address. It lies across the building at Nerviërslaan 109. Your exam will be organised in one of the following exhibition spaces: the Nartex room, the 19th century room or the 20th century room.

Continue reading underneath the image for precautionary guidelines.

VUB Safety Kit

If you come to the exam, always bring your own face mask. If for some reason you have forgotten it, you can get a reusable face mask once at one of the stewards at the entrance.

Precautionary guidelines

  • At the entrance of the museum (see plan above), please join the back of the queue.
  • Always keep 1.5m distance from each other. 
  • When nearing the museum, put on your face mask. You don't have a face mask? Ask the stewards for one.
  • A steward will give you a sign when it’s your turn to go inside.
  • Once inside, follow the instructions of stewards who will give you access to the exam location. Disinfect your hands and continue your way to the exam room.
  • From there, you move on to the exam room.
  • While on your way, touch as little surfaces as possible. In the exam rooms, only touch your seat and table.
  • Face masks are obligatory when waiting and entering the exam site, throughout the entire duration of the written exam and when leaving the area. It is not allowed to take off your mouth mask inside the building and outside in the immediate vicinity.
  • After handing in your exam, you leave the building via the indicated route.
  • After everyone has left the exam room, the exam room will be cleaned and disinfected.
  • Inside the museum, the precautionary measures are the same as those on VUB campuses: indoors as well as outdoors, you always wear a face mask, keep a distance of 1.5 m, regularly wash your hands, and follow the indicated routes and instructions of the stewards.

How to reach the museum

By bike

Bycicle storage is provided.

In many areas of Brussels cyclists and pedestrians are given more space during this corona crisis to make social distancing possible. This is the case on parallel roads to the Tervurenlaan (between Montgomery and Merode) and near the Jubelpark. Also in the Rue de la Loi, the connection between the city centre and the Jubelpark, a lane for cyclists has been created. 

By train

Stations Schuman and Merode are situated within walking distance of the museum. From Brussels Central station there is a metro line (1 and 5) to the museum.  

Check the route from the train stations to the museum via Google Maps. 

By metro

Line 1 and 5 - Schuman (shortest distance) or Merode

Check the route from the metro stations to the museum via Google Maps. 

By bus

Line 22, 27, 80 - Galliërs/Gaulois

Line 61 -  Merode

Check the route from the bus stations to the museum via Google Maps.  

By tram

Line 81 - Merode

By car

Parking is possible near the park or public parking spaces. Several car parks like My Park (Galerie du Cinquantenaire, Menapiërsstraat 18, 1040 Etterbeek), BePark parking (Place Saint-Pierre, Grote Haagstraat 20, 1040 Etterbeek), Parking Rue de Tongres 2 (Tongerenstraat 60, 1200 Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe) are within walking distance. For more information check the Bepark website .

Warning: Since 1 January 2018, the Brussels Region is a low emission zone (LEZ). If you come by car or van, you can check whether your vehicle is allowed to drive in the LEZ. If you do not meet the requirements, you can use a transit car park at the entrance of the region, where you can use alternatives for cars. 

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Jozef II

Vacancy and under-utilisation of available space are well-known social problems in Brussels and Flanders. In Brussels alone, approximately 6.5 million m2 of space is vacant. Also the building in the Jozef II street has not been used for a while. By allowing exams to continue in the building, the VUB gives the vacant space a new purpose. This way, we contribute to the development of the neighbourhood and bring students into contact with the numerous possibilities and riches of Brussels.

Precautions

  • Sharing your spray inside the examination room is NOT allowed. Everyone is expected to bring their own cleaning spray.
  • Go pick up your own spray to disinfect your work surfaces before the exam. Provide paper tissues for this purpose.
  • Always carry your student ID visibly.
  • Wearing a mouth mask is mandatory.
  • Keep the following guidelines in mind when going to the examination room:
    • Always keep a 1.5 m distance.
    • On paths, in corridors, or on stairs, always keep to the right.
    • Follow the signs and instructions posted in various places.
    • Only a limited number of people may use the lift at any one time. So take the stairs whenever possible.
  • Stay at home if you are showing signs of illness or have been ill in the run-up to your exam. If you suspect an infection, are awaiting the test result or have tested positive, please report this via coronavirus@vub.be and also to the faculty secretary if you cannot participate in exam activities because of this.

Before, during and after the exam

  • You will be met downstairs in the lobby by the stewards who will indicate how and where you have your exam. You do not enter the room without permission, in order not to mix up the student flow (e.g. when several exams are scheduled).
  • Always keep a distance of 1.5 m. The exam sites have been set up to make this perfectly possible.
  • Go to the toilet before your exam. Wash your hands with soap and water.
  • The supervisor will meet you at the exam room. Strictly follow his or her instructions.
  • Disinfect your hands upon entering the exam location. Dispensers with alcohol gel are provided upon entering the building and at the rooms.
  • Sit in the designated seat. Leave enough distance.
  • Clean your exam site with your spray and a paper towel.
  • You may only leave the exam site after receiving permission from the supervisor. When you are finished, raise your hand.

Examination rooms

  • Jozef-II-street 47 - level 1 Lucie Van Crombrugge
  • Jozef-II-street 47 - level 1 Nawal El Saadawi
  • Jozef-II-street 47 - level 2 Jacques-Yves Cousteau
  • Jozef-II-street 47 - level 2 Peter Piot
  • Jozef-II-street 47 - level 3 Fatou Bensouda
  • Jozef-II-street 47 - level 3 Willy Brandt
  • Jozef-II-straat 47 - niv. 4 Simone Veil

Stewards will guide students to the correct access for each classroom.

Accessibility

Address

Rue Joseph II 47, 1000 Brussels

Public transport

  • Metro: from the Arts-Loi metro station, it is only a four-minute walk to the Jozef II Building.
  • Train: take the train to Brussel-Schuman station. From there it is an eight-minute walk to Jozef II.

Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus

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On the Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus, oral as well as written exams will be organised. The campus, auditoria and exam rooms were set up in such a way that maximal social distancing is possible. In the sports complex, we set up the green room to function as extra exam rooms. The Cafetaria and the restaurant are open. In the overview of all campus facilities you can find the openings hours. 

Precautionary guidelines

On campus, the precaution measures of the VUB and of the government apply: putting on a face mask is mandatory both outdoors on campus and as soon as you enter a building. Don't have your safety kit with face mask yet? You can obtain a kit at the Info Point and at the reception of the sports department during normal opening hours. You can also get face masks from the Security department, around the clock every day.

Also keep a distance of 1.5m, wash your hands regularly, follow the signs and instructions of the stewards.

  • Written exams
    • At the entrance of each room, there will be disinfectant hand sanitizer. We ask you to disinfect your hands before you enter the exam room.
    • Touch as little surfaces as possible. Only touch your own seat and table or tablet.
    • Face masks are obligatory throughout the duration of the written examination. It is not allowed to take off your face mask.
    • After handing in your exam, you leave the building via the indicated route.
    • In the morning, before the start of the exams, the rooms are cleaned (including the disinfecting of the door handles). After each exam, the used surfaces (table/tablet and chair) will be disinfected.
  • Oral exams
    • Decontamination pads have been provided in the examination rooms that were communicated as such to the facility services in a timely manner. Student and teacher can both make use of these. To be on the safe side, bring your own hand gels or disinfectant wipes - we know from experience that not all oral exams are communicated.. 
    • When exchanging material, it is advisable to thoroughly disinfect the hands with disinfectant hand gels or disinfectant wipes. 
    • Where necessary, there will be a plexi wall on the teacher's desk. In addition, both teacher and student will keep a face mask on during the oral exam. 
    • In the morning, before the start of the exams, the rooms are cleaned (including the disinfecting of the door handles). Each teacher will receive the necessary material to disinfect the door handle and the seat for the student after each exam.
  • General hygiene
    • The incoming and outgoing air flows in the ventilation systems are separated from each other.
    • The hallways near the exam locations will be cleaned every day before the start of the exams
    • The toilets near the exam locations will be cleaned 3 times per day and all door handles and taps will be disinfected. The cleaning team will replenish hand sanitizer and paper to dry your hands. Don’t use hand driers. Is there still not enough soap or paper? Tell a steward or signal it via infradesk@vub.be.

Access to the buildings

To be able to guarantee one-way traffic and social distancing as much as possible, some buildings’ entrances and exits have been changed. Make sure you are on time, so you don’t end up in front of a closed door, and follow the directions to reach your exam room in the fastest way possible. Can’t find your exam room? The information desk in building D will gladly help you from 09AM to 5PM.

Some of the largest alternative exam locations are:

  • Nelson Mandela room: Below auditorium Q, entrance via the back at street level, between campus entrances 6 and 13.
  • Green room (L): Inside the sports complex, building L.

The entrances are usually on the inside of the campus: on the side of the esplanade. You can also enter the buildings via the car parks underneath the buildings. The entrances’ doors are open, so you don’t have to touch them. The wooden lock doors are also open.

The exits are on the outside of the campus: on the side of the boulevard. They can only be opened from the inside via a push button. The push button will be clearly indicated. Only leave the building via the indicated exit and always follow the supervisor’s instructions and the instructions shown on the signs. It’s possible that an emergency exit is used as a temporary exit.

Security opens the buildings on campus every day. The exam supervisor opens the exam room. Are you early and is the exam room not open yet? Then wait for the supervisor to arrive, always keep a distance of 1.5m from your fellow students, and follow the stewards' instructions. In rainy weather, you can take shelter for a short time in the car parks or in the white tent behind the auditorium Q - keep your distance.

How to reach Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus + parking

On foot, by bicycle or scooter

  • If you come to campus on foot, by bicycle or by scooter, keep plenty of distance from other road users.
  • In the bike parking places:
    • Don’t enter the bicycle shed at the same time, wait until another VUB colleague has left before entering
    • Try, if possible, to keep plenty of distance between the bicycles in the bicycle sheds

Public transport

VUB does not advise against the use of public transport. We do advise you to take the necessary precautionary measurements when you use public transport. If you come by train, metro, tram and/or bus, you should follow the transport services’ instructions.

Car

  • Access to the campus via entrance 6, from June also via entrance 8, 11 and 13
  • Barriers were placed at the entrances, but those will stay open until further notice
  • During the exam period, the parking places under B-C-D-E-F-G and those under XY will be open to campus visitors. You do not need a badge to enter.
  • Security is responsible for opening the car parks on exam days.

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Campus facilites & opening hours

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Brussels Health Campus

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On the Brussels Health Campus, there will be oral as well as written exams. The campus, auditoria and exam rooms were set up in such a way that maximal social distancing is possible. For meals and snacks you can visit the staff restaurant and cafeteria of the UZ Brussel. In the overview of all campus facilities you can find the opening hours.

Precautionary measures

On campus, the precaution measures of the VUB and of the government apply: putting on a face mask is mandatory both outdoors on campus and as soon as you enter a building. Don't have a face mask yet? You can obtain a face mak or a safety kit at the secretariat of the faculty Medicine and Pharmacy.

Also keep a distance of 1.5m, wash your hands regularly, follow the signs and instructions of the stewards and exam supervisors.

Written exams

  • At the entrance of each room, there will be disinfectant hand sanitizer. We ask you to disinfect your hands before you enter the exam room.
  • Touch as little surfaces as possible. Only touch your own seat and table or tablet.
  • Face masks are obligatory throughout the duration of the written examination. It is not allowed to take off your face mask; you can only do so after having left the campus. 
  • After handing in your exam, you leave the building via the indicated route.
  • In the morning, before the start of the exams, the rooms are cleaned (including the disinfecting of the door handles). After each exam, the used surfaces (table/tablet and chair) will be disinfected.

Oral exams

  • In each exam room, there will be disinfectant hand sanitizer. Both student and teacher can use it.
  • When material is exchanged, it is important to properly disinfect your hands with disinfectant hand sanitizer and use disposable gloves, which will be provided.
  • If necessary, there will be a plexiglass screen on the teacher’s desk.
  • In the morning, before the start of the exams, the rooms are cleaned (including the disinfecting of the door handles). Each teacher will receive the necessary material to disinfect the door handle and the seat for the student after each exam.

General hygiene

  • The incoming and outgoing air flows in the ventilation systems are separated from each other.
  • The hallways near the exam locations will be cleaned every day before the start of the exams.
  • The toilets near the exam locations will be cleaned 3 times per day and all door handles and taps will be disinfected. The cleaning team will replenish hand sanitizer and paper to dry your hands. Don’t use hand driers. Is there still not enough soap or paper? Tell a steward!

Access to the buildings and rooms

To be able to guarantee one-way traffic and social distancing as much as possible, some buildings’ entrances and exits have been changed. It’s possible that an emergency exit is used as a temporary exit. All entrances and exits are clearly indicated. Make sure you are on time, so you don’t end up in front of a closed door, and follow the directions to reach your exam room in the fastest way possible.

Building B + anatomy rooms + C028

  • Entrance to the exam rooms in building B via the left main entrance of the faculty. In normal circumstances, this would be the exit.
  • In case of bad weather conditions, you can reach the rooms via building B’s garage.
  • The exam rooms starting with the letter B will be left via the emergency exit, near Manual Therapy’s secretariat.
  • Anatomy rooms will be left via the emergency exit near the anatomy room.
  • C 028 via the faculty’s main entrance.

Building A

  • Entrance to the auditoria via the emergency exit near the footbridge.
  • After the exam, the students leave the auditorium via the stage after putting on their face mask.

Buildings G and H

  • Entrance to the exam rooms in building H via the main entrance of the pharmaceutical institute, building H.
  • After the exam, students leave the room in the direction indicated, after putting on their face mask. They leave via the emergency exit at the end of the hallway in building H where the classrooms and labs are.

Auditoria TIK

  • Entrance to the exam rooms in building K via the main entrance of building K.
  • After the exam, students leave the room in the direction indicated, after putting on their face mask. They leave via the door in the back of auditorium TIK. Next, the students follow the direction indicated and leave the building via the garage.

Security opens the buildings on campus every day. The exam supervisor opens the exam room. Are you early and is the exam room not open yet? Wait for the supervisor and always keep a distance of 1.5 m.

How to reach Brussels Health Campus & parking

On foot, by bike or step

  • If you come to work on foot, by bike or step, keep enough distance from other road users.
  • In the bike sheds:
    • Do not enter the bike shed simultaneously, wait until the VUB colleague has left before entering
    • Keep enough distance between the bicycles in the bike sheds

By public transport

  • VUB'ers commute mainly by public transport to the campuses. This is still possible, if the necessary precautions are taken. Those coming by train, metro, tram and/or bus follow the instructions of the public transport operators.

By car

  • One-way traffic: to ensure smooth traffic, all mobilized vehicles have to enter the campus via the Basic Fit barrier.
  • Stewards allocate parking places on the spot.
  • Parking B will be open for students. Staff is asked to make use of the external parking facilities, so that students can park on campus during the exam period.
  • External parking facilities:
    • Green Energy Park in Zellik: easily accessible from the ring, afterwards there is a green walk along the Bosstraat to the campus. This car park is permanently available.
    • Brussels Expo (Heysel): 1000 parking spaces in car park B (267) and T (718). Free access to the Brussels Expo car park is possible with a downloadable voucher. Next, you can take:
      • Villo! to campus
      • STIB/MIVB: bus 14 direction Brussels-North
      • De Lijn: bus 820 direction UZ Brussel

 

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