Minerva First Year Guide 2018-2019 - Information for new bachelor students at Minerva Art Academy - Hanze

 
Minerva First Year Guide 2018-2019 - Information for new bachelor students at Minerva Art Academy - Hanze
Minerva First Year Guide 2018-2019

Information for new bachelor students at Minerva Art Academy

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Content

1. Welcome at Minerva Art Academy ...............................................................................................................3
2. Bilingualism study programme Fine Art and study programme Design........................................................3
3. Housing in Groningen ....................................................................................................................................4
4. Organisation of the Departments..................................................................................................................4
5. Reception/Service desks/Opening hours locations .......................................................................................6
6. Sickness and recuperation registration .........................................................................................................7
7. Introduction week ........................................................................................................................................7
8. First teaching week ‘Camping Minerva’ ...........................................................................................................7
9. Excursions en Museum visit .........................................................................................................................7
10. Joint discussion and evaluation ...................................................................................................................7
11. Communication ...........................................................................................................................................8
12. Classes and tutorial times......................................................................................................................... 10
13. Workshops ................................................................................................................................................ 10
14. Safety Student Workshops ....................................................................................................................... 13
15. Additional study costs workshops (Facility Fund) ................................................................................... 14
16. Academy shop and canteen ..................................................................................................................... 14
17. Study materials ......................................................................................................................................... 15
18. Login account and e-mail address ............................................................................................................ 16
19. Copying/printing/scanning facilities ......................................................................................................... 16
20. Working wirelessly: Eduroam ................................................................................................................... 16
21. OneDrive and Surfspot ............................................................................................................................. 16
22. Osiris: registration for subjects/courses and tests ................................................................................... 17
23. Collective liability insurance ..................................................................................................................... 18
24. Financial support students ....................................................................................................................... 18
25. Binding Study Advice (BSA) ...................................................................................................................... 18
26. Student counsellors .................................................................................................................................. 19
27. Contact person for students with a disability .......................................................................................... 19
28. Confidential counsellor............................................................................................................................. 19
29. Hanze Library - Minerva Art Academy...................................................................................................... 19
30. ACLO Student sport .................................................................................................................................. 21
31. Student Administration (‘STAD’) .............................................................................................................. 21
32. Financial Administration ........................................................................................................................... 22
33. Visiting, postal address and websites Minerva Art Academy .................................................................. 22

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1. Welcome at Minerva Art Academy
You are about to begin your studies at Minerva Art Academy, one of the schools of Hanze University
Groningen. First and foremost we wish you the best of luck and an exciting time.
This guide contains useful and practical information for all new bachelor students of the Bachelor Fine Arts
and the Bachelor Design. The guide focuses on the daily routine: where do you have to be for what, an
overview of the workplaces, what do you need and much more. This guide is useful for your entire first
year at Minerva.

On the website of the Hanze University (hanze.nl) you can find, in addition to this First Year guide, the
Minerva Study guides (each department/study programme has its own) with important information about
a.o. the curriculum (= the study programme), the credit schedules, the Academic Calendar and de names
and positions of all staff (hanze.nl > Minerva Art Academy > your study programme) and the Study
Programme Regulations. The Study Programme Regulations is a document with legal status, in which rights
and obligations of the department and the students are laid down (hanze.nl > Minerva Art Academy > your
study programme).

2. Bilingualism study programme Fine Art and study programme Design
Minerva is a bilingual institute that offers an international learning environment to students both from the
Netherlands and abroad, and that also presents itself as such to the outside world.
Within this bilingual community two Bachelor programmes offer bilingual education for the entire duration
of the study: Fine Arts and Design. The point of departure is an International Learning Environment in
which the official languages are English and Dutch. The basis of bilingualism is that a class has a curriculum
written both in English and in Dutch and uses both languages for work and instruction. No distinction is
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made between English-taught and Dutch-taught classes. In practice, this means that if a class has one or
more English-speaking students the language of instruction is English; an individual can be taught and/or
assessed either in English or in Dutch if it concerns a one-to-one learning situation and in English if it
concerns group teaching in the class. With an exclusively Dutch-speaking class the official language can be
Dutch, unless taught by an English-speaking teacher.
Theoretical subjects taught in the form of lectures are offered and assessed in Dutch as well as in English;
students are given the choice of whether they wish to follow the Dutch-taught or English-taught subject.

International students are stimulated to learn Dutch by means of language courses offered through the
‘Hanzehogeschool’. Dutch-speaking students are stimulated and to improve their English language skills.

3. Housing in Groningen
Groningen is famous for being a student-friendly city. As of 2016, it has the second largest international
student population in the Netherlands after Amsterdam. And every year the number of international
students is exponentially growing due to the popularity of the education. As you might already know,
Groningen has two main universities: University of Groningen (RUG) and Hanze University of Applied
Sciences. Groningen universities do not have a tradition for on-campus housing. Most students live in
student halls or residences situated some distance from campus. An efficient public transport system
makes it easy to travel between your residence, campus and the city centre. Students also travel very
easily by bike. Finding a room or house in Groningen may prove hard if you start too late. So if you want to
be sure you get a room that suits your wishes, we advise you to start as soon as possible. Our advice is to
start at least three months before you come to Groningen. You will find everything you want to know
about (temporarily) housing, contracts and financial matters on www.athomeingroningen.com.

4. Organisation of the Departments
Each department has its own Head of Department; together with the Dean the Heads of Department
constitute the Management Team (MT) which has the final responsibility for the daily routine at Minerva
Art Academy. Together with the Head of Department the University Lecturers constitute the daily
management of the Department. Beside this, every Department has its programme support office.

Fine Art

Head of Department Fine Art                             :       Robin Punt
Location                                                :       Gedempte Zuiderdiep, room A13
Consultation hour                                       :       Tuesday 11.00-12.00
Telephone                                               :       050-5951225
Email                                                   :       r.punt@pl.hanze.nl

Management secretary                                    :       Cindy Wolda
Location                                                :       Gedempte Zuiderdiep, room A11
Attendance                                              :       Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Telephone                                               :       050-5951220
Email                                                   :       c.wolda-van.der.meer@pl.hanze.nl

Programme support                                       :       Ineke van der Leij-de Bruine
Location                                                :       Gedempte Zuiderdiep, room A11
Attendance                                              :       Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Telephone                                               :       050-5951221
Email                                                   :       i.van.der.leij-de.bruine@pl.hanze.nl
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Programme coordinator year 1/2, Visual subjects      :   Cor Groenenberg
Location                                             :   Gedempte Zuiderdiep, room A11a
Consultancy hour                                     :   Wednesday 10.00-12.00
Telephone:                                           :   050-5951224
Email                                                :   c.groenenberg@pl.hanze.nl

Programme coordinator Year 3/4, Theory and           :   José de Lange
Preparation for the Profession
Location                                             :   Gedempte Zuiderdiep, room A11a
Consultation hour                                        Tuesday 11.00-12.00 and
                                                         Friday 10.00-12.00
Telephone                                            :   050-5951226
Email                                                :   j.a.de.lange@pl.hanze.nl

Design

Head of Department Design                            :   Bob Verheijden
Location                                             :   Gedempte Zuiderdiep, room A13a
Consultation hour                                    :   by appointment
Telephone                                            :   050-5952251
Email                                                :   r.m.c.verheijden@pl.hanze.nl

Programme support, Osiris and OnStage, study         :   Diana van Tongeren
progress
Location                                             :   Gedempte Zuiderdiep, A25a
Telephone                                            :   050-5951203
Email                                                :   d.van.tongeren@pl.hanze.nl

Programme coordinator First Year (focus areas:       :   Diana Bont
Graphic & Interaction Design and Illustration &
Animation Design and Professional Development)
Location                                             :   Gedempte Zuiderdiep, room A14
Consultation hour                                    :   Monday 14.00-15.00
Telephone                                            :   050-5951203
Email                                                :   b.bont@pl.hanze.nl

Programme coordinator Year 2/3 (focus areas:         :   Nelleke Karst
Interior Architecture & Design and Product Design)
Location                                             :   Gedempte Zuiderdiep, room A14
Consultation hour                                    :   by appointment
Telephone                                            :   050-5951203
Email                                                :   n.h.karst@pl.hanze.nl

Programme coordinator Theory (focus areas:           :   Harold Koopmans
Time Based Design and Off Road Design)
Location                                             :   Gedempte Zuiderdiep, room A14
Consultation hour                                    :   by appointment
Telephone                                            :   050-5957735
Email                                                :   h.j.koopmans@pl.hanze.nl

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Confidential Advisor                                    :        Christa Bos
Location                                                :        Gedempte Zuiderdiep
Consultation hours                                      :        Wednesday and Friday by appointment
Email                                                   :        c.bos@pl.hanze.nl

5. Reception/Service desks/Opening hours locations
The Reception desks at the Gedempte Zuiderdiep and Praediniussingel locations are also Service desks.
Opening hours Reception Gedempte Zuiderdiep 158: Monday to Friday 08.00-21.30
Opening hours Reception Praediniussingel 59: Monday to Thursday 08.00-21.30, Friday 08.00-17.00

Opening hours Service desks: Monday to Friday, from 08.00 to 16.30.
The Gedempte Zuiderdiep location is also open until 21.30 on Monday and Tuesday evenings.

Gedempte Zuiderdiep location: tel +31 (0)50 595 1201/1210 or servicepunt.minerva@org.hanze.nl
Praediniussingel location: telephone +31 (0)50 5951255 or servicepunt.prae@org.hanze.nl
The Service desk is an information point for all topics and issues, and a reception desk for complaints in the
following contexts:
• Defects in the building, classrooms, telephones, lighting, toilets, furniture, etc.
• Reserving classrooms, discussing the organization of activities
• Ad-hoc reservation of classrooms, discussion of technical questions regarding installations and other
     work;
• Request permission for special installations and projects regarding use of walls/spaces.
• Theft, lost items, damage, use of lockers
• Information about timetables, the absence of members of staff
• Illness and recuperation registration by students
•    For payment/return per debit card of deposits for lockers and exams;
• Hiring lockers: information and hire agreements
Requests, questions and complaints can be registered during Service desk opening hours or mailed to
above e-mail accounts.

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6. Sickness and recuperation registration
Students must call in sick and/or communicate their recovery to the reception of location Gedempte
Zuiderdiep.
From 08.00 you can phone 050 595 1201.
Staff at the reception desks can tell you who is in or out. Absence of teachers/staff is also published on the
information display screens at the receptions and on hanze.nl (opening page) which enables you to check
at home whether a teacher is not available or sick.

7. Introduction week
In the introduction week (last week of August) you will meet your mentor/tutor and classmates and a.o.
get an explanation of the 1st year study programme and access to the digital class schedules via the
‘Digirooster’ programme.

8. First teaching week ‘Camping Minerva’
The first teaching week starts on the first Monday of September with a camp in Elp. On the site of a former
gas station (a so called FieldLab) there will be three days of working in groups to start together your
studies at Minerva in an unforgettable way! The days are dedicated to: getting acquainted (with each
other, teachers and senior year students), making (work, music, chatting around the campfire etc.), eat,
inspiring, experiencing and above all... being together in an inspiring place in Drenthe.

9. Excursions en Museum visit
Visiting exhibitions in museums, galleries and similar platforms is regarded as an essential part of your
study and development. It is a way to see a lot of art and design and to keep in touch with current
developments, but also with what the past has to offer. So, in the course of your studies, you will be asked
on a regular basis to visit exhibitions, either individually or in groups on a short (day) excursion. We
consider it a matter of course that you have a Museum pass, which can be ordered via
www.museumkaart.nl.

10. Joint discussion and evaluation
Minerva Art Academy provides a number of channels through which students can voice their opinions:
Programme Committees, the School Participation Council, Student Councils, consultation hours and study
programme evaluations.
The School Participation Council (SPC) is the joint representative advisory board of the whole Academy.
This council has the right to express a judgement on the policy of the Academy and on proposed changes
to Academy policy. In addition, each educational course has its own Study Programme Committee (PC).
The responsibilities of the PC are directly linked to the quality of the education. For instance, they cover
questions such as: Is the programme well organized? Are the study credits a good reflection of the
education provided? The competences of the SPC and PC are legally established. The SPC and PC can only
function properly if there is active student participation in these bodies and if there is sufficient
information and feedback from the students in general. In addition, the programmes have a student
council: a group of students (one or two from each class) convene regularly under the guidance of the
university lecturer, the coordinator or the head of the department and discuss ongoing affairs within the
programme in question. In addition, the heads and coordinators of the programmes visit some classes
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several times in an academic year, in order to obtain feedback on education-related and organizational
matters.

School Participation Council (SPC)
Hanze.nl presents reports by the SPC as well as the names of the council members. The composition of the
SPC is shown in the Study Guide from September onward.

Study programme committees (PCs) and Student Councils
At the start of the academic year, students can apply for a seat on the Study Programme Committees and
the Student Councils.

Programme evaluations and consultation hours
(Groups of) students are regularly asked to give their opinion about the structure and implementation of
the study programmes. This occurs both in writing (digitally) and in discussions with students (via the
Student Councils and/or visits by the university lecturers or heads of the department to the classes).
Another channel by means of which students can express their opinions or ask questions is via the
Department management: all people with responsibility within the Academy hold consultation hours for
which students can make an appointment through the programme support office.
In all cases, the golden rule is to seek contact if you are experiencing problems or have serious criticism.

11. Communication
Hanze.nl
Just like every major organization, the Hanze University has its own website: hanze.nl with:
• General information on activities and news about Hanze University, about Minerva and the various
      programmes
• Blackboard (content-related information on subjects/courses)
• Osiris (university registration and deregistration, study progress registration, programme catalogue
      with detailed information on all the programmes of Hanze University).
• Digi-Timetable
Students receive login codes for the website at the beginning of their study.
Forgotten your pass word? Please go to:
https://www.hanze.nl/nld/organisatie/stafbureau/informatisering/support/support/wachtwoord-
reset-student

All study programmes have publication space on the website and Blackboard. Students and members of
staff can view (current) information about the programme here.
The website displays, among other things:
• Study Programme regulations of the Bachelor’s Degree programmes: with a detailed representation
      of the study programmes and all rules and regulations that apply to the study and the exams at
      Minerva Art Academy.
• Hanze Student Charter with a summary of the rights and obligations of a student at Hanze University
      Groningen.
• Teacher sick leaves, which enables you to check at home whether a teacher is not available or sick
      (see announcements on the opening page of the website).
Much important information is sent to the students via e-mail. Accordingly, all students and members of
staff of Hanze University receive their own e-mail account. Because the e-mail is the most important
means of communication, students and members of staff are obliged to check their e-mail regularly and to
respond when requested. Students are personally responsible for keeping themselves up to date, via e-
mail and the website, with their study programme and with current developments and alterations.
Osiris provides insight into the study results. Students should check regularly whether or not the teachers
have rounded off their assessments correctly and on time.
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Showcase
At www.academieminerva.nl you will find the showcase of Minerva Art Academy. With a login code, you
can post work on the showcase of your study programme. You can post all types of media
(photo/video/links/etc.), which allows you to keep a portfolio under your own name from the start of your
studies. You can apply for a login code by entering your username (the part before @ st.hanze.nl, e.g.
j.jansen) and then clicking 'Forgot password'. You will now receive the code in your student mail. For
questions, please contact webmaster Josien Niebuur (j.niebuur@pl.hanze.nl).

Digital message boards
Digital message boards have been hung up at the reception desks at Zuiderdiep and Praediniussingel.
These boards show study-oriented information, such as timetable alterations and calls to meetings. They
also provide information on activities and on other topics, such as prize-winners for example.

Pigeon holes
All staff have their own pigeon hole.
• Gedempte Zuiderdiep location: first floor of the A-wing, next to the door of the elevator.
• Praediniussingel location: ground floor, next to the reception.

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12. Classes and tutorial times
Classes are varied. They can have the form of a lecture (theory), of a practical class or a discussion, either
in class or individually.
For each block you receive a timetable with an overview of the classes. It may happen that not all days or
half days have been filled with regular classes. This does not mean that you are free, but it gives you the
opportunity to work in the workshops or the work areas. For all courses, you will have to work
independently outside the classes.
Outside classes you are supposed to work independently - and that goes for all subjects/courses.
Many students have a job on the side. But remember that a full-time programme and the timetable are
based on a full week's dedication and that for a full-time programme the combination of work and study is
pretty hard in the best of cases.

You can find the timetable for the first block (September-November) in the ‘Digi-Schedule’.
For the academic calendar for 2018-2019 see attachment 1 of this guide.

13. Workshops
Besides working facilities, the workshops provide technical instructions and supervision. These workshops
are open to the whole Academy and are therefore not limited to specific study domains or occupational
profiles. The workshop specialists supervise the workshops, give guidance in the workshops and in the
subject classes and monitor the safety aspects. Students have access to most workshops if a workshop
specialist is present or otherwise after consultation with a workshop specialist. During the instructions, a
workshop may be temporarily inaccessible to non-course members. For this reason it is advisable to ask an
Instructor in advance.
The workshops have been divided into five different learning streams:
• multimedia : photography, reprography, media, audio-visual, animation, digital arts lab
• spatial : clay/plaster, wood, metal, plastics, laser-cutting
• printing : silk-screen printing, print workshop, graphics, lithography
• theatre workshop
• painting/drawing.

The workshops have different opening hours, which can be found near the entrance to each workshop, on
hanze.nl

The workshops in a nutshell:

Photography/Reprography
The workshop has a large black/white darkroom as well as a colour darkroom, digital workstations,
scanners, special photo printers and a spacious, modern photo studio.
Apart from analogue and digital photography, the so-called 'noble techniques' – old printing techniques –
are also dealt with, i.e., cyanic and potassium type and monochrome gum printing.
Although we advise you to buy your own camera, you can also borrow equipment at the workshop.

Media/Video/Animation
The Media workshop provides support in the domain of computers and video in the broadest sense of the
word. The Media workshop is responsible for the computers and audio-visual equipment in the
classrooms, for example. But it also manages and supports the animation studios, video studio and the
video editing workshops.
In addition it is responsible for lending out various equipment such as iMacs, projectors ('beamers'), video
cameras, tripods, recorders and DVD players.

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And of course this is the place to go with your questions with regard to software, electronic learning
environment, advice for buying equipment etc.

Plaster and Clay
The name of the workshop is an indication of the materials you work with, it is true, but at the same time
the combinations you can think of with wood, metal, textiles, cardboard etc. are infinite.
Wax, too, is a very popular material and here you can learn how to make and use moulds. In addition we
are constantly developing new techniques that ensure that you will derive even greater pleasure from
making spatial work. And, incidentally, there is a special room to make king-sized sculptures.
Entrepreneurship and an inquisitive mind will definitely come in useful here.

Plastics
The application of synthetic materials offers a whole range of new possibilities. Here we work with
thermosets as well as thermoplastics. The techniques taught in this workshop are cutting, removing,
distorting and laminating. In addition we deal with making complex moulds for making or laminating
forms.

Wood
The Wood workshop is equipped according to professional standards. Obviously the requirements in terms
of personal protection need to be high and therefore a basic course in operating the machinery is
compulsory.
In the workshop objects are made such as furniture or lamps. But wood can also be used to make a
sculpture with the help of gouges, chisels and even a chainsaw.
Scale models and set pieces for the theatre are also frequently made here.

Metal
The Metal workshop focuses on a material - usually steel - rather than on a particular technique. To most
people working with steel is terra incognita. Nevertheless it is a material that can be processed relatively
easily and even simple hand tools will get you a long way.

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By and large processing steel means cutting, bending and joining. In this way an enormous variety of forms
and objects can be made. And what's more, by means of grinding and forging steel can be 'moulded' in
practically any form you wish, so you would be hard-pressed to think of something you cannot make of
steel.
The Metal workshop has the widest possible range of machines and tools. Most of these are fairly simple
to operate, others require some training. There will be times when a certain idea seems technically
unfeasible. However, the wonderful thing about Minerva's metal workshop is that we manage to carry it
out all the same.

Relief printing and intaglio
Relief printing is the oldest graphic technique. Of a block of wood or a piece of lino those parts are cut out -
by means of gouges - that must not absorb ink. The remaining parts do, however, and this accounts for the
name. As a rule paper is used for printing, and there are different types of printing presses.
Intaglio is a technique where a picture is scratched in a copper or zinc plate. During the printing process
these cuts are filled with ink and transferred on paper.
Another way of making grooves in the material is by using acid. This process is called etching.

Bookbinding & Letterpress & Printmaking
In the Bookbinding workshop students learn to work with letterpress techniques, how to bind books and
how to Riso print.
Students learn to type set lead letters and can apply this on different presses. Also we can emboss and
deboss and with our collection of wood letters we can print large-scale posters. In addition to the
typography, bookbinding is a central topic; students get to learn some basic techniques on which they can
make many variations.
The Riso-duplicator is a modern version of a stencil machine. On this digital duplicating machine you can
make special printed matter in color layers. The technique is extremely suitable for in-house issuing
publications/artists' books.

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Screen printing
As in the stencilling technique, in screen printing the ink or paint is allowed to pass through the material
used. Although screen printing is generally considered a recent printing technique, it is in fact a refined
form of the stencilling technique, which has been practised in Japan in particular for a long time.
Screen printing is a relatively quick printing technique. Once the necessary preparatory work has been
done, many prints can be made within a short time.
In the Screen printing workshop the emphasis is on exploring the medium, developing a graphic way of
thinking and learning to use the technique in one's own creative process.

Lithography
The lithography technique was discovered in the late 18th century by Alois Senefelder, who was trying to
find a more practical way of reproducing sheet music. After all sorts of experiments he eventually came to
use limestone. Nowadays we also use aluminium and synthetic plates. Lithography is an indirect printing
process and the precursor of offset printing.

Painting and drawing
The workshop Painting and drawing is fairly new workshop. Here you can learn everything about pigments,
making paint or stretching canvas on frames. In the workshop you will find many examples of materials
and tools to work with.

Performance Lab
Minerva has a Performance Lab where students can acquire further skills in the use of light and sound and
DMX techniques.
Students aiming to work in this workshop first submit a detailed plan to their teacher, which they can then
try to realize in practice. A performance is among the possibilities: we have an excellent gallery for an
audience.

Electronics & Programming
This workshop, based in C01 at Zuiderdiep, is an interconnection of the Digital Arts Lab (Masters FMI) and
part of the media workshop (Bachelors).
In the Electronics & Programming Workshop students can get support during business hours when
programming (e.g. max msp jitter, processing) and when realizing their own projects and experiments with
new technologies, electronics and 3D printers. With new technologies we mean e.g. microprocessors (e.g.
Arduino/Raspberry pi), robotics, E-Textiles, wearables, sensors, 3D printing, etc.
The workshop has a fully equipped electronics corner with a comprehensive set of basic tools and
equipment to build the most complicated circuits and electronic projects.

New Techniques
Minerva Academy has a laser cutter, which is not attached to one particular workshop but is used by
several. Co-operation between different workshops may at times give rise to entirely new processes.
In the meantime we have also started on 3D techniques and extensive experiments are taken on involving
a 3D-scanner and a 3D-filament printer. On the short term this will be expanded with a 3D-powder printer,
which offers unprecedented possibilities.

14. Safety Student Workshops
We deem the safety of the students in the workshops very important, so every student receives a
Workshop Safety Card (WS) that provides clarity in the event of an accident or in dangerous situations.

Each student receives a white WS-card with his/her name and passport photo. If you wish to work in one
of the 14 workshops, you place this WS-card in the designated card holder in the relevant workshop. By
this measure we keep a better view of the number of students present in a workshop (for safety reasons
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the number is limited to a maximum) and we know who is present in a workshop in the event of a
calamity.

15. Additional study costs workshops
In the workshops you will work with materials such as wood, metal, plastic, photo material, ink, etc. In
addition, you use equipment (camera, beamer, etc.) and personal protective equipment (safety goggles,
apron, gloves, etc.). The costs for these materials and resources are included in the tuition fees as far as
mandatory instructions and lessons are concerned.

When you start with your own assignments, you have to pay for the use of these materials and resources.
You can of course choose to bring all your equipment, materials and protective equipment yourself, or to
work in workshops elsewhere, but Minerva Art Academy also offers you the possibility to involve them
from the academy. There is an arrangement for this which we explain below.

If you pay a contribution of € 95, - at the beginning of the year (for one entire academic year) or € 50,- (for
one semester), you can use the workshops freely and - in one go - you have purchased all costs related to
the use and consumption of:
     • small material (such as small amounts of plaster/clay, paper, fixing materials, ink, wood glue,
        abrasive paper, welding gas, screwdrivers, nails etc.),
     • the use and borrowing of equipment (such as a camera, beamer, etc.) and
     • personal protective equipment (safety goggles, apron, gloves, etc.).
     • taking Technical Courses in the elective space (materials not included)
     • make use of the photo and video studios free of charge

The workshop contribution reduces financial settlement in the workshops, thereby providing a financial
and practical benefit to you as a student. If you do not wish to make use of this arrangement, you must be
aware that costs may accumulate more quickly than you expect. You can find a specific overview of the
relevant on www.hanze.nl

The costs of large material, such as wood, metal, erosions, plastic sheets, (photo) paper, sinking plate etc.,
always come for your own account, you pay them by pin at the Academy Shop. This means you have
management over your extra costs.

If you wish to make use of the workshop contribution, you can pay the contribution in the Academy Shop
(pin) of Minerva. After payment you receive a coloured Workshop Safety Card with which you can prove in
the workshops that you paid the contribution. Action: If you decide to pay the contribution for the entire
year before 1 October of the academic year October, the costs will be € 90, -

16. Academy shop and canteen
Academy Shop
The Academy Shop is situated in D4 of the Gedempte Zuiderdiep location, opposite the Media Library. All
kinds of basic materials are on sale here, such as paint, ink, paper, dummies, pencils, brushes and
foamboard. Various readers which the Academy issues under its own administration, are sold here. You
can also buy Lynda vouchers (€ 20) (Lynda.com is a site where you get access to all kind of tips, tricks and
instruction movies). Payment via debit card.
The shop also lends tools, such as hammers, tongs, screwdrivers etc. The shop also lends out stepladders.
And for students who wish to paint a wall white or have to restore a wall to its original state, materials
such as latex paint, paint rollers and trays are available.

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For the payment of materials for the workshops, you can pay with debit card in the shop during the
opening hours of the shop. Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 8.30-16.30, Friday 8.30-12.30. Closed in
the evening and Friday afternoon.

Canteen
Minerva Art Academy, location Gedempte Zuiderdiep, boasts an efficient and state-of-the-art cafeteria.
Apart from the day-to-catering, the staff also take care of refreshments on special occasions.
Opening hours:
Monday to Thursday from 8.30 to 15.30. Friday from 8.30-12.30.
Closed during school and public holidays.
In the canteen and in the basement of location Praediniussingel you will find a variety of slot machines and
coffee machines that can be used at all times. Please note that the canteen staff are not responsible for
these machines.

17. Study materials
Obviously, you need materials for your study. These will vary per subject and per course. Further there are
things to be bought such as (acrylic) paint, brushes, drawing materials such as pencils, Indian ink, drawing
pens and charcoal, a portable folder (60x80 cms or larger), a palette, sketchbooks and dummies, etc.
You can buy the bulk of these materials in the Academy shop. In the workshops, materials such as CDs,
plaster, clay, wood and metal are sold. For lists of materials per study programme see the attachments of
this guide.

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Minerva Art Academy has a computer classes where you can use computers (and can print in black and in
colour) - the only thing is that it is not open 24 hours a day. . So for the Fine Art programme it is advisable
to have your own laptop. For students of the Design programme a laptop is compulsory. Furthermore it is
compulsory to have a digital photo camera with a manually adjustable aperture and shutter.

Bear in mind that throughout the programme it will be necessary to buy materials, to take part in
excursions and to fit out work discussions/exhibitions. The expenses involved in this are hard to estimate
beforehand.

18. Login account and e-mail address
Every student receives his own login account and e-mail address from Hanze UAS. With this login account
you can log in to the PCs in all buildings of the Hanzehogeschool Groningen and you have access to the
Digital learning environment of the Hanzehogeschool Groningen. This is the central place where the study
information is offered. Information can also be sent via your Hanze e-mail address.
Have you forgotten your password?
You can receive a new password at your private e-mail address that you have entered it at Studielink. Go
to www.hanze.nl/changepassword

19. Copying/printing/scanning facilities
At the locations below Canon equipment is placed for general use. Payment is only possible with the
printing credit on your student card (zie hanze.nl).
     • Location Gedempte Zuiderdiep: In the Repro booth next to the shop and in the multifunctional
         rooms on the first, second and fourth floors.
     • Location Praediniussingel: in the basement near S0.1
In town there are also several print shops with broad opening hours.

20. Working wirelessly: Eduroam
Working wirelessly in, for example, Amsterdam or Utrecht? As a student at Hanzehogeschool Groningen
you can use the wireless network of many other institutions in the Netherlands that are affiliated with
Eduroam, with your Hanzehogeschool login-account. For more information, visit www.eduroam.nl
www.eduroam.nl

21. OneDrive and Surfspot
Each HG student has free access to Microsoft Office 365. This includes a OneDrive account of 1Tb. This is
used for online storage of your study portfolio and backup of your files.
Free download of Microsoft Office 2016 for all students via portal.office365.com (see also hanze.nl). .

Students can purchase many software packages at a greatly reduced rate.
In addition to a great deal of diverse software, the website www.surfspot.nl also gives a discount on Apple
hardware such as the MacBook, but also on hardware of other manufacturers. It is advisable for students
to wait with the purchase of software and hardware via surfspot.nl until they have received log-in data for
the Hanze intranet and e-mail at the beginning of the study. These log-in data allow students to register

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with surfspot.nl. Once they have logged in they can surf via surfspot.nl to the online Apple store where
they can receive up to 10% discount on the purchase of a MacBook and Apple software.
Make sure you have anti-virus software on your notebook and have the latest security updates. You can
purchase these at a good price also via Surfspot.

22. Osiris: registration for subjects/courses and tests
The Hanze University of Applied Sciences works with the student information system Osiris. This system
stores all study-relevant data from students, from their registration for a study programme at Hanze
University of Applied Sciences up to and including the diploma. Osiris gives you, as a student, insight into
the progress of your studies. You can also register and deregister for courses, tests, minors and
specializations and consult the complete course offer.

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23. Collective liability insurance
Hanze UAS has taken out collective liability insurance for students, with all enrolled students being co-
insured. This applies during school activities. This liability insurance provides cover for damage, material
and/or personal injury as a result of a culpable action on third parties. Material damage caused to Hanze
University students' property is not insured. There is also a scheme for insurance during internship. Click
on www.hanze.nl for more information about insurance for students.

24. Financial support students
Student finance for EEU-students
EEU-students can borrow a maximum of € 862.50 per month. In addition, they can borrow € 162.58 per
month for the tuition fee. You decide how much you borrow for your living expenses and tuition fees. Do
you have the nationality of an EEA country or Switzerland? Then you qualify for the loan if you have been
living in the Netherlands for 5 consecutive years or more. Or if you, or your non-Dutch parent or partner,
work in the Netherlands for at least 56 hours a month. We advise you to discuss this with an employee at
1 of the DUO Service Desks. When you are entitled to student finance, you are allowed to use public
transport for free on either weekends or weekdays. The student travel product can only be loaded onto a
personal ‘OV-chipkaart’. Students with less well-off parents receive an additional grant. The amount of
€ 862.50 includes this possible additional grant.
If you obtain your diploma within 10 years, the supplementary grant will be a gift.
Note: non-EEU-students are not entitled to student finance.

‘Profileringsfonds’
The Hanze University of Applied Sciences offers student financial assistance schemes for which students
can apply in certain cases. An example of such a case is when a student incurs a study delay as a result of
circumstances beyond their control, such as illness or family circumstances; or if you are actively involved
in a student representative body or recognised as a top-level athlete.
For more information: www.hanze.nl > Financial support students

Hardship Fund
Are you dealing with acute financial problems that prevent you from continuing your studies or can no
longer provide for your livelihood? Then contact the student counselor or check out www.hanze.nl >
Financial support students > Hardship Fund, if you are eligible for financial assistance.

25. Binding Study Advice (BSA)
At the end of the First Year, the Academy gives advice about the continuation of the study. In most cases,
this means that students are admitted to the second year of the programme of their choice. But it is
possible for students to receive a negative advice. This kind of negative advice is given when fewer than 48
ECs have been obtained in the first year of enrolment and/or when the qualitative requirements of the
programme have not been met. These qualitative BSA requirements different for each programme, and
refer - amongst others - to certain theory subjects that must be rounded off successfully. Please see the
Study Programme Regulations at hanze.nl > Minerva Art Academy > your study programme) for further
information on this topic.
It should be evident that a negative study advice is not readily given. Students who are functioning
insufficiently are warned in advance, so that they have the opportunity to improve their study results.
A negative BSA is also given even if someone has already deregistered as a student! It is only if the student
has deregistered before 1 February of the first year of enrolment that no BSA is imposed. The Student
Charter (see hanze.nl) indicates the exact procedure used when a negative BSA is given.

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26. Student counsellors
Sometimes you get stuck in your study because or personal problems. If you have a study delay because of
illness of other personal circumstances a student counsellor can advise you what to do. A student
counsellor has a lot of experience in these matters.
A student counsellor provides you with information and advice and can give a second opinion on subjects
related to your study or personal circumstances. With the student counsellor you will look for solutions to
your problem. A student counsellor has expertise in the area of regulations and procedures, studying with
a functional disability and persons and institutions that might be able to help you.
In special circumstances you might be entitled to financial compensation. Sometimes it is of importance to
inform the Examination Board - only with your approval - about your personal circumstances, e.g. in case
of a possible negative binding study advice.

Studying with a physical or mental disorder
If you are studying with a physical or mental function disorder, the student counsellor is your first point of
contact. Provisions can be made for many of the obstacles on your path, such as: extending examination
times, alternative types of assessment, additional tutoring, suitable internships, technical adaptations
etc. Make an appointment as early as possible, preferably before starting your studies.

Meetings with a student counsellor are confidential. No information will be communicated to others
without your consent or knowledge. Student counsellors are centrally based at Student Services so they
are not attached to a school or study programme and thus operate independently.
Zernikeplein 7, room F 3.02
+ 31 505954028
Email: studentenDecanen@org.hanze.nl
Website: www.hanze.nl/Decanaat

27. Contact person for students with a disability
Each Hanze school has an ‘aandachtsfunctionaris’, someone who is the contact person for students with a
disability (from autism to burn-out). This is Ellis Boom for Minerva. Students can - even before the start of
the study - make an appointment with her for guidance, via a.b.boom@pl.hanze.nl, tel. +31 582921832.

28. Confidential counsellor
Hanze UAS feels that students should be able to study in a safe and pleasant environment. That is why we
treat each other with mutual respect, integrity and correctness. To ensure this, policy has been developed
in the field of undesirable behaviour. The Hanze University has appointed a confidential counsellor and has
established a complaints procedure.
The confidential adviser for students is Gineke Lucas.
Students and staff can contact her from Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm via g.lucas@gimd.nl or
telephone number +31 0610719978.

29. Hanze Library - Minerva Art Academy
The Hanze Library
The Hanze Library is your starting point to literature or market research. Everyone who follows a
programme, course or training at Hanze University can use our collection and services. We have 4 locations

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and each of them has an extensive collection and various services aimed at the specific bachelor- and
master programs of that location of the Hanze University.

Hanze Library - Minerva Art Academy online
An extensive digital collection is available for you online and consists of online newspapers, e-journals, e-
books and databases.

You will find the Hanze Library in the Quick launch menu on hanze.nl/eng of the Hanze University.

Digital services include:

•    Extend/renew your library loans
•    Millions of scientific and professional electronic articles (full text) in our online databases
•    Online access to international newspapers
•    Access to the information you need for assignments, anywhere and anytime, also at home
•    Up to date information about opening hours, lending conditions, tariffs etc.

Hanze Library App & Social Media
With our Hanze Library App you can renew your library loans with one click of a button. Also you can find
our opening hours and search for books, magazines, e-books, articles, etc. You can download the app in
the App store or Google Play store.
Also you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more news and information about opening hours
during the holidays. At these points you are also able to ask a question or respond to something you notice
about the library!

Research & Literature search assistance
At the desk you can ask questions about searching for professional or scientific information in databases or
about evaluation of information. It is also possible to schedule a personal appointment with one of our
staff members. You can find their contact information at our site.

Hanze Library - Minerva Art Academy
The Hanze Library - Academy Minerva has professional books, journals & magazines and video’s available,
e.g. information about art history, architecture, history of cultures, philosophy, teaching, psychology,
pedagogy, teaching methodology, woodwork & metalworking, film, photography, theatre, graphic art &
design etc.
You can find the library on the ground floor of the building at the Gedempte Zuiderdiep.

Borrowing at the Hanze Library - Minerva Art Academy
The student card you receive at the beginning of every academic year is also your library card. If you want
to borrow items at the library, you have to take along your student card.

Borrowing at the University Library or Public Library
If you are a student of the Hanze University Groningen and you become a member of the library of the
University of Groningen (RUG library), Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen can give you a
refund of 50% via your bank account. You get the same refund when you buy a Martini pass (a combined
membership of RUG library and Public Library of Groningen).

Facilities Hanze Library - Minerva Art Academy
The Hanze Library – Minerva Art Academy offers the following facilities:
• Study areas (also for groups). In consultation the library can be booked for lessons, events and
     meetings with professional artists and designers.
• Power outlets for your laptop
• Scanning, screen and audio facilities
You can pay for copies and prints only by debit or bank card. Also fines can only be paid via card.
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Opening hours
Check the Hanze Library App and our intranet pages for an up to date overview of our opening hours.

Contact
HanzeMediatheek – Minerva Art Academy
Tel. (050) 595 1219
Email: hanzemediatheek@org.hanze.nl
Twitter.com/hanzemediatheek
Facebook.com/hanzemediatheek

30. ACLO Student sport
The ACLO is thé student sports organization of Groningen and offers much more than other gyms; You can
follow general hours such as swimming, bodyfit and indoor football, reserve courts and halls for playing
tennis, squash or beach volleyball and take courses to discover new sports. You can also become a
member of one of the 49 student sport clubs at the ACLO. You can simply play sports after or in between
your lectures, because the ACLO is now located on Zernike as well as next to the station in the city centre!
As a Hanze student you can play unlimited sports for just € 59.95 a year! This is not even € 5, - per month!
For an additional contribution of € 65, - you can also make unlimited use of the fitness facilities. More than
18,000 students last year, so what are you waiting for? Go to www.aclosport.nl for more information and
registration.

31. Student Administration (‘STAD’)
The Minerva staff of the Student Administration are housed in the Van Olst Toren (Building L) at
Zernikeplein 7, room A.019 (ground floor), 9747 AS Groningen
They can be reached by telephone or email for the following matters:
• Questions about enrolment and de-registration
• Changes of address via Studielink
• Questions about your student card
• Questions about switching study programme
• Filling out forms for student grants, child benefit etc.
• Applying for statements of enrolment or de-registration
• Questions about certificates
• Requests for statement of paid tuition fees
• Questions about refund of tuition fees

You have enrolled and registered for this course through Studielink. Re-enrolment also takes place via
Studielink, as do changes of address. Studielink: http://www.hanze.studielink.nl
Email            : studentadministration@org.hanze.nl
Telephone        : (050) 595 2750
Opening hours : Monday to Thursday: 9.00 - 16.00, Friday 09.00 - 13.00

For questions about registration for courses in Osiris or other question about Osiris you can consult the
programme support officer of your study programme:

•   Fine Art    :       Ineke van der Leij
•   Design      :       Diana van Tongeren

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32. Financial Administration
The Financial Administration can help you with:
        • payment of your tuition fee
        • refund of tuition fee
        • miscellaneous bills (e.g. excursions)

Visiting: Zernikeplein 7, 9747 AS Groningen
P.O. Box 751, 9700 AT Groningen
Tel.: +31 50 595 5300
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 9.00-16.00, Friday 09.00-13.00
E-mail: fa-studenten@org.hanze.nl

33. Visiting, postal address and websites Minerva Art Academy
Visiting:
Gedempte Zuiderdiep 158
9711HN Groningen
Telephone: 050 595 1201

Praediniussingel 59
9711AG Groningen
Telephone: 050 595 1255

Websites
hanze.nl/academieminerva
www.academieminerva.nl

Postal address
Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen
Minerva Art Academy
P.O. Box 1329
9701BH Groningen
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