Many students received the erroneous message that they were no longer registered at Wageningen University. This could affect their student grants and public transport passes. It caused long queues at the student helpdesk.
Christine Alblas-Burton of the Student Service Centre: ‘In recent years we have had our own re-registration module, which was quite straightforward. The module on Studielink is a bit more extensive. It isn't quick and easy anymore - click, click, click and you're done. Students need to look carefully and read things better, and they don't all seem to be used to that.'
The university has relaxed the rules as a concession to students, who can pay tuition fees in instalments. The deadline for the authorization has been postponed too.