STUVO+ student counselling
These are some strange and uncertain times for everyone. But together we make it through!
Don't hesitate to contact us! You can find the contact details per campus at 'Who's who'.
All STUVO+ student counsellors will remain at your disposal and an online conversation is certainly one of the possibilities! You can contact us both for study-related questions ( problems with planning, motivation, postponement, ...) and for other questions (stress, anxiety, personal problems, ...).
How to contact us? Send us an e-mail and we will see in which way (Skype, phone, Microsoft teams, ...) we can best help you.
A number of important handles can be found below
Study: 10 tips
- Structure is the key word! Bring structure into your day by keeping as much as possible to a fixed daily schedule and routine. You can use STUVO+'s weekly plan and monthly planner
- Alternate intensive and active study with the necessary relaxation.
- When you take a break, always consider when you are going to start again and absolutely adhere to it.
- Start NOW, not later or tomorrow. You shouldn't wait for the ideal moment, because it won't come. The hardest thing is the moment to start. You have to go through that difficult moment, defy that moment. It's always much easier once you're going. Know you can do this!
- Starting within fifteen minutes after breakfast / each meal usually makes it easier
- Starting with tedious subjects or tasks works best.
- Help your fellow students. Support each other, ask each other questions, share material where possible.
- Follow the instructions of your teachers and take part in the activities on offer (digital lessons, exercises, online discussions, ...). Continue to follow the pace set by your teachers.
- Regularly check yourself whether you have mastered the subject matter sufficiently (making exercises, answering exam questions, making tasks, ...).
- Stay aware of why you're doing it, of what you want to achieve.
Feel good about yourself: 10 tips
- Talk to each other, friends, family and keep in touch digitally!
- Too much worrying? Call someone! Talking about it clears the air!
- Define your peak moments e.g. 20 minutes a day at a fixed time. If concerns arise outside of this time, you can say to yourself: "This is something to think about in my peak time, not now". If this is repeated often enough, this thought process becomes automatic.
- Turn off your smartphone once in a while and get more mental peace!
- Occasionally go out for a short walk only if this is allowed. This will provide the necessary oxygen for your mental well-being.
- Take an empty cup and put in a note every day of something good that happened. Or keep a kind of diary and write down every day the positive things you have experienced (a sweet note from someone, enjoying the sun on your bed or balcony, preparing a nice meal, ...). After this time of crisis, look back on the good things.
- Try to ensure as much stability and security as possible: get dressed (so don't stay in your pyjamas all day), wash yourself and eat at regular intervals.
- Don't check the news every once in a while! Watching or reading too much news can have a negative influence on you. A regular daily update from a reliable source is sufficient. This will keep you calmer.
- Plan something relaxing before bedtime! Watching a movie or your favourite Netflix series, taking a hot bath or shower, ... No matter what it is, as long as it's relaxing for you and takes your mind off things, it's good.
- Realize that we will overcome this crisis.