Students of the University of Twente are assisted by a study adviser. The Study Adviser will monitor study progress; will advise and assist students with study related skills like study choices, progress, process, planning and conducting assignments. The Study Adviser will also help and advice students about their academic skills. Students who are (at the risk of being) hampered in their progress as a result of special (personal) circumstances will be guided not only by the study adviser but also by student psychologists and student counsellor of the department of Student Affairs Coaching & Counselling (SACC). Both the student and the study adviser may initiate contact.
The Study Advisers for Electrical Engineering are:
For first-year bachelor students Daphne Boere is the primary study adviser to contact. Second-year and higher students: if you already had contact with Kirsten, you may keep discussing your issues with her. If not, you can make an appointment (see below) and choose the first available study adviser.
TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
You can make an appointment with the Study Adviser via https://eemcs.planner.utwente.nl/. If you think you need more than 30 minutes to discuss your situation you should plan two consecutive appointments. To have more frequent meetings is (if indicated) also possible.
OPEN CONSULTATION HOUR
For short questions you can also make use of the ‘Open Consultation Hour’: every Thursday between 12:45 and 13:45. Go the the Virtual drop-in hour in MS Teams or send a chat message.
WHEN TO CONTACT THE STUDY ADVISER?
At the university, you are expected to be independent and to regulate many things yourself. Especially when you are just starting, not everything is obvious. It may take some time before you find your way and sometimes help can be useful or even necessary. In the course of your studies or as preparation for your carrier you can also encounter issues you can discuss with your Study Adviser.
You can go to the Study Adviser if you have any question about the study, studying, or about private matters that affect your studies, for example:
- Preparation of a study-plan. For one or more academic year(s)
- I did not pass a module. What can be the consequences?
- Due to problems at home I cannot concentrate. What can I do?
- Studying the program is very easy. Can I do extra things?
- I would like to do a ‘board year’. How can I combine this with my studies?
- Did I choose the right study program?
- In secondary school, things went smoothly. Now, I face challenges and problems. What can I do? What is the reason I failed some elements?
- I know I can do it, but it doesn’t work out the way I want. Can you help me to learn to study in a better way?
- I am a professional athlete. What arrangements and facilities are there for me?
- I have trouble studying because of dyslexia.
- Can you help me with the combination of my disability and to study this academic program?
- I'd like to request an exception to the rules. How do I do that?
A conversation with your Study Adviser is usually a good first step. When necessary, the Study Adviser can refer to persons or bodies within or outside the university, such as the Student Psychologists and Deans of Students, Tutors, Study Adviser from other programs, etc.
Everything you discuss with the Study Adviser is confidential. Only on indication and after your approval it is possible to share some information with third parties.
The Study Adviser works within the code of the National Association of Study Advisors (LVSA).
All individual interviews held between the student and the Study Adviser are reported in OSIRIS, the student information system. These reports are confidential, but can be accessed by the student.
- I want to get more out of my studies. What are the possibilities?
- I have dyslexia. What should I do?
- I'm not motivated, what now?
- Good marks but doubt study
- About subscribe / unsubscribe to the UT, tuition, etc.
- Study delay: what can I do?
- Where can I find the schedule?
- When are the holidays this academic year? (Dutch only, green = holiday)