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Study Adviser

Students of the University of Twente are assisted by a Study Adviser. The Study Adviser will be monitoring study progress; will advise and assist students within the field of skills concerning study (choices, progress, process and planning) and conducting assignments. The Study Adviser will also help and advice students on the pathways of their specific academic careers. Students who are hampered in their progress as a result of special (personal) circumstances (or are facing such a risk) 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).
Contacts with the Study Adviser can be pro- and re-active: you can make appointment yourself, but can also be invited.

The Study Advisers for Electrical Engineering are

D.W. Boere (Daphne)
Study Adviser BSc & preM Electrical Engineering
K.J.L. Voncken (Kirsten)
Study Adviser BSc & MSc Electrical Engineering

Kirsten Voncken is on maternity leave until February 2021.

Her activities are from November 26th partly taken over by

E.J. Bong (Erik)
Study Adviser MSc Electrical Engineering


You can make an appointment with the Study Adviser via Such a session usually takes about half an hour. In case there is much to talk about you can also make an appointment for a longer period. To have more frequent meetings is (if indicated) also possible.


For short questions you can also make use of the ‘Open Consultation Hour’: every Thursday between 12:30 and 13:30.


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.


One of the student psychologists of Student Affairs Coaching & Counselling has also an open consultation hour especially for students from EWI (Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science). Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 12:30-13:30 Rénee Zomerdijk, MSc., will be present at Zilverling, Room 102.

Goal of the meeting: short scan of your situation and if needed come up with follow-up suggestions, such as a meeting with a student psychologist, a meeting with a student counsellor, courses like ‘self-management course’ or referral to external help like GGZ.

There is no need to make an appointment or fill in a form for this open hour.