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.
Study Advisers for Business & IT
Sharon Vonk, MSc.
Room: Zilverling 1004
Phone +31 (0) 53 489 5646
Present: Mondays and Tuesdays till 17:00 hrs., Thursdays till 14:00 hrs.
Ellen Wassink-Kamp, MSc.
Room: Zilverling 1007
Phone +31 (0) 53 489 6556
Present: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
To make an appointment
You can make an appointment with the Study Adviser via https://ewi.planner.utwente.nl/. A session usually takes about half an hour. If there is much to talk about you can also make an appointment for a longer period. To have 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 12.30 hrs. and 13.30 hrs.
When to contact the Study Adviser?
At the university, you are expected to be self-reliant and to organize many things yourself. Especially when you are just starting your studies you could be having a hard time finding your way around. Sometimes help can be useful or even necessary. In the course of your studies or while preparing for your future career you may encounter issues you can discuss with your study adviser.
You can go to the Study Adviser if you have any questions about your degree, your studies in general, or about private matters that affect your studies, for example:
- Drawing up a study plan for one or more academic year(s)
- I did not pass a module. What are the consequences?
- Due to problems at home I cannot concentrate. What can I do?
- The program is very easy. Are there extra activities I could do?
- I would like to become active as a board member of an association or a time consuming committee. How can I combine this with my studies?
- Did I choose the right university degree?
- In secondary school, things did go effortlessly. 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 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 Advisers (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.
Open consultation hour Student Psychologist in building Zilverling
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 (starting on September 20th 2016) 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 (waiting list involved), a meeting with 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.
- 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)