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Well-Being for Students at BMS

Talk to somebody about your well-being?


At university you are expected to act independently and to look after your own affairs. Especially at the start of a new programme, there are many things that may not be self-evident. Next to new experiences at your study, the new found independence outside of your studies can be overwhelming. It is common that you struggle to find a balance during this phase of your life. Therefore, the University of Twente devotes extra attention to student well-being. Next to extra help on a university level, each faculty has an especially appointed study adviser well-being to help with factors that might influence your well-being. This can take the form of individual talks, workshops or leisure activities.

Study adviser well-being


Your first contact in the educational programme is with your study adviser. Every programme has its own study adviser, who knows everything about the educational programme. However, if you would like to talk somebody outside of your programme, for instance about personal matters that affect your study or personal life, the study adviser well-being is there for you. She is also available for help that requires multiple appointments, for example making and applying a planning, thesis support, or bridging the time for outside help.

Sometimes the study adviser of your own programme can redirect you to the study adviser well-being of BMS if this seems appropriate. 


Even when in doubt about what to do, the study adviser well-being is always there to support you and lend a listening ear. 

How to get in touch?

Appointments: You can make an appointment by using the Planzelf application: https://bms.planner.utwente.nl

E-mail: You can reach me by email at: m.m.koehorst@utwente.nl. You can drop by RA3260 for short questions without an appointment.

Walk-in hour: Every Wednesday, I have a walk-in hour from 12.30 - 13.30. On some Thursdays my dog (Hoppus) will be at the office. Feel free to drop in between 12.00 - 12.30 for a cuddle. 

  • About your privacy

    The study adviser will make notes during the meeting with you and enter these in Osiris. You are able to see these notes yourself. Notes are only shared with other study advisers of the programme, unless you ask to label notes as strictly confidential. Notes are never shared with someone outside the programme, unless you have given permission to do so. 

    If you make a formal request with the Examination Board, the study adviser will be asked for their advice. They will only share information that you have agreed to share. The study adviser may be asked for advice if you have made a request with the Committee for Personal Circumstances. They will only share information that you have agreed to share. As a member of the National Association of Study Advisers (LVSA), all study advisers will adhere to the LVSA code of conduct. 

Well-being related activities and courses

Next to personal conversations, the study adviser well-being also organizes different study-related and leisure activities:

Additional information student well-being

The university offers special web pages on the topic of well-being. If you encounter mental health problems or do you know someone who does? Check the student well-being pages or contact your study adviser for advise.

Additional support 

If you encounter any problems during your studies, need extra help in addition to the guidance provided by your study adviser, or if you just want help to develop yourself, the links below may offer extra support and help. Student Affairs Coaching & Counselling (SACC) is offering a range of professionals and services (such as student psychologistscareer counsellingconfidential advisors, and contact persons) who are independent and not linked to your programme. Be aware that by clicking these links, you will leave the programme’s website: you will be redirected to the page of SACC, UT Language Centre, or the Student Union.