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Thesis Support Group

Struggling with writing your thesis or are you stuck with your thesis project? If yes, the thesis support group might be right for you. For Bachelor and Master students in their graduation phase, the BMS student advisers well-being are hosting a thesis support group. The group consists of weekly sessions. 

Goal  
The goal is to support with the thesis process to help prevent delay, exchange experiences and learn from fellow students, provide structure and tips useful for working on your thesis.  

Content of the group meetings  
An important part and fixed agenda item are the progress and planning of your thesis. Each week you are asked how the planning of the previous week has worked out and make a planning for the coming week. Difficulties in planning or execution receive attention.  

In addition, every week we discuss and exchange experiences about a different theme that you can encounter while writing you thesis. Themes for example include structuring your introduction, searching for literature, writing a theoretical framework, interacting with advisors et cetera.    

Important to know 
Before you can participate in the group, you’ll have an initial intake appointment with one of the well-being student advisers. In addition, you are asked to participate in the meetings regularly and actively. 

When  
The group meets weekly on Mondays, 11:00 – 12:00 

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If you are interested in participating in the thesis support group, you can sign up here. Once you’ve signed up, you’ll receive an invitation for the intake. 

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Thesis support group for bachelor students PSY 

Your programme and the student advisers well-being from BMS offer a thesis support group for all bachelor students Psychology that are working on their thesis. The group is supervised by the student advisers well-being.  

Goal  
The goal is to support with the thesis process to help prevent delay, learn from peers, and give structure and tips useful for working on your thesis.  

Content of the group meetings  
An important part and fixed agenda item during the meetings are the progress and planning of your thesis. Each week you are asked to make a realistic planning for the coming week and tell how the planning of the previous time has worked out. Difficulties in planning or execution receive attention. In addition, every week we discuss and exchange experiences about a different theme that you can encounter while writing you thesis. Themes for example include structuring your introduction, searching for literature, writing a theoretical framework, et cetera.  

Important to know 
It is necessary that you actively participate in the meetings (e.g., in the form of sharing experiences).  

When  
The group meets once a week on Tuesday from 11.30 until 12.30. The first meeting is on Tuesday 27 February. The thesis support group meetings run parallel with your thesis trajectory, and you are expected to attend at least 12 times.

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If you are interested in participating in the thesis support group PSY, you can sign up here. 

For more information or questions regarding the thesis support group PSY, please send an e-mail to m.m.koehorst@utwente.nl or julia.lange@utwente.nl or schedule an appointment with the well-being study adviser via https://bms.planner.utwente.nl/.  

Walking Meditation

All students who could use a boost in relaxation and focus during their lunchbreak are welcome to join our walking meditation.

Walking is such a habituated action for us that we usually do it on autopilot. Once we go out and about, our thoughts tend to wander as well — caught up in planning, to-do lists, worrying and so on... Meditating while walking is a way to get the mind to walk with us and to bring a relaxed focus to this everyday pursuit.

Unlike traditional seated meditation, which involves stillness, walking meditation encourages us to engage with the act of walking itself, turning each step into an opportunity for mindfulness, i.e. being present in the here and now. Walking meditation encourages us as well to engage our senses fully. This includes being aware of the sights, sounds, and smells around us. 

The benefits of walking meditation include stress reduction, improved focus, heightened awareness, and a greater sense of presence. Even a short mindful walk during a break can provide a mental reset and enhance overall well-being.

When: Tuesdays, 12:45 - 13:15

Where: O&O-square (in front of Starbucks)

Who: All students are welcome!

If you’re interested in experiencing the positive effects of meditating while walking, you can sign up below.

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Walking & Talking

Would you like to get some physical activity during your break? Student well-being employees from multiple faculties are organizing weekly walks in the context of student well-being. This way you can create a weekly healthy habit that helps you to move, and enjoy nature.  

The student well-being employees will be there every week to answer any questions you might have. Or maybe you just want to talk... Or maybe you just want to walk... You are always welcome! Most weeks Hoppus, the emotional support dog at BMS, will walk with us.

When: Every Thursday, 12:45 - 13:15h
Where: Starting at the O&O-square (in front of the Starbucks). We will walk in the Ledeboerpark or nature on and around campus.
Who: All students are welcome!

International Student Outreach Support Group

The International Student Outreach Support Group is a weekly informal meeting for all international students who are new to the Netherlands and are looking for a place to vent, meet other international students, share and learn from each other's experiences.   

Many international students face difficulties in finding their way when studying abroad: Before coming to the Netherlands you were probably full of ideas, curious about everything, and couldn't wait to start this big adventure. After a while you might experience that people aren't always easy to connect with, to talk to (outside of classes) or cultural differences might be difficult to deal with. Friends and family back home are far away, and you don't want to worry them too much by talking about your struggles. It can be helpful to connect to other international students in an informal setting: You are not alone!

Duration
We ask you to commit for at least 5 weeks.

Date
Thursday afternoon from 16.00 - 17.00 h.

Participation
Maximum: 15 students.

Costs
Participation is free of charge

Language
English

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If you are interested in partricipating in the International Student Outreach Support Group, you can signup below.

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Workshop Procrastination

For all students of BMS that could use tips and advise to tackle procrastion.  

Goal  
The pressure of university can create mental blocks that keep you from studying or performing like you normally could. In this workshop you will learn about strategies to reduce and cope with these mental blocks. The goal is to provide you with tools to prevent procrastinating important tasks, to help prevent delay, learn from peers, and give structure and tips useful for both study related activities and in daily live.   

Important to know 
It is necessary that you actively participate in the workshop and that you show up when you enroll.

When  
Times will be determined when at least 4 students have signed up. 

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If you are interested in participating in the workshop procrastination, you can sign up below. 

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If you are interested in participating in the workshop procrastination, you can sign up here. When you sign up, you are expected to actively participate in the workshop. 

Workshop Active Learning

The art of effective study methods
You read and read, but the material just doesn't seem to stick. Or you remember all information... but how do you apply it? In this workshop we will go over a variety of active learning strategies, that help to study more effectively and into depth. You are guided in taking more ownership of your learning.

Important to know 
It is necessary that you actively participate in the workshop and that you show up when you enroll.

When  
Times will be determined when at least 4 students have signed up. 

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If you are interested in participating in the workshop active learning, you can sign up below.

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If you are interested in participating in the workshop procrastination, you can sign up here. When you sign up, you are expected to actively participate in the workshop.