Study Counselling

Study Adviser for Mechanical Engineering

University students are expected to be able to act independently and take care of most practical matters on their own. But when you’re only just starting your studies, many things are probably new to you. It may take some time before you’re used to your life as a university student, and sometimes you need some help.

As a first-year Mechanical Engineering student you are also assigned a mentor. This is one of the staff members from Mechanical Engineering, who is your first point of contact for questions/problems. At the start of the first year you will have a meeting with your mentor and (if necessary) more meetings will follow to discuss your study progress during the year. Your mentor might refer you to the study adviser.

You could also run into problems later on and you may find yourself wanting to talk to your study adviser. For instance when you have questions about your study programme, about studying, or about private matters that may be affecting your studies, such as:

  • Doubts about your choice of study programme
  • Choice of minor, BSc-thesis and MSc-programme?
  • Studying is easy for me. I would like to do more, what should I do?
  • I did very well in secondary school. Why am I failing so many exams now?
  • I am a top-level athlete. Are there any schemes and provisions for me?
  • I suffer from dyslexia, and am having trouble studying
  • I want to combine my studies with extra-curricular activities and/or work

Your study adviser can also advise you on persons or organizations within or outside the university that may be able to help you.

Study Adviser
Annet de Kiewit
Study Adviser ME

Adviser for: Bachelor students ME
Room: Buitenhorst 110
Present: Tuesday to Friday

Contact details

You can make an appointment with your study adviser via If you think you need more than 30 minutes to discuss your situation you should plan two consecutive appointments.

If you have short questions, you could visit the open office hour, which is on Wednesdays from 12:30 to 13:30. It is also possible to send (short) questions to the study adviser per email.


The study adviser/mentor will make notes during the meeting with you and enter these in Osiris. You are able to see these notes yourself. The notes are shared with other study advisers of the faculty Engineering Technology to help you at any moment unless you ask to label the note as strictly confidential. Notes are never shared with someone outside our faculty unless you have given permission to do so.

If you are making a formal request with the Examination Board, the study adviser will be asked for his/her advice. He/she will only share information which you have agreed upon.

The study adviser may be asked for advice if you have made a request with the Committee Personal Circumstances. He/she will only share information which you have agreed to.

As a member of the National Association of Study Advisers (LVSA) the study adviser will adhere to their code of conduct.