Method of working Student Affairs Coaching & Counselling (SACC)

If you face obstacles during your PhD or feel you need some external advice, contact the PhD Counsellor. There you will find individual easy accessible coaching with the focus on staying on track.

the PhD Counsellor is independent and will maintain the strictest confidentiality.

Possible subjects:

  • productivity
  • motivation
  • cultural differences (for instance in your group)
  • combining personal life with the heavy workload
  • self-confidence
  • advice regarding difficult situations with your supervisor


The appointments are free of charge.

make an appointment

Please contact the secretariat of SACC: +31 53 489 2035 or visit our desk in the Vrijhof, 3rd floor, room 311 (red desk).


We are available by phone during office hours.

As from 6 July 2020, the SACC department is partially reopened in the Vrijhof on floor 3 under some conditions. The secretary and some of our psychologist/counsellors are available on campus. The appointments take place via telephone/Skype or on-campus if preferred. Contact the secretary if you want to make use of it. If you don't have an appointment yet, but you would like one, call the secretary. How the appointment takes place, will be discussed during the making of the appointment.

Please continue to stick to the 1.5m distance-rule. If you have an appointment, arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before the start of the appointment and please leave the building directly after your appointment is finished. 

Coping with Coronavirus/COVID-19

 PhD counsellors

Mrs Minke Klomp MSC,
Mrs Lucelle Dankbaar M.A.,