PhD/PDEng Counsellor

Method of working Student Affairs Coaching & Counselling (SACC)

PhD/PDEng counsellor 
The Twente Graduate School (TGS) offers PhD/PDEng counselling through PhD/PDEng counsellors of SACC.
It consists of individual and easily accessible coaching offer with the focus on staying on track. Consult the PhD/PDEng counsellor if you face obstacles during your PhD / PDEng trajectory and if you need independent and confidential advice. 

This service is offered independently from your faculty, TGS or HR department and is strictly confidential.
The PhD/PDEng Counsellors are trained as a coach, career advisor and confidential advisor.  

Possible subjects for coaching and counselling are:

PhD/PDEng counsellors do not replace existing counselling and support resources in or outside the UT, like available from the Twente Graduate School, HR, HR Development, Arbo-Unie (Company Doctor and Psychologists), Confidential Advisors, Ombuds officer or General Practitioner. We might, however, refer you to these resources if that is required and appropriate. We also co-operate with P-NUT. If necessary, we can also refer you to one of the student psychologists at SACC for some advice on psychological wellbeing. 

For whom
This easy accessible PhD/PDEng counselling is available to all PhD’s and PDEngs (including external PHD’s/PDEngs and the ones with a scholarship) at the University of Twente.

The appointments are free of charge. 

The PhD/PDEng Counsellors’offices are at Student Affairs Coaching and Counselling (SACC), UT Campus, Vrijhof Building floor 3, room 311 (red desk).

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, PhD counsellors can currently only be met online through Microsoft Teams. 

For appointments, please contact the secretariat of SACC by phone: +31 53 489 2035 or by e-mail at

PhD counsellors

Mrs Minke Klomp MSC,
Mrs Lucelle Dankbaar MA, 

Important links:
TGS PhD Counselling and Support:
PhD Network of the University of Twente (P-NUT)
UT Confidential advisors:
Scientific integrity:
Ombuds officer:
Company doctor / Arbo-Unie:
Faculty HR departments: