PhD/EngD Counsellor

Method of working Student Affairs Coaching & Counselling (SACC)

PhD/EngD counsellor 
The Twente Graduate School (TGS) offers PhD/EngD counselling through PhD/EngD counsellors of SACC.
It consists of individual and easily accessible coaching offer with the focus on staying on track. Consult the PhD/EngD counsellor if you face obstacles during your PhD / EngD 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/EngD Counsellors are trained as a coach, career advisors and confidential advisors.  

Possible subjects for coaching and counselling are:

PhD/EngD 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 well-being. 

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

Costs
The appointments are free of charge. 

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

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

PhD counsellors

Mrs Minke Klomp MSC, m.h.a.klomp@utwente.nl
Mrs Lucelle Dankbaar MA, l.m.l.t.dankbaar@utwente.nl 

Important links:
TGS PhD Counselling and Support: https://www.utwente.nl/en/education/tgs/currentcandidates/phd/counselling-and-support/
PhD Network of the University of Twente (P-NUT) https://www.utwente.nl/en/p-nut/
UT Confidential advisors: https://www.utwente.nl/en/hr/terms-of-employment/confidential-advisors/
Scientific integrity: https://www.utwente.nl/en/organisation/about/integrity/scientific-integrity
Ombuds officer: https://www.utwente.nl/en/organisation/about/integrity/ombuds-officer/
Company doctor / Arbo-Unie: https://www.utwente.nl/en/hr/terms-of-employment/absence-reintegration/arbo-unie/
Faculty HR departments: https://www.utwente.nl/en/hr/organisation/faculties/