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 master, many things are probably new to you and sometimes you need some help.
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
- Studying is easy for me. I would like to do more, what should I do?
- I did very well in my bachelor. 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.
You can make an appointment with your study adviser via et.planner.utwente.nl. 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 Thursdays from 12:30 to 13:30. It is also possible to send (short) questions to the study adviser per email.
The study adviser 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 her advice. 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. 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.