Are you facing problems with or related to your PhD research, or are you confronted with health or personal problems? And do you feel these issues may affect your work? Take action and get help.

There are several organizations and people both within TGS and your faculty that can provide support during your PhD track. 

In case you need advice but are not sure where to go, or in case you have questions about the PhD or PDEng Charter, please approach us at TGS” (via tgs@utwente.nl).

PhD Counsellor

If you face any (personal) problems or issues during your PhD track regarding e.g. motivation, productivity, cultural differences (for instance in your group), combining personal life with the heavy work load, self-confidence, etc., you can contact PhD Counsellor Minke Klomp.

Confidential Advisor for Scientific Integrity

In case you experience a matter dealing with scientific integrity (ref. The Netherlands Code of Conduct for Academic Practice) you can consult the webpage on scientific integrity and read the  University of Twente Scientific Integrity Complaints Procedure. The first point of contact is the university's confidential advisor for scientific integrity. Possible violations of scientific integrity as well as any follow-up steps can be discussed with him in all confidence.

Confidential Adviser

You can talk to a confidential advisor for advice and support whenever you have to deal with unacceptable behaviour, such as: intimidation, (sexual) harassment, aggression, violence or discrimination, or when faced with a conflict in your work situation connected to such behaviour (ref. the Code of conduct on (sexual) harassment, intimidation, aggression, violence and discrimination).

The confidential advisors can also be a first point of contact when you are not quite sure where to go when faced with a problematic situation. Their names and contact details can be found here.