Programme students

THE WELL-BEING WEEKS ARE AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS AND STAFF OF THE UT. THIS PAGE GIVES A SUMMARY OF THE PROGRAMME for students.

Do you have any questions after reading the program or would you like to share a great idea for one of the next well-being weeks? Please contact us via wellbeingweeks@utwente.nl. We hope you will enjoy the offer!

Student well-being

  • Well-being at University Library

    During the well-being weeks, the University Library offers all different kinds of small events. What kind of events? That is still a secret and will be announced on the day itself. They are low-key, so no sign-up is needed. It is also important to know that the events help you with studying and the library can still be used as a nice and quiet study space. Come by and check the events out yourself! 

  • Goodhabitz

    Goodhabitz is an online platform that offers fun courses for your personal development. Look at their unique courses and find out how Goodhabitz can help you! See what they can offer for you via: https://su.utwente.nl/en/well-being/ 

Morning meditation

The morning meditations are an ongoing programme. You can join every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 08.30-09.00h (also afer the well-being weeks).

Week 1: 7 -11 Nov

  • TUE, WED, FRI - Morning Meditations

    Date: Tuesday 8 November 
              Wednesday 9 November 
              Friday 11 November
    Time: 8:30 - 9:00h 
    Location: Dojo Sports Centre

    When we begin our day with a morning meditation, we give ourselves the best chance to feel fully aware, awake and alive before we "do" anything. By creating a regular morning routine, we cultivate peace of mind and happy relationships in which we are kinder and less judgmental of ourselves and others.

    Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. there is a day-start meditation in the Dojo at the Sports Centre.

    You do not have to sign up for the morning meditation; everyone is welcome!

    On Tuesdays, there is an opportunity (around 8:20) for sitting instruction. We will explore how to sit on a meditation cushion in a way that is comfortable for you.

    On Fridays, there is room for conversation after meditation. Meditation cushions are available in the dojo. Staff from the Department of Psychology, Health and Technology with experience in various streams (Mindfulness, Vipassana, Zen) of meditation will be guiding the session these mornings. If desired for the group in attendance, guided mediation may be offered.

  • TUE - Studium Generale: Sleep (NL)

    Date: 8 November 
    Time: 19:30 - 21:00h 
    Location: Vrijhof Amphitheater

    Sleep is essential for our wellbeing. Our health, creativity, memory, they all are influenced by sleep. Dr. Annemarie Luik will explain how you can have a good night. Lecture is in Dutch. 

    You can find more information on the Website
    Click here
  • THU - Let's talk about money (NL)

    Date: 10 November 
    Time: 9:30-11:00h 
    Location: online 
    By: Linda van het Hoff (Loyalis)

    Do you want to work on financial fitness? In 1.5 hours you will learn how you can become financially fitter and therefore better prepared for the future  in an interactive way. We do this based on tips, theory and offering practical tools. We ensure that participants can translate all tips to their own personal situation, so that they can get started with their own financial fitness. After the workshop you will have insight into your own financial fitness to be better prepared for the future. You will receive concrete guidelines to get started.

    Topics covered:

    • You will find out what money type you are
    • Tips & tricks to easily get your finances in order
    • know where your financial fitness is
    • Which steps you can take to get more grip on your money
    Please make sure to sign up for the workshop 'Let's talk about money'.
    Sign up here
Highlight of the week: Morning Meditation

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 - 9:00h in the Dojo at the Sports Centre.

By creating a regular morning routine, we cultivate peace of mind and happy relationships in which we are kinder and less judgmental of ourselves and others.

Week 2: 14 - 18 Nov

  • TUE, WED, FRI - Morning Meditations

    Date: Tuesday 15 November
              Wednesday 16 November 
              Friday 18 November
    Time: 8:30 - 9:00h 
    Location: Dojo Sports Centre

    When we begin our day with a morning meditation, we give ourselves the best chance to feel fully aware, awake and alive before we "do" anything. By creating a regular morning routine, we cultivate peace of mind and happy relationships in which we are kinder and less judgmental of ourselves and others.

    Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. there is a day-start meditation in the Dojo at the Sports Centre.

    You do not have to sign up for the morning meditation; everyone is welcome!

    On Tuesdays, there is an opportunity (around 8:20) for sitting instruction. We will explore how to sit on a meditation cushion in a way that is comfortable for you.

    On Fridays, there is room for conversation after meditation. Meditation cushions are available in the dojo. Staff from the Department of Psychology, Health and Technology with experience in various streams (Mindfulness, Vipassana, Zen) of meditation will be guiding the session these mornings. If desired for the group in attendance, guided mediation may be offered.

  • TUE - Energy bill (all you need to know)

    Date: 15 November 
    Time: 15:30-16:30
    Location: Cubicus B209
    By: Nando Tolboom

    The energy crisis in our society can significantly impact your well-being. The challenges and questions you face, such as:  What is the cause? How does my bill work, and what is the government price ceiling? What impact can I have on my bill? It and more will all be discussed during this lecture by UT researcher Nando Tolboom.  We will address these topics and more to educate you and nudge you in the right direction. Of course, there is plenty of room for discussions and questions.

    Make sure to sign up for the lecture about energy bills.
    Sign up here
  • WED - Lecture: Working on your mental resilience

    Date: 16 November
    Time: 11:00 - 12:30 
    Location: SP6
    By: Jan van den Hoogen (ArboUnie)

    The world around us is changing rapidly. Flexibility, self-reliance and resilience are the key concepts of today. Those who take changes into account can move with them. Those who can guard their own limits can hold their own. That means that investing in your mental resilience pays off. We offer a fun interactive meeting to work on your mental resilience together. 

    Please make sure to sign up for the lecture 'Working on mental resilience'
  • WED - Tips and information about Home Solar Panels ('PV power plants')

    Date: 16 November 
    Time: 15:30-16:30 
    Location: Ravelijn RA2501
    By: Wilko Rohlfs (UT-ET)

    Personal action to overcome the energy crisis seems to be quite limited, and we tend to be paralyzed and not take action ourselves. Small PV power plants, so-called plug-in power plants, are one way of participating in the energy transition and benefiting to a small extent from the electricity generated by oneself. But how complex is the installation? What equipment is required? How much electricity do the one or two panels generate? What does the equipment cost and what payback period can be expected? In this workshop we will find answers to these questions together and from personal experiences. There will also be an opportunity to try out a plug-in power plant for yourself.

    Please make sure to sign up
    Click here
  • WED - Running Therapy

    Date: 16 November
    Time: 18:00-19:00 
    Location: UT Sports Centre in front of main entrance 
    Language: Dutch/English  

      Running therapy helps you mentally and physically. Get out of your head and into your body to feel full of energy again!   

    This activity will take place in groups of a maximum of 12 people. It is not a personal consult.   
    During this edition of the well-being weeks, recovery (sleep), vitality and physical and mental health are at the centre of attention. In addition, relaxation is also a very important subject. Running therapy will be an activity that will take place throughout these four weeks. The goal of running therapy is to get mental relaxation by physical effort (running or fast walking). This can be helpful if you have physical or mental complaints such as excessive worrying, depressive symptoms, anxiety- and/or panic attacks and fatigue complaints.   

    During the small-grouped session, you will learn to recognize the signals your body gives you, and based on this you will get tools to set some boundaries. Running therapy is developed for those who recognize themselves in one of the complaints written above. No basic level of running or running experience is required to sign up for running therapy.     

    Do you want to exercise under the supervision of an expert who will help you get grip on your complaints and helps you to find relaxation? Then sign up!   

    Normally this therapy takes 8 weeks in a row, but during our well-being weeks you can try out whether this way of relaxation fits you. Getting to know more about running therapy and how it can help is the goal of this clinic during the well-being weeks, and in addition, you get some practical tips. After this experience, it is possible to start with the 8 weeks course in a row.   

    Sign up for running therapy below
    Sign up here
  • THU - Improve your personal heating behaviour

    Date: 17 November 
    Time: 15:30-16:30
    Location: Ravelijn RA2501
    By: Wilko Rohlfs (UT-ET)

    Heating is the largest consumer of energy and nowadays the biggest cost driver for living expenses. Even if we cannot significantly reduce our heating costs without expensive insulation measures, there is a chance for a measurable reduction through rather simple actions. In this workshop, we will first discuss the general mechanisms of heat transfer and use them to derive measures to reduce heat loss. In addition, we will discuss ways to improve the efficiency of the heating system, as well as the risks and dangers of too low room temperatures.

    Please make sure to sign up for the workshop 'improve your heating behavior'
    Sign up here
  • FRI - Stress Management

    Date: 18 November
    Time: 9:30 -  12:00h

    ARE YOU TIRED OF FEELING OVERWHELMED BY EVERYTHING THAT’S ON YOUR TO-DO LIST? DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE STRESSED OUT AND IT IMPACTS YOUR DAILY LIFE? 

    The greatest myth about stress is that a stress-free life exists at all. Dealing with your study, social life, work, sports and everything else, is a lot and feeling stressed now and then is inevitable. Sometimes feeling stressed can help us and be a positive thing. That being said, it is possible to learn how to deal with stress, so it becomes more manageable and you feel less overwhelmed by it. This stress management workshop, developed by the student psychologists of the University of Twente, provides you with information about stress and tools regarding how to handle stress.

    Nothing changes if nothing changes. If you do want things to change, we would like to encourage you to sign up for this workshop and we will provide you with tools to make that change.

    This workshop requires active participation. Learning how to deal with stress is an ongoing process and you will be asked to keep on working on this after the workshop. 

    Sign up dor the stress management workshop
    Click here
Highlight of the week: Stress management

Date: 18 November
Time: 9:30 -  12:00h

Nothing changes if nothing changes. If you do want things to change, we would like to encourage you to sign up for this workshop and we will provide you with tools to make that change.

Week 3: 21 - 25 Nov

  • MON - Get grip on your e-mail/agenda

    Date: 21 november
    Time: 11:30-12:00 NL 
              13:30-14:00 ENG 
    Location: online 
    By: Robbert Janssen (UT-LISA)

    Are you often stressed because of your mailbox and find it difficult to keep an overview? Do you receive so many e-mails daily that reading and answering them all distracts you from your 'real' work? In this webinar, you will get useful tips for managing your Outlook calendar. This will result in a cleaner inbox, a better overview and time savings. In this half-hour webinar, we will explain a number of functionalities in Microsoft Outlook that will help you get a better grip on your e-mail and calendar.

    Sign up for the Dutch workshop
    Click here
    Sign up for the Englisch workshop
    Click here
  • TUE - Stay in control on your household budget! Tips and tricks around your finances! (NL)

    Date: 22 November 
    Time: 10:00-12:00 
    Location: to be determined. 
    By: Jan Buist

    In this interactive workshop you will learn how to budget, save and build buffers with your income. And to prevent problems such as late payments and debt.

    You will work with Jan Buist of ‘Financieel Sterk’ on your finances and experience that finances can be fun too.

    Sign up to stay in control on your household budget
    Click here
  • TUE - Stay in control on your household budget! Tips and tricks around your finances! (ENG)

    Date: 22 November 
    Time: 13:30-15:30
    Location: to be determined. 
    By: Jan Buist

    In this interactive workshop you will learn how to budget, save and build buffers with your income. And to prevent problems such as late payments and debt.

    You will work with Jan Buist of ‘Financieel Sterk’ on your finances and experience that finances can be fun too


    Please make sure to sign up for this workshop.
    Click here
  • TUE - Self Defense

    Date: 22 November
    Time: 16.00-17.15h
    Location: UT sportcentrum, room SC5
    By: Freddy Lufting

    Learn to stand up for yourself! 

    On this Tuesday afternoon, Freddy Lufting, Taekwondo reacher at UT VAS Arashi, will give a workshop in which awareness of one’s own behaviour and mental and physical skills will be central. The focus is on setting boundaries and various self defense techniques. Would you like to get to know some self defense techniques? Sign-up quickly! 

  • TUE - Stress Management

    Date: 22 November
    Time: 14:00-16:30
    By: SACC

    ARE YOU TIRED OF FEELING OVERWHELMED BY EVERYTHING THAT’S ON YOUR TO-DO LIST? DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE STRESSED OUT AND IT IMPACTS YOUR DAILY LIFE? 

    The greatest myth about stress is that a stress-free life exists at all. Dealing with your study, social life, work, sports and everything else, is a lot and feeling stressed now and then is inevitable. Sometimes feeling stressed can help us and be a positive thing. That being said, it is possible to learn how to deal with stress, so it becomes more manageable and you feel less overwhelmed by it. This stress management workshop, developed by the student psychologists of the University of Twente, provides you with information about stress and tools regarding how to handle stress.

    Nothing changes if nothing changes. If you do want things to change, we would like to encourage you to sign up for this workshop and we will provide you with tools to make that change.

    This workshop requires active participation. Learning how to deal with stress is an ongoing process and you will be asked to keep on working on this after the workshop.

    Sign up for the stress management workshop
    Click here
  • TUE, WED, FRI - Morning Meditation

    Date: Tuesday 22 November 
              Wednesday 23 November 
              Friday 25 November
    Time: 8:30 - 9:00h 
    Location: Dojo Sports Centre

    When we begin our day with a morning meditation, we give ourselves the best chance to feel fully aware, awake and alive before we "do" anything. By creating a regular morning routine, we cultivate peace of mind and happy relationships in which we are kinder and less judgmental of ourselves and others.

    Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. there is a day-start meditation in the Dojo at the Sports Centre.

    You do not have to sign up for the morning meditation; everyone is welcome!

    On Tuesdays, there is an opportunity (around 8:20) for sitting instruction. We will explore how to sit on a meditation cushion in a way that is comfortable for you.

    On Fridays, there is room for conversation after meditation. Meditation cushions are available in the dojo. Staff from the Department of Psychology, Health and Technology with experience in various streams (Mindfulness, Vipassana, Zen) of meditation will be guiding the session these mornings. If desired for the group in attendance, guided mediation may be offered.

  • WED - Running Therapy

    Date: 23 November
    Time: 18:00-19:00 
    Location: UT Sports Centre in front of main entrance 
    Language: Dutch/English  

    Running therapy helps you mentally and physically. Get out of your head and into your body to feel full of energy again!   

    This activity will take place in groups of a maximum of 12 people. It is not a personal consult.   
    During this edition of the well-being weeks, recovery (sleep), vitality and physical and mental health are at the centre of attention. In addition, relaxation is also a very important subject. Running therapy will be an activity that will take place throughout these four weeks. The goal of running therapy is to get mental relaxation by physical effort (running or fast walking). This can be helpful if you have physical or mental complaints such as excessive worrying, depressive symptoms, anxiety- and/or panic attacks and fatigue complaints.   

    During the small-grouped session, you will learn to recognize the signals your body gives you, and based on this you will get tools to set some boundaries. Running therapy is developed for those who recognize themselves in one of the complaints written above. No basic level of running or running experience is required to sign up for running therapy.     

    Do you want to exercise under the supervision of an expert who will help you get grip on your complaints and helps you to find relaxation? Then sign up!   

    Normally this therapy takes 8 weeks in a row, but during our well-being weeks you can try out whether this way of relaxation fits you. Getting to know more about running therapy and how it can help is the goal of this clinic during the well-being weeks, and in addition, you get some practical tips. After this experience, it is possible to start with the 8 weeks course in a row.   

    Sign up for running therapy below
    Sign up here
  • THU - Design your Life: A creative toolbox with which neurodiverse people can design their own supportive solutions for daily life challenges.

    Date: 24th of November
    Time: 12.30-13.30
    Location: DesignLab LEARN-X
    By: Jelle van Dijk

    Do you have a unique brain that perhaps does not always responds so smoothly to the challenges of daily life? In this talk I present the Design your Life creative toolbox. With this toolbox you explore your own (neurodiverse) needs, starting from your unique lived experience. Develop ideas, build prototypes and test your own practical interventions. Create what you need and what fits perfectly to your unique way of being. Let the environment work for you, not against you! 

    Please make sure to sign up for the lecture design your life
    Sign up here

  • THU - Look After Your Friend Training

    Date & Time: 
    24 November, 19:30 - 21.30h
    29 November, 16:30 - 18.30h
    Location: to be determined (physical). 
    By: SU in collaboration with UT psychologists

    Do you want to know more about how you can be there for your friends regarding their well-being and how to make them feel heard, without letting their problems affect you too much? Then sign up for the 'Look after your friend'-training, offered by the SU in collaboration with UT psychologists.

    The training consists of two lessons, so make sure you can join both dates!
    Sign up here for both lessons.

Highlight of the week: Design your Life

Date: 24 November
Time: 12:00-13:30h 

Design your Life: A creative toolbox with which neurodiverse people can design their own supportive solutions for daily life challenges.

Week 4: 28 Nov - 2 Dec

  • TUE, WED, FRI - Morning Meditation

    Date: Tuesday 29 November 
              Wednesday 30 November 
              Friday 2 December
    Time: 8:30 - 9:00h 
    Location: Dojo Sports Centre

    When we begin our day with a morning meditation, we give ourselves the best chance to feel fully aware, awake and alive before we "do" anything. By creating a regular morning routine, we cultivate peace of mind and happy relationships in which we are kinder and less judgmental of ourselves and others.

    Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. there is a day-start meditation in the Dojo at the Sports Centre.

    You do not have to sign up for the morning meditation; everyone is welcome!

    On Tuesdays, there is an opportunity (around 8:20) for sitting instruction. We will explore how to sit on a meditation cushion in a way that is comfortable for you.

    On Fridays, there is room for conversation after meditation. Meditation cushions are available in the dojo. Staff from the Department of Psychology, Health and Technology with experience in various streams (Mindfulness, Vipassana, Zen) of meditation will be guiding the session these mornings. If desired for the group in attendance, guided mediation may be offered.

  • WED - Let's talk about money (ENG)

    Date: 30 November 
    Time: 13:30-15:00h 
    Location: online
    By: Linda van het Hoff

    Do you want to work on financial fitness? In 1.5 hours you will learn how you can become financially fitter and therefore better prepared for the future  in an interactive way. We do this based on tips, theory and offering practical tools. We ensure that participants can translate all tips to their own personal situation, so that they can get started with their own financial fitness. After the workshop you will have insight into your own financial fitness to be better prepared for the future. You will receive concrete guidelines to get started.

    Topics covered:

    • You will find out what money type you are
    • Tips & tricks to easily get your finances in order
    • know where your financial fitness is
    • Which steps you can take to get more grip on your money
    Please make sure to sign-up for the workshop 'Let's talk about money'
    Sign up here
  • THU - Open Mic: It is your turn! Share your inspiring well-being story!

    Date: 1 December
    Time: 15:00-17:00 
    Location: Amphitheater 

    You now have the opportunity to pitch your story, research or idea on well-being. For example, explain in a 7-minute pitch how your research resulted in tips that you can give people to improve their well-being, how your experiences in the past have helped you in making healthy choices now or your innovative idea on how to make students and employees move more frequent during their working days. Everything is possible, as long as you take the lead! 

  • THU - Look After Your Friend Training

    Date & Time: 
    24 November, 19:30 - 21.30h
    29 November, 16:30 - 18.30h
    Location: to be determined (physical). 
    By: SU in collaboration with UT psychologists

    Do you want to know more about how you can be there for your friends regarding their well-being and how to make them feel heard, without letting their problems affect you too much? Then sign up for the 'Look after your friend'-training, offered by the SU in collaboration with UT psychologists.

    The training consists of two lessons, so make sure you can join both dates! 
    Sign up here for both lessons.


Waitinglist

Is it no longer possible to register for an activity? Then sign up for the waiting list and you will be contacted if a place becomes available.