Guidance in your first year
Your fellow students are ready and waiting to help. First-year students can call on their mentor, a senior student who helps a group of first years to get to know the curriculum and the faculty. It is a chance to share experiences and discuss any problems. It helps you to feel quickly at home in your new environment and assists you in achieving some rhythm in your studies.
The guidance is provided in groups of around 10 students and focuses on questions and information relating to the degree programme, but also social activities. The mentor is the first source of information for students and, if necessary, can also refer you to the academic counsellor or study association. This ensures that new students feel at home in the faculty more quickly and can share their experiences. The mentor group for the Bachelorprogramme is also the group in which you take the first quarter courses This means that you cannot switch groups at random.
TU Delft offers various kinds of support and guidance. As a general rule, it is up to you, the student, to make it clear what your needs are.
The Industrial Design Engineering faculty has three academic counsellor. The academic counsellor is the first point of contact on issues relating to your degree programme. You can contact the academic counsellor with questions about your degree programme and everything related to it. This ranges from planning your studies and advice to guidance and support in applying for special provisions, financial or otherwise. If you are encountering problems, it is particularly important to contact the academic counsellor swiftly.
The TU Delft psychologists provide help to students with problems that are impeding their academic progress. They work with individuals and with groups.
Central student counsellors
The TU Delft central student counsellors are on hand to help all TU Delft students on a wide area of issues. These range from switching programmes to support for top-level athletes and students with a disability or chronic illness. They also include rules and regulations relating to your degree programme, such as enrolling and ending your enrolment, study grants and scholarships and financial support.
All conversations with academic counsellors, university psychologists and student counsellors are strictly confidential.
Studying with a disability
TU Delft has a lot of experience in supporting students who have a disability or other issues. In many cases, tailored support and assistance are available for issues ranging from dyslexia and physical disabilities to ADHD and the autism spectrum. The academic counsellors and student counsellors keep up-to-date with the latest developments. It is always up to the individual student to report their disability as early as possible when applying for the degree programme through Studielink.
Workshops & Training Courses
TU Delft Career & Counselling Services offers a range of workshops on such subjects as time management, accelerated study progress or participation in a Study Buddy project.