Students with psychological problems can encounter difficulties with:
- Taking examinations
- Studying the course material
- Following lectures (processing information / attendance)
- Individual assignments
- Participating in tutorials (working together / holding presentations)
What can you do yourself?
- Study texts actively by underlining, summarising and reading aloud.
- More and more lectures are being recorded through Collegerama. Check Blackboard to find out whether your subjects are offered, so that you can (quickly) follow the lecture again.
- Use relaxation exercises.
- Schedule time for breaks.
- Extra support.
- Relaxation of attendance requirements.
Ask your academic counsellor about the possibilities in your faculty.
- The possibility of extra time for examinations.
- The possibility of handing in an assignment at a different time.
- Spreading out modules/examinations.
- The possibility of an alternative form of assessment, such as a video presentation instead of an oral presentation.
Whether these facilities are available to you within your faculty will be determined in a consultation with your student counsellor and academic counsellor.
If you have experienced a delay in the progress of your studies due to your disability, you could be eligible for financial assistance under the Profiling Fund (RPF) or a provision of DUO. You can find more information here.