Tips for a good start of your studies!


Well begun is half done

A new phase has begun and is bringing along all kinds of (new) things. This may even be a bit overwhelming sometimes. Take your time to get used to it. Below you find a number of tips to support you at the start of this academic year.

#1: Learning how to study

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#2: Study together

Now that you study at home more often and spend (more) time alone, it is a good plan to see fellow students or friends (digitally or at a safe distance) on a regular basis. To take a break in between studying or to study together.

#3: Stay balanced

Create a daily and weekly schedule for yourself and try to stick to this routine as much as possible. Pause regularly, preferably: 45 minutes of study, 15 minutes break. In addition to studying, it is important to make time for fun things, social activities, sports, etc.

#4: Always ask for help

A question about something? About a deadline, an assignment or something else? Ask someone if you can't figure it out yourself. It can be difficult to ask for help. By asking someone you can avoid getting stuck.

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#5: Stay motivated

Set realistic goals and make sure to challenge yourself in an adequate and healthy way. Too much challenges? Ask your academic counsellor for advice. Looking for more challenges? For example you could look into (extra) courses at another BSc programme, a committee at your study / student association or participate in a D:DREAM team.

#6: Work on your own well-being

Are you feeling stressed? Do you spend a lot of time worrying? Or would you like to boost your self-confidence? With our e-health tool you can follow programmes (free of charge and anonymously) to work on your (mental) well-being: