Workshop Working Consciously & Effectively (in English)


Is time slipping through your fingers? Are you running behind schedule? Or do you struggle with switching between all your interests and responsibilities? Or do you find it difficult to say no in time or ask for help? If some of these issues sound familiar to you, time may be managing you rather than you managing your time. This can lead to an ineffective way of working that triggers a unproductive spiral that feeds on itself.

In this workshop you will familiarize with some classic time management models and methods. These will help you organize and prioritize your work in order to get things done. For example, we will distinguish between urgent and important tasks and will discuss the psychology of our own decision making. Together we will make an inventory of proven time management principles from which you can choose the lifehacks that most resonate with you. You will also fill in a short self-assessment questionnaire to examine what working style(s) characterizes you best. You will learn more about the benefits that come with a working style and how to recognize and avoid the pitfalls.

After this workshop you will have more tools to improve your self-management and work more efficiently, effectively and consciously. As a result you will increase your productivity, reduce stress and experience more balance.

Who is it for

3rd-year and 4th-year Bachelor's and Master's degree students, recent UU graduates and PhD's. Free entrance.


Marinus Ruppert building, room 136


Rutger-Jan Scholtens


Our no-show policy

We are happy to offer workshops for free to all Utrecht University students and PhD candidates. However: free of charge does not mean free of responsibility. Our activities tend to be fully booked well in advance. For every late cancellation or no-show we have had to disappoint others who would have liked to attend. This is how we work: 

  • Once you have signed up for a workshop, we expect you to attend;
  • If you need to cancel your registration, do so at the earliest possible moment, at least 24 hours before the workshop;
  • Not showing up without notice will mean you cannot participate in any Career Services activity for 8 weeks. Two no-shows mean you cannot participate for the remainder of the academic year.


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Marinus Ruppert building, room 136