Student wellbeing

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During your student life you may encounter different challenges. Often, these are part of everyday life and your personal development, and fortunately, they usually lead to a very exciting, fun and positive period. Yet, as with most challenges, it can all feel demanding, confusing, tiring and difficult at times. You may feel overwhelmed, exhausted, upset, anxious or lonely. Talking about this with those around you can help to remind you that this is often very normal and understandable, and that it is an important and healthy part of your development. By experiencing setbacks and difficulties you will develop skills to cope with them. 

There may also be times when you could use a little support and encouragement. Utrecht University believes it is important to discuss your experiences and wellbeing. That's why we offer you help in different ways and at different times, so that it always meets your needs best as possible. The Faculty of Geosciences has various counsellors available for you. In addition, you can find support from Utrecht University's central services. See what is on offer below.

Student wellbeing services

  • Student wellbeing - activities

    • 28 Sep

      Workshop Find your Ikigai (English)

      During this workshop, you will search for your Ikigai: your own source of meaning. This workshop is free and accessible for all UU students.
    • 3 Oct

      Workshop Working Consciously & Effectively (in Dutch)

      This interactive training will help you work with a purpose and reduce your stress levels into the bargain.
    • 5 Oct


      Living and studying in the Netherlands can be quite an adventure when you are used to a different country. Maybe you have found your way during the Welcome Week in August, but maybe you would like to get to know more about the guidance and development options at Utrecht University.
  • Student wellbeing - news