Due to the current situation, all students have to study at home. At home, however, you are much dependent on yourself and therefore it can be more difficult to continue studying effectively. Skills Lab can help you with this.

  • Tips for writing and studying at home: we've listed some tips about planning, productivity and studying at home 
  • Talking about your thesis, paper or essay will help you! You can make an appointment with a writing tutor and discuss different strategies in an online session. Especially if you get more writing assignments than usual, it can be good to discuss this with someone.
  • Make an appointment with a study coach: discuss your planning and look for a way to study effectively, because how do you stay productive under these strange circumstances? The study coaches will help you to get more structure again.
  • Writing your thesis at home and on your own can be a challenge. Maybe you lack the structure of going to the University Library every day or you miss talking to someone about your thesis. Discover what the Digital Thesis writing week can do for you. 
  • Do you want to learn more skills or do you have time left to develop yourself? Take a look at the range of online courses that are on offer, including adapted studyskills workshops from Educational Consultancy & Professional Development.
  • Also keep an eye on our site: in period 4 we start with the Digital Thesis writing weeks, but also with study working groups and Q&A sessions about studying.

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Every degree programme has its own Study Advisor who is fully informed about the programme’s curriculum. The Study Advisor can answer your questions about the study programme and provide support or recommendations for your studies.

You should also consult the Study Advisor if you are having problems that are affecting your ability to study effectively, such as personal problems, illness or problems with study skills or if you are falling behind.  More information is available on the pages of your degree programme (on 'Advice and counselling').

Do you need help with making choices within your degree programme? Are you falling behind in your studies or are you looking for new challenges? Your tutor is the first point of contact. Your tutor is a teacher from your degree programme and teaches first-year classes.

Mentors are higher-year students who can answer questions you may have about your degree, the university and Utrecht. Not every programme has mentors, so you should ask your tutor if they are available for your programme.

More information is available on the general page 'Advice and counselling'.

There are many courses in the field of (academic) skills and courses to help you in your academic career. Below you will find a list of all providers:

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University Library Utrecht Science Park, 2nd floor, room 2.45.  
Heidelberglaan 3, 3584 CS Utrecht

Phone: 030-253 6300
Email: skillslab@uu.nl  

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