18 December 2018

'Co-create: life's professional challenges’ : The pressures of student life

The co-challenge elective is coming back, this time with a different societal challenge! This elective course is inviting students and alumni of UU to find a solution related to a problem provided by the Municipality of Utrecht.

The challenge:

Pressure comes in many different shapes and affects people differently. One could argue that student life is one of the most pressurized times in life, as young adults experience new found independence, start a new study possibly in a new town, and build a new social network. All this new-ness combined with the fact that they are preparing themselves for working life culminates in dealing with many forms of pressure on many different levels. The city of Utrecht is one of the major student hubs in the country, and the municipality of Utrecht is concerned about the well-being of one of their biggest population groups. In the last few years, more attention has been brought to the teaching of resilience and understanding stress. Important and well-known stressors include pressure to get good grades, to stand out in extracurricular activities and to enjoy a full social life at the same time.

In this Co-Challenge we focus on interventions that aim to understand and relieve some of these pressures before they lead to mental and physical problems. This can be done in various ways such as creating awareness, shaping a safe study environment, prevention and early recognition of signs-of-trouble, education of teachers and counselors, and sufficient types of focused outreach.


APPLY NOW:  www.co-challenge.com/apply  Join this initiative and be part of the solution!

What: Utrecht University - broad English Elective Course - 3 ECTS

Who:  UU students (3d year Bachelor, Master, PhD) and recent graduates, HBO students

When: 4th - 15th February 2019 (full-time)

Where: Utrecht Science Park

More information and registration: www.co-challenge.com  / M.C.Gerbrands@umcutrecht.nl