Support group gathering earthquake Turkey Syria

This is an update of a previously posted item.

It is with great concern that we have been following the news about the earthquake in Turkey and Syria. The earthquake has caused devastating consequences and a great impact on those affected in this area. Our sympathy and support goes out to all students, staff and alumni of Utrecht University who have been affected and are worried about family or loved ones in the affected area.

We can imagine that you are worried and this is having a big impact. We would like to offer our students and staff support in this regard. If you are a student looking for information, advice or guidance, please check this page to see who you can turn to. Employees who have concerns can seek support from their manager and our Staff Wellfare Service (log in with Solis-id).

Update: Group gathering

Furthermore, we are organising a group gathering for students and staff of Utrecht University. At this gathering you can meet others and support each other, ask questions and exchange experiences and ways of coping. The Student Wellbeing Officer, student psychologist and Staff Welfare Service will be present at the meeting to offer support. The main language will be English. We kindly ask you to register if you would like to attend. This allows us to better assess the support and facilities needed for this meeting.

  • Date: Monday 20 February 
  • Location: Boothzaal (University Library, Utrecht Science Park)
  • Time: 10:00-12:00. You are welcome to join at any point.
Register for the gathering

If you would like to contribute to the relief efforts for those affected in the area, please refer to Giro555. The Dutch cooperating aid organisations are supporting emergency relief and reconstruction efforts in the affected area.