Study group 'Studying at home succesfully' (for science students)

The coronavirus is having a big impact on academic life. Do you have trouble motivating yourself to study at home? Do you lack structure? Are you procrastinating? You are welcome to join the online study group for students of the Faculty of Science in Microsoft Teams.

The groups meets two times a week. On Mondays we talk about the goals you want to set for that week, we discuss what obstacles you encounter and exchange best practices. In the second session, on Thursdays, we discuss what you have achieved, we exchange highlights of the week and discuss problems that have arisen. In between, students plan study sessions during which they study together.

Practical information

  • 1st session of the week: Mondays at 10 o’clock
  • 2nd session of the week: Thursdays at 15 o’clock


For the time being, we’ve started with one group. If more students are interested, we will expand. If you are interested, but cannot make it because the times don’t suit you, please send an email to

Skills Lab offers you an overview of workshops, courses and (individual) guidance regarding writing, studying and other academic skills. You can also get free writing tutoring or study coaching.  

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Study Advisor
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:

Contact information

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

Phone: 030-253 6300

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