Student life has its many benefits, but it can sometimes be stressful as well. Besides the demands from the study there are jobs, internships, extra-curricular work and of course your personal social life - both offline and online! A packed agenda, but also performance pressure can lead to stress. Do you recognize this?

Utrecht University considers it important that its students find a good balance between study and relaxation, and therefore The UU Student Welfare Task Force was created on behalf of students. The taskforce focusses on prevention, awareness and guidance. An important initiative is the Wellbeing Week. 


Wellbeing Week

Wellbeing Week offers a daily programme with various activities in both the city center and at the Utrecht Science Park in Dutch and English to offer students the tools to deal with performance pressure and stress. The activities are based around 5 themes: sports, zen, personal, workshops and lectures.

The first UU student Wellbeing week was organized from 6th - 10th May 2019, and following its success a second edition will be launched on the 18th - 22nd November 2019. If you are interested to join, please keep an eye on this page for further information and enrollment in October. ​​For an impression of the Wellbeing Week here is the previous programme from 6th-10th May 2019 below:

Impression and review student Wellbeing Week Utrecht University – 1st edition

In the St. Jans church we opened the Wellbeing Week with a wonderful yoga session. Alongide this, we organized workshops like ‘dealing with performance pressure’, ‘let’s start with food’, bootcamp, tai chi, climbing, painting, djembé, walking meditation, relaxing in nature, learn how to meditate, time management and stress management.

The student psychologists kept daily walk-in hours and students could have bright conversations about any subject that kept them busy. The student response was very positive: they are very glad that Utrecht University gives attention to student wellbeing.

Looking back we are pleased with the results of this first edition and looking forward to the next Wellbeing Week in November 2019. Keep an eye on this page for the upcoming programme and dates.

Programme for 6th-10th May 2019