Portal for

    Timing and efficiency

    Do you spend hours on end at your desk only to feel like you've learned nothing? Do you feel the pressure of assignments piling up at the end of the semester? Studying can be both more efficient and less stressful.

    How can I improve my study methods?

    Study methods can vary greatly depending on the course, so finding which method best suits your needs is the key for a more relaxed semester.

    You can find plenty of advice on how to study at the VUB in our workshops. You can also meet other students here, share your experiences and help each other. Attendance is free, so don't hesitate to find the workshop you need!

    Do you find it difficult to study for your courses? Don't hesitate to seek out individual guidance. We can have a look at the problem and arrange for personal guidance or tutoring.

    What's the best schedule for you?

    If you have any problem that keeps you from getting the results you want, the Study Guidance Centre is here to help.

    Our advisors will listen to you and offer whatever you need to help you study. If it's about a certain course, we can arrange for a student tutor. Find out more on how to get individual guidance on our page, or contact us.

    Are you disabled, a working student or do you need special facilities? We can arrange a flexible programme for you.

    Which workshop should I attend?

    The Study Guidance Centre organises workshops which contain tons of advice regarding a certain study topic.

    Participants are encouraged to share their experiences, making it a learning opportunity for other students and for the university staff. If you feel like you could use some inside information on how to study at the VUB, don't hesitate to participate!

    Workshops are free for students at the VUB, but registration is mandatory. Please register in time so we can reserve the proper amount of seats.

    For the schedule of the workshops check the calendar regularly.

    Workshop 1: How to plan - creating a time schedule for your studies

    Following a plan and studying progressively makes things much easier. In this workshop, you will find out how to schedule your study time.

    • How to best plan ahead?
    • What are my priorities?
    • Creating your schedule/timetable
    • Avoiding procrastination
    "This training taught me that I don't always have to learn everything by heart"

    Workshop 2: Working on your study skills

    This workshop presents the benefits of planning ahead and some essential points to keep in mind while studying.

    • What is active learning?
    • How to make a brief note of key words
    • Staying motivated

    Workshop 3: Getting to know your stress

    This workshop helps students get a better understanding of what study stress is.

    • What is stress and what does it do to your body?
    • How can you recognise stress?
    • What are the symptoms of stress?

    Discover our workshops!

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