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    Study Guidance organizes workshops in English on Campus Etterbeek. These workshops provide useful information and practical tips to help you with your academical challenges. It's also a great opportunity to learn from your fellow students and how they tackle certain issues.

    If you feel like you could use some help regarding the following topics, don't hesitate to participate.

    When Programme Titel Content Language Time Participate
    Thursday 22/10/2020 Study Guidance Method and planning Optimize your study strategies ENG 17:00-18:00 Participate
    Monday 26/10/2020 Study Guidance Boost your resilience in times of Corona During this session you will get practical tips to increase your resilience which will be helpful to deal with these exceptional circumstances. ENG 17:00-18:00 Participate
    Thursday 29/10/2020 Study Guidance Bachelor- or Master Thesis A step-by-step plan ENG 17:00-18:00 Participate
    Thursday 05/11/2020 Study Guidance Fear of failiure For those who struggle to perform due to fear of failiure (session 1 of 6) - On campus! ENG 13:00-15:00 email us before 28 Oct on guidance@vub.be
    Thursday 05/11/2020 Study Guidance Bachelor- or Master Thesis The writing process ENG 17:00-18:00 Participate
    Thursday 03/12/2020 Study Guidance Exams Oral exams ENG 17:00-18:00 Participate
    Tuesday 08/12/2020 Study Guidance Exams Become an exam expert ENG 13:00-14:00 Participate

    Reports Q&A sessions

    Did you miss one of the Q&A sessions? No worries! You can find the reports of previous sessions here!

    All guidance is free for VUB students.

    Where to go?

    Whether it's about planning your studies, figuring out assignments, stress or procrastination, Study Guidance is here to help!

    Do you just need a few short tips and tricks? Scroll down to the end of this page to check out some useful infographics!

    Study path


    Plan your study path, study progress, pre- and corequisites, learning account, working & studying

    Learning path counsellors

    Wellbeing


    Managing stress and anxiety, motivation, procrastination and self-confidence

    Student psychologists

    Course related


    Improve your study and exam skills, tutoring, writing your bachelor's or master's thesis

    Study advisors

    For any questions related to your studies

    Meeting Point

    Learning to study

    If you feel like you can use a bit of tutoring, we can direct you to activities that suit you the most. You can join workshops, meet up with other students or arrange a personalised training session, just for you!

    Options

    Tutoring

    In need of a tutor during these times of digital studying? Don't worry, even now you can ask for a tutor! Tutoring happens remotely, click here for tips about the possibilities. Request a tutor and we'll match you with a tutor! 

    Study Guidance tutors

    SG tutors are students from a higher year, carefully selected on the basis of their study results or after the involved professors and assistants suggested their names. The guidance by tutors has to be payed, with a maximum of 15 euros per hour. If you’re having financial difficulties and this is an obstacle to make use of tutoring? In that case you can contact our colleagues from Social legal & financial support.

    Honours program tutoring

    Honour tutors are selected through excellence programs from several faculties. Honour tutors choose to consciously incorporate tutoring within their own excellence program (and this is according to the sustainable humanistic vision of the VUB). They can also tutor VUB students from now on.

    This guidance is free of charge, but the number of available tutors is limited.

    Need a helping hand?

    Request a tutor!

    Feel like helping out?

    Become a tutor!

    Required prior knowledge

    At the start of a programme, you might realise that you lack some required prior knowledge to comprehend the matter. Don't worry - this often happens due to the differences between each faculty's study programme.

    A study advisor can help you fill in the gaps. Even if you notice that you need some background knowledge later in the academic year, you can contact your advisor for individual guidance. This way, you'll begin your study path well prepared.

    English tutoring

    Having difficulties talking or writing in English? Afraid of giving a presentation in this language? Worried that the idioms you used in your mail aren't correct? Or maybe you're anxious about the quality of your Bachelor's or Master's thesis.

    Contact the Study Guidance Meeting Point and you can get help from a trusted VUB student, who will act as a tutor for any of your English concerns.

    Other training sessions

    We look forward to helping you study, regardless of what problems you encounter. You can find out which type of tutoring can help you best at the Study Guidance Meeting Point.

    The guidance centre organises workshops and training sessions regarding several study skills, from learning to study independently to taking notes efficiently during classes. Find out if an upcoming workshop would suit your needs on our events page.

    Individual guidance is possible as well. You can contact our study advisors through the SG Meeting Point to arrange for personalised training.

    Study spaces

    Fewer physical classes on campus. More free hours or digital lessons in between. Where can you go at those empty moments? Good news: We will be offering study spaces on both the Brussels Health Campus and the Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus, spread over different locations.

    For whom?

    All VUB- and ULB-students with a VUB e-mail address can make reservations, but the study places are mainly meant for:

    • Students who do not have a quiet study place available at home
    • Students who need a place on campus due to socio-emotional, family, psychiatric or medical circumstances
    • Students who need to combine an on-campus lesson with an online lesson and don't have enough time to go home or to their dorm.

    Reservation

    Reservation is necessary! You can only use a study space with a reservation. Looking for a place last minute? No problem! You can even book a place rightaway that's immediately available.

    Reservations are made via the Affluences tool, available as an app on your smartphone or on your computer.

    Reservation rules

    • You can reserve a place from one week in advance, up to the moment of booking.
    • You can only book for yourself.
    • After every reservation through Affluences you will immediately receive an email in which you have to confirm your reservation within 2 hours.
    • You don't need your place anymore? Cancel your reservation; cancellation is possible any time, through the confirmation e-mail.

    Confirming your arrival

    • Upon arrival at your reserved study place, you confirm your presence. This can be done in two ways:
      • Upon arrival, you scan the QR code that hangs in the study room
      • You open the validation page of the Affluences website on your computer and type in code VIH1
    • Please note:
      • You can only confirm your presence 10 minutes before your reservation time;
      • If you do not confirm your presence, the spot you reserved will be cancelled after 20 minutes. It will then become available again for another student to reserve.

    Terms of use

    • You (only) use the numbered seat you reserved.
    • You always wear a face mask, even when sitting down in your own space.
    • You disinfect your table + chair yourself, both before and after use of your study space.
    • You place your student card visibly on the table.
    • Furniture must not be moved.
    • You keep the study space clean (take rubbish with you or put it in a bin).
    • You respect your reservation time and make sure to clear the space in time for the next student to arrive.
    • You respect the opening and closing times of the location.
    • You keep it quiet so everyone in the space can concentrate.

    Study guidance Etterbeek

    Course, study and exam weeks
    Monday to Thursday: 9 AM – 6 PM and Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

    Lecture-free weeks
    Monday to Friday: 9 AM – 5 PM

    During group study weeks
    Different opening hours

    Contact us

    The meeting point in Etterbeek is open for face-to-face contact. Make sure to follow the rules regarding hygiene and social distancing.

    Appointments are preferably still organised from a distance, for example via video call.

    Contact a Learning Path Counsellor


    Click here

    Contact a Study Advisor


    Click here

    Contact a Student Psychologist


    Click here

    Where to look for advice

    Unsure as to what kind of guidance you are looking for or want (to become) a tutor? Give us a call, send us a mail or come talk to us. You can visit us at the Meeting Point at any time, without an appointment. We will have a look at your study needs together.

    Etterbeek Jette
    Course, study and
    exam weeks
    Monday-Friday
    9 AM - 5 PM
    Tuesday & Thursday
    Between 10 AM - 12 PM and 1 PM - 2 PM
    Course-free weeks Monday-Friday
    9 AM - 5 PM
    Monday-Friday
    1 PM - 4 PM
    Campus in Etterbeek
    Building F

    Phone
    +32 2 629 23 06

    E-mail
    guidance@vub.ac.be
    Campus in Jette
    Room A.053C (medical library)

    Phone
    +32 2 477 44 81 or +32 2 477 44 86

    E-mail
    guidance@vub.ac.be