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    Study Guidance

    Improving your study success and making sure you’re feeling well, that’s what Study Guidance is all about. You can reach out to us in every stage of your studies, for information, advice, guidance and training.

    Are you having a hard time, do you feel lonely or do you have big or small questions and want to talk to someone about all of this? From Monday till Friday, between 9 AM and 5 PM, someone from Study Guidance is available at the Meeting Point

    Is studying not going as you had hoped, are you suffering from stress or is it hard to make a study planning, finish assignments and reach deadlines?  Be sure to take a look at our Tips & Tricks page, visit our Canvas Room or join a group session. Here you will find a lot of information and exercises to help you on your way during your studies. Do you need feedback after this or are you looking for more specific information? Then view the options for individual guidance. All forms of guidance are free.

    Your rights as a student

    Exam regulations

    Canvas course Study Guidance

    Check it out!

    OVERVIEW GROUP SESSIONS

    Study Guidance organizes, both online and on campus, several group sessions in the form of workshops, trainings and Q&A-sessions. These sessions 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.

    You can find more information about the different topics of our group sessions here.

    Registered in a group session? Check in advance out our Tips & Tricks and visit our Canvas Room, this way you can get the most out of the group session!

    Find an overview of all sessions in our workshop-calendar, and register for free!

    Guidance and support

    Improving your study success and making sure you’re feeling well, that’s what Study Guidance is all about. You can reach out to us in every stage of your studies, for information, advice, guidance and training. 

    Are you having a hard time, do you feel lonely or do you have big or small questions and want to talk to someone about all of this? From Monday till Friday, between 9 AM and 5 PM, someone from Study Guidance is available at the Meeting Point

    Is studying not going as you had hoped, are you suffering from stress or is it hard to make a study planning, finish assignments and reach deadlines?  Be sure to take a look at our Tips & Tricks page, visit our Canvas Room or join a group session. Here you will find a lot of information and exercises to help you on your way during your studies. Do you need feedback after this or are you looking for more specific information? Then view the options for individual guidance. All forms of guidance are free.

    For any questions related to your studies

    Meeting Point

    Learning to study

    Do you feel like you can use the help of a fellow student? Or maybe you’re the one who can help your fellow students? Request a tutor or become one yourself!

    Looking for a tutor

     

    • Do you have difficulty with a certain subject and are you looking for extra support in the form of tutoring?
    • Are you looking for an experienced fellow student who will help you with your studying and guide you in making a study plan?
    • Do you have to write a paper and could you use some writing tips or someone who reads your text thoroughly?

     

    Ask the help of a tutor. Studyguidance offers you different kind of tutors! Register in time here below and indicate your preferences. Your tutor will then contact you as soon as possible. Need help with your registration? Click here

    SBC Tutor

    SBC tutors are students who are selected on the basis of their study results or after the suggestion of the involved professors and their assistants.

    The guidance of these tutors is paid with a maximum of 15 euros / hour.

    Are you struggling financially and is this a barrier to being able to use tutoring? Please contact our colleagues from Social legal & financial support.

    MILO tutor

    MILO tutors are students for whom tutoring is part of their curriculum. These can be students from teacher training program or students who take the elective course (‘Learning from Individual Students’). The guidance of these tutors is free of charge.

    Honours program tutor

    Honours program tutors are students selected from excellence programs from the faculty of ES or PE .

    Within this program the decision to include tutoring has been done consciously. The guidance of these tutors is free of charge.

    Need a helping hand?

    Request a tutor!
    First semester
    1 December

    Second semester
    1 May

    Second examination period
    15 July

    Become a tutor: Gain experience and earn some money

     

    • Are you looking for a challenging side income with which you can make a real difference for a fellow student and from which you get some satisfaction?
    • Did you pass (one of) your courses with flying colors and do you feel that you can share that expertise?
    • Or are you an ace in mathematics or do you have a talent for languages, and do you like to read papers?

    Then we can really use your help!

    • Apply as a tutor below and sign up. Need help with your application? Then click here!
    • Once registered, you will receive an invitation from Studyguidance for a mandatory intake interview. During this interview we will determine for which courses we can use your help. By submitting your candidacy, you agree that we may review your study results. They form the basis for the intake interview, together with your views on studying and tutoring.
    • After this, broaden your knowledge through our training sessions and become an experienced Tutoring coach
    • After 10 tutoring sessions you can request a Tutoring certificate. A nice extra on your resume!

    Tutoring may be a student job as a domestic servant. More information about this statute and the regulations (NL only).

     

    Feel like helping out?

    Become a tutor!

    Study spaces

    Fewer physical classes on campus. More gap hours or digital classes in between. Where can you go? 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.

    Central Library (Etterbeek)


    Mon-Thurs from 9AM-9PM
    Fri from 9AM-7PM
    Sat from 10AM-4PM

    Reservation is not needed

    Study Guidance Centre (Etterbeek)


    28/05/22 till 3/06/22 MON-THU:9-18H - FRI: 9-17H - SAT & SUN: 9-18H

    Reserve your study space

    Medical Library (Jette)


    Mo, - Thu: 8:30 - 21:00 - Fri: 8:30-19 - Sat: 10-16h
    Also: computer spaces, microscope spaces, anatomy study spaces

    Reserve your study space

    Lounge bar


    28/05/22 till 1/07/22
    MON - SUN: 9H - 23H

    Reserve your study space

    X 4.1 & X 4.2 (Etterbeek)


    28/05/22 till 1/07/22
    MON - SUN: 9H - 23H

    Reserve your study space

    Classroom building D (Etterbeek)


    From 1 week to 1 day in advance you can make online reservations for your informal study activities.

    Reserve a classroom yourself

    Cafetaria (Etterbeek)


    28/05/22 T.E.M. 1/07/22
    MON-FRI: 16H - 23H - SAT & SUN: 9U - 23U

    Reserve your study space

    Aula I.0.01 (building I)


    28/05/22 till 1/07/22
    MON - SUN: 9H - 23H

    Reserve your study space

    Aula I.0.02 (building I)


    28/05/22 till 1/07/22
    MON - SUN: 9H - 23H

    Reserve your study space

    Open spaces building I


    28/05/22 till 1/07/22
    MON - SUN: 9H - 23H

    Reserve your study space

    STOA section B


    28/05/22 till 1/07/22
    MON - SUN: 9H - 23H

    Reserve your study space

    Labo B.007 (Jette)


    28/05/22 till 1/07/22
    MON - SUN: 9H - 23H

    Reserve your study space

    Jozef II


    30/05/22 TILL 3/06/22 & 6, 8, 14, 16, 21, 23, 24 JUNE
    9U-18U

    Reserve your study space

    Off campus (Brik)


    Brik gives an overview of available study spaces in Brussels

    Brik Study Spaces

    Off campus (Brussels)


    The City of Brussels has free study rooms available to students.

    Check them here

    De Post


    MON - SUN: 9H - 23H

    More info

    Royal Library


    MON - FRI: 10H - 17H

    More info

    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

    We live in difficult and challeging times right now. It's especially not easy being a student. The VUB and Study Guidance care about your mental health. We know it's not easy, so we want to be there for you. 

    Are you having a hard time? Is it hard to make a study planning, finish assignments and reach deadlines? Are you lonely? Do you want to talk to someone about all of this? Study Guidance remains available for you. From Monday till Friday, between 9 AM and 5 PM, someone from Study Guidance is available at the Meeting Point. You can also reach someone by telephone, by calling 02/629 23 06.

    Etterbeek Jette
    Monday till Friday
    9 AM - 5 PM
    Monday- Wednesday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
    6/9 till 29/10 Monday-Wednesday-Friday: 9 AM - 12 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
    +32 499 45 75 94

    E-mail
    guidance@vub.ac.be

    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.

    Contact a Learning Path Counsellor


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    Contact a Study Advisor


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    Contact a Student Psychologist


    Click here