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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!

    When Theme Content Time Location Participate
    October 2021 ACT! Acceptance Commitment Therapy (8 sessions) Campus Etterbeek More information & register here
    October 2021 Powerful Me! Self-compassion training (8 sessions)0 Campus Etterbeek More information & register here
    07/10/2021 Bachelor or master thesis Finding a topic 17:00-18:00 Online Participate
    19/10/2021 Stress Workshop: coping with (study)stress 11:00-12:00 Online Participate
    22/10/2021 Fear of failure Training: coping with fear of failure due to thesis (3 sessions) 10:00-12:00 campus Etterbeek Participate
    28/10/2021 Bachelor or master thesis A step-by-step plan 17:00-18:00 Online Participate
    October Fear of failure Training: coping with fear of failure (6 sessions) Campus Etterbeek Registration required before 20/10/2021
    04/11/2021 Bachelor or master thesis The writing process 17:00-18:00 Online Participate
    08/11/2021 Method and planning Optimize your study strategies 17:00-18:00 Online Participate
    17/11/2021 (session 1)
    01/12/2021 (session 2)
    Overthinking Training: coping with overthinking (2 sessions) 10:00-11:00 (session 1)
    10:00-11:30 (session 2)
    Online Participate
    30/11/2021 Exams Oral exams 17:00-18:00 Online Participate
    07/12/2021 Exams Become an exam expert 13:00-14:00 Online Participate

    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 a tutor yourself!

    Looking for a tutor

    • Are you experiencing some difficulties with a specific course and are you in search for some extra guidance?
    • Do you need a fellow student who can help you with your studying?
    • Are you writing a paper but you can use some writtingtips or someone who reads your text?

    Request the help of a tutor!  Study Guidance offers you different kinds of tutors! Apply in time and your tutor will contact you as soon as possible.

     

    Study Guidance tutors

    SG tutors are students 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

    Honours program tutors are selected through excellence programs from the faculty of PE and ES. 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!
    First semester
    1 December

    Second semester
    1 May

    Second examination period
    15 July

    Become a tutor and earn some money

    • Are you looking for a challenging student job that makes a difference and gives you satisfaction?
    • Have you built up expertise in one or more of your courses?
    • Or do you have a talent for languages and do you like to read papers?

    Then we can use your help! Become a tutor and apply! Need help with your application? Check this manual! Once registered, you will receive an invitation from Study Guidance VUB for a mandatory interview. Attention: by submitting your candidacy, you agree that we may review your study results.

    Tutoring may be a student job as a domestic servant. More information about this this statute and the regulations >>>.

    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.

    >>> Questions about exams in times of corona?

    Central Library (Etterbeek)


    This week: Mon-Fri from 9AM-5PM
    From 16 AUG:
    Mon-Thurs from 9AM-9PM
    Friday from 9AM-7PM
    Saturday from 10AM-4PM

    Reserve your study space

    Medical Library (Jette)


    Monday to Friday
    8.30AM-5PM
    Also: computer spaces, microscope spaces, anatomy study spaces

    Reserve your study space

    Off campus (Brussels)


    Brik gives an overview of available study spaces in Brussels

    Brik Study Spaces

    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.

    >>> VUB is here for you in times of corona. Read more <<<

    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.

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