Study skills

Everyone can learn how to study. Studying is a skill set that can be learned and trained. Whether you are new to university, haven’t studied for a while, or are partially through your degree, sometimes you might need some extra help to enhance the skills that are essential to your academic achievements. STS offers trainings and guidance that help students acquire the necessary skills to achieve their academic goals.

Trainings by study advisors

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Learning to learn - Leren leren

Ontdek welke leerstijl het beste bij je past! Met de training 'leren leren' willen we jou leren hoe je je informatie het beste kunt verwerken. En hoe je je zo effectief en efficient mogelijk kunt voorbereiden op je tentamens.

We starten een nieuwe groep in periode 3: donderdag 7 januari 2021 van 12.45-14.00 uur
Je kunt deze trainiing in de studiegids vinden onder ZSS-03800. Maximaal kunnen 15 studenten deelnemen. We streven er naar de eerste sessie face-to-face te geven en de volgende sessies online.

* If you are interested in this course in English please check out the training 'Get a grip on your studies', scheduled for period 5.


From Procrastination to action - Einde aan uitstelgedrag

In deze training leer je hoe je je uitstelgedrag de baas kunt worden en hoe effectief om te gaan met je tijd. Je leert prioriteiten te stellen in je time management, effectieve keuzes te maken en vervolgens op de juiste manier te plannen.

We starten een nieuwe groep in periode 3: donderdag 7 januari 2021 van 12.45-14.00 uur
Je kunt deze training in de studiegids vinden onder ZSS-04800.
Maximaal kunnen 15 studenten deelnemen. We streven er naar de eerste sessie face-to-face te geven en de volgende sessies online.

* If you are interested in this course in English please check out the training 'Get a grip on your studies', scheduled for period 5.

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Get a grip on your studies

This training is designed to give international BSc- and MSc-students insight in their study approach. Students learn about different study techniques and strategies, prioritising and time management. In addition, attention will be given to taking exams, dealing with procrastination and stress. The training offers insights and tools to make choices and set priorities that contribute to that what students really want to achieve in relation to their studies. 

We schedule this training again for period 5 and 6.
You can find this training also in the study guide under ZSS-05000.
When Corona measures allow for it, this training will be given face-to-face.

We expect registration for period 5 will be open in February 2021

Trainings facilitated by Student Training & Support


Peer coaching

Studying can be interesting, challenging and a fantastic experience. Yet, sometimes studying is just hard work and difficult to do. Many students encounter problems related to motivation such as starting (on time), finding a balance between work and relaxation and making a good schedule. Other challenges may include communication with teachers and/or practical study tips.

Does this sound familiar? Then maybe the "Peer Coaching" project is something for you! Because who can better help you than someone who has to dealt with these challenges him/herself? An experienced Peer Student!

For the Peer Coaching project we have trained peer students who can help you facing the challenges of student life. They know what it is like to study and will coach you to study in a successful way.

The project is meant for all students who want to discuss study-related issues informally. This will help to reduce stress and increase the enjoyment of your studies! 


How to stay motivated when studying online?

To help students adjusting to studying online, psychologist and motivational speaker Martijn van der Spoel has given several webinar and training series.

- A webinar on "How to stay motivated- where do you start?". This online event was broadcasted on 4 and 5 November. At the request of the trainer both webinars were not recorded.

- A training "How to be more motivated". This webinar series consisted of three online sessions on Pitch, Plan and Push at 12, 16 November and 3 December 2020 20:00 h

At the request of the trainer these sessions were not recorded.

Keep an eye on the website for future webinars and events on this topic.

Wageningen Writing Lab

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Individual Writing Tutoring

Online Individual Writing Tutoring Discussing your text and your writing process is a very helpful way to keep motivated, but also your writing will be improved. The Writing Lab tutors are trained to support you in this.

Study Support Groups
You can join a group of 8-12 students to share experiences and help each other stay motivated and planning effectively. A student coach will help the group starting up.

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Workshops facilitated by Writing Lab and WUR Library

Wageningen Writing Lab and WUR library have designed a series of lunch workshops, that touch upon the most important steps of a writing assignment, from planning, literature samping to writing and optimising your text. These workshops are organised digitally via Virtual Classrooms in Brightspace.


Services of Writing Lab

Writing Lab offers a series of supporting activities for all students of Wageningen University to help them improve their writing skills and develop new writing strategies.

All sessions and supporting activities offered by the Writing Lab are free.

For information and registration:

email to Info.WageningenWritingLab

Phone: 0031 317 485625
WhatsApp: 0031 654318201

WUR Library for students



WUR Library developed a set of e-learning modules to stimulate self-study and refresh your information literacy skills. Choose between basic modules about information literacy and modules about specific databases:

*Locate and access the information you need
*Finding information for your research project

*Evaluating information
*Citing and referencing
*Copyright basic
*Finding research data


Courses and Demos

WUR Library trains students and staff on how to effectively find, obtain, use, manage, and publish scientific information. Courses, demos and workshops are offered on a regular basis, depending on the number of participants.
Participation is free unless otherwise indicated.

*Finding scientific information
*Citing and referencing
*Data management and publishing
*Graphic Design

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Graphic design

Learn more about creating scientific graphics and layouts that are both beautiful and functional.
WUR students have the opportunity to follow basic and advanced courses in graphic design for scientific information. These will help you design beautiful and functional graphics and layouts.

You will learn to work with different applications, such as Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Select and sign up for one of the courses below.

*Adobe Indesign Essential training
* Scientific Artwork, data visualistion, Infographics with Adobe Illustrator