WUR assigns great value to the mental and physical well-being of its students. Therefore, STS offers a variety of workshops, trainings, events and other facilities to stimulate and enhance student well-being, health and happiness.

Do you want to learn how to cope with stress about corona, get tips on how to relax, or learn how to become more organised?

Gezondeboel is an online platform where you can start improving your mental wellbeing in a free, easy and anonymous way.

Start today. Use the link above for easy acces via your WUR account. You will get more information by watching the film on the platform (2 min.)

Trainings by Student Traning & Support


Stress management

How have you been handling stress lately? Stress is a hot topic. Not the least amongst students. Students report that they experience stress in relation to study pressure, study loans and social media.

In this training you will work on recognising negative, self-undermining thoughts and how to think more constructively. Additionally, you will learn how to make use of your qualities, set priorities and to apply relaxation techniques.

Detailed information about the course programme you can read on the registration page.

We expect you to attend the full training, all 4 sessions.

Dates: Wednesdays 23 february,2,16,23 March 2022
Groupsize: maximum of 12
Duration: 4 x 2,5 hours; 19:00-21:30 h
Self-study: as much as you need


Tackle your decision anxiety |
Weg met keuzestress

How do you choose? Do you make a list with pros and cons? Do others influence your decision? Do you follow your gut feeling? Or do you choose whatever comes up? Or do you make no decision at all?

In this training you will learn how to make choises by navigating between rational reasons and your feelings. You will learn which mechanism often causes feelings of stress or anxiety. While you donot need to! Choises give direction and make sure you can get on with whatever you want to. And that can be very nice. Learn to trust your own feelings and to make the choices which are really yours.

We expect you to attend the full training, all 4 sessions.

Depending on the participants this course will be either in Dutch or in English.

Datum: 17,24 February,3,10 March 2022
Groupsize: about 15 studenten
Time: 4 sessions 17:00-18:30 h


Vergroot je mentale veerkracht *DUTCH* |
Expand your mental flexibility *ENGLISH*

A lot of people experience their lives as unsatisfactory due to psychological pain, like anxiety, feeling gloomy, tired or insecure. Their idea of a fulfilled life is: “If I can get rid of these complaints, that is when I will feel better”. Trying to get rid of these complaints will become their prime focus in life. It becomes a struggle and will cost a lot of energy.

We offer this training in Dutch and in English

For whom

For WUR-students who experience their live as unsatisfactory, with complaints like:

  • Overthinking, worrying, to ruminate 
  • Not or unsufficiently in touch with feelings/emotions 
  • Seeking values/guidance/meaning/existential questions 
  • Trying to avoid parts of their life.  

Practical Information

Participants:  Maximum 12
Meetings:      4 sessions of 3 hours
Material:       Book: A beginners guide to mindfulness,
*For sale online or at the studentpsychologist
**Please, buy before the course starts

More trainings by Student Training & Support

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Workshop Series Grief & Writing 

By using small creative writing exercises we will express our stories of grief, give voice to our sadness or pen down our warm memories of loved ones. This can be healing on its own. You can then share your experiences and advice with others as well as learn from them. As everyone deals with grief differently, this can lead to new ideas.

You will work from home: having your own safe space to write, while we will share online our personal stories and give voice to feelings of grief. 


The workshop is planned every last Sunday of the month for 2021-22. 

Sun 31 October 2021 15:00 to 17:30

Sun 28 November 2021 15:00 to 17:30

About the trainer

Marloes Harkema, author of a book about grief, will lead these sessions. After having lost her husband when she was 28, she discovered how healing it is to write and how essential it is to connect with others. Now 10 years later, she facilitates writing workshops, walks and talks on grief.  


Beter in je vel

Student Training & Support facilitates a new training for students who are dealing with long-term physical complaints. For now, this course is only Dutch spoken.

Speciaal voor studenten die kampen met langdurig chronische, fysieke klachten, wordt de training “Beter in je vel” aangeboden.

In deze training leer je om te gaan met zowel de fysieke als de mentale kant van de klachten. De training wordt dan ook gegeven door een studentenpsycholoog en een Mensendieck therapeut.

Surf Your Stress Programme


Stress comes in waves; everyone experiences periods of stress, and that's okay; it's part of life and drives us to greater achievements. Dealing with stress is a bit like learning to surf big waves. Of course, you get out of balance every now and then. You fall into the water and get pulled under. Normally, you will quickly surface and climb back on your board. On to the next wave. But, how different does that feel when your complaints become chronic. The motto of Surf your Stress is "Learn to balance & ride the waves" and we would like to help you with that.

On the webpage of Surf your Stress you will find more information about:* What is stress?* Symptoms of stress* Causes of student stress* What can I do myself?


Study Safe @ WUR

Wageningen University & Research has a high level of ambition, not only in the scientific field, but also in terms of good employment practices and due care towards students. It is important for you to be able to work and study in safe and healthy conditions. This is a joint responsibility between WUR and the students. It is the University that provides for proper accommodation, furniture and equipment. It is then the students' responsibility to use the accommodation, furniture and equipment responsibly and safely.