Confidential Adviser

For students that encounter unwanted behaviour from others, a confidential advisor is available. His/her task includes individual support, assistance and addressing complaints.

Unwanted situations can occur not only in the areas of study and education, but also in the home or someplace else. Don’t hesitate to contact the confidential adviser, even if you doubt the seriousness of unwanted behaviour that has been directed at you.

The confidential adviser is independent and everything you discuss with him/her is confidential.

What can you do about it?

It is important that prompt action is taken when unacceptable conduct is observed, because it can cause stress and psychological or physical problems which can affect you privately and in your study. It goes without saying that others should treat you with respect. If someone’s behaviour is bothering you, this person might not even be aware of the effect that his or her behaviour is having on you. It might be a good idea to talk to this person about the fact that their behaviour distresses you. You can explain that you find this unacceptably offensive or even threatening. You can also ask someone you trust, a fellow student or a teacher to say this to this person. You can also contact a confidential adviser. Please don’t keep it to yourself but talk about it.

Appointment

Please indicate if you want to speak to Marc or Janneke, if you do not have any preferance you can also indicate it. You can make an appointment by email or by phone.

> E-mail: vpstudent@wur.nl

> Tel: 0317-483618