Training course

Fear of Failure -or- Dare to Succeed

Nobody likes to fail. For some people, that fear is so strong that it even prevents them from starting (in time), or you can't stop going over your work. Do you recognize that? Don’t worry; you’re not the only one, and you can do something about it.

Fear of failure is a common form of stress among students. In this training, you will learn what it is, where it comes from and how to deal with it.

Don’t be afraid to fail. Instead, dare to succeed!

Organised by Student Training & Support
Venue Forum, building number 102
Droevendaalsesteeg 2
6708 PB Wageningen
+31 (0) 317 - 482160
Room Forum, Room t.b.d.
Price Free

Everyone's fear is different

In this course, you will dive into your own fear of failure. Did you know everyone’s fear is different? Discover what causes these ‘bears on the road’ to appear between you and your goals? Also, you will learn how to cope with the stress and anxiety caused by it. 

Fear of failure can hinder both your study and your well-being. Maybe you have blackouts during exams, you procrastinate or work too long or too hard. It may cause tension, worries and poor sleep, which affects your well-being.

Reality check: this training will not take away your fear. Instead, we help you to to get a grip on your anxiety.

About the training

The training consists of 4 sessions:

  1. Why do we fear failure, biology of anxiety, stress, what does your fear of failure look like?
  2. Dare to succeed, deal with unhelpful thoughts
  3. Focus & unwinding
  4. Yourself and other people; achievements and qualities

For whom is this training?

WUR Students who experience fear of failure and want to work on this.
Fear of failure can - but does not have to - be related to perfectionism.

Are you interested to join this course in the future (2024-2025), you can share your contact details by clicking 'Register here'. As soon as new details are published we will send you an e-mail.

Practical information

Group size Maximum 15 students
Language English*
Duration 3 group sessions of 75 minutes & a 1-on-1 session of 20 minutes
Cost Free of charge; offered by Student Training & Support
AY 2024-2025 This training is scheduled for P1, P2, P4, P5, P6

* For Dutch students: you can make the assignments in Dutch if you prefer.