PhD life is fun and exciting, inspiring, sometimes hard, and -unavoidably- will cause stress. At times you may encounter problems that you can’t entirely solve on your own. There is nothing wrong with that!
Do you need (confidential) help, support or advice? There are people who can help you.
WIMEK PhD Advisor
The PhD advisor can give you confidential advice on problems related to your PhD research, training and supervision. These problems can pertain to all situations having to do with work, such as conflicts with colleagues, supervisors or problems regarding the appointment or work evaluation. Where possible the research school will act on complaints, for example with line management, but only after approval of the PhD candidate. For complex problems the advisors can help refer you to the best support service.
Social Workers for staff of Wageningen University & Research
This is the point of contact if you want to discuss something with a professional social worker who knows the organisation and who works under a confidentiality code.
You can approach the Occupational Social Work Facility for help and advice for various situations, for example, for questions in connection with work and well-being, such as collaboration problems, reorganisations, stress, personal problems, etc.
Confidential counsellor undesirable behaviour WUR
In case of undesirable behaviour of colleagues or supervisors (including sexual harassment) you should contact the counsellor for undesirable behaviour.
WUR Scientific Integrity Officers
In case of suspected improper scientific acts such as fraud, plagiarism, infringement of copyright or incomplete information, the WUR scientific integrity officers can give advice.
For both physical and immediate mental issues, please contact your General Practisioner (G.P.). A lot of people in Wageningen have their G.P. doctor at the Nexus building; but others may have chosen a different G.P.. For less urgent psychological issues, you can also first contact Occupational Social Work (see above).