Well-being

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.)

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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.

The training consists of 4 sessions of 2,5 hours.

The training is scheduled on Wednesdays from 19:00-21:30h

The training in period 6 already started.
You can subscribe again at the beginneing of the new academic year.

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Workshop Series Grief & Writing 


A safe space to write and share personal stories and give voice to feelings of grief. 

Expressing by Writing

Sunday 13 June 2021 15:00-17:30 h Live or Online, to be determined
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.

Sharing by Walking
Sunday 20 June 2021 15:00-17:30 h Nature area closeby Wageningen 
Grief can make you feel at loss, and can make it difficult to connect to daily life at university and work. The current corona situation can also amplify this.

In the live session we will go out for a walk in the forest together (nearby Wageningen). Griefing can be a lonely road, but connecting with others can make the road a little lighter.

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.  

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Beter in je vel -
Learning to deal with chronic complaints *DUTCH*

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

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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?

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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.

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