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Training, workshops, information sessions and groups

Last modified on 15-09-2023 10:20
The UvA offers you workshops, training courses, information sessions and groups to study more effectively. You can also work on the skills you need after graduation.
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What is your study programme?

Make studying more effective and enjoyable

Are you looking for tips on studying? Do you doubt whether you have made the right choice? Are you interested in sharpening your postgraduate skills? Or are you curious about the possibilities for psychological support or e-coaching? The UvA offers various inspiring workshops, training courses, concise information sessions, and support groups. Registration for an event is possible 6 weeks in advance. You can find the the full range on offer on the Events page.

Study skills

Are you curious about ways to make studying more enjoyable, efficient, or effective? The sessions focused on study skills will help you on your way. Topics include smart reading and planning, processing study material, studying with a disability and tips for exams. Interested? Find the current study skills range on the Events page.

Study motivation

Do your studies turn out differently than you expected? These workshops help you rediscover joy and relaxation and get more out of your studies. Themes are, for instance, boosting your motivation, the art of failure, and procrastination and planning. Interested? You can find the current study motivation range on the Events page.

Psychological guidance

Are you dealing with issues you’re not able to resolve? Don’t worry; you are not alone. These courses help you experience less judgement and stress and more space and trust. Interested? The current stress and mental health groups, courses and workshops are on the Events page. Also, you can find the overview of the current student psychologists' sessions on the Events page. Furthermore, there is a Graduation support group, about which you can find information here: Graduation: support group.

Career orientation

Get support with the steps after your graduation. The focus is on self-reflection and inspiration. Interested? The current offer on career and labour market sessions is on the Events page.

Personal effectiveness

Are you interested in developing your practical skills for the time after graduation? The focus is on job applications, your CV and LinkedIn, but also your vision of yourself as a professional. Interested? You can find the current range on the Events page.

Study abroad

Would you like to meet other students who are interested in studying abroad? These sessions help you do so. The focus is on offering support to tackle the biggest challenges of studying abroad. Interested? You can find the current sessions on studying abroad on the Events page.

Study choice

Is studying costing you more energy than expected? Wondering if you're in the right programme? Study choice course are there to help you make choices that suit you. See the Events page for upcoming study choice courses.

Success Strategy Sessions for first-year internationals

Once the first few weeks at the University of Amsterdam are behind you, what do you need to boost your student experience? The Succes Strategy Sessions were explicitly designed for first-year international students and will smoothly help you onboard your academic adventure.

E-coaching for time management and studying effectively 

Are you busy studying, and would you like to have more control over your time? The e-coaching programme (in Dutch) helps you manage time and study effectively.


Training Centre Student Services

Contact details

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