The PPLE study advisers give personal guidance to students with disabilities, study and/or personal problems and have a direct referral function to other staff and resources within the university. This work is done alongside the counselling services provided by the general Student Services department of the University of Amsterdam.
In order to make the most of your time with a study adviser, be sure to read all rules and regulations concerning your question, as well as information available on the PPLE A to Z page for answers to frequently asked questions and common academic and practical issues.
Questions via email: email@example.com
Phone hours: If you have a short and relatively simple question or issue, you can call the study advisers Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00 – 14:00.
Jonathan Ackley: +31 20 525 9101 and Maartje Meijers +31 20 525 7232
Make an appointment: Use the online tool to directly book an appointment with the study advisers.
Due to the current pandemic, all PPLE Study Adviser appointments will take place over Zoom by default. Students can request to do their meeting on campus (Room E2.10) instead of on Zoom for Tuesdays and Wednesdays with Maartje. You can request the meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings to be on campus under the section “Topic of conversation” when making an appointment.
All sessions with the study advisers are strictly confidential.
You can approach a UvA Student Counsellor directly, or you may be referred to one by a study adviser. Student Counsellors provide training, workshops and advice on various topics, such as the following:
Students confronted with problems of a psychological nature that affects their studies can request the help of an UvA Psychologist. Students do not need a referral to contact them. Their services are free of charge.
UvA Career Services is a valuable source of information on preparing for and finding your way on the jobs or PhD market. UvA Career Services also organises various courses including a job interview training session and a workshop on Psychological Research.