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Study Adviser

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.

Meeting with the Study Advisers

  • What are some of the things you can approach a study adviser for?
    • Study planning and study delay guidance;
    • Support in making (study)choices;
    • Discuss personal circumstances that affect your studies;
    • Information and guidance on the BSA (binding study advice) process;
    • Questions about Teaching and Examination Regulations and transitional arrangements.
    • Studying with a disability and possible adaptations to enable studying
    • Individual coaching, help and advice
  • Contact a study adviser

    Questions via

    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.

    Maartje Meijers
    Maartje Meijers
    Jonathan Ackley
    Jonathan Ackley
  • Student Counsellors

    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:

    • Exam accommodations (e.g. extra time)
    • Studying with a disability or (chronic) illness
    • Study skills
    • Financial issues
    • Dealing with special circumstances
  • UvA Career Services

    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.

  • Exchange

    Should you wish to schedule an appointment for questions related to exchange, please use the online tool to book an appointment with PPLE Exchange coordinator Carolyn Smith. You can also find information and announcements on the Canvas Exchange Info page.