We care about you and your well-being, and we realize that studying can sometimes be tough. Fortunately, there are services you can turn to if you need support. Some of these initiatives are listed below. For example, you can schedule an appointment with one of RSM's study advisors, become a member of the student panel, or talk to someone who listens to you via the helpline.
There may also be various factors that influence your studies, such as: stress, habits, day and night rhythm, (digital) collaboration, loneliness, planning and procrastination, mindfulness or goals and values. There are initiatives for all these factors to tackle the negative effects and to allow these factors to have a positive influence on yourself and your studies.
Below you will find an overview of the various initiatives that the university offers to support you during your studies, to maintain and/or improve your personal well-being and places where you can find help during personal circumstances.
- Wellbeing Wednesday
- Are you OK out there?
- Siggie online coaching
- Boost your wellbeing
- Students' Helpline
- Student Living Room
- Student Panel
- Erasmus Walks
- Advice and counseling van RSM & the EUR
Wellbeing Wednesday" is an initiative by RSM's study advisors to reflect and look ahead at the factors that influence your studies, and how you can positively change them. During this 30-minute appointment, you will brainstorm about - small or larger - steps you can take to positively influence your studies. Book your appointment for Wellbeing Wednesday here.
Are you OK out there?
In the EUR wellbeing program "Are you OK out there?" you will find services that teach you how to deal with feelings of loneliness and stress to increase your motivation to study. You will also find information, activities, evidence-based exercises and tips to improve various aspects of your well-being.
Siggie online coaching
Free personal online coaching is available for EUR students. Siggie's experienced coaches and psychologists know what to do against stress, loneliness, different types of anxiety and more. Siggie is part of an external organization called Mentaal Beter that is not affiliated with the university. It is a safe and anonymous place to get help. Read more about Siggie.
Boost your wellbeing
Relaxing next to studying is extremely important, so that you don't get overwhelmed and get fresh energy! RSM's study advisors have a page that is updated monthly with various activities to relax besides studying. Whether you like music, sports or art, there is something for everyone! Keep an eye on this page for the best activities in Rotterdam and at EUR.
Do you want to chat with fellow students for advice, be referred to good sources of professional support or do you just want a listening ear? Your peer supporters are there for you. Chat with one of your peer supporters.
Student Living Room
The Student Living Room is an informal place where you can connect with other students to relax or take part in a wide range of well-being related activities. Come to the Living Room.
EUR is developing a well-being app that students can use to learn how to deal with the challenges of university life. We need you to help us create a product that fits your needs and wishes! You can help us by testing the app and providing your feedback. Join our student panel.
Do you need a walk and a nice conversation? Then sign up for Erasmus Walks, an initiative and collaboration with Frisse Gedachtes. If you do not live in Rotterdam, you can also register to call a fellow student. Erasmus Walks.
Advice and counseling from RSM & the EUR
Please note that if you need support or advice on any aspect of your study programme, you can contact the RSM student advisors by email or phone, or make an appointment online. You do this via this page.
For questions about non-study-related matters, please contact EUR for advice and guidance. You can contact them if you are concerned about:
- Legal and/or financial problems (student counsellors)
- Mental health problems such as stress or procrastination (student psychologists)
- Inappropriate behaviour or inappropriate circumstances (confidential counsellors)
- Concerns about your study choice (study switch workshop)
- Spiritual wellbeing: motivation issues, dealing with disappointments or loss (spiritual counsellor).
- A functional impairment that hinders your studies (SMF team)
Whatever support you need, there is always a solution and someone ready to help you.