Personal circumstancesSeveral personal circumstances can complicate studying and affect your study progress. For an overview of what to do in each specific case, visit the following website: https://www.utwente.nl/en/ces/sacc/personal-circumstances/.
Confidential advisorIf you need to get something of your chest, or would you like to talk to someone in confidence, you can talk to a confidential advisor. The UT offers the confidential advisors through the SACC: https://www.utwente.nl/en/ces/sacc/coaching-counselling/counselling/confidential-advisor/. Unacceptable behaviours such as sexual harassment, discrimination, or aggression can reduce your sense of security and pleasure in your studies. It can lead to stress and mental or physical complaints. Therefore, do not ignore such behaviour and please talk to someone about it.
Attentive listenersIf you want to talk to someone that is closer to our association, Abacus also has two attentive listeners. You can send Raymon or Mariya an email at any moment. They will introduce themselves shortly below. Note that they are not accredited counsellors, and that they are doing this on a voluntary base.
"Hello, my name is Raymon, I'm 21 years old, and am currently in my third year of Applied Mathematics. I grew up in Klazienaveen, a small town in the northeast of the Netherlands, where I lived for the first 19 years of my life, before moving to Hengelo to study at the University of Twente. My hobby's include playing guitar, reading, practicing karate, playing videogames and playing tabletop role-playing games with friends." You can contact him on: email@example.com.
"Hi there! My name is Mariya and at the moment I am entering my last year of study. In the past years I have enjoyed the student life a lot: I joined quite some committees and have done a board year at Abacus. During these years I have met tons of new people, who have helped me to grow as a person and to learn how to help others out. At the moment I’m less active in the student community, but I do fill up my spare time with friends, housemates and some casual activities like playing the guitar and crocheting." You can contact her on: firstname.lastname@example.org.