Do you want to become a study partner and help a student? Then sign up!
What is the role of a study partner?
- help a student familiarize with VU Amsterdam
- point a student to practical information
- refer a student to the correct persons or authorities within and / or outside VU Amsterdam
- help a student get involved in student life
- support and stimulate by listening and informing
- encourage them to take on new challenges
It is important that as a study partner you help the student to eventually be able to continue independently.
What conditions do you have to meet as a study partner?
You are at least a second-year VU Amsterdam student and you study almost nominally. We assume that you have at least one hour per week for a period of six to eight months. In addition, you will follow a workshop especially for study partners.
Every year a workshop is organized for the study partners in which you are trained on coaching skills, among other things. You will also receive more background information about the students you can be linked to. In addition, as a study partner, you are offered an intervision meeting twice a year to see how things are going and to exchange experiences.
How much time does it take?
The time investment depends on the student's demand. On average this will be one to two hours per week.
Will I be paid?
Study partners work on a voluntary basis, but not without obligation.
Who can I turn to for help and advice?
You can always contact the study partner programme coordinator for help or advice. He or she will guide you with questions or if problems arise.
What is the procedure?
After you have made an appointment with the coordinator of the study partner programme, there will be an exploratory meeting. If a student has a question that suits you well, you will be called up for an introductory meeting with the student. When it is a match, you will make plans together.
How do I register for an exploratory meeting?
Would you like to become a study partner? Mail us to make an appointment for an exploratory meeting! Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.