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Student Wellbeing Point & Panel

Last updated on 30 June 2022

Studying is challenging work that can result in tension, worry, or uncertainty. This might lead to the study period being perceived as 'heavy or unpleasant,' rather than 'fun and educational.' In recent years, the number of students affected has increased, which is not a healthy development.

Several new initiatives have been set up to increase student wellbeing at the VU, including the Student Wellbeing Point & Panel. 

Will you drop by soon?

During the summer the Student Wellbeing Point is closed. The physical Student Wellbeing Point is closed from the 11th of July until the 5th of September. The Student Wellbeing Point is available per email during this period but please keep in mind that the reaction time will be longer than usual.

Student Wellbeing Point & Panel

  • What is the Student Wellbeing Point?

    The Student Wellbeing Point, a student initiative, trained VU students offer their fellow students a listening ear, a pleasant conversation or advice in the field of student welfare. These so-called point peers are also in close contact with existing VU services such as the student psychologists to whom they can easily refer if necessary.

    All this takes place in an informal, homely atmosphere in the Student Wellbeing Point which has been set up centrally on the campus. 

  • Location and contact info

    Would you like to talk to a fellow student? Do you need help making an appointment with VU services? Do you want to get your heart out or just share something?

    You can visit the physical Student Wellbeing Point from Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 16.00. It is located on the ground floor of the VU main building. Our cosy living room is located right next to the Student Desk, as you can see in the video below! 

    Prefer digital contact? Reach us via Zoom, the Livechat on this page and by e-mail.

    During the summer the Student Wellbeing Point is closed. The physical Student Wellbeing Point is closed from the 11th of July until the 5th of September. The Student Wellbeing Point is available per email during this period but please keep in mind that the reaction time will be longer than usual.

    • Livechat (every workday 10:30 - 16:00)
      Please note that when you use the livechat on this webpage, you are speaking with one of your fellow students (so not a bot!)
    • E-mail
      Studentwellbeingpoint@vu.nl
    • Zoom (every workday 10:30 - 12:00)
      Prefer to directy speak with one of your fellow students? Use this Zoom link!
      Meeting ID: 987 4555 0646
      Passcode: peer2peer
  • News from the Student Wellbeing Point

    The official opening of the Student Wellbeing Point & Panel 

    Yes! After a successful pilot phase, the Student Wellbeing Point & Panel was officially opened on 23 March 2022. Ad Valvas was there and published a nice article about it. Thanks to all who attended!

  • Student Wellbeing Panel

    In addition to the Point, there is a Student Wellbeing Panel. This panel consists of a group of VU students, each person representing their own faculty. They set up a network within their faculty and map out existing well-being initiatives. They are also the faculty's ''feelers'' and inform the panel and the point about what is going on in the field of wellbeing within the faculty concerned. In this way, the VU wellbeing programme can be better streamlined and improved!

    Do you have a question or an idea about how student wellbeing can be improved within your faculty? Your panel representative can think along with you! Feel free to send an email to studentwellbeingpanel@vu.nl and you will be contacted.

  • Social Media

    We are proud of the project and are thrilled to share this with you. If you want to stay tuned, follow us on Instagram!

Visit us at the Student Wellbeing Point!

The Student Wellbeing Point is located on the ground floor of the VU main building. Watch the video to see exactly how to find us.

Do you have a question or remark?

Contact the Student Wellbeing Point & Panel

Student Wellbeing Point: studentwellbeingpoint@vu.nl
Mail the Student Wellbeing Point to talk to a Point Peer, ask questions and/or be referred.

Student Wellbeing Panel: studentwellbeingpanel@vu.nl
Mail the Student Wellbeing Panel if you have ideas or recommendations for (new) student wellbeing initiatives at VU Amsterdam.

The Student Wellbeing Point is located on the ground floor of the VU Main Building. You will find our living room right next to the Student Desk. 

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