Essential guidance with respect to academic content is primarily provided in the handbooks and during tutorials and practical sessions. The information garnered from these resources, sessions, course assignments and exercises will inform students about the skills and knowledge they need to pass their courses.
The Student Advisor is a key figure when it comes to academic guidance and is the first point of contact for all your programme-related questions or problems, as well as personal problems. This not only includes help with time-management and study tips, extra information about rules and regulations or exemptions, referrals to other on- and off-campus services and information sources, advice regarding your choices or uncertainty about your studies, but also advice about extra courses or gaining experience alongside your studies.
You can contact the Student Advisor in the following ways:
Advisor: Nav Muts
Walk-in hours (no appointment necessary):
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 12:30-13:30
Office: Spinoza B.00.73
Make an appointment:
- Click this link
- Open the page of your programme (AI)
- Select your academic level using the ‘Activity’ drop-down menu
- Fill out all fields and submit
- The Education Service Point (ESD/OSP) will send a confirmation of your appointment to your e-mail address. This confirmation also has information on how to change the appointment
- One day before your appointment you will receive a reminder
- We strongly advise all students who are affected by exceptional circumstances to contact the Student Advisor. This not only includes students with a disability or handicap or students who participate in top-level sports, but also students who are negatively affected by other extenuating circumstances (such as illness, family circumstances or personal circumstances) and are worried that this will delay their academic progress. For these students, the university offers special resources for which you may want to submit a claim. These resources are normally only available when a claim is submitted on time.
Academic Guidance The Student Affairs Office has a number of counsellors at the central administrative level. These include Student Psychologists, who can help you with personal problems, and other counselors and advisors, who can help you with choosing a programme of study, a career, etc. The Student Affairs Office also provides a number of academic skills courses throughout the year. Information about all these services can be found on the RU website (http://www.ru.nl/currentstudents/) under "Counselling".
Programme and Course Information
Information about courses you are following can be found in Brightspace. All other information will be posted on our Intranet site AI-Inside and will also be visible in the student portal. Students should check the programme information’s channels regularly.