Wellbeing Week
Wellbeing Week

Loneliness Awareness Week

Thursday 28 September 2023, 12 am - Wednesday 4 October 2023, 12 am

The Week Against Loneliness takes place from 28 September to 4 October. During this week, there are various activities where you can meet other students and make contacts in a fun way. Read the full programme below.

Thursday 28 september | 12:00-13:30

Messy Painting with Perplex Nijmegen

Do you want to get out of your head and do something with your hands? Come and join our free Messy Painting session. On Thursday 28 September from 12:00 till 13:30, we will create a painting corner in the Refter where you can paint with your fingers, hands, toes (or just with paint brushes). This is a chance to let out your emotions, connect with other students, go crazy or discover your hidden talent.

Perplex is a student cafe in the city center of Nijmegen. If you are looking for new people to meet, a place to study or if you are looking for conversations about meaning of life: Perplex is the place for you! You can find more information here.


Tuesday 3 october | 12:00-13:30

Create a postcard for someone else

Do you know someone who deserves a kind gesture? Then come to Kunstof's community table on Tuesday, October 3 from 12:00 to 13:30 in the Refter (free walk-in). Unleash your creativity and create a beautiful postcard for someone who could use it or surprise a stranger. Meet new people, have a chat and enjoy the creative process. We'll see you there!

Want to participate in more creative activities? Follow Kunstof on Instagram.


Wednesday 4 october | 18:00-22:00

Meet and eat x Loneliness Awareness Dinner

Meet and Eat is a place where people come to get to know new people from different cultures through food and sharing a good time.

To raise awareness against loneliness, Meet and Eat will be hosting a night on the 4th of October with the theme “No one should feel alone’’. During this event we will be sharing a 3-course comfort food menu and have conversations to raise awareness about loneliness. You can sign up for this event via our weekly link on our socials for 2 euros per person. The sign up link is available from the 25th of September. This event will take place in the Student Chaplaincy.

More inspiration?

Coloured Conversations 

Being raised in between two cultures can provide a unique experience, but sometimes certain topics are off the table or even taboo. For instance in the relations with your parents and (religious) family, in love affairs and sexual orientation or participating in student associations.

You can find yourself in need to share your story with peers in a safe environment. The University Chaplaincy organises a monthly meeting group. You can find more information here.


Gezondeboel: self-help with online programmes

Radboud University offers you the opportunity to follow self-help programmes from Gezondeboel. This allows you to work on your health and wellbeing by yourself. There is also an online module on loneliness. The programmes are completely free of charge for Radboud University students. You can create an account here.

Girl on the introduction market

Join a student organisation

Studying is more than attending lectures. It is getting to know new people, developing yourself, moving out, and making the best of your time as a student. Visit activities, join a student organisation and/or dive into the pub. Find out what suits you!

Discover our student organisations

Twee mobiele telefoons met de podcasts Prutswerk en Bottle Up op het scherm

Radboud University Podcasts

Did you know that Radboud University has its own podcasts by and for students? Tune in and get inspired by the experiences of fellow students on various topics. You can listen to Prutswerk or Bottle Up in your favourite podcast app.


Profielfoto van Marjolein Büscher

Support from the university

Radboud University offers support to students whom, for whatever reason, need help to successfully complete their studies. Get advice from a member of our student support team, join a course or training, or take advantage of a regulation.

Read more about student support

Thursday 28 September 2023, 12 am - Wednesday 4 October 2023, 12 am
Contact information

Do you have questions about the Loneliness Awareness Week? Please reach out to Student Life and International mobility by sending an email to slim [at] ru.nl