Personal and Professional Development

PPD helps you grow as an individual and develop yourself in ways that are valuable to you.

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It is important to work on your personal and professional development (PPD). By paying attention to your PPD, you: 

  • Can work on your personal goals, skills and qualities;
  • Get the chance to reflect on who you are and what makes you happy;
  • Learn to get a better grip on your studies and future.

The following offer is available to all students at Radboud University. Depending on your programme, you can follow the offer below as part of the PPD learning line.  

You can work on the following topics:

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Study skills

Study skills refer to the skills and techniques needed to study and learn effectively. These skills include a wide range of competencies that help you understand, process and remember information, as well as successfully complete academic tasks. Check out the offerings below.

  • Academic Writing Skills

    You have to write a paper for a research course, or you will be starting your Bachelor’s or Master's thesis this academic year. This course supports you during the writing process.

  • Self-help Studying Successfully

    Self-help Studying Successfully

    Studying Successfully is a self-help in Brightspace. It is designed for students that want to improve their study behavior and feel that can they can do so by themselves in their own time.

  • Writing help

    Did you know that you can get free writing help? Talk to a writing coach or attend a workshop on academic writing.

Check out the full overview
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Social development


Would you like to make a positive contribution to society by using your knowledge and skills for the benefit of others? The social projects below give you the opportunity to discover what really makes you happy and what you are good at. A chance to invest in yourself and others, check out the offer below.

  • MDT project "Discover your next step!

    MDT project "Discover your next step!

    Under the guidance of experienced coaches, you will work on your personal development and look for encounters and experiences that will help you find your appropriate next (study career) step.

  • Radboud Welcomes Newcomers – Become a Buddy!

    Are you a student at Radboud University and do you want to help refugee students find their way around our university? Maybe the buddy project of Radboud Welcomes Newcomers is something for you.

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Personal development


Personal development is an exploration of understanding who you are, what you like and how to grow as a person. Working on your personal development helps strengthen your skills, self-confidence and personal leadership qualities to be successful during your studies and your future career. Want to get started with this? Then check out the offerings below.

  • Support with loss and grief

    If you have lost someone close to you, the feeling or loss can stay with you for years. The University Chaplaincy offers guided group sessions to talk about this. In addition, you can set up a memorial site or organize a memorial service.

Check out the full overview
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Career development

Are you unsure about what you want to do after your studies and want to know how you can work on that now? There are different types of support, you will find them below.

  • Step towards the future

    Step towards the future

    The workshop Step into the Future helps you to give direction to your future.

  • Preparing for your career

    Maybe you don't know very well what you can do and what kind of job fits that. Nevertheless, you already have to make choices to prepare for working life. We have some tools that can help you to get started.

  • Career officer

    If you are still unsure about what you want to do after your studies and/or want to know how to work on your career already, you are able to receive free advice from a Career officer from your faculty.

Check out all activities from Career Service