Confidential Advisors Students

For staff: see Confidential Advisor Staff

Students who do not feel safe in their studies, internships or coships, are faced with a conflict, suffer from undesirable behaviour, such as (sexual) harassment, bullying or discrimination, can contact a confidential advisor, free of charge. During a confidential discussion, the confidential advisor will listen to what you have to say and will discuss with you the ways in which your situation can be resolved. You will always be in control of the process.

vertrouwenspersonen [at] (Confidential contact)

When should you consult the confidential advisor?

Contact a confidential advisor if you have been exposed to undesirable behaviour or if you suspect that you are being subjected to undesirable behaviour online or offline. Examples of undesirable forms of behaviour are:

  • Harassment
  • Sexual intimidation
  • Bullying
  • Discrimination
  • Agression

The definition of ‘undesirable’ is subjective. What is undesirable for one person may not be so for another. The situation will only become a problem when you cannot work it out together.

See also: Social safety at Radboud University and social safety action plan

What does the counselling entail?

The confidential advisor offers a sympathetic ear and is independent. The confidential advisor will take a constructive approach and will help you to find a solution that will put an end to the undesirable behaviour. One of the ways in which a confidential advisor can help is to initiate a discussion with the perpetrator. However, at your request, the confidential advisor can also engage a mediator for you or help you to lodge a complaint with the independent Complaints Committee.

Get in touch with our hotline

Do you have a question or would you like to report inappropriate behaviour? Don't hesitate, we are here for you and would love to talk to you. Simply send a short message to our hotline via vertrouwenspersonen [at] You will receive a confirmation the same day and an appointment request for a short telephone intake. You will then be contacted by one of our confidential advisors within two working days. Your question or complaint will always be handled with the utmost confidentiality.

Who are the confidential advisors?

picture of confidential advisers

Infographic confidential advisors


If you have a question, signal or report, please send an email to our help desk via vertrouwenspersonen [at] (vertrouwenspersonen[at]ru[dot]nl). Our team of confidential advisors will be happy to talk to you and put you in touch with the right confidential advisor, which will be any one of the confidential advisors listed below. Your question, signal or report will be handled with the utmost confidentiality. 

You will receive a confirmation and an appointment request for a brief telephone intake the same day. Afterwards, you will be in contact with one of our confidential advisers within 2 working days at the latest.