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Under Pressure – A Conference about (Dealing with) Stress

Wednesday 8 May 2024
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague

As students, you have to navigate a labyrinth of pressures, from academic demands to social expectations, looming futures to environmental concerns. But here's the thing: you're not alone. Did you know that a staggering 71% of students experience pressure, and 66% feel stressed? These numbers aren't just statistics; they represent our shared reality.

The Well-being teams of Campus The Hague join hands to organise the Under Pressure Conference and open a space where we can discuss, dissect, and confront the various pressures we face daily. Laura van der Plas, well-being officer FGGA: “Our aim for this conference is to cultivate a culture of empathy and awareness by sharing stories and experiences, but also to provide useful tools to navigate pressure, stress and the complexities of student life.”

Our interaction sessions are led by experts and are designed to equip you with practical tools and strategies to navigate these challenges. From the weight of academic performance to the fear of missing out (FOMO) driven by societal norms, from the expectations of our parents to the anxiety about what the future holds – we're diving deep into it all.

Ready to break the pressure together with a supporting community? Join us at "Under Pressure" and let's navigate this journey together. See you there!

Conference schedule

Study(life) Pressure

Language: English
Expert: Gianelle Vacca, Skills lecturer and Teaching Coordinator

Successful studying is key for a rewarding university experience without being overwhelmed by stress. Join the workshop to get advice on how to conquer the typical challenges many students encounter while studying.
Join this workshop of the POPcorner The Hague for practical and concrete tips and tricks that will save you time, energy and support you in getting the results you want!

Druk vanuit je ouders

Language: Dutch
Expert: Rosalinde Spitters

We groeien allemaal op in een specifieke sociaal culturele setting waarin we van onze opvoeders leren hoe de wereld in elkaar zit. Hoe ga je om met verwachtingen vanuit je familie? Welke druk ervaar je in je rol van “student”, van “(jong) volwassene”, van “kind van”? Deze workshop gaat over wat je backstage (thuis) hebt meegekregen en hoe zich dat vertaalt in de front stage van jouw dagelijks leven. Hoe manage je die verwachtingen, aan welke houd je vast en wat wil je juist loslaten in jouw eigen invulling van je leven? Over deze vragen gaan we in gesprek, met onszelf en met elkaar.

Yoga and juice break

Career Stress

Language: English
Expert: Eva van der Meer, Study choice/career adviser, Leiden University Career Services

Perfectionisme – Druk vanuit jezelf

Language: Dutch
Expert: Jessica Heemskerk and Hagar Donners, student psychologists at Leiden University.

Deelnemers krijgen meer inzicht in de volgende zaken:

  • Wat is perfectionisme
  • Waar komt perfectionisme vandaan
  • Waarom het zo lastig is ermee te stoppen
  • Hoe gedrag en gedachten elkaar beïnvloeden en in stand houden
  • Welke stappen je kunt zetten om perfectionisme los te gaan laten


Register for the conference via the form below

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