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Study advisers

Your study adviser or coordinator is an expert on all aspects of your study programme. If you have any questions or concerns about your programme, whether they be of a practical or academic nature, you can contact your study adviser.

Academic issues

Are you experiencing academic difficulties? Or are you falling behind in your studies due to personal circumstances? If so, it is essential that you speak to your study adviser/coordinator as soon as possible. He or she can advise you on the best course of action and, if required, assist you in dealing with academic delay.

Practical issues

You can also speak to your study adviser about a range of practical issues concerning your programme, such as:

  • Planning your studies
  • Schedule issues
  • Choosing elective credits
  • Requesting exemptions
  • Advice on internship

Study advisor Master Vitality and Ageing

Are you prohibited from executing your studies adequately? Is there an exceptional situation we should know of? Or do you need an extra challenge? You can contact the study advisor for information, advice and guidance. You don't have to study alone, we’ll do everything we can to support you and offer a listening ear. Personal conversations are always confidential.

You can turn to the study advisor for:

  • Personal problems related to your studies (such as performance anxiety, workload, family circumstances or circumstances at home);
  • Exceptional circumstances, such as pregnancy, illness, or if you participate in top-level sports;
  • Facilities for disabilities and illness (for example financial support or extra exam time in case of dyslexia);
  • Study planning, for instance in case of study delay;
  • Study choices, for example if you combine studies or if you have doubts about your chosen field of study;
  • Questions about study skills;
  • Confidential matters;
  • Questions about procedures and regulations

Make an appointment with Lucia Creveld, the study advisor for the master Vitality and Ageing. Make sure to be on time to avoid study delays.

Simple questions can be answered by Lucia Creveld during the office hour or by telephone consultation.

  • Call  (071) 526 8700 on Monday, Tuesday or Friday
  • Office hour: Monday 12.30-13.30, building 3, office V5-12. Due to the COVID measures, the office hour is temporarily only by telephone. 

Changes in office hours are posted on Brightspace.

Other student counselors

In addition to study-related counselors, you can also contact the following counselors and trainers at the university:

Student psychologist

Student counselor

Career advisors


In case of (sexual) harassment or discrimination, you can also directly contact a confidential counsellor on undesirable behavior at Leiden University. For other serious complaints, you can also turn to the ombuds officer. Still not sure who to turn to for your question? Please check with the study advisor. 

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