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Study skills

Studying is a skill you can learn. How do you approach your studies? Do you start on time and use the right strategies to process all that information? Or do you need a little help to improve your study skills? Learn about the (online) workshops and apps that can help and who you can turn to for personal support.

Are you having problems with your studies? Always let your study adviser or coordinator know as soon as possible. Your study adviser or coordinator is your first point of contact for study-related guidance and advice. You can turn to them with both practical and personal issues. 

Maybe you have questions about study choices and future career, for example, which direction you should take in your bachelor studies or which master’s programme you should choose? The Career Service can offer guidance. Each faculty has its own Career Service.

Would you rather take part in a group workshop under the guidance of a trainer? There are monthly group study skills workshops available on topics such as effective studying, dealing with exam stress and fear of failure, thesis writing and time management.

Do you prefer to study in a room with minimum distractions, and with a group to help you stay motivated? Then sign up for the study support group. You will study every week with the same group of fellow students in the low-stimulus study room, under the guidance of a volunteer. You can also make use of sound cancelling headphones and privacy screens. During your group breaks, you can share tips on overcoming challenges and so support one another. The group consists of maximum 8 students from diverse faculties and age groups. 


Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 10.00 till 13.00, and from 14.00 till 17.00


Plexus Student Centre, Niet Spieken room (1st floor)

Sign up

There are limited spaces available so you can only join if you sign up in advance. Sign up for the study support group

More Student Support Grouups

The study support group is just one of the student support groups on offer. See the current range of student support groups

Have a good suggestion? Let us know.

Do you have a good suggestion concerning how to improve student well-being? Let us know by sending a mail to: studentwellbeing@sea.leidenuniv.nl.

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