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Study adviser or coordinator

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 study 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

Siggie

Siggie offers personal online coaching for FGGA students.
Being a student isn’t always easy, having to deal with everything that is on your plate. A full study load, possibly a job on the side while simultaneously trying to maintain a social life, quite often in a new and unfamiliar city.  

Siggie’s online coaching is available to help you deal with all these challenges. From sleepless nights to dark moods and anything in between. Together, we will look for ways in which you can use your talents to increase your resilience.

FGGA covers the costs for the online coaching but Siggie is an independent organisation. Your personal information will not be shared.

Some examples of situations Siggie can help you with:

  • You have noticed that you are comparing yourself to others and that it is making you insecure.
  • You would like to be more aware of your strong points and focus on your strengths.
  • You can take a beating, but would like to learn to better deal with setbacks.
  • You have noticed that you are suffering from procrastination, which causes you stress.
  • You have noticed that you are feeling anxious having to deal with so many new situations.
  • You have a lot on your mind, both privately and during your studies, and you are having trouble sleeping as a result.
  • You are experiencing mood swings and are occasionally overwhelmed by depressive thoughts.

These examples are not limitative, much more is possible. For more information and the application form, please visit the Siggie website.

What to expect during the online coaching sessions

The coaching process with your professional Siggie student coach consists of five online sessions spread out over approximately ten weeks. Additionally, you will gain access to various e-Health programs that will support you throughout the entire process. Read more about the coaching process.

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, of a practical or academic nature, you can contact your study adviser.

For what can you contact the study advisers?

The study advisers provide students with information and advice/guidance on study-related matters, such as:

  • Study and exam regulations, and petitions (e.g. exemptions)
  • Study planning, approach, progress and delay
  • Choice of specialisation/track
  • Internshipsexchange and electives
  • Thesis issues
  • Studying with a disability
  • Personal circumstances, student well-being and study skills
  • Referral to student counsellor and psychologist

You can also contact the study adviser for other questions.* Depending on the subject, the study advisers can give you personal advice, refer you to other relevant departments or contact other departments within the university.

* For questions about course content, please contact the professor or lecturer.
* For administrative questions (course and exam enrolment, grade registration, diploma and graduation), please contact the Educational Service Centre (OSC).

How can you contact the study advisers?

The phone number is 070-8009481.

The study advisers are only available by telephone during the consultation hours below.

  • Monday 13.30 – 15.00 hrs
  • Wednesday 13.30 – 15.00 hrs.
  • Friday 15.00 – 16.30 hrs.

Please note:

  • If the study adviser is in a telephone conversation with someone else, you'll hear a message that the number is not in use, instead of that the line is busy. Please try again later.
  • Check the website in advance for cancelled or adjusted consultation hours.

The 10-minute consultation hour is meant for practical questions about for example internships, exchange, electives, petitions, the programme, thesis and study and exam regulations. Please click the link below to check our availability and to make the appointment. 

Please note: would you like to discuss your personal circumstances, study delay or study plan? Please make an appointment for the 30-minute consultation hour instead.

Please note:

  • You cannot choose with which study adviser you have the appointment. If you wish to speak to a specific study adviser, please send us an email.
  • Please indicate briefly in the remarks field what your question(s) is/are, so we can better prepare the meeting. 

Book the 10-minute consultation via OnlineAfspraken.nl.

The 30-minute consultation hour is meant for discussing your personal circumstances, study delay or study planPlease click the link below to check our availability and make the appointment.

Please note:

  • You cannot choose with which study adviser you have the appointment. If you wish to speak to a specific study adviser, please send us an email.
  • Please indicate briefly in the remarks field what your question(s) is/are, so we can better prepare the meeting. 

Book the 30-minute consultation via OnlineAfspraken.nl.

You can also email your questions. Please mention your student number, year of study, study programme and, if applicable, track/course title/professor or lecturer.

Email

 

22 & 26 April 2024.

10, 20 & 27 May 2024.

7, 14, 21 & 28 June 2024.

26th till 30th of August 2024.

Your study advisors

Please note: please always send your emails to studieadviesbsk@fgga.leidenuniv.nl!

Ms. M.W. (Tineke) Choi, MSc
Office days: Monday through Thursday. 

Mr. D. (Dave) Eikenbroek MA
Office days: Tuesdays through Friday.

Ms. H.A. (Hélène) Tuinman MSc
Office days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday.

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