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Organisation, Social

Student well-being: student pool kick-off

6 October 2022

On 22 September, the kick-off of the well-being student pool took place. This student pool is a group of students who have signed up to help think about relevant themes and projects.

In need of social contact

This first time, the focus was on creating a student living room. A shift can be observed after two years of corona measures with fewer students going to campus, even though in the Student Monitor, they say they are in dire need of social contact. The university's buildings mainly facilitate activities such as attending lectures, studying, and eating food. According to students, university services are sometimes hard to find. Therefore, the university is rethinking how to organise the university campus to invite more social contact. A way to accomplish this, is by creating a living room area where students can relax and meet each other. Through the student pool, students are involved in establishing this living room. 

Successful first meeting

In this first meeting the well-being student pool shared their thoughts on what they think of the plans so far, what the cooperation between students should look like, and when we can call the living room a success. They discussed many ideas and went in more detail about the feasibility and desirability. Plans were made for a follow-up. One concrete result, is the plan to proceed this work with this new concept of a community driven living room. The student pool plans to continue the discussion in a follow-up.

Tell your students 

The student pool sessions take place once every 6 to 8 weeks. The size of the pool is limitless and students can sign up at any time, through this form.

More information

For more information on the student pool, contact Kirsten Lelieveld. Would you like to know more about the student living room? Then email Anna de Keijzer.


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