Student counselling for first-year students


For all first-year students and students taking one or more course units from the first year of the bachelor (BA1) (personalised learning track students and students in a linking programme).


Higher education at an academic level differs from secondary education in many ways: processing larger amounts of study material, learning to work more autonomously, getting used to new teaching methods, developing the right study method, making a good study plan, etc. Especially in the first year, this is a big adjustment and often a difficult search.

Do you have questions about your study method, or want to learn how to make a realistic planning? Be sure to come to one of the workshops on study method or planning: from the second week of classes, weekly on the Boekentoren campus. You can find the university-wide training offer (e.g. more efficient studying, fear of failure, procrastination, sleep problems) on the page of the Counselling Office.

Be sure to keep an eye on the information (e.g. the week, semester and exam planner, the brochures 'Efficiënter Studeren, ‘Denk Wijzer!’ and ‘Schrijf Wijzer!’) and announcements on Ufora ('Monitoraat Letteren en Wijsbegeerte - AX00004' - in Dutch).

For information about the learning account, an appeal against refusal to enrol, please refer to the information pages on the website:

Do you still have questions? Then you can contact the student counsellors for an individual conversation: 

  • counselling for individual, study-related problems.
  • information about the exams and how to prepare for them, the examination code, ...
  • advice after the announcement of the exam results (evaluation study method, reorientation, how to approach your studies differently,...).


Below you can make an appointment with a student counsellor. Are you unable to attend an appointment? Please inform the student counsellor as soon as possible so that this time slot can be made available for another student. You can do this by clicking on the cancellation link in the confirmation email.

If you have a lot of question or if what you want to discuss is very complex, you can book two consecutive time slots, so that there is enough time to discuss your questions or problems.

An Vierstraete

Nele Debaene

Klaar Vanopstal

Klaar Vanopstal

Blandijnberg 2
office 100.051
+32 9 264 38 84