We are here for you

The Office of Student Support (Stuvo) stays available during the corona measures
Do you need a chat, do you need financial support, has your laptop just crashed or is there something else going on where you need advice?

Then you can always contact the staff member of Stuvo.

The Office of Student Support (Stuvo) stays available via mail, Skype for business and telephone.
You can find our contact details via the following link: https://www.artevelde-uas.be/contact/office-student-support

Where can you go in the evenings, at the weekend and during the holidays?
There is an extensive range of telephone and chat support: click here for an overview (in Dutch).

You can still contact the Office of Study and Career Guidance as well.
Can't decide what to study? Want to continue studying? The study career coaches of our Office of Study and Career Guidance are ready for you.
Make an appointment by email to afspraken.arteveldehogeschool.be
Contact: studyguidance@arteveldehs.be
You can find more information on www.artevelde-uas.be/student-services/tailor-made-guidance

I have financial concerns. What can I do?
Stuvo offers concrete help to students who have to live with a limited budget. Have you lost your student job as a result of the corona crisis and do you have financial problems as a result? Don’t hesitate to contact us.

Need a quiet workplace?
If you are looking for a quiet environment to study or work on an assignment, you are welcome in our libraries. You have to reserve a spot via this link. You must keep the required distance, wear your face mask the whole time, and be quiet. So you cannot use these quiet workplaces in the libraries to work on group assignments.
The Student in Gent team also offers various study locations during the Christmas holidays and the month of January, from the ICC to the Ghelamco Arena. Check all the details via this link.

  • For international students there’s also a Community help service: https://www.chsbelgium.org/en/.
  • Victimsupport Europe: https://victimsupport.eu/covid-19-information/
  • FAQ about COVID-19 for international students
  • Preventive actions to fight the coronavirus and how to stay connected: https://stad.gent/en/international-students/news-events/coronavirus
  • If you have difficulties to follow the local news and understand measures and regulations that have been imposed by the government, these two links offer current Belgian news in English: https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/en/ en https://www.brusselstimes.com.
  • If you want to get access to info and news from your country or just international news you could also consult: http://abyznewslinks.com.
  • For some of these magazines and newspapers logins for full access are available through ‘my library’ https://www.arteveldehogeschool.be/mediatheek/live/ws/
  • Message for students of the global South:
    As long as the COVID-19 crisis continues, OBSG, an organization helping students from the global South, has decided to open his food distribution point to all students from the global South who have shortage of food. In case students want to make use of this, they can send a mail to socialservice@obsg.be to receive precise instructions. Further they also can obtain for 2 euro a lunch box at the UZ restaurant (K1) (free access).
    PhD and other students from the global South who face financial difficulties as a consequence of the situation (e.g. because of loss of student job or other financing) and who are not eligible for support by the social service of Artevelde University of Applied Sciences, may send an e-mail to the same address to ask for financial support.

Mental health

  • Content in Gent: https://www.contentingent.be/mental-well-being
  • Radio and Studio Chaud 17/12: You could already read all about the Chaud events next week. Maybe you even watched the live stream with Leen Dendievel on Thursday 10/12!
    Next up: Conner Rousseau and Jef Willem on coping and mental resilience. And a bit of music, all arranged by our journalism students. You can listen to live radio throughout the day, and even request your favourite song. Tune in! Request a song? Click here (in Dutch).
  • Studies without Worries is an online self-help programme for all students of Arteveldehogeschool who, in the course of their studies, are held back by: fear of failure, lack of assertiveness and/or procrastination: https://www.studerenzonderblokkeren.be/en/.
  • KLIK: Ghent student app
    Meet fellow Ghent students with similar interests: download KLIK: https://stad.gent/en/international-students/culture-sports-leisure/klik-studentapp
  • Small walks and talks:
    Do you like meeting new people? Or do you want to offer others a sympathetic ear? You're not alone. Invite up to 3 unfamiliar fellow students for a walk in your favourite part of Ghent via student app KLIK! At a distance and/or with face mask. Place an ad "Go for a walk? Today at 4 p.m. in the city centre of Ghent. #smallwalks” Contact them with the final details (place and time where you will meet).
  • Tele-onthaal: Are you looking for a way out? Talking helps! Every conversation is anonymous and free.
    Call 106 (24/7) or go to tele-onthaal.be
  • JAC: Youth Advice Center: Any young person between 12 and 25 can go to the JAC with any question or problem.
    Chat: https://jac.sittool.net/chat
    Mail: https://www.caw.be/jac/contacteer-ons/mail/
    Call: https://www.caw.be/contacteer-ons/#bel
  • Start to talk: Online talk/chat sessions for students: on Monday evening at 19:30!
    You can participate by clicking on the following link: https://discord.gg/ZdmhnH3
    More information on the online talk/chat sessions can be found on their Facebook page.
  • Acts of kindness during the coronavirus outbreak: we have learnt that amid the fear, there is also community, support and hope.
    The added benefit of helping others is that it is good for our own mental health and wellbeing. It can help reduce stress and improve your emotional wellbeing. In short, doing good does you good.
  • How not to give up (too much) in times of corona:
    The consequences of the coronavirus have an impact on many aspects of our lives: our every-day life and also in terms of emotions and relationships, studies, etc. It is perfectly normal to feel anxious or worried. These are natural reactions to the challenging situation in which we suddenly find ourselves. Living in 'social bubbles' magnifies this, as it is more difficult to find distractions.
    That's why FACE COVID​ was created: the e-book helps you to gradually learn to deal with the psychological stress all of this can bring about. The exercises have been put together by professional counsellors and are scientifically sound. They help to calm down and strengthen your resilience. You can also watch their video​.
  • Suicideline: Call 1813 or go to www.1813.be
  • Student doctors:
    Address: Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 25, 9000 Ghent
    Call 09 264 70 20 or make an online appointment

Sports

  • Stuvo's sports offer is currently continuing online! Via our facebook and instagram channel you will find more sports tips and examples in the coming weeks to stay fresh and fruity in this period.
  • The sports services of Ghent will provide online sports exercices on their facebookpage (in dutch).
  • Down Dog: app for Yoga Anywhere. They also offer apps for Yoga for Beginners, HIIT, Barre, and 7 Minute Workout.
    They have made all of their apps completely free until July 1st, 2021 for all students and teachers (K-12 and college) so that you can have access to wellness at home through the end of the semester. All you need to do is download the app or go to www.downdogapp.com, and then create an account using the school’s email domain. Once you confirm your email address, the free membership is automatically applied!
  • Yoga With Adriene: offers a lot of free yoga sessions through youtube. Long and short, easy and difficult sessions. Nice here is that you can search specifically for what you need, e.g. yoga with Adriene for anxiety / stress / insomnia / relaxation / headache / thought / etc ... there is even a session for 'when you ate too much' :-)

10 Tips for Succesful Distance Learning

  1. Make a schedule for the next few weeks. Don't know where to start? You can find (digital) templates and a step-by-step plan here.
  2. Create a proper workplace: enough space, fresh air, a lot of light, tidy. Agree with your house mates on when you can be disturbed and when not.
  3. Make a to do list every day. What do you want to do today? What goals do you want to achieve?
  4. Try to find one or more study buddies who have the same daily structure as you. Begin every working day with a kick-off at a fixed time: everyone runs through their goals or to do list for the day. End your day with a kick-out (also at a fixed time) where everyone tells how their day went. Did you fail to achieve your goals? What was helpful? What wasn't?
  5. Take notes, also when you're attending online classes. Are your notes a mess? Check our notes aid.
  6. Don't work more then you usually do, but don't work less either. A week should include 40 hours of study on average. This includes self-study, but attending (online) classes too.
  7. Take enough breaks. Go outside and move.
  8. If you have finished studying part of the learning content, then (video) call a fellow student and explain what you have studied. Give examples if possible. This is a very effective study strategy and you have social contact.
  9. Spread out your study sessions and repeat regularly. Better to spend 3 x 20 minutes on the same content, than study for 60 minutes straight.
  10. Wondering how to succeed in online education? Watch this video and get tips from a university student.

Contact your study coach if you have further questions.

More information? www.stopcramming.be

Culture

International sites

Dutch speaking students can find extra tips and tricks on the Dutch page.

On this page we continuously bundle all kinds of tips & tricks to get through this period.
If you have any suggestions, please pass them on via stuvo@arteveldehs.be.