We are here for you

The Office of Student Support (Stuvo) stays available 
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 

  • For international students there’s also a Community help service: https://www.chsbelgium.org/en/
  • Victimsupport Europe: https://victimsupport.eu/covid-19-information/
  • 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.
  • Telenet has a network in Belgium of more than 1.5 million Hotspots and Wi-Free connections that they are happy to provide to support students from our school who do not have their own internet connection at home.
    In this exceptional period​, every student has to be able to use the online learning platforms offered by the school. Telenet offers this free solution until the end of the school year, June 30, 2020.
    To use Telenet Wi-Free you must register once at home by using a registration code. You can request this code by sending an email to lien.dhondt@arteveldehs.be​​.

Mental health 

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

International sites

E-mail and phone: https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/ (England)
App: https://www.elefriends.org.uk/ app voor peer support (England) 

Culture 

Sports

  • The sports services of Ghent will provide online sports exercices on weekdays on their facebookpage. At 11 a.m. they will go live on facebook! (in dutch) https://www.facebook.com/GentSport/videos/3060835153960698/      
  • We like to keep in touch with you and update you about new sport-exercises online. Like us on facebook: Sportdienst Arteveldehogeschool 
  •  HIIT@AHS Live: For the Arteveldestudent who wants the advice of a personal coach: Enroll for this HIIT-course! 
    What? A healthy HIIT workout (HIIT = high intensity interval training) about 12 minutes, given by a personal trainer (from one of our own studentes at Artevelde: teaching PE). 
    In this online-course, everybody sees each other and the trainer can give personal feedback. 
    When? On Tuesday AND/OR on Thursday, at 6.30pm via Canvas-course. This untill 15th of May. 
    How? Mail to amarante.vanderelst@arteveldehs.be with your preference : Tuesday or/and Thursday. 
    You will be added to the course on canvas, and there you will be invited for an online meeting to stream the HIIT-workout. 
    So you have to enroll for the entire series of lessons. You have to show up online, every week  
    Deadline for enrollment:
    Session on Tuesday: until Monday, 1.00pm.
    Session on Thursday: until Wednesday, 1.00pm. 
  • Down Dog Yoga-app:This app (in english!) gives FREE access to all of their sports-apps until the 1st of July for all Arteveldestudents! 
    Download the app: https://www.downdogapp.com/ 
    You have to log in with your Artevelde-emailaddress to get the free access. (Choose a new and different password than the one you use for your Artevelde-account). 
    You start your session whenever you want, on the level you want, in the time you want. Besides the yoga-classes they also have apps for HIIT-sessions, 7 minute-workouts and even an app to excercice your ballerina-techniques at the ‘barre’ (or chair). 
    Have you never tried yoga before? Please do, and try the yoga-app for beginners! 
    These apps countain all the activity you need at home! Just download them and stay active! 
  • Quarantrainen at ‘één’ 
    Our public broadcasting channel ‘één’ gets the public in action as well! You can join the Quarantraining-program during the quarantine. They give you the exercices  with a demo on their website or facebookpage. All you have to do is train 3 times a week on Wednesdag, Friday and Sunday.

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.