Studium Generale - Student Wellbeing in Corona Times

Student Wellbeing in Corona Times

Date: Time: 19:30 Location: Livestream

We are living in disrupting times. What influence do the corona measures have on the wellbeing of students? And, what limitations and opportunities are there on studying and on students? Join, gain insight and share your experience! Online. (English / Certificate*)

Time: 19:30-21:00 hrs. 
Online: Livestream
Admission is free, no registration required. See also Facebook.

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Limitations and opportunities

We are living in disrupting times. Since the Coronavirus reached the Netherlands, our lives have changed drastically. What influence do the corona measures have on the wellbeing of students? From different perspectives (students, university, science) we will look at the limitations and opportunities of our time on studying and on students. What are the best practices? How do you continue to develop yourself -also socially-? What can you expect from the university as a student? And what does the university expect from the student? How do you keep it fun in your student room?

With guests:

  • A word of welcome by Wim van de Donk, president of the executive board.
  • Mariek Vanden Abeele, Associate Professor in Online Culture in both the department of Cognition and Communication and the department of Culture Studies. She has recently been awarded a European Research Counsel grant for her current research project ‘Digital Wellbeing in a Culture of Ubiquitous Connectivity: Towards a Dynamic Pathway Model (DISCONNECT)’. How does the digital wellbeing of students fare in a global pandemic requiring social distancing?
  • Peter van der Velden is a health-psychologist and senior-researcher, specialized in research on stress, (collective) trauma and mental health at CentERdata. He was professor Victimology (2013-2017) and Mental health and disasters (2010-2012) at Tilburg University. Recently he published a study on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health and emotional support on the population of the Netherlands. The effects among the general population are unclear, but there are some things to say about students.
  • Silvia Bakkers, Department Head Student Development at Tilburg University.
  • Jeroen Kuilman, project leader of the Tilburg Educational Profile (TEP) and Vice-Dean Education at TiSEM.
  • Veronique Scharwächter &  Daniel van Wyngaarden, co-authors of ‘Studentendenken’, a book combining philosophical reflection with the modern-day student experience. Can philosophy offer us some guidance in these times, and are there perhaps some unexpected positive side-effects for students?
  • William Harris Duke (Fractie SAM), Paula Schrijver (Fractie Front) and Jan Poels (I*ESN). 

Moderator is Richard Engelfriet.


This event is organized by Studium Generale (Tilburg University).

Contact: Has Klerx (Studium Generale).

* This event may count towards the Studium Generale Certificate.


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