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Group Session 'Back on track' - for thesis writers

Are you running seriously behind schedule or did you get completely stuck in the writing process of your Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis? In this group meeting, we will work together to find ways to set the process of writing the thesis in motion again.

Working method

During the Back on Track group session, topics and questions regarding the thesis process are discussed that are relevant for you at this moment. Session content will be tailored to the questions and challenges of the students present. The coordinator of the Scriptorium and the student psychologist are both present during this meeting. In addition to the group session, an individual follow-up consultation is offered if necessary.

Examples of themes that may be addressed during the group session:

  • How can you get the most out of the thesis supervision?
  • The writing process: how can you break through a writer’s block and how to keep writing?
  • How can you find the right balance between reading and writing?
  • How do you deal with feedback and criticism in a meaningful way?
  • How do you create an optimal and realistic schedule until your deadline?
  • How can you create an optimal daytime routine so that you can work on your thesis to your satisfaction and also take time to relax?
  • How do you deal with perfectionism?
  • How to make sure you keep writing and don't seek distractions?
  • Where can you find further help?

Is Back on Track right for you?

If you experience problems writing your thesis:

  • Please contact your supervisor first. He/She is your first point of contact.
  • If you cannot find a solution with your supervisor, contact the thesis coordinator of your thesis track.
  • If you need advice on parts of your text (structure, style, formulation); make an appointment at the Scriptorium.
  • If there are personal circumstances that hinder your thesis process, please contact your education coordinator.
  • If you are completely stuck in the thesis process (you run the risk of significant delays, missed deadlines, not being able to meet requirements with regard to the thesis process), and need help to get back on track, participate in the Back on track group session.
  • If you’re already seeing a student psychologist for these complaints, and you have doubts whether participation in a Back on Track group session is useful, please contact Annelies Aquarius (student psychologist): a.e.a.m.aquarius@tilburguniversity.edu.

Consultation information

Target group Students who are completely stuck in their writing process for their Bachelor's or Masters thesis. 
Group consultation  
Duration 1 hour and 30 minutes
When?

Tuesday October 4: 12:45 - 14:30
Monday October 31: 12:45 - 14:30
Tuesday November 29: 10:45 - 12:30
Friday December 16: 10:45 - 12:30
Monday January  23, 2023: 12:45 - 14:30

Number of participants Dependent on the number of applicants (max. 20)
Optional individual follow-up consultation  
Duration 30 minutes
When?

Friday October 7
Friday November 4
Friday December 2 
Tuesday December 20
Friday January 27, 2023

 

Between 9:00 am and 12:00 am
Exact times will be announced individually

Number of participants One at a time
Contact persons Annelies Aquarius and Eric van Luijt
Costs Free of charge

Interested?

Register for the group session

Content information and questions