Four study organisations are organising a winter market, with an ice skating rink and food trucks, this Monday at the O&O square. Using funds from the National Education Programme, the associations aim to improve the wellbeing of UT students.
Because of high levels of stress and mental health issues among students, UT researchers developed a well-being course for students. Ed de Bruin and Marjolein Prenger from the department of Psychology, Health and Technology ran the first pilot last year and now they are aiming to implement the course UT-wide.
A ‘quick scan of student wellbeing during COVID-19’ was conducted at the UT in April 2021. Its results show that most University of Twente students have been doing ‘okay’ and were able to adapt to the negative situation. However, they miss social cohesion. ‘For the group that started in 2020 community building activities need to be organized.’