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Guidance & Well-being.

Having difficulties? Not feeling well? Need someone to talk to? Here you can find all the necessary information in order to contact the services that can help you.

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Results are lacking? Courses are not as fun as expected? Should I go on with this? Our guidance and counselling service is there for you to help you out with your difficult questions!

 

Guidance and Counselling.

Has it been a while that you’ve used the necessary knowledge you already possess? Or do you simply want to know how things “roll” at HOGENT? Our preparatory courses are the answer to your questions. Most of these courses take place mid-September, right before the start of the academic year.

Questions about your choice of studies? Thinking about changing but not really sure to what or how? Our student advisor can help you out. Send an email to studieadvies@hogent.be or call us at +32 9 243 34 73 (between 8 am and 6 pm CET).

Questions about your study contract, your individualised learning path, supplementary course units or main subjects? Click on these links to learn more about our structure and procedures.

  • Contract & trajectory
  • Previously Acquired Competences (EVC)
  • Previously Acquired Qualifications (EVK)

Every study programme has a designated learning path advisor who can help you with your questions. Check out our contacts page for more information.

Do you require more time for an examination? Is it impossible for you to attend to an examination at a certain time?

Individual education and examination measures are developed in order to make studying accessible for everyone and allow some specific measures for students who are otherwise left out. Students with a recognised disability, extraordinary statute, medical reasons or extraordinary social or individual circumstances can apply for individual measures.

These measures need to comply with four criteria:

  • Necessity: without this measure it is impossible for the student to participate fully in education and examination activities
  • Feasibility: the measure cannot cause any disproportionate work load to the organisation
  • Justification: the measure is just and applies to the student’s situation
  • Competence monitoring: the measure cannot alter the aimed learning outcomes, although it can alter the process as to how these learning outcomes are obtained.

The application procedure can be initiated by arranging an appointment with your learning path advisor. Do this as soon as possible, meaning the start of the semester.

During the intake conversation your learning path advisor will look over your learning path and decide whether an individual measure is necessary. The ultimate decision will be taken by your faculty, based on the four formerly stated criteria.

Every study programme has a designated learning path advisor who can help you with your questions. Check out our contacts page for more information.

HOGENT can allocate you an extraordinary statute if you can prove you fall under one of these four categories:

  • recognised professional sportsman
  • being an entrepreneur with a (recently started up) company
  • professional artists, except for those who perform those arts related to their study programme at School of Arts
  • carry out a mandate in:
    • regulatory bodies of HOGENT and/or the Association
    • student council of HOGENT and/or the Association
    • participation commissions and/or study programme commissions of HOGENT
    • councils, commissions and work groups outside of HOGENT, related to the educational field (VLHORA, VLOR, VVS,…)
    • politics

The application procedure can be initiated by filling in the application form for your specific extraordinary statute and needs to be handed in by 15 October at latest. If you enrolled later than usual, the application needs to be handed in 15 calendar days after the date of enrolment. Click here to download each form (in Dutch) to save it on your hard drive. Fill in the form and send it to the corresponding contact person. The Commission will decide within a period of 30 calendar days if you are eligible for the statute. Note that this decision is only valid for one year and needs to be renewed at the start of a new academic year.

Professional sportsman

Lieve Lemaître
Sint-Denijslaan 251
9000 Gent
lieve.lemaitre@hogent.be
+32 9 243 37 50

Student-Entrepreneur

Pol Bracke
Centrum voor Ondernemen
Gebouw D lokaal 1.024
Campus Schoonmeersen
Valentin Vaerwyckweg 1
9000 Gent
pol.bracke@hogent.be
+32 9 243 22 64

Artist

Pascal Desimpelaere
J. Kluyskensstraat 2
9000 Gent
pascal.desimpelaere@hogent.be
+32 9 243 36 15

Mandate

Sofie Matthys
Geraard de Duivelstraat 5
9000 Gent
sofie.matthys@hogent.be
+32 243 34 52

Psychosocial.

Experiencing life as a student is not always as easy and fun, and you may encounter emotional and/or relational difficulties that keep you off your concentration, your studies… We know it isn’t easy, but we’re here if you need us. You can arrange an appointment with one of our dedicated staff members who will listen to your story. Entirely confidential. 

Psychosocial.

Experiencing life as a student is not always as easy and fun, and you may encounter emotional and/or relational difficulties that keep you off your concentration, your studies… We know it isn’t easy, but we’re here if you need us. You can arrange an appointment with one of our dedicated staff members who will listen to your story. Entirely confidential. 

Psynet

Our Social Service Division doesn’t offer any therapy services, but can help you in finding a therapy in the medical field that might be helpful for you, by using our Psynet. This is a network of independent psychologists specialised in specific fields, such as relational problems, eating disturbance, depressions, dealing with grief and addictions.

First you will have to apply for an intake conversation with one of our staff at the Social Service Division. Based on this, your file will be appointed to the commission of the Office for Student Services and Student Life for approval.

Upon official agreement of this commission, you can sign a agreement in which HOGENT agrees upon a number of sessions with a psychologist. You only pay € 2,5 per session and the psychologist can contact the confidential advisor at the Social Service Division for feedback on your progress.

It’s possible to extend the amount of sessions, if deemed necessary by the psychologist. 

Contact

Social Service Division
Overwale 42
9000 Gent
+32 9 243 37 38
zorg@hogent.be

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Group training.

HOGENT organizes English group trainings for students coping with issues such as fear of failure, procrastination and loneliness. One training consists of multiple sessions which are to be attended by the students. After completing a training it’s possible to apply for an individual training for the troubles you want to overcome.

Does this sound like something for you? Students receive an invitation to the workshops via HOGENT e-mail and the electronic learning platform Chamilo.

Financial Support.

If you need basic information on your social status as a student in Belgium and on a number of different topics you can contact the Office for Student Services or read more on: centenvoorstudenten.be

In some cases and under some conditions, if you meet all the requirements, you could be entitled to a scholarship. If you do not meet the requirements, you will have to fund your studies yourself and (if possible) apply for financial assistance and/or study aid in your home country.

Student Support Services.

If you need basic information on your social status as a student in Belgium and on a number of different topics you can contact the Office for Student Services or read more on: centenvoorstudenten.be

In some cases and under some conditions, if you meet all the requirements, you could be entitled to a scholarship. If you do not meet the requirements, you will have to fund your studies yourself and (if possible) apply for financial assistance and/or study aid in your home country.