As an honors student you are dealing with a challenging combination of priorities. Your honors work can be very rewarding, but sometimes also very time-consuming. It is very important to communicate the priorities the Honors Academy sees for you as honors student in the academic sphere:
- Your health and well-being
- Your regular Bachelor program
- Your Honors program
As you can see, the Honors program is only third on the list of your academic priorities. Participating in an honors track is an extracurricular activity. The workload (on average about 10 hours per week) should come on top of your regular program and should not have a negative impact on your health and well-being.
We advise you to regularly take a moment to reflect on the current order of your academic priorities. Is it the same as the order mentioned above? If your participation in the Honors program is at the expense of your health or well-being, your regular Bachelor program or both, it is strongly advised to contact your academic advisor. He or she can help you or will refer you to someone else who can.
The TU/e offers trainings and workshops that can help you in managing your study and Honors and your wellbeing. Check this page for interesting trainings regarding study management and personal development organized by ESA.
Update: June 2022
All TU/e students have free access to the online wellbeing course platform offered by Gezondeboel. This way, students can master their mental health anonymously and by themself. Using the online programs in Gezondeboel, students can make progress in several areas of mental health and study skills that affect mental health. Think about programs such as: ‘Fear of failure’, ‘Loneliness’, ‘Self-compassion', ‘Planning & Structure’ and ‘Living in a different culture’. A large part of the programs are also available in English.