Educational and exam measures
As a student with a disability you have the right to reasonable adjustments, which aim to eliminate the bottlenecks you experience in your educational and examination activities. Examples of measures that have been commonly awarded in higher education are: the use of compensating software, the possibility to leave class earlier or extra time to take a written exam.
Practical support for students with a disability is organized by care coordinators and student counsellors (note: these may be termed differently at your college or university, e.g. inclusion coach, diversity coach or student counsellor+).
Guidance, workshops and gatherings
Usually you can also receive individual guidance from a student counsellor or care coach. They can support you, for instance, in study planning and helping to find solutions for specific bottlenecks you encounter.
If you experience stress, you can also contact Student Services (‘stuvo’ in Dutch) or college/university psychologists. Together, you can find ways to reduce stress and learn how to cope. Colleges or universities also organize group sessions during which you can work on your mental wellbeing.
In addition, specific gatherings to bring students with particular support needs together are frequently organized. These gatherings, which take place in an informal setting, allow students to help and support each other by sharing their experiences of failure and success, as well as tips and tricks.
Each situation is unique and asks for specific solutions. As such, individual measures and support are always tailor-made and in dialogue with the educational institution.