CPD: Fostering Employability and Well-being in Students

CPD Workshop: Fostering Employability and Well-being in Students

5 October 2023

It can be challenging as a UM teaching staff member to support students that may be in need. Therefore EDLAB is able to offer various interesting workshops designed by the UM Psychologists and UM Wellbeing Movement that may support UM teaching staff in fostering student well-being in these challenging times. One of these workshops is “Fostering students’ employability, well-being and resilience”.

Description workshop

Are you responsible for advising, mentoring or supervising individual students regarding their personal and academic development?  If so, you know that this can be a rewarding but sometimes challenging role to fill.  For example, do you always know the best place for you or your students to turn to for extra support in developing student employability, well-being and resilience skills?  In this interactive workshop, we will introduce you to UM Career Services & UM Psychologists and their services for students who can help directly with these aspects and more.

Together, we will discuss several cases and find out what you as staff member can do to further empower your students. In addition, we will introduce you to online support tools (such as the Overview Career Links and E-health Modules by Caring Universities) that can help your students to find answers to employability and wellbeing related questions.

About the trainers

In these challenging times, student mental health has never been more important. Students might not always have the required skills yet to overcome the challenges they are faced with. Therefore the UM Psychologists and the UM Wellbeing Movement strive to make students more resilient and provide them with sufficient means to acquire skills that promote well-being during their studies and further in their professional career and life. At UM, there are many initiatives, programmes and plans that can contribute to student well-being and at the end of this workshop we will provide you with an introduction and overview of these ventures. Already interested? A broad range of (online) lectures, workshops and training sessions have been developed for students to develop themselves personally and professionally. Check out the complete offer: www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/student-wellbeing

Further information

Target group: Tutors, Mentors & Course coordinators

Where: online via Zoom (link to follow)

Duration: 1 x 2 hour online workshop

PLEASE NOTE that this workshop will take place online via Zoom and you will receive an outlook invitation prior to the events with the final details.

Activity full or can’t make this date? Then sign up for the waiting list and we’ll let you know as soon as this event is scheduled again.


EDLAB is happy to offer this course to you free of charge.  Please note however that we have paid to develop and offer these sessions together with the trainer, so if you sign up but cannot attend, we would greatly appreciate it if you could give us at least 4 days’ notice so that we can advertise your spot to others who may be interested.  Failing to turn up or cancelling last minute may result in your department being charged cost price (please contact us for more details should you need to cancel).

EDLAB reserves the right to postpone this event should a minimum of 6 participants not be reached.