Student Development & Well-being

The Student Development & Well-being team (SDW) aims to promote a healthy and engaging student experience where students can thrive. This team’s mission is to co-create a positive, supportive, and healthy environment, where cooperation and inclusion are nurtured, and social and academic integration are facilitated, leading to a more significant mental health and well-being.

Our Programs and Resources

Social and Academic Integration Program (PAIAS)

Social and Academic Integration Program (PAIAS)

The Social and Academic Integration Program (PAIAS) promotes a supportive relationship between freshmen and senior Bachelor's students. It facilitates the newcomers' integration and enables seniors to develop a great set of skills while helping create a collaborative, open, and inclusive environment. It also intends to help students who chose to enroll at Nova SBE and had thus to move to Lisbon/Cascais to adapt to academic life by providing a welcoming environment and fostering their social and academic integration.

Peer Tutoring Program

Peer Tutoring Program

The Peer Tutoring program is a collaborative activity through which more experienced students provide complementary academic support to fellow students struggling with a specific course. The program's primary goal is to foster their academic success while helping students develop effective studying techniques and unique interpersonal and academic skills.

Counseling and Coaching Support

Counseling and Coaching Support

The counseling and coaching support services are carried out by clinical and coaching psychologists and are offered individually or as part of a group. Usually, students seek support for stress, anxiety, integration, and similar related issues that affect their academic journey and personal life. The counseling and coaching support's goal is to help them develop skills and competencies to overcome difficulties and guarantee a more relaxed and successful journey. In compliance with the Code of Ethics of the Order of Portuguese Psychologists, this service is confidential and open to everyone.

Thrive

Thrive

There is also a well-being platform Thrive –  through which the Nova SBE community can find several tools to adopt a healthier lifestyle and resources that are crucial for mental health.

Our Events

Our Events

The Student Development & Well-being promotes numerous events and activities to promote and support our community's mental health and encourage a healthy lifestyle throughout the year. Proof of that are the Student Development & Well-being team's presentations and the welcoming activities they prepare for students, the Nova SBE Well-being Week, the mental health talks, the Neuroscience & Mindfulness course, and the personal development workshops.

Other Services

Other Services

Students can also reach out to Clinic CUF Nova SBE, consult the healthcare professionals available there, or contact the NOVA University's Social Welfare Services (SASNOVA), where they can find psychotherapy and psiquiatry at affordable prices.

Well-being & Inclusion Specialist

The Well-being & Inclusion Specialist’s mission is to guarantee adequate conditions so that each person can make the most of their experience at Nova SBE. It does so by supporting and sharing information with all students, staff, faculty, or visitors who need any reasonable accommodation* throughout their journey at Nova SBE.

My team, and Nova SBE, in general, is available to help you have the best experience at Nova SBE. So reach out and let us know how we can help you.

* A reasonable accommodation is an adjustment made in a system to accommodate or make fair the same system for an individual based on a proven need.

FAQs

  • Can I apply to the special contingent for candidates with physical and sensory disabilities?
    Students with disabilities that intend to apply to the National Contest for Access and Admission to Higher Education can do so through the special contingent for candidates with physical and sensory disabilities. To do so, higher education institutions provide 4 % of the vacancies during the contest's first phase and 2 % in the second.
    A person with a disability is someone who, due to loss or anomaly, congenital or acquired, of bodily functions or structures, including psychological functions, presents specific difficulties likely to, alongside their surroundings, limit or hinder their activity and participation on equal terms with other people. (in https://www.dges.gov.pt/pt/pagina/contingente-especial-para-candidatos-com-deficiencia?plid=1752)
  • How can I apply to the special contingent for candidates with physical and sensory disabilities?
    You can find all the information about the special contingent applications for candidates with physical and sensory disabilities here.
  • Is there any financial support for students with disabilities?
    There is the possibility of applying for scholarships that cover tuition fees. These scholarships can cover the tuition fee and apply to students with a disability equal to or higher than 60 %, which must be certified through medical reports or a multipurpose certificate. Visit this page to see what you can do to apply.

Regulation for Students with Special Educational Needs at NOVA University Lisbon

Here you can find information about the Special contingent for candidates with physical and sensory disabilities regarding the National Contest for Access and Admission to Higher Education.

This regulation aims to define the support that it can be provided and the conditions for accessing it by students with special educational needs, permanent or temporary, who attend NOVA University Lisbon.

Useful links

  • Special Contingent for Candidates with Disabilities
    Information on the special contingent for candidates with physical and sensory disabilities within the National Contest for Access and Admission to Higher Education.
    Learn more.
  • Scholarships
    Here you can find all the information about scholarship allocation, which corresponds to the tuition fees' amount, for students with a disability equal to or higher than 60%.
    Learn more.
  • Balcão IncluIES
    This platform gathers all the content on disability support, particularly in higher education.
    Learn more.

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Contacts

Email: sdw@novasbe.pt

Telephone: (+351) 213 801 613

Location:  Cascais Academic Hall, Room B125, Floor 1

Office hours: From Monday to Friday, from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm, and from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm