Student Support Centre organized a Well-being Day for international students

Colleagues of the Student Support Centre organized a Well-being Day for international students

The Student Support Centre organized its first international workshop under the highlight of Well-Being with a theme of Needs which was led by Dr. Didem Kepir Savoly who is international student advisor at the Centre. During the workshop, Dr. Didem Kepir Savoly focused on the importance of well-being and psychological needs as one of well-being’s influencer. The workshop covered a brief lecture and many self-reflective activities in which the international students were able to identify their current needs by playing games. These games also encouraged them to help each other to gain different perspectives and insights to fulfil their needs in a genuine and supportive atmosphere.

The colleagues of the Student Support Centre care about delivering meaningful and useful services to foreign students of the University of Sopron. They are open to receive recommendations about the themes of upcoming well-being days.

Dr. Didem Kepir Savoly

International Student Advisor of the Student Support Centre

Guest Lecturer at the Benedek Elek Faculty of Pedagogy

 

Read the feedback of one of the participating students below:

“I had a dual role in this event – I said some opening words as a representative of International Office and was involved in the implementation a little bit; but after Dr. Didem Kepir-Savoly’s presentation started, I was mainly a student participant.

Her presentation about needs had the perfect balance of being informative and useful and still fitting for such a light hearted event. It was also very interesting as a student in an economic field to experience this new perspective on needs and particularly the Maslow pyramid of needs, since this is a crucial part of our theoretical knowledge, but with a really different approach and interpretation.

The ice breaking activities at the beginning helped us to get to know each other a bit better and be more comfortable diving into more serious topics. I feel like thanks to this and the tranquil environment we created together, the self-reflecting activities connected to the presentation topic could truly reach their goal. I loved the physical part of these activities, the complete lack of pressure to share anything (but room to do so when we felt like), the personal feedback we got from Didem and the discussions we started with each other as well.

I am very grateful that I could be part of this all, I gained a lot from taking part and I hope the International Well-being Day is a tradition about to begin.”

Klaudia Gortva

Student at the Alexandre Lamfalussy Faculty of Economics

Colleague of the Centre for International Affairs