The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Conducting an internship and research in Africa

Eline is completing her internship and research in Ghana for her master’s programme. Follow her series of guest blogs about her experiences.

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March 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Why To Attend a Career Day or an Open Day?

In Leiden, students are highly encouraged to participate in career days and open master’s days throughout the year. In fact, at least for us second-year psychology students, participating in two … Continue reading

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March 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

How did I end up in Accra, Ghana?

By special guest blogger:  Eline Sleurink, African Studies student 2 months and counting in Accra, Ghana For the past 2 months I have been based at Impact Hub Accra, Ghana. … Continue reading

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March 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

4 rules for choosing the right Master’s!

Some of you might be very familiar with this situation: You’re in the 3rd year of your Bachelor’s and everybody keeps asking you, “So what are you going to do for your Master’s?” …Silence… … Continue reading

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February 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Five Reasons Why I Like Studying in Leiden

Spring is coming! In the Netherlands, it is known as the time of the year when tulips and other flowers are in bloom, people spend more and more time outside, … Continue reading

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February 23, 2017 · 2 Comments

February – a 30-day challenge made 11% easier

“Life is habit,” says Samuel Beckett. Habits are our most productive and un-productive traits. Luckily, we can change them. Scholarly studies and self-help clickbait agree that new habits can be … Continue reading

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January 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

And there is coffee, too! – on studying Stats

What are the first things that come to your mind if your read the term “Statistics”? Misleading graphs in newspapers, exit polls on election day or maybe something about probabilities … Continue reading

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January 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

My Survival Guide for the Exam Period

It’s New Year, and the new semester is just around the corner! First, however, many of us Leideners need to survive the second block exam period, and hence, I decided … Continue reading

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January 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Dutch Connection (part 1): multicultural Netherlands, global opportunities and Nour Project

The Dutch connection (as I have now coined this brand-meets-global-network) is very real within our globalised world, and the benefits to circulating within this network continue to surprise, the world over.

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January 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Honours – Is it worth it?

Yesterday was Honours Graduation and I thought it might be interesting to quickly summarize what Honours program actually is (well, at least how I experienced it). “You will be able to develop your … Continue reading

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November 17, 2016 · Leave a comment