THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Apps for Quarantine

With lockdown measures getting tougher and Uni is basically cancelled in person, weeks lie ahead where you probably won’t see your friends. But we still have social media! As a … Continue reading

March 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

How to Pass the Time in Quarantine

One of my friends summarized her situation as “My life is cancelled”, and that pretty much hits the nail on the head. University buildings are closed, many of us are … Continue reading

March 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

Tips to Avoid Anxiety during the Coronavirus Pandemic

As I’m sure many of you were aware, the recent COVID-19 (Coronavirus 2019) has disrupted many places around the world. And as of Thursday, it was announced that all face-to-face … Continue reading

March 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

Coronavirus at Leiden University

If you’re not living under a rock, you have heard about the Coronavirus. It’s an infectious disease with flu-like symptoms, that has spread globally over the last couple of months. … Continue reading

March 13, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thing’s I’ve learn’t to put on my CV

At some point in the next few years we are going to have to write and submit CVs, if we haven’t already. But it can be hard to know what … Continue reading

February 29, 2020 · Leave a comment

Con-grad-ulations! Graduation Season & You

So, you’ve finished all your modules, your thesis is marked and it’s time to graduate? Or, you’re day dreaming of what will happen once all your work is done, and … Continue reading

August 21, 2019 · 2 Comments

Hacking your degree: Tips and tricks for finishing your degree on time

When getting started with your degree, the number of modules and the length of the thesis can seem intimidating. University courses (especially Masters and Postgraduate degrees) rely more on you … Continue reading

August 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Long haul? No problem!

For many internationals, the move to the Netherlands may be one of the first long haul flights you take! As I moved here from the UK this wasn’t my experience … Continue reading

August 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Perks of living in Leiden southern suburbia

Once you get admitted as a student at Leiden University, you might feel as if the most difficult part is behind you; which in a way it is. However, one … Continue reading

May 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Lost motivation? Read this rather than stress about it!

Losing motivation happens to us all, whether it’s for your thesis, an essay, piece of group work, (or sometimes your degree choice). Here are four tips for regaining your motivation, … Continue reading

May 11, 2019 · Leave a comment