THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

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

Need funding for a project? Consider the LUF!

Have you ever heard of the Leiden University Fund? And did you know that, as a student of Leiden University you can apply for one of their grants to carry … Continue reading

May 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

The importance of taking a break

This article addresses all students, those who are succeeding in their studies and those who are struggling through difficulties and failures. Luckily enough, you are all good in the end. … Continue reading

April 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

Living your best (green) life!

This past week has been the University’s sustainability week, a great initiative by Leiden University Green Office (LUGO) to bring attention to consuming consciously, green options in Leiden and the … Continue reading

February 16, 2019 · 2 Comments

Keeping on track with big research projects

For long term research projects, such as your thesis or group assignments, keeping on track with work and making sure you don’t fall behind can be difficult. I know for … Continue reading

February 8, 2019 · 1 Comment

Thermos and Thermals: Tips on Surviving Dutch Winter

For many international students, moving to Leiden can be the first experience of a Northern European Winter. Cold, wet, dark, windy, and long are the defining features that stick in many … Continue reading

January 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

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