THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

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

Welcome home! (And welcome back to your studies)

January always feels strange to me, trying to get back into the routine of studying and catch up on emails and organisation post-break. Below are some quick-start tips to help … Continue reading

January 5, 2019 · 1 Comment

Managing anxiety in higher education studies

Anxiety can affect any of us, with some studies suggesting that 1 in 5 students experience anxiety during their studies. Moving abroad to a new environment can exacerbate these feelings, … Continue reading

October 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

“Beware of Pickpockets”

We’ve heard a lot of fantastic experiences from international students studying in the Netherlands – one of the countries most people consider as safe. However, this does not hinder even … Continue reading

March 19, 2018 · 2 Comments

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