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

My university experiences in Italy and in the Netherlands: a comparison – Part 2

An advantage of workgroups is that students are compelled to form their own opinion and to intervene during class. However, the participation grade might push many to speak even if … Continue reading

August 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

My university experiences in Italy and in the Netherlands: a comparison – Part 1

When I applied to study at Leiden University, I was aware of the profound differences between my home country’s higher education system and the Dutch one, but spending a year … Continue reading

July 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

Taking my thesis to coffee: Exploring a new cafe in Leiden

If you’re searching for good coffee, amazing cake, and a peaceful but buzzing atmosphere, there’s one café you have to try! The Old School in Pieterskerkhof is a mix of … Continue reading

May 14, 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

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

Using Twitter for Academia

Twitter can a be really interesting way to communicate your research to other academics and the public, as well as connect with different academic communities. Beyond just memes and keeping … Continue reading

April 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

How to get an internship

In the past blog Why on earth would I do an internship?, I have tried to give you my perspective on the perks of doing an internship. Thinking back though, … Continue reading

April 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

To Write or Not to Write: How to Find a Research Question

You reached that point in your study where you should find a research question to answer in your thesis. Finding a topic that interests you which is also worth writing … Continue reading

March 20, 2019 · 2 Comments

Halfway Through LLM-1: Bittersweet Insights

Started my programme the beginning of September, it feels unreal how fast the time goes, and I am already at halfway through my LLM degree at Leiden University. As I … Continue reading

March 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

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