THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

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

Top 3 Places to Study in KOG

Kamerlingh Onnes Gebouw, home of the Leiden Law School, might be my favourite university building in Leiden. It is a beautiful blend of classic and modern with well-known brick walls … Continue reading

February 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

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

Study tips for chronic pain

Many disabilities or long-term health conditions are accompanied by physical pain or discomfort, which can make studying difficult. Pain can feel isolating or embarrassing, however it doesn’t have to be. This … Continue reading

December 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

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