THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

My African Experience: Part 2: a normal day in Uganda

Guest blogger: Erik van der Zanden, MA African Studies Hello again! At this moment I am finalizing my master thesis on how youth can transform their situation with non-violent methods, … Continue reading

June 4, 2019 · 2 Comments

Finishing up a Master Thesis: My Takeways 

As the semester comes to an end, many master students are dealing (or struggling) with their master thesis, including me. As I am coming to an end with mine (yayyy), … Continue reading

June 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

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

Google Docs for thesis? Sure!

Writing a thesis is logistically quite difficult. When you have to remember where you read that one sentence that you thought would never be relevant but it is actually really … Continue reading

December 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Goodbye Leiden Uni, welcome Dutch job market!

Just like a bunch of other students, and some fellow bloggers from TheLeidener, I just graduated from my programme at Leiden University! The MA is done. Farewell, my beloved Asian … Continue reading

September 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bachelor is done…

  I did it … three busy, exciting and enjoyable years of my Bachelor “International Studies” are over, and now I am very much looking forward to my Graduation on … Continue reading

August 16, 2016 · 2 Comments

Get the thesis party started

5 practical tips/tricks/tools for writing a paper, essay or thesis!

May 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Thesis Tips

In my program (International Studies), we are supposed to write our bachelor thesis in the last semester of our third year. However, your thesis is also the only element you … Continue reading

March 6, 2016 · 1 Comment

Stages of writing a master’s thesis

I have so many things to write about. I have nothing to write about. Okay maybe it comes down to these 2 topics. None of them works. Whatever I’ll just … Continue reading

October 31, 2015 · 1 Comment

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