THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Manuscripts of South & Southeast Asia Workshop: inside the secretive world of Asian Studies

The University Library hosts a diverse scene of activity throughout the year, and its liveliness is characterised by much more than long coffee lines at Café Ubé or non-Asian studies … Continue reading

April 11, 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

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

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

Getting Back on Track!

Since I got back to Holland, things haven’t quite gone according to plan. What do I mean by that? Well, let’s take a look at the list below. I was … Continue reading

March 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

To Finish a Thesis

There are so many good guides online for tips on how to successfully finish a thesis, and as I’m actually still in the process I can’t offer much more useful … Continue reading

June 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

On committees and my inability to say no

Some time ago, around September, when the realisation sunk in that I would have to write a thesis this year and pass all of my courses in one go, I … Continue reading

January 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Leiden: World centre for terrible teenage poetry

“Leiden, ye I came to know, I write in stormy weather, Leiden, ye I came to know, I want to know you better” – anon. (trans. from Dutch original) In my … Continue reading

October 22, 2012 · 4 Comments