This post is about how sports, mindfulness, and an open mind helped one student deal with the rising problem of (academic) pressure. As many other students are also trying to deal with stress and anxiety, this post is a must-read for all students and staff.
Crowdfunding has reached the world of science, for better or worse. Controversial research fields, such as the ones utilizing potent psychedelics, do not attract many traditional funding sources. These financial obstructions hinder the accumulation of scientific evidence necessary for an informed evaluation of the research fields’ scientific merit. Crowdfunding could give researchers the chance to establish their fields’ scientific legitimacy.
In the last post of this week’s study abroad theme, five RUG students describe their experiences of spending one semester far away from home. Read about laid-back Australians and learn how studying abroad can change one’s views on society.
Second-year Research Master student Fionneke went to the United States to write her Master’s Thesis there. Surrounded by cowboys, Republicans, and missionaries, she holds on to important Dutch habits such as riding a bicycle and eating Dutch candy the Americans hate (zoute drop). She shares some of her experiences on Mindwise.
Our study abroad theme continues with the stories of Julian’s and Pia’s exchange experiences. What can you expect from studying at UCL and what can you do on cold winter days in Canada? Tomorrow, we are posting a piece from a student doing her Master research thesis abroad. Stay tuned!
Are you considering applying for the Behavioural and Social Sciences Research Master this year? Have you heard that it is a demanding program and are you wondering if it is something for you? Minita had the same thoughts last year. She is now a first-year student in the program and shares some of her experiences.
We continue this week’s theme of sharing the experiences of students who have been on exchange. Find out why a student from Turkey wanted to study in Groningen and how you can order a beer in Japan. Get involved yourselves! We want to hear where you’ve been and about your experiences there!
In the second post of this week’s theme, we follow up on the experiences of two RUG students studying abroad. In their last post, Julian and Pia wrote about their motivation for choosing their host universities as well as the selection procedure and preparation. Now, read about their first impressions of their new environments. Have their expectations been met?
We continue this week’s theme of sharing the experiences of students who have been (or still are!) on exchange. Find out what a student from Mexico thought about her studies in the Psychology Department at the RUG and where in the world Groningen students went on exchange this year.
Be immersed in a different culture, feel the vibe of an unfamiliar environment, and embrace diversity to gain new perspectives. Learn a new language, develop valuable career skills, and be independent to challenge yourself. Make new friends, have fun and be excited – break out of your academic routine! Learn about the exchange experiences of two RUG students.