What can the beautiful yellow tree in the Hortus garden by the Heymans building teach us about hope, well-being, and adversity? Tomorrow, Babet Kanis defends her dissertation on the role of hope in the context of Groningen earthquakes.
Two years into the pandemic university staff at all levels have invested a lot of time and energy in transitioning to online teaching, supervision, and virtual work. YESS BSS surveyed early career researchers to learn more about their concerns. They suggest improvement could be made in offering support, reducing (or compensating for) teaching load, and considering career opportunities.
Prof dr Casper Albers reflects on the numbers, and the rhetoric, of the corona crisis. (How do you tell the truth in a way that’s helpful both to the public and to policy-makers?)
In this post, honours student Eleni Giannakoudi discusses the usefulness of Mindfulness apps to help you focus during your studies.
In this post, honours student Tessa Kiffers discusses the increasing prevalence of burnout among students and its possible explanations. She scrutinizes the effect of the competitive, success-focused culture in which we are living on our well-being and feelings of stress.
Why should researchers study homesickness? Is it really a topic worth scientific investigation? After all, homesickness is part of normal life, something that probably nearly everyone experiences at least a little bit, when leaving home for longer periods. And homesickness is not a separate “official” category of mental disorder in the DSM system (American Psychiatric […]
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.
We Research Master students are constantly battling against time: we have deadlines to make, promises to keep, and appointments to schedule. Perhaps it is time to examine our relationship with time and to let go of our attachment to time. But how is that possible?