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  • Sara-Jane van der Vegt

    'Time to say goodbye'

    19 May 2017 - By Sara-Jane van der Vegt, study adviser: 'As a study adviser, I’m not very happy with you if you never leave the Master’s, but maybe we can do one more day?'

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  • Damian Trilling

    #stroomstoring

    17 January 2017 - By Damian Trilling, assistant professor Political Communication & Journalism: 'Not long ago, we would not even have realized there was a power outage at night, and at least those commuting by bike would have realized only when ...

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  • Sara-Jane van der Vegt

    Waka waka: 'Do your Task'

    10 January 2017 - By Sara-Jane van der Vegt, study adviser: 'I’m rushing to work again, overly planning all my friends into my very Dutch diary and constantly checking my phone.'

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  • Damian Trilling

    Hacking the deadline

    31 October 2016 - By Damian Trilling, assistant professor Political Communication & Journalism: 'The ICA website got attacked, and apparently it takes some days to set up the submission system again. Five more days!'

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  • Sara-Jane van der Vegt

    Time to start!

    2 September 2016 - By Sara-Jane van der Vegt, study adviser: 'Approximately 600 eyes are locked on me in full anticipation. So there I stand, with only my powerpoint presentation...'

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  • Joost Verhoeven

    “I love it when a thesis comes together”

    5 July 2016 - By Joost Verhoeven, assistant professor Corporate Communication: 'When a plan comes together, as a thesis supervisor I can be content and look back with pride and satisfaction.'

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  • Damian Trilling

    Bicycles, food and other unresolved social-scientific problems

    21 April 2016 - By Damian Trilling, assistant professor Political Communication & Journalism: 'The best project proposals, and the ones that I enjoy supervising the most, are those that are a bit off the beaten track.'

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  • Sandra Zwier

    Approaching Admissions like Mighty Power Rangers

    18 April 2016 - By Sandra Zwier, senior lecturer and Research Master’s programme director: 'Eventually it dawned on us that Fantastic Form B had a wholly different meaning for applicants than it had for us.'

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  • Joost Verhoeven

    You can’t have one without the other

    31 March 2016 - By Joost Verhoeven, assistant professor Corporate Communication: 'In theory, you know what you can expect students to know and do. In practice, however, it is really quite difficult to know how high you should raise the bar.'

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  • Sandra Zwier

    Only an Example

    17 March 2016 - By Sandra Zwier, senior lecturer and Research Master’s programme director: 'Laura looked at Lisa. Lisa then said something to Laura. That’s when Lotte and Lila turned to Laura to ask what Lisa just said.'

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  • Damian Trilling

    Students and Cutting-Edge Research

    2 March 2016 - By Damian Trilling, assistant professor Political Communication & Journalism: 'I think that as academics we should strive to shape the future of our field, rather than just reproduce old recipes.'

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  • Joost Verhoeven

    Thesis Supervision: Two Potentially Conflicting Jobs

    17 February 2016 - By Joost Verhoeven, assistant professor Corporate Communication: 'It is only human that you hope for the best grade when you come to trust and appreciate the student. Of course we want to avoid this bias.'

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  • Joost Verhoeven

    Narrow Escapes

    10 December 2015 - By Joost Verhoeven, assistant professor Corporate Communication: 'Around 12, we received an alarming e-mail: All doors to the lecture rooms were closed and basically, nobody knew whether or when they would open again. Oh no...'

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  • Joost Verhoeven

    Like Watching Grass Grow

    4 November 2015 - By Joost Verhoeven, assistant professor Corporate Communication: 'I get up with a brick in my stomach, I drag myself to work wishing it was over already: exam day.'

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  • Nhu Ngan Trang

    The student will keep the campus heart beating

    29 September 2015 - By Nhu Ngan Trang, admissions officer and study adviser: 'There are questions that I have received a million times as well as requests that are unusual or unique. It takes time and patience to give you all a satisfying answer, ...

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  • Blaauw, Sylvia

    A Summer's Day in the Study Adviser's Office

    23 September 2015 - By Sylvia Blaauw, study adviser: 'Maybe some flowers? Or a cool wall painting? That industrial white clock is certainly not adding much.'

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  • Sandra Zwier

    Thank you for that, students!

    16 September 2015 - By Sandra Zwier, senior lecturer and Research Master’s programme director: 'They are talking about you. Awkward! Your heart beats somewhat faster, and it is quite impossible to stop listening.'

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  • Joost Verhoeven

    New Beginnings

    9 September 2015 - By Joost Verhoeven, assistant professor Corporate Communication: 'Starting a new course and meeting a new group of students is always very exciting.'

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  • Sandra Zwier

    Student papers needed immediately

    13 August 2015 - By Sandra Zwier, senior lecturer and Research Master’s programme director: 'Could it be that an academic review needs to be written, right here and now? I volunteer!'

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  • Joost Verhoeven

    The sense and nonsense of learning objectives

    1 July 2015 - By Joost Verhoeven, assistant professor Corporate Communication: 'I think that the vast majority of the truly meaningful lessons I ever learned about communication, organizations, and teaching was unplanned and rather a consequence ...

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