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My first week living on campus

Date:17 September 2020

From parties to doing the dishes, I am going to tell you all about it!

Stand-up paddling

About the UCF Intro Week

Date:09 September 2020

Hello, my name is Julia Gorny, I am 18 years old and am from Germany. I am a freshly baked first-year student of Global Responsibility & Leadership and want to share my experiences of our introduction week with you!

Manon Eikelenboom

Fear for the changing environment: how to turn eco-anxiety into positive action?

Date:19 August 2020
Author:Green Office
It’s a Sunday evening, tired from a day of cycling me and my partner decide to chill on the couch and watch a nature documentary. We have some snacks and the documentary provides the ultimate way to relax. However, after a while I start feeling tears burning in the corners of my eyes. Suddenly I feel this enormous sadness as I fear that these beautiful ecosystems and the animals living in them may soon disappear...
BuienAlarm tells you the up-to-date weather wherever you are!

Apps that will Save you Stress

Date:29 July 2020
Author:Sinead Walsh

Some apps are more useful in one country over another. I’ve put together a list of apps that only took me a few years to find after I moved to the Netherlands. You lucky humans are getting them first hand prior to your arrival. I hope they’re helpful...

Bikes are a way of life 

Things I Wish I Knew Before Moving to NL

Date:28 July 2020
Author:Sinead Walsh

What practical matters should you consider when you move to another country for your studies? Sinead created a list of all the things she wished she knew before moving to the Netherlands: from health insurances to banking systems and travelling options....

So what will my year look like?

So what will my year look like in the Master's programme? The Academic Year Structure

Date:20 July 2020
Author:Sinead Walsh

Every country has its own education system and ways of doing things. When coming from abroad it can be difficult to adjust to doing things differently than you have done in whatever educational setting you were under in the past. 

How international is Campus Fryslân?

How international is Campus Fryslân?

Date:14 July 2020
Author:Sinead Walsh

Campus Fryslân may be small-scale but between all the students and staff we cover many continents. It can be a worry for many students to leave their comfort zone of the home that they grew up in and the friends they have always had. However, the decision...

Selen Eren

Where are ‘the water pipes’?: Doing fieldwork in lockdown

Date:10 July 2020

You wake up, go to the bathroom and realise that there is no water coming out of your tap, then wouldn’t you suddenly start thinking about the infrastructure around the tap (the pipes, the water company, water sources etc.)? Generally, when something gets...

Pauline Fehrmann

Scapegoat or Savior? Controversies within science and politics

Date:08 July 2020
Author:Campus Fryslân

Within the pandemic, scientists move increasingly into the limelight. Their findings are more and more mixed and represented by their persona, which causes a wide polarization of attitudes towards certain scientists, some celebrate them like the saviors,...

Green Office Sustainability Ambassadors

Introducing the Sustainability Ambassadors of Campus Fryslân

Date:01 July 2020
Author:Green Office

The Sustainability Ambassadors of Campus Fryslân are a group of enthusiastic students and staff that aim to promote sustainability at our faculty. In our blogs we give updates about our activities and write about sustainability-related topics.