Updates

It’s been a while since I last wrote and I thought I would upload a quick message about how everything is going. The last month has been incredibly busy, but in September I will hopefully have time to expand on some of the topics discussed below. Grad School: Most importantly, I’m almost finished with my … Continue reading Updates

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Training Programme: Trust, Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation

  Beyond all work directly related to my thesis, I have been getting my feet wet in a number of other departmental projects. For instance, I recently volunteered at a week-long training program entitled "Trust, Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation." This program, put on by the ICCS (Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security), "focused on the role of mediation … Continue reading Training Programme: Trust, Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation

Moving on

After a hectic period of exams, January was a welcome break. Passing all necessary theoretical courses in December, I've since taken "Academic Skills and Research Proposal," a ten-unit practical course designed to prepare students for our upcoming internships and thesis writing. This course consisted of statistics seminars, ethics lectures and writing tutorials. I wrote (and then re-wrote and re-wrote again) my … Continue reading Moving on

Snow in Maastricht

After two weeks of winter break, I'm back in Maastricht! January term is different than the last two, as we have no theoretical classes and instead take a combination of writing, statistics and searching tutorials to prepare us for our theses. These tutorials are mixed, and so I sit alongside other psychology masters students, from … Continue reading Snow in Maastricht

My trip to the NICU

The other day I visited UM Hospital's NICU. A NICU is a neonatal intensive care unit, aka a ward which specializes in the care of premature and/or sick newborns. This ward was split into three units: intensive care (for those who need constant care and monitoring), high care (those who need less care) and medium care (those who need … Continue reading My trip to the NICU

Orientation

The week of orientation was full of new people, activities and places. Not only did I meet most of my classmates, I also got to explore the campus(es) of Maastricht University and discover the PBL system. My Group While some Dutch students did attend, this week was only for those of us who didn’t complete … Continue reading Orientation

Maastricht & Announcements

As some of you may know, in September 2016 I am moving to Maastricht to pursue  my MSc Psychology. Specializing in developmental psychology, I hope this opportunity will allow me to gain critical research skills and continue working at the intersection of information and the behavioral sciences. For more information about the program, check out this link. … Continue reading Maastricht & Announcements