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If you are reading this, take great care, because universities are a breeding ground for burnouts, as many studies and reports have confirmed in recent years. In this story we list some figures. How high is the workload at Erasmus University? And what is the influence of the loan system on the well-being of students?

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Heavy workloads and burnouts are like a ‘many-headed monster’

Heavy workloads and mental health issues appear to be on the rise. In a series of…

Clammy hands, trembling, palpitations, a desire to run off and hide. Everyone’s experienced this at one time or other – right before having to defend your thesis, for example, or an important exam. They’re symptoms of stress. But what’s actually going on inside when you’re stressed out, and is it bad for your health?

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‘We have a fish’s stress system’

Stressed out? Nothing wrong with that, provided you don’t stay that way for too long.…

Together with a philosopher, a psychiatrist and Nina, a student who suffers from depression, we look for causes for psychological problems in the current generation of students.

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‘We’ll never know the root cause of depression’

More and more students seem to be dealing with mental health issues. Is there an epidemic

Year after year, EUR staff members say that the pressure of work is too high. Regardless of which measures are taken, complaints not only persist – they actually become worse. What to do?

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‘You need to have some pressure of work at a university’

Year after year, EUR staff members say that the pressure of work is too high. Regardless o

A large proportion of PhD students have an increased risk of a burn-out or depression. Since April there is a new psychologist at EUR who is supposed to help PhD students with their psychological problems.

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PhD’s now have their own psychologist

A large proportion of PhD students have an increased risk of a burn-out or depression.…

Sophie Schmeets, a former EUR student and Laurentius board member, ended up with a burn-out and became depressed to the point of having thoughts of committing suicide. Now she’s devoting her efforts to breaking the taboo surrounding this issue among students.

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After suffering from depression, Sophie now tries to help students break the taboo

Sophie Schmeets, a former EUR student and Laurentius board member, ended up with a…

At the opening of the Academic Year in September 2019, Erasmus University launched a plan to improve the well-being of its students.

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New ‘student living room’ and harassment hotline to be established

A ‘student living room’ and a harassment hotline are to be established, and students…

The documentary Stress to Impress was screened at Erasmus Pavilion. This film focuses on subjects like study-related stress and choice overload, dealing with disappointments, and the influence of social media. The conclusion: young people are forced to – and choose to – keep too many balls in the air. Where does this pressure to perform come from, and how are students handling it?

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Study-related stress: ‘The university should pay more attention to this issue’

This week, the documentary Stress to Impress was screened at Erasmus Pavilion. This film…

According to new research at the University of Twente, a whopping 80 percent of their students haven minor or serious mental health issues. The researcher warns for selection bias, but is concerned nonetheless.

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New research indicates stress among four out of five students

New research at the University of Twente confirms that many students suffer from stress…