“Before I started the Gender Studies master’s programme, I studied media cultural studies. I was asked the question what I exactly do in my studies so many times that it seems like umpteen times. If I would receive one euro every time I hear this question, I must not work anymore beside my studies. But … Continued
“Giving tutorials from home wearing my pyjamas and slippers is something I could have hardly imagined a few months ago. When I was asked, two years ago, if I would like to work as tutor for an introductory course (STEOP), my university life has turned by 180 degrees. Having graduated from an academic secondary school … Continued
Less manager positions, less board seats: Anita Györfi is a PhD candidate at the Vienna Graduate School of Economics (VGSE). In her research, she focus on the “glass ceiling effect” for women and investigates possible roots.
How ethnographic research in Tanzania from afar was possible: In order to complete her joint master’s programme in Urban Studies, Lisbeth Huber would have traveled to Tanzania. Due to Covid-19 she had to find methods to collect relevant data even from a distance.
“My educational journey into Cognitive Science shattered beliefs and made me stumble into a crisis about what science even is. But ultimately, my Master’s degree in Cognitive Science was the most rewarding experience I could have wished for and fundamentally reconceptualized how I see the world. I was already reading books on cognitive psychology during … Continued
You are facing an oral exam and you do not really know what to expect? The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) has compiled some tips to help you succeed in your exam.
Most of you will know the dreaded sensation of staring at a blank page at the beginning of a writing assignment. However, if the blank page stares back at you for days or even weeks, it becomes a problem. The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) has compiled some tips on how to overcome writer’s block.
Procrastination or putting things off – these are terms that you know too well? The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) gives advice on strategies with which you can get the ‘I’ll do that tomorrow’ problem under control.
“I have to admit that I did not really follow a linear path towards the master’s programme in Science – Technology – Society. As I am the child of parents who had not studied themselves, it was helpful that I could try out different degree programmes without having to go through a challenging entrance exam … Continued
“Indecisiveness has always been my greatest enemy. At the University of Vienna, I could convert my weaknesses into strengths. My name is Ludmila Peterková. I come from Slovakia, but I am of Russian origin, which is why I grew up bilingually. I was not only exposed to languages at home, but I also found them … Continued
“In the beginning, my journey at the University of Vienna was not what one would call linear. I guess some students can sympathise with me in this regard. I had to change my degree programme several times and attend courses from different programmes before finally finding my ‘home’ at the Faculty of Computer Science. Without … Continued