New UZH Journal

Fear and Courage at Exam Time

The current issue of the UZH Journal focuses on exam stress and what can be done about it. Also in the spotlight are the new guidelines for supervision of doctoral candidates.


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Butterflies in the stomach before exams? Almost everyone has experienced mild anxiety of that type. For some people however, exam nerves are completely overwhelming. In the new Journal you can hear from affected students, and in an interview with Cornelia Beck, head of the UZH/ETH Psychological Counseling Center, find out about how to cope with exam anxiety and the support offered by the counseling center.

You can also find out in this issue:

  • How students at the first interdisciplinary student congress at Campus Irchel took the opportunity to present their academic work to fellow students and members of the public.
  • How UZH wants to improve barrier-free access to information: The Disability Office offers support and services to institutes and departments at the University of Zurich to improve the accessibility of their websites and information.
  • About the new guidelines for doctoral supervision drawn up by the Graduate Campus (GRC): Claudine Leysinger, head of the GRC, and Michael Schaepman, Vice President Research, discuss the recommendations.
  • Who have been awarded honors at the Dies academicus and who is the winner of the 2019 teaching award.
  • About UZH alumna and business journalist Marianne Fassbind, profiled in the My Alma Mater column, who after many years working in television is now a freelance consultant.

As always, the printed Journal is in German, but a wide selection of the articles can be read online in English. Don’t forget to check out the website:

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