We are here to help!

Currently, some people might go through a tough time because of the pandemic. Experiencing social distancing can be quite challenging, especially with all the uncertainties in the future. Although EPAR cannot organize any events right now, we would like you to know that you are never alone. We are here with you, who feel part of the Rotterdam PhD community.

Sometimes life isn’t all rainbows and sunshine. But,

“It is only in our darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves that can never, ever, be dimmed.”

                                                                                            — Deo Zantamata


If you have some more free time now, you can always use it to learn something new or get some nice experiences. Here we have selected few tips about what you can do from home:

Online lectures/courses from the best universities:





NHS recommended mental health apps:



And don’t forget to do some physical exercises at home:



An excellent link to help people stay sane in these times (in Dutch, maybe google translate):



Virtual museum tours:



Rotterdam volunteering options in case you would like to help others:


Or nlcares.nl


We hope you enjoy the links above and please feel free to contact us if you have any suggestions for future events, or if you are encountering mental stress and would like to talk to us. The board of EPAR is happy to get in touch with you and would try our best to help you to get through this tough time.


Let’s stay strong and stay healthy!

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