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Student house holds 7.9 billion bacteria

Student house holds 7.9 billion bacteria

Student life is chaotic and spontaneous – regular duties like cleaning are not high on the to-do list. What does it mean to live with a lot of people in a limited space among a bulk of bacteria and a pile of garbage? Is it harmful to our health? Find out in this fifth instalment of ‘Science of Student Life’.
“Losing weight through sports is difficult”

“Losing weight through sports is difficult”

Visits to the gym, cycling from home to university, anything from football to squash, slack lining or yoga sessions – sports are part of most students’ lives. What is the effect of regular exercise? Why exactly are sports beneficial? This is the fourth instalment in the series ‘Science of student life’.
One in four students is a problem drinker

One in four students is a problem drinker

Beer to socialise, wine for dinner, large amounts of alcohol on the numerous parties – students obviously drink a lot. But what are the implications of our drinking behavior for our health? This is the third instalment in the series ‘Science of Student Life’.
Being a little stressed is beneficial

Being a little stressed is beneficial

Exams, presentations and deadlines, the urge to perform well, knowing what you want, where to go next, and doing the right things next to your study – all this puts pressure on students. How to keep one’s head above water? This is the second instalment in the series ‘Science of student life’ in which UCM-student Annika Lübbe...

The 8-hours-every-night rule

Drinks, parties and trips make the sleeping habits of students probably the most chaotic of all. How to get some quality sleep with such a turbulent lifestyle? This is the first instalment in the series ‘Science of student life’.