CORRESPONDENT: Since the outbreak of COVID 19, my mental health has seen a major decline. But I’ve never felt so hopeful and better about it.

DIRTY. The feeling of being unclean did not dissapear, no matter how much I tried. Illustrastion: Thale Mathiassen


The voice in my head screamed as I scrubbed my body with soap and scalding hot water. I had just gotten home, and I felt like everything outside was dirty: I had to get clean. I stood in the shower, naked. All my clothes were already in the laundry basket, waiting to be washed. I took a burning hot shower, … Read More

While lockdowns and restrictions inhibit social interactions, some exchange students in Bergen manage to build a social life.


SOCIAL LIFE. Both German Taraneh Redwood and Finnish Lasse Lund has found ways to establish a social life in Bergen. PHOTO: Andreas Fjellanger


– It’s challenging because you need to have some fantasy to have social interaction, you can’t just have a huge party.  This says Lasse Lund, an exchange student from Finland, about the social life in Bergen during the pandemic. Even though he has been having a great time in Bergen, he does admit that the current situation has forced him … Read More

This says the acting head of Studentenes Psykiske Helsetjeneste - SPH (Students' Mental Health Service), Charlotte Lie. And this is especially true for international students.


Do you need someone to talk to?

Seeking help as a student, when struggling with mental issues, even if it is just the experience of loneliness, is often hard. For international students there might even be bigger obstacles. The foreign language may seem like a big complication, but Charlotte Lie, acting head of SPH explains that she never experienced any problems in consultation with international students. The … Read More

Olav Schewe, author of Superstudent and education researcher, shares seven tips on how to stay on track during corona shutdowns.

ILLUSTRATION PHOTO: Henriette Frøysland Thorkildsen


Olav Schewe

Olav Schewe, author of Superstudent and education researcher, shares some tips to keep on track during COVID-19 time.

Every student faces difficulties, some larger than others. Ulrikke Falch gives advice on how to overcome these obstacles.


This was the theme of the TEDx Bergen 2019, held at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) on October the 19th. Among the topics addressed were mental health and social pressure among young people. Read: Extreme Increase in Rental Prices at Fantoft. For some, the years spent at university can be more difficult and troubled than expected. According to the SHoT … Read More