Zoom deserves a second chance

Video conferencing tool Zoom was placed under strict restrictions or even outright banned at most Flemish academic institutions in April 2020. The reasons for this had been piling up for some time, but an important factor was a meeting of academic staff from several Flemish universities that had been hacked and where all participants were…

Sociology has the most difficult jargon

From chemistry to literary history and from nursing to physics. They each have their specific jargon, but do you know which has the most difficult jargon of them all? Sociology. That’s because its jargon is hidden. Is this also the case in your field? You may not have expected sociology to be at the top…

Take your place front and center

Giving a talk takes courage. The spotlight is on you, and instinctively many presenters simply want to hide away behind their laptop or lectern. Away from the spotlights. If we could give one ultimate performance tip, (aside from always wearing a smile), it would be: Take your place front and center. Try to stand as…