Sunday, April 1, 2012

Why can Christian students rest?

Today I attended a function for international students (many postgraduates) at our church. After lunch there was a short bible study and talk on the concept of rest in the Old and New Testaments. I then gave a short talk on the anxiety that keeps us from rest and some practical advice for postgraduate students.

Unfortunately, some international students face a significant cultural problem when they do not receive adequate supervision and attention from their supervisors. In many of their home cultures is not appropriate for them to ask for regular weekly meetings or for their supervisor to read material (e.g. draft thesis chapters) in a timely manner. I encouraged them to me more assertive in communicating with their supervisors.

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