Ik Student
Universiteit Amsterdam
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façade, dreams are lies, failure, proving yourself, expectations, idealised image, double role

Does your time at college or university not meet your expectations? Then you may have a hard time coming to terms with that, particularly if you feel you are falling short of other, more successful students. Because the disappointing results so often contradict your own self-image, you may start to try harder to prove to yourself and to others that everything is running smoothly. Perhaps you’re even hiding your poor results and personal problems from others around you. You’re not the only one: there are students with similar experiences. Their stories are presented on this website. Click on one of the links above to read them.