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    Respondents wanted for surveys of fellow students

    In the context of their bachelor's paper or master's thesis, your fellow students are looking for respondents to bring their research project to a succesful conclusion. Will you help them by completing the questionnaires?


    Jense is a student of the Master of Interpreting at the VUB and he needs to
    find monolingual participants to conduct an experiment for his
    dissertation. Seeing as Belgium has institutionalized bilingualism, it
    has been difficult to find monolingual participants. For this reason, he
    turns to the native English speakers among you, as you are following
    English-taught programmes.

    The experiment can be performed at home, on your own computer, so you do
    not have to come to the VUB campus. In total, the experiment will not
    take longer than five minutes. However, it is of paramount importance
    that you are a monolingual English speaker.

    Do you want to participate? Sent an e-mail to Jense: jvgogh@vub.ac.be

    Survey and focus group about fake news

    My name is Luca Arfini, I am studying a Master in European Studies at Aarhus University, in Denmark. I am currently writing my thesis on the topic of “fake news” and EU college students in view of the 2019 European elections and I need your help to carry out my study. Therefore, I would like to invite you to take part in a focus group (small discussion group) on the 4th and on the 5th of February 2019 around 17.30 at Vesalius College to discuss the topic. The focus group should last no longer than one hour and a key part of my study.

    The focus group will provide an opportunity for you to find out about online disinformation in view of the 2019 European elections and how youth deal with this issue. In particular, I would like to discover:

    · If EU college students are aware of the problem of online disinformation and what channels they use to read the news
    · How they tackle the issue of “fake news” spread on the web
    · Their relationship and interest in the EU election campaign

    More background information will be sent to those confirming attendance before the focus group.

    Your views will be used to help me in collecting data for my master thesis with the following research question:” How do EU college students tackle the issue of online disinformation (“fake news”) during the 2019 European elections campaign?”. The thesis is the final part of my master in European Studies at Aarhus University. I am currently based in Brussels working as an intern at the European Federation of Journalists, where I am also dealing with the issue of media literacy and online disinformation. As I explained, your participation is very important for the development of my research, so I hope you can help me.

    Please note that your name and any identifying information you share with us will remain confidential. Your responses will be summarized along with other responses and analysed collectively. No names or identifying information will be used when compiling this information.

    If you would like to take part in the focus group on one of the aforementioned dates, please let us know by filling out the online survey on this page. If you have any question contact arfinil@tcd.it or Trisha.Meyer@vub.be.

    During the event, free food and drinks will be provided! A FREE CINEMA TICKET will be given to you to thank you for your participation!


    Luca Arfini