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Law-vlogger Lilia

#MyUGStory: Lilia

Datum:16 november 2017
Auteur:Lilia

 Double-degree Law and Philosophy University of Groningen-student Lilia tells us about her experiences with finding an university. She gives her advice on which factors to consider when you choose an university and why she choose to attend the University of...

Back in time in Volendam!

Exams are over – take a break and go on a day trip

Datum:14 november 2017
Auteur:Joey

Happy days: the first exam period of the new year is over! The abundance of stress and lack of sleep has ended and no matter how your exams went, you deserve a break. So what are you going to do to celebrate? You can catch up with your friends; spend an entire...

Studying at the UG

How to study like a boss at the UG

Datum:25 oktober 2017
Auteur:Peter

So you’ve survived most of the semester. You’ve got three or more courses on your plate and exams are coming up faster than you’d like. You’re feeling the signs of oncoming stress and panic, and in your head, you’re already pulling all-nighters. How do you...

Moving to Groningen

Moving to Groningen! Now what?

Datum:18 oktober 2017
Auteur:Brielle

Moving to a new country may seem intimidating at first. You’ll be in a new place with new people, but you will also have a lot of new experiences to go along. When I first received my acceptance letter I was both excited and nervous--excited for this adventure,...

Preparing for Whalewatching!

Oh Canada!

Datum:11 oktober 2017
Auteur:Peter

When I started my studies at the University of Groningen, little did I know that barely two years later, I’d find myself living, studying and travelling in Canada. But there I was, and going on exchange to Montreal turned out to be one of the best decisions...

Opening of the KEI-week

Starting your life as a student in style!

Datum:04 oktober 2017
Auteur:Peter

As a guy from a small rural village, I’d been to Groningen a few times to visit the university before I started, but I wasn’t very familiar with the city. So I gathered two friends and together we signed up for the KEI-week, the yearly week-long event hosted...

Best things about the UG

The best things about the UG

Datum:28 september 2017
Auteur:Peter

Over the years I’ve studied at the UG, I’ve taken and passed tons of exams, I’ve written as many essays and I’ve read thousand of pages of textbooks. I’ve walked and cycled the streets of Groningen countless times, tried every store in the city and I’ve been...

Your First Week in Groningen--ESN style

Datum:21 september 2017
Auteur:Brielle

Before arriving in Groningen, I signed up for the ESN Introduction Week to get to know the city and the international student community. After moving into SSH, the majority of my housemates were also participating. Although we were mostly separated into different...

Traveling like the Dutch!

Travelling like the Dutch: on your Bike!

Datum:14 september 2017
Auteur:Brielle

Noorderzon Festival

Don't miss summertime in Groningen!

Datum:07 september 2017
Auteur:Peter

After a year's worth of hard work, cranking out essays and studying for exams until you start dreaming about your textbook, it’s finally time for summer! If you’re anything like me, you’ve been looking forward to the summer break since at least February. The...

My holiday group!

Celebrating the Holidays in Groningen

Datum:31 augustus 2017
Auteur:Brielle

When I was an undergraduate student in Pennsylvania, USA it was just a few hours drive to my home. I had the opportunities to go home for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, or any random weekend I desired. However, now that I am abroad I don’t have that option...

Honours College

Honours College: for those that want a bit more

Datum:30 augustus 2017
Auteur:Peter

Not long after I got my first taste of the University of Groningen, I decided to apply for the Honours College, a programme designed to add extra depth and breadth to the regular study programme. Four years later, the Honours College is responsible for some...

Boating around in Giethoorn!

Day trips you don't want to miss

Datum:23 augustus 2017
Auteur:Brielle

Although there is always something to do in Groningen, there are also some day trips you shouldn’t miss out on. The Netherlands is relatively small and easy to travel around.  My housemates and I would get group train tickets and take trips to Amsterdam, Rotterdam,...