New Year's Drinks
Monday 21 January
On the most depressing day of the year we learned about happiness. Colleague Bertus Jeronimus researches well-being and happiness and how it links to affect/emotion and the enviroment in which one lives and works. During this evening Jeronimus shared details of his research and some tips and tricks for a happy 2019.
It was a great start of the new year with live Traditional Irish Music!
College Tour Jouke de Vries
Wednesday 28 November
We had a very interesting interview and had a good change in getting to know our very own, brand new, president of the University of Groningen Prof. Dr. Jouke de Vries. This event was at one of the city's most spectacular hotspots; DOT Groningen!
BBQ + Activity
Friday 21 september
We started with a fun activity where we worked on our teamworking skills by hunting for a treasure (Geocaching). At the end of the day we had a barbecue, which was very ‘gezellig’.
Thursday August 30
This thursday we had a social with drinks at the Zernike campus. During this event there was a small surprise activity..!
Generation Event 2.0
5 July 2018
The second event on generation management presented a few central questions: which differences could be distinguished beween employees from older and younger generations? What are the elements that bind them? In the church where this event took place, two scientific speakers, Ute Bultmann (UMCG) and Susanne Scheibe (RUG) tried to bridge the gaps between the older and younger generations of support staff from the UG. Their interesting presentations were followed by a workshop where participants (in total 43) were divided in six age groups, ranging from ages 25 until 60+ years. The goal of the workshop was to start the discussion on the potential implications of differences in employees' ages on work environment. At the end of the day, participants could fill in an evaluation form and awarded this event with an average of 8.
Career and Development Event 2.0
16 May 2018
During the second edition of the Career & Development Event colleagues could attend different taster workshops. The topics were: work-life balance, LinkedIn, Screw-up, Attention management, Presentation skills, Exploring personal drives, happiness at work and career training. Besides that, colleagues could receive advice on their career path and talent development from one of our HR colleagues during a speedcoaching session. These sessions were also very popular. The opened with a reflection on the results of the Employee Survey, specifically the results for support staff under the age of 35.
7 December 2017
A new kick ass activity of YoungRUG took place: a pub quiz where our knowledge about the RUG was tested and enlarged.
Working together, eating together
21 September 2017
What role do you play when working together? We started with a fun activity where we learned more about the role we play when we have to work together with our colleagues. At the end of the day we had a barbecue together with the one and only 'Burgermeester' Elmer Sterken.
Bring your senior
May 30 2017
The theme of generation management was the focal point for this day. In addition, the audience consisted of a beautiful mix of employees of all generations. Aart Bontekoning, Senior Management Expert, gave a presentation and experimented with the public. The main focus was on renewing old work processes. During the closing session, colleagues discussed the changes that colleagues would like to see at the UG.
Career and Development Event
March 22 2017
An event where colleagues could attend different taster workshops. The topics were: negotiation skills, non-verbal communication, from work to work, corporate entrepreneurship, personal branding and personal drives. Besides that, colleagues could receive advice on their career path and talent development from one of our HR colleagues during a speedcoaching session. These sessions were also very popular. The opening and keynote lecture on 21st Century Skills was presented by Loes Damhof, Dutch Lecturer of the Year.
Open Space Discussion
December 13 2016
An Open Space discussion about the issues that matter to the Young Professional policy & support staff was organized. Here, topics such as Traineeships at the UG, temporary appointments, a mentor system and the future of YoungRUG were discussed.
Oktober 25 2016
The Kick-Off of the YoungRUG network for young policy and support professionals employed by the University of Groningen was a huge success! To celebrate the founding of YoungRUG we arranged a special College Tour interview with President Sibrand Poppema about what young professionals mean to the RUG, what the RUG can mean to young professionals, and about himself as a young professional.
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