Why Media Studies?
I chose to do Media Studies for a variety of
reasons. As most of us know, media is now-a-days everywhere;
wherever you look and whatever you interact with, there will be a
link with media. The interesting part about that is to see how much
media influences our society and influences us as individuals. I am
also really interested in the more business side of media; that is
how media can increase the popularity of a business and increase
revenues and sales profits.
I chose Groningen because both my parents
lived here when they were university students and they really
enjoyed their time here. They remembered Groningen as a lively
student city with a lot of activities to do and buzzing with young
and vibrant people, and they were not wrong. Furthermore, the
testimonies of alumni of the university only increased my desire to
go, with RUG ranking in the top 100 universities in the world when
I decided to come here, it only seemed like the most fitting option
As most people at my age, I am not quite sure
what I want to be when I’m ‘older’, however I do
know that I would like to get a master’s degree in
International Business after my bachelor. I hope to find a job
where I can travel the world as much as possible and, in my own
way, contribute to society.
The best advice I can give to all prospective
students is to approach one of us if you have any doubts or
questions. The reason I say this is because when I was applying I
lived all the way in China so attending open days was definitely
not an option. On top of that I was too scared to actually email
anyone for advice or help and I can tell you it would have made my
move a lot easier had I actually done that. Finally, if you start
feeling nervous and stressed out, don’t forget that there are
thousands of students going through the same process as you and
that it will all be ok in the end.