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American Studies
Chloë Zoer
Chloë Zoer

About Chloë
Hi! My name is Chloë. By the time you can find this little piece on the student ambassadors page I am twenty-two years old and a second-year BA American Studies student. I grew up in Germany and the Netherlands, and I am currently living in Groningen. Next to my studies I spend time in the Crossfit gym, I go for walks and runs, and I have an additional job. I also love to read books and watch movies/tv shows, and live life to the fullest with my best friends and family.

Why American Studies?
Before applying for American Studies at the UG, I attempted studying International Studies in The Hague and European Law in Maastricht. However, neither were the perfect fit and so I dropped out. I knew I wanted to study something with a certain international aspect, since international communities, politics, economics, history, cultures, etc. really interest me. The BA American Studies consists of this aspect and all these territories, and combined with the fact that program is really small (everyone knows everyone, teachers included, and you'll easily become friends with your fellow students), yet very highly regarded, made me apply. Students develop academic/research skills to an incredible extent, which is of course super handy for your future career. Besides, we have a very active study association (EPU) that organizes a ton of great events. In addition, joining (one of) their commissions provides you with amazing experiences and memories.

Applied Mathematics
Eline Hoexum
Eline Hoexum

About Eline
I'm 20 years old and I have lived in Groningen for all my life. I'm in the fourth year of my Mathematics Bachelor, planning to graduate this year. Besides studying Mathematics, I have done parts of minors in Philosophy, Education and Classical Languages. I am also active in a student choir, where I have been in the board as treasurer for one year.

If you have any questions about the bachelor's Mathematics or Applied Mathematics in general or questions about living and studying in Groningen, send me e-mail. If you refer the email to me ''Eline'', I will reply!

Laura Oldenburger
Laura Oldenburger

About Laura
Student life might start for you within a few months, very exciting! But before you will start this new stage of life, you first need to make a hard decision: choosing a study programme. Two years ago I had to make the same decision, I chose to study Mathematics and I have never regretted this. Do you have any questions about studying Mathematics or living in Groningen? Feel free to a mail me, I’m happy to answer all of your questions. If you refer the email to me ''Laura'', I will reply!

Applied Physics
Mare Dijkstra
Mare Dijkstra

About Mare
If you have any questions about the bachelor's Physics or Applied Physics in general or questions about living and studying in Groningen, send me a mail :).

Merel van Helten
Merel van Helten

About Merel
If you have any questions about the bachelor's Physics or Applied Physics in general or questions about living and studying in Groningen, send me an email! If you refer the mail to me ''Merel'', I will reply.

Sander Bouma
Sander Bouma

About Sander
Hi! I am Sander and I am a first year MSc Physics student. Before this, I did the BSc Physics. I have always been interested in how things work up to a fundamental level, and I love the mathematical puzzles that come along while answering these fundamental questions, hence I started specializing in Particle Physics! Are you interested in studying Physics? Or do you have any questions? I would love to help you, just send me an email

Rutger Haan
Rutger Haan

About Rutger
Hello, my name is Rutger and I just started the MSc Mechanical Engineering. Before this, I did the BSc Applied Physics. During my bachelor's I encountered a broad variety of topics, which let me to specialize in something I enjoy. After my master's degree, I am planning to work as a consultant. For any questions regarding the BSc Applied Physics, you can send me an email

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Lilly-Anne Kalderen

About Lilly-Anne
Hey, my name is Lilly-Anne and I am in my third year of the BSc Applied Physics. I chose this degree programme because I wanted to study something technical. The BSc Applied Physics is very broad, so I will have a lot of options for various master's degrees and job opportunities. For any questions feel free to send me an email!

 

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Charlotte Broekmeulen

About Charlotte
Hi! My name is Charlotte and I am in the third year of the BSc Applied Physics. After my studies, I would like to pursue a master's degree in engineer. However, because I am not quite sure yet what I would like to specialize in, I chose the BSc Applied Physics. In this programme we encounter a broad variety of topics, and thus I still have a lot of options for choosing a master's degree. If you are not sure whether Applied Physics is the bachelor degree for you, or if you have any questions, feel free to send me an email!

Art History
Mattanja Gerritsen
Mattanja Gerritsen

About Mattanja
Hi there! My name is Mattanja and I’m 21 years old. I am a third year student of the bachelor Art History. Besides my love for art, I enjoy writing and making music. I am also active as a member of the University’s Green Office.

Why Art History?
My study choice was a long and tedious process. I was in secondary school and I was struggling to choose between applied sciences and university. Eventually, I ended up following two extra years of pre-university education in order to go to university after all. Since History and visual arts were my favourite subjects in secondary school, I love writing and art works tell stories, I became intrigued by the subject of art history. A few months later, I found myself wandering around on the open day of the bachelor Art History in Groningen.

Julie van Loon
Julie van Loon

About Julie
Hi, my name is Julie and I’m twenty years old. I am currently in my third year of the bachelor Art History and last year I started with a second bachelor European Laguages and Culture.

For me the decision to study Art History became very clear when I heard a professor give a lecture at an open day. This instantly made me so enthusiastic that the interest I had in other bachelors dropped. My family has always been very artistic; my father also studied Art History and my sister is currently studying at the art academy Minerva. I was raised with art and always encouraged to do something with it. The thing I like most about Art History is that it includes people from all over the world with very different backgrounds that all share the same passion for art. This makes that we are a very tight group. Art History is a very small programme, which makes it very personal.

The programme is also very diverse, in the first year you immediately go on different excursions and visit many museums. I enjoyed this very much in particular, because it will bring you closer to the things you learn and you get an idea as to where you might end up after your studies.

If you have become excited to study Art History or if you want to become excited, you can always email me for more information, to ask questions or if you need help with your choice.

Artificial Intelligence
Isabelle Tilleman
Isabelle Tilleman

About Isabelle
At first, Artificial Intelligence was meant to be my backup. I tried to get into a music program with a very strict selection procedure. I didn’t get in, so I went to Groningen to study Artificial Intelligence. I had ben looking at studies related to science for a while, but I was always afraid that I would get tired of the technical and mathematical subjects after a while, or that I wouldn’t be able to do it. When I found Artificial Intelligence ( I hadn’t heard of it before), I knew it was the right choice for me. Because it’s such a broad topic, there’s enough variation for me to never get bored! I am currently in my third year of the bachelor and I’m very glad I ended up here.

If you have any questions about the bachelor Artificial Intelligence in general or questions about living and studying in Groningen, send me an email! If you refer the mail to me ''Isabelle'', I will reply.

Daniëlle Metz
Daniëlle Metz

About Daniëlle
In my first year of studying, I began my well-chosen programme Psychology with great enthusiasm. But when most courses turned out to be quite dull and my best course turned out to be Statistics, I knew this wasn't the right choice for me. Searching for a technical study that wasn't too one-dimensional I ended up at Artificial Intelligence. AI is the perfect combination of psychology, maths, computer science and much more. A perfect choice for me! Currently I am doing my Master's, so you can ask me about both the Master's and Bachelor's of Artificial Intelligence!

Paul Veldhuyzen
Paul Veldhuyzen

About Paul
Before I started studying Artificial Intelligence (AI) I tried two other studies, one was very math oriented, the other more society oriented (think: politics, environment, economics). Both studies were interesting but not the right study for me. In the end I decided to analyse what I liked and what motivated me. I ended up choosing to study AI because it combines different fields of science that had my interest: psychology, math, and programming. Furthermore, AI offered courses about topics that seemed really interesting to me even though I knew little of them, linguistics, and logic for example. The combination of all those different fields of science turned out to be a perfect fit for my broad interests, and in the end studying AI turned out to be the right choice for me. Do you want to know more about studying AI to find out whether AI is the right study for you too? Shoot me an E-mail! Or, maybe you want to switch studies, I might just be able to help you think about that.

Sanne Poelstra
Sanne Poelstra

About Sanne
If you have any questions about the bachelor Artificial Intelligence in general or questions about living and studying in Groningen, send me an email! If you refer the mail to me ''Sanne'', I will reply.

Arts, Culture and Media
Giulia Cristofoli
Giulia Cristofoli
About Giulia

Hi there! My name is Giulia Cristofoli and I am an Arts, Culture and Media (ACM) student specializing in Theatre and Literature. I am from Brazil and this is my 3rd year living in Groningen. Asides from my studies, I work part-time, but I have also started an art magazine. My favourite hobby is taking dance lessons. I also enjoy reading, spending my days in the sun and hanging out with my friends.

Why Arts, Culture and Media?

What attracted me to ACM was the variety of topics covered by the course. I love art in general and I found it difficult to only focus on one discipline. The programme allowed me to choose two art disciplines to delve deeper without letting go of the others. It was the perfect opportunity to investigate the world of art in a broader context and still get into specifics on my preferred topics. The way the course was organized enabled me to first get a taste of the options and then choose within my range of interests. Not to mention that ACM was a way for me to stay close to what I love – art – without necessarily having to produce art (let us just say that I am not a gifted artistic genius).

Astronomy
Nikki Potze
Nikki Potze

About Nikki
Hi! My name is Nikki, I'm a third-year Astronomy student from the Netherlands. I was planning on studying Physics but then came along Astronomy. Astronomy seemed like Physics but applied to one of the most fascinating subjects there is: the universe! I've really enjoyed my bachelor so far and managed to have a nice student life too. Would you like to know more about what studying Astronomy in Groningen is like? Send me an e-mail and I'll get back to you!

Nynke Visser
Nynke Visser

About Nynke
Hi, my name is Nynke, and I’m a third year Astronomy student at UG. I knew pretty quickly that I wanted to study Astronomy and I’m still very happy with my decision! Do you want to know why or do you have questions about Astronomy? Don’t hesitate to send me an email!

Biology
Femke Kienstra
Femke Kienstra

About Femke
My name is Femke, I am 21 years old and currently I am in my third year of the Bachelor Biology. I am majoring in the field of Behaviour and Neurosciences and followed quite a few additional ecology courses. Are you thinking about starting the bachelor Biology in Groningen but do you still have some questions about the bachelor, the courses or something else? Do not hesitate to email me and I will respond to you as soon as possible. To get a reply from me, do not forget to add my name in the subject line

Wietske Feenstra
Wietske Feenstra

About Wietske
My name is Wietske, I am 20 years old and my third year of the bachelor in Biology has just started off. I chose to do the major Biomedical Sciences. Despite having a lot of doubts in school, I definitely found my place here. In case you have any questions on for example studying in Groningen, the bachelor-program in Biology or the major Biomedical Sciences, you can always send me a mail! If you refer the email to me ''Wietske'', I will reply.

Floor Hoevers
Floor Hoevers

About Floor
My name is Floor Hoevers. I’m 21 years old and I’m a second-year Biology student with the major Ecology & Evolution. After a gap-year filled with working and travelling I eventually chose to study in Groningen. The year I started, the curriculum was changed to teaching solely in English. If you have any questions regarding the Bachelor Biology or your study choice, feel free to send me an e-mail.  

Omaira Bischoff
Omaira Bischoff

About Omaira
My name is Omaira, I am 20 years old, and I am currently in my third year of the bachelor Biology. My major is Biomedical Sciences and I hope to finish my bachelor next year. Do you have questions about the major Biomedical Sciences or Biology in general? Or do you want to know more about studying in Groningen? Feel free to email me and make sure to put my name in the subject, this way I will get back to you!

Marc Lulofs
Marc Lulofs

About Marc
Hey! My name is Marc, 22 years old and currently in my fifth year of the bachelor Biology. I have almost finished the bachelor with the major Ecology & Evolution. If you have any questions regarding the major Ecology & Evolution, about the bachelor Biology in general or questions about living and studying in Groningen send me a mail! If you refer the email to me ''Marc'', I will reply.

Biomedical Engineering
Lara Saber
Lara Saber

About Lara
Hi, my name is Lara and I am a third year Biomedical Engineering student. I chose this program because I am really interested in Mathematics and Physics coupled with the way the human body works. Therefore, Biomedical Engineering was the perfect fit for me.

My favourite courses are the courses involving designing. This is because it requires the application of medical and technical knowledge on a current medical problem to create a feasible solution. If you have any question about the program or the student life in general, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Fennie van der Graaf
Fennie van der Graaf

About Fennie
If you have any questions about the bachelor Biomedical Engineering in general or questions about living and studying in Groningen send me a mail!

Campus Fryslân - University College Fryslân
Aline Ruge
Aline Ruge

About Alina
My name is Alina Ruge, and I am from Hamburg, Germany. I started my UCF experience in September 2019 and did not know what to expect when I came to Leeuwarden, because I have never even seen Leeuwarden before I started the program. I had so many questions and luckily, I knew someone from the second year to answer some of them. That really helped me ease my mind about all my fears and I want you to be able to have someone doing the same for you because I know that it was scary diving into something entirely new.

Before I came here I traveled the world for one year to clear up my mind what I really wanted in life. When I found this program after hours of research I felt like this was the right program to fit all my interests. I am interested into international affairs, global problems and how to solve them in a sustainable way. This program will enable me to find a job where I can find solutions that I especially faced when traveling through countries like India. The problem of gender equality, waste disposal or overall poverty.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have questions concerning the program, the UCF community, or the city of Leeuwarden. The UCF community is there to support you and answer every question you have, in order to start the most exciting journey of your life!

Koen Pouw
Koen Pouw

About Koen
My name is Koen Pouw and I’m currently a first-year student of Global Responsibility & Leadership at University College Fryslân in Leeuwarden. Before moving to Leeuwarden, I lived in Zeewolde, Flevoland, the Netherlands. After doing my final high school VWO exams in 2019, I immediately started my studies here in Leeuwarden.

Global Responsibility & Leadership caught my interest due to its interdisciplinarity and flexibility, focusing on the Sustainable Development Goals set up by the United Nations. As I mentioned before, the programme is very interdisciplinary and diverse. For me, before applying to this programme, I therefore had quite some questions about the programme itself and was curious to hear about experiences of current GRL students. Do you have questions about what it’s like to study Global Responsibility & Leadership and are you curious about student life in Leeuwarden? The UCF community is here to answer all your questions you might have! Please, do not hesitate to contact meand I’ll try my best to answer any question that you can think of!

Chemical Engineering
Caya Muijs
Caya Muijs

About Caya
Hi, my name is Caya and I'm already studying Chemistry in Groningen for 4 years. I started this programme because I really liked the course in high school since it is everywhere around us! Are you also interested in this subject, but do you still have questions about Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or studying in general? I would be glad to help you out!

Pepijn Rang
Pepijn Rang

About Pepijn
If you have any questions regarding the bachelor's Chemistry or Chemical Engineering in general or questions about living and studying in Groningen, send me a mail and if you refer the mail to me, then I will reply!

Wietske Nauta
Wietske Nauta

Abou t Wietske
If you have any questions regarding the bachelor's Chemistry or Chemical Engineering in general or questions about living and studying in Groningen, send me a mail and if you refer the mail to me, then I will reply!

Lieke Germain
Lieke Germain

About Lieke
If you have any questions regarding the bachelor's Chemistry or Chemical Engineering in general or questions about living and studying in Groningen, send me a mail and if you refer the mail to me, then I will repky!

Chemistry
Caya Muijs
Caya Muijs

About Caya
Hi, my name is Caya and I'm already studying Chemistry in Groningen for 4 years. I started this programme because I really liked the course in high school since it is everywhere around us! Are you also interested in this subject, but do you still have questions about Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or studying in general? I would be glad to help you out!

Pepijn Rang
Pepijn Rang

About Pepijn
If you have any questions regarding the bachelor's Chemistry or Chemical Engineering in general or questions about living and studying in Groningen, send me a mail and if you refer the mail to me, then I will reply!

Wietske Nauta
Wietske Nauta

Abou t Wietske
If you have any questions regarding the bachelor's Chemistry or Chemical Engineering in general or questions about living and studying in Groningen, send me a mail and if you refer the mail to me, then I will reply!

Lieke Germain
Lieke Germain

About Lieke
If you have any questions regarding the bachelor's Chemistry or Chemical Engineering in general or questions about living and studying in Groningen, send me a mail and if you refer the mail to me, then I will repky!

Communication and Information Studies
Tamara Kanner
Tamara Kanner

About Tamara
Hi! My name is Tamara, I am 22 years old and a third culture kid who mainly grew up in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. I am a second-year student in the Communication and Information Studies (CIS) bachelor’s degree programme as well as a teaching assistant, student ambassador, co-host for a radio show and an active member of the CIS study association, Commotie. As I am halfway through my degree programme, I'm quite busy doing school work and studying. Additionally, I do lots of art and craft projects, journal, go with fellow Commotie members friends to fun events and lectures, and, very importantly, spend an evening or two a week relaxing and taking care of my plants.

Why Communication and Information Studies?
After relentlessly looking for a programme that fits one of my many interests, I felt like something was a missing every time. However, the Communication and Information Studies programme aligned with my interests in philosophical language and linguistics, marketing, sociology, and multi-media, while still leaving enough time outside the programme to pursue all my other interests and skillsets. I decided on this programme because, to me, it is the perfect baseline degree to evolve into whatever other career I wanted: communication, research, marketing, English language, etc.

Computing Science
Joël Plantinga
Joël Plantinga

About Joël
As soon as I could take coding lessons at my high school, I knew that I wanted to do something with it. As the world digitalises more and more, programming opens a lot of doors. What is fun about the program is that you do not only learn by theory but also by practical coding exercises. Besides the great program, Groningen is a great city to develop yourself in various ways. You can join an association you like, get involved in committees and experience good times in the best student city of The Netherlands! Kind regards, Joël Plantinga

If you have questions about the bachelor Computing Science, making a study choice or studying and living in the city of Groningen? Mail me and if you refer the mail to me, then I will reply!

Jens Hartsuiker
Jens Hartsuiker

About Jens
If you have questions about the bachelor Computing Science, making a study choice or studying and living in the city of Groningen? Mail me and if you refer the mail to me, then I will reply!

Kevin Gevers
Kevin Gevers

About Kevin
The choice of degree programme was fairly easy for me since what I like to do and what I’m good at are overlapping. Programming with a health dose of math is right up my alley. However, deciding which city to study in was a bigger challenge. The open days and student for a days really helped me here. Mainly because I was able to ask actual students all kinds of questions and hear about their experiences. So don’t be shy to email me and ask your own questions!"

Econometrics and Operations Research
Sterre Ropers
Sterre Ropers

About Sterre
Hello! My name is Sterre and I am currently a fourth-year Econometrics and Operations Research (EOR) student at the University of Groningen. I am also an active member of the study association VESTING. Originally, I am from Utrecht, which is almost three hours away. This meant I really had to dive into student life and live on my own in a student house in Groningen straight away. However, I have to say, it was a very good decision, as I am having the time of my life here up north! After having attended open days and student-for-a-days in multiple cities and of several studies, I knew quite early on that I wanted to study EOR; I really liked the combination of the (rather theoretical) mathematics and the (very practical) economic applications. However, then I had to decide in which city I was going to study. I made a list with pros and cons of every option and eventually decided that the small, cozy, and personal city of Groningen would be the right fit for me. Now, more than three years later, I am still happy with my choices and I would love to share my experiences about studying EOR, studying, and student life in Groningen with you, so do not hesitate to send me an e-mail if you have any questions or if you want a some more information from an insider!

Economics and Business Economics
Maud Wester
Maud Wester

About Maud
Hi there! My name is Maud, I’m 22 years old and I just graduated in Economics and Business Economics (E&BE). After graduating from high school, I started studying Business Economics at a university of applied sciences. However, this was not the right fit for me and that is why I applied for the bachelor E&BE at the University of Groningen. I can help you with your questions about E&BE, but also with your questions about the differences between studying at a university of applied sciences and studying at a university.

In my second year, I have chosen the Economics track since the mathematical courses of economics were most interesting to me. This programme contains sufficient electives because of the three different tracks. In the propaedeutic year, you will be introduced to courses of all the three different tracks, which makes it easy to discover your economic interests.

If you are interested in this programme, busy trying to find the right programme and have any questions; please send me an email! Any other study-related questions are welcome too!

English Language and Culture
Sézaïg Vije
Sézaïg Vije

About Sézaïg
My name is Sézaïg Vije and I am a second-year English Language and Culture student. I am also an active member of our study association NUTS, where I do not shy away from a few drinks. In my free time I like playing rugby, reading, and watching movies or series.

Why English Language and Culture?
I chose to study English because I really enjoyed the literature in secondary school. When I started with this programme, I fell in love with everything it had to offer: linguistics, modern literature, medieval literature, even academic writing. You get a broad view of English, especially in the beginning of this study, but later you also get to specialize in your favorite aspect. You will obtain extra skills as well, like critical thinking and a broader world view.

European Languages and Cultures
Aline Staniloiu
Aline Staniloiu

About Alina Staniloiu
Hello! My name is Alina Staniloiu and I am an international student from Romania. Currently, I am in my second year of European Languages and Cultures, with European Language and Society as my major profile. Additionally, I am studying two foreign languages, Spanish as major language and French as minor language. I am also a student of the Honours College programme and the vice-chair of the seventh faction of Letteren Vooruit, a party that represents the students of the Faculty of Arts within the Faculty Council. When it comes to my free time, I love to spend time with my friends, and when I am not with them, you can find me biking around the city.

Why European Languages and Cultures?
Ever since I was in primary school, I was inclined towards the linguistic sphere, at first, being more interested in the structural aspects of languages. Later on, I discovered the beauty of the social part which fascinated me even more. As time passed by, I realized that I wanted to follow a path that involved the study of languages and their interplay with our society. Therefore, this study was the perfect match for me. Not only do I love its focus on my main area of interest, but also its broadness which can give me access to other domains, such as politics and literature. From my point of view, this BA programme does not limit your opportunities after graduation, but rather opens multiple doors for you, which is what we are all looking for.

Global Responsibility & Leadership - University College Fryslân
Aline Ruge
Aline Ruge

About Alina
My name is Alina Ruge, and I am from Hamburg, Germany. I started my UCF experience in September 2019 and did not know what to expect when I came to Leeuwarden, because I have never even seen Leeuwarden before I started the program. I had so many questions and luckily, I knew someone from the second year to answer some of them. That really helped me ease my mind about all my fears and I want you to be able to have someone doing the same for you because I know that it was scary diving into something entirely new.

Before I came here I traveled the world for one year to clear up my mind what I really wanted in life. When I found this program after hours of research I felt like this was the right program to fit all my interests. I am interested into international affairs, global problems and how to solve them in a sustainable way. This program will enable me to find a job where I can find solutions that I especially faced when traveling through countries like India. The problem of gender equality, waste disposal or overall poverty.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have questions concerning the program, the UCF community, or the city of Leeuwarden. The UCF community is there to support you and answer every question you have, in order to start the most exciting journey of your life!

Koen Pouw
Koen Pouw

About Koen
My name is Koen Pouw and I’m currently a first-year student of Global Responsibility & Leadership at University College Fryslân in Leeuwarden. Before moving to Leeuwarden, I lived in Zeewolde, Flevoland, the Netherlands. After doing my final high school VWO exams in 2019, I immediately started my studies here in Leeuwarden.

Global Responsibility & Leadership caught my interest due to its interdisciplinarity and flexibility, focusing on the Sustainable Development Goals set up by the United Nations. As I mentioned before, the programme is very interdisciplinary and diverse. For me, before applying to this programme, I therefore had quite some questions about the programme itself and was curious to hear about experiences of current GRL students. Do you have questions about what it’s like to study Global Responsibility & Leadership and are you curious about student life in Leeuwarden? The UCF community is here to answer all your questions you might have! Please, do not hesitate to contact meand I’ll try my best to answer any question that you can think of!

History
Ayşe Rana Özsan
Ayşe Rana Özsan

About Ayşe Rana
Hi! My name is Ayşe Rana Özsan, I’m 22 years old and I have just begun my third year of the History programme here at the University of Groningen. I came here all the way from Canada and, predictably, I’m in the international track of this programme. I’m an active member of our study association Ubbo Emmius and participate in several committees within the university.

Besides my involvement in the university itself, I enjoy spending time with my friends, learning languages, and travelling as much as I possibly can. That, and befriending the many stray cats wandering about Groningen.

Why History?
History has always interested me as a subject, because so much of the world around us can only be fully understood when examining the past. I had many other interests before starting university and, in fact, majored in business in 2018. However, when I realized my favourite courses were two electives in History, I knew that changing my programme was the right choice for me.

Honours College
Karolina Gruzel
Karolina Gruzel

About Karolina
Hi! I am Karolina. I am a master student of The European Law in a Global Context and PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics). I work as Social Media Officer for the Honours College and as a student assistant for Education Support and Innovation. I finished the Honours Bachelor programme and I was a Secretary of the Honours College Social Association.

I am Polish but I have lived in the UK for two years. I love reading books (during pandemics I’ve organised a book club with my friends) and I am a fan of the spoken word. If you have any questions about the Honours Bachelor programme, do not hesitate to contact me :)

Human Geography and Planning
Yildiz Heeringa
Yildiz Heeringa

About Yildiz
Hi there, I am Yildiz and I am one of the student ambassadors of the bachelor Human Geography and Planning. I am a fourth-year student in the program, so I know my way around the Faculty quite well. Don't hesitate to reach out to me by sending me an email with any questions about the program itself, the Faculty, activities that you can do besides your studies, or the student life in Groningen in general. I am more than happy to help you and I hope to see you around the Faculty soon!

Alesya Grishkun
Alesya Grishkun

About Alesya
My name is Alesya and I am an international 2nd year Human Geography and Urban and Regional Planning student. I am also part of the Green Office and the Honours College Programme. If you have any questions regarding the programme, the faculty or the university in general, I am the right person to talk to! Additionally, do not hesitate to ask questions about the city, how is it to be an international here or any type of question. I will be more than happy to answer them!

Industrial Engineering and Management
Folkert Post
Folkert Post

About Folkert
Hi, My name is Folkert and I am a fourth year IEM student studying the PTL track. In my spare time I like to play tennis and hang out with friends. If you have any questions about studying in Groningen or if IEM is right for you, feel free to ask me! You can reach me and fellow students by email.

Eveline Sahni
Eveline Sahni

About Eveline
If you have questions about the bachelor Industrial Engineering and Management, making a study choice or studying and living in the city of Groningen? Mail me and if you refer the mail to me, then I will reply!

International and European law
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About International and European Law
If you have questions about the student experience and you'd like to contact a current student in the International and European Law LLB programme, please contact the Faculty of Law directly by email at studylaw rug.nl. Please include your name, nationality and current year of study in the email. They can put you in touch with a student to answer student experience questions. Please write "Request to contact current LLB student" in the subject line. All formal questions about the programme, such as questions about admissions requirements etc. should be asked through the Faculty information request form.

International Business
Eva van der Brug
Eva van der Brug

About Eva
IIn the last years of high school, I still wasn’t sure which bachelor to choose. I didn’t have strong interests or passions that I could translate into a study. Many Open Days and conversations about bachelors resulted in a lot of information. However, it remained unclear which one suited me best.

Only when I started looking at this process differently, I realized very quick which study was good for me! Instead of focusing on which study to choose, I started thinking about where I want to end up later. I saw myself working in an organization, working with people, preferably international, not economic but HR/management.
The next step in the process was: which bachelor can bring me here? This question turned out to have multiple answers. I chose one of these options based on my personality and my strong and weak points. International Business seemed to be the best match.
I have never had doubts about this choice and I even found out that I actually really like the economic aspect of IB as well! This is definitely an advantage of choosing a broad bachelor, there is room to discover your real strengths.

My advice: look further than the three years of your bachelor, what would you like to do later? Are you interested broadly or are you more of a specialist? Which roads can lead you to your future goals? Another advice is to contact someone who is currently doing the bachelor that you are considering. This creates a far more realistic picture and gives you the opportunity to ask specific questions.

If you would like to ask any questions about choosing a bachelor, International Business, studying in English or anything else, please don’t hesitate to email me!

International Relations and International Organization
Lars Hoving
Lars Hoving

About Lars
Hi! My name is Lars and I am 19 years old. I am currently in my third year of being an International Relations and International Organization student. After a long and thorough search through multiple studies and attending web classes and open days, I eventually followed my heart and wound up at IRIO. The fact that I show an interest in global issues, the news, politics, and history, makes that IRIO suits me perfectly. By studying in Groningen, one gets acquainted with a lot of people and cultures from all over the world. An important aspect of studying IRIO is engaging in a lot of class discussions and applying your knowledge to contemporary issues. Furthermore, IRIO offers a wide variety of subjects, such as history, political science, law, and many more! Exhausted after a whole week of studying? Luckily, the study association CLIO organises a lot of pastime activities, such as excursions, or parties.

Do you have any questions? Please do not hesitate to send me an email, as I would gladly answer all your questions!

Hugo Sarraude
Hugo Sarraude

About Hugo
Bonjour! My name is Hugo; I am from the southwest of France and 21 years old. I am currently in my second year of the Bachelor International Relations and International Organization (IRIO).

Next to my studies, I try to have a complete social life in which I practice several sports: football, rugby, rock climbing and surfing. I also enjoy making music with my guitar, piano, ukulele or harmonica. I like attending events that are organized by my programme’s study association CLIO, in which I was involved in the photo and multimedia committee last year. Finally, I am now excited to start as a student ambassador for IRIO within the university.

Why IRIO?
After studying French law for almost two years, I was looking for a broader programme where I could fully study in English and that would give me the possibility to learn about various subjects, such as law, economics, history, politics. However, the feature that convinced me to apply for this programme were the compulsory language courses that allow me to learn a foreign language intensively. I picked Chinese and studying this language is so much fun!

Liberal Arts and Sciences - University College Groningen
Thao Le Hai
Thao Le Hai

About Thao
Hello! My name is Thao. I am Vietnamese but I grew up in Prague and I am now in my 4th year at UCG with a specialisation in Brain, Behavior and Culture. Though I have spent 3 years deeply interested in psychology and culture, I have decided to switch my academic focus to educational sciences and organisation when it comes to my master.

When trying to decide where to go for my studies I found the amount of information and offers everywhere very overwhelming. I hope I can take some of that stress off of your shoulders and provide you with a bit more clarity. Not only regarding the programme but also to see if Groningen and its student life is what you're looking for, which extra-curricular activities there are etc.! If you would like to ask me something, please feel free to send an email to: studentbuddy.ucg rug.nl or directly book an online appointment with me through this link.

Life Science and Technology

About Life Science and Technology
Temporarily there is no student available to answer your questions. But feel free to send an email to the prospective student educator for any questions you might have!

Mathematics
Eline Hoexum
Eline Hoexum

About Eline
I'm 20 years old and I have lived in Groningen for all my life. I'm in the fourth year of my Mathematics Bachelor, planning to graduate this year. Besides studying Mathematics, I have done parts of minors in Philosophy, Education and Classical Languages. I am also active in a student choir, where I have been in the board as treasurer for one year.

If you have any questions about the bachelor's Mathematics or Applied Mathematics in general or questions about living and studying in Groningen, send me e-mail. If you refer the email to me ''Eline'', I will reply!

Laura Oldenburger
Laura Oldenburger

About Laura
Student life might start for you within a few months, very exciting! But before you will start this new stage of life, you first need to make a hard decision: choosing a study programme. Two years ago I had to make the same decision, I chose to study Mathematics and I have never regretted this. Do you have any questions about studying Mathematics or living in Groningen? Feel free to a mail me, I’m happy to answer all of your questions. If you refer the email to me ''Laura'', I will reply!

Media Studies
Marlies Hoogeveen
Marlies Hoogeveen

About Marlies
Hi, my name is Marlies Hogeveen, I’m 19 years old and a second-year student of the bachelor Media Studies. I’m a big lover of both analogue and digital media. I love to read and write, but I’m also an enthusiastic producer of my own videos for my YouTube channel, where I document my life as a university student and talk about my other interests. I have a fascination for all things British and I would love to live there someday.

Why Media Studies?
I eventually decided to study Media Studies because I noticed that all of my interests were combined in this programme. Not only am I eager to learn about the different creative industries in the media field but I also like the social approach towards media in this bachelor. Every time I’m doing my readings or assignments, I’m reminded of the topicality and social importance of the topics I learn about. I would never want to miss out on all of the things I’ve learned about for instance power structures in society, race theory and feminism in relation to media. Media have such a powerful role in the way we understand our world, and now more than ever, people have a say in how media are produced as well. This makes Media Studies a highly relevant field of study if you are interested in the dynamics of representation of society.

Medicine
Nienke van Aalst
Nienke van Aalst

About Nienke
Because I already knew what study I wanted to do, I only had to think about where I wanted to study medicine and what study I liked as an alternative. Medicine is a study with a decentralized selection, so I had to have a plan B. In my fourth year of high school I already visited some open days, and after my fifth and sixth year of high school I had been in almost every city where you could study medicine. Finally, I chose Groningen because I felt most at home in Groningen and I preferred the program of medicine in Groningen compared to other universities.

I hope you can also make a good programme choice! If you have any questions for me, please send me a message so I can hopefully help you with your choice.

Minorities & Multilingualism
Alissa Vogel
Alissa Vogel

About Alissa
Hey everyone! My name is Alissa, I'm 20 years old, from Germany and currently ain my second year of Minorities & Multilingualism. In addition to my studies, I am an Honours College student and the Secretary of Multi, our programme’s study association, which means that I am responsible for all matters related to communication.

In my free time, I love to spend time with friends, listen to music (a lot) and enjoy learning foreign languages. I am quite the language nerd - as of right now, I speak eight languages and I'm always keen to add another one to the bunch, the more, the merrier. In fact, I also started learning a new language in my first year of M&M, I picked Russian as my elective and have continued taking it in my second year.

Why Minorities & Multilingualism?
M&M is an interdisciplinary programme that offers a unique perspective on important societal matters. Essentially, we learn to become diversity managers - first we need to understand the different dimensions of societal issues, then we are gradually equipped with the tools to solve them. Thanks to the flexible programme structure and small-scale education of M&M, I was able to figure out my personal interests, namely minority rights and multilingual education. There is a lot of room for individual preferences and every fellow student of mine has opted for a different path when choosing their elective courses. Last but not least, I love the open and supportive atmosphere within the programme. Students and lecturers know each other very well and there is room for any question or concern.

Pharmacy
Emma Koenders
Emma Koenders

About Emma
Hi everyone! My name is Emma and I am already in the second year of the Bachelor of Pharmacy. Pharmacy is an incredibly diverse study that teaches you to become the drug expert. With my experience as a student here I can tell a lot about studying here and the study itself. Therefore you can always send me an email with all of your questions (please put my name in the subject line) and I will answer it with all of my enthousiasm.

Physics
Mare Dijkstra
Mare Dijkstra

About Mare
If you have any questions about the bachelor's Physics or Applied Physics in general or questions about living and studying in Groningen, send me a mail :).

Merel van Helten
Merel van Helten

About Merel
If you have any questions about the bachelor's Physics or Applied Physics in general or questions about living and studying in Groningen, send me an email! If you refer the mail to me ''Merel'', I will reply.

Sander Bouma
Sander Bouma

About Sander
Hi! I am Sander and I am a first year MSc Physics student. Before this, I did the BSc Physics. I have always been interested in how things work up to a fundamental level, and I love the mathematical puzzles that come along while answering these fundamental questions, hence I started specializing in Particle Physics! Are you interested in studying Physics? Or do you have any questions? I would love to help you, just send me an email

Rutger Haan
Rutger Haan

About Rutger
Hello, my name is Rutger and I just started the MSc Mechanical Engineering. Before this, I did the BSc Applied Physics. During my bachelor's I encountered a broad variety of topics, which let me to specialize in something I enjoy. After my master's degree, I am planning to work as a consultant. For any questions regarding the BSc Applied Physics, you can send me an email

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Lilly-Anne Kalderen

About Lilly-Anne
Hey, my name is Lilly-Anne and I am in my third year of the BSc Applied Physics. I chose this degree programme because I wanted to study something technical. The BSc Applied Physics is very broad, so I will have a lot of options for various master's degrees and job opportunities. For any questions feel free to send me an email!

 

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Charlotte Broekmeulen

About Charlotte
Hi! My name is Charlotte and I am in the third year of the BSc Applied Physics. After my studies, I would like to pursue a master's degree in engineer. However, because I am not quite sure yet what I would like to specialize in, I chose the BSc Applied Physics. In this programme we encounter a broad variety of topics, and thus I still have a lot of options for choosing a master's degree. If you are not sure whether Applied Physics is the bachelor degree for you, or if you have any questions, feel free to send me an email!

Psychology
Linda Tran
Linda Tran

About Linda
Hi! My name is Linda and I am Vietnamese born and raised in the Czech Republic. I am currently in the third year of Psychology and enjoying my studies and life in Groningen to the fullest. Growing up in a bilingual environment and living in the US for a year as an exchange student has shaped my deep fascination with the "how" and "why" humans and their minds operate the way they do.

Just like many of my fellow classmates in high school, I had doubts about getting into the psychology program at our university. I never considered myself particularly skilled in science or maths subjects. But here I am, after almost two years of getting through statistics, learning to create a good study-life balance with a lot of support from the university, and finding the right motivation and meaning to overcome challenges during my studies! The Psychology program has taught me a lot about myself and I truly believe that you would enjoy the learning process as much as I do!

Believe me, I was once in your shoes as well. I can just imagine how overwhelming it is to decide where to start your Bachelor's or which program to choose. If you are curious to learn what the Psychology program in Groningen has to offer, do not hesitate to shoot me an email at studyinformation.bss rug.nl!

I will do my best to answer any doubts about your study choice, questions about Psychology, the student life in Groningen, and share my personal experience with you.

Religious Studies
Izzy Collins
Izzy Collins

About Izzy
I have always had a deep interest in humanities and social sciences, but coming into the last year of highschool I found myself torn between what I wanted to study in the next stage of my education. I found myself desperately trying to choose between my favourite subjects of history, art history, politics, religion, psychology, philosophy and a handful of others that would be too long to list. Upon finding the description for the course of religious studies in the University of Groningen, I came to realise that the course encompassed all of these subjects and perspectives I found myself interested in with the common focus of an integral aspect of human society - religion, from a non-denominational perspective.

Coming from a small town in Ireland I looked for the small, comforting and welcoming atmosphere that comes with joining a smaller faculty such as the faculty of theology and religious studies whilst still having the excitement and opportunity of living abroad in a diverse, international student city.

Throughout my first year not only have I been able to study a variety of different religions and cultures, I have learned essential analytical methods and critical thinking skills, as well as many soft skills such as academic writing and presentation skills that will aid me in future education and employment.

After completing my bachelor's, I am hoping to go into spiritual care, but should I find myself as torn as before, religious studies offers a very broad career scope for me to choose from, and the career guidance support from the faculty is sure to help.

If you need help or have any questions about Religious Studies, send me an email.

Spatial Planning and Design
Laura Fransen
Laura Fransen

About Laura
Hello, my name is Laura Fransen and I am fourth year student Spatial Planning and Design. I would love to help you with all kinds of questions regarding the study. Or if you are just interested in the Faculty of Spatial sciences. Please do not hesitate to contact me and hopefully I can help you out.

Tess ten Have
Tess ten Have

About Tess
Hi! My name is Tess and I study the bachelor Spatial Planning and Design. I choose to study Spatial Planning and Design at the UG because of the design element and the focus on infrastructure and environmental planning. Would you like to know more about the bachelor, the Faculty, or what it is like to study in the city of Groningen? Feel free to send me an email! I'll try to answer any questions you might have!

University College Groningen
Thao Le Hai
Thao Le Hai

About Thao
Hello! My name is Thao. I am Vietnamese but I grew up in Prague and I am now in my 4th year at UCG with a specialisation in Brain, Behavior and Culture. Though I have spent 3 years deeply interested in psychology and culture, I have decided to switch my academic focus to educational sciences and organisation when it comes to my master.

When trying to decide where to go for my studies I found the amount of information and offers everywhere very overwhelming. I hope I can take some of that stress off of your shoulders and provide you with a bit more clarity. Not only regarding the programme but also to see if Groningen and its student life is what you're looking for, which extra-curricular activities there are etc.! If you would like to ask me something, please feel free to send an email to: studentbuddy.ucg rug.nl or directly book an online appointment with me through this link.


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