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Orientation at the UG: Student for a Day

Are you considering doing a Bachelor’s degree programme at our University but you’re not sure yet which one? Or do you want to be prepared to the fullest before you get started? Then, ‘Student for a Day’ is just the thing for you!

Who is the ‘Student for a Day’ event aimed at?

Our orientation programme is an addition to visiting a UG open day and is especially suited for prospective students who are hesitant to choose a degree programme or who are having trouble deciding between the different Bachelor’s degree programmes.

Student for a Day

Most Bachelor’s degree programmes offer an orientation day. Exactly what that day looks like differs per programme, but you will definitely gain more insight into what the programme will bring.

For example, you might:
- attend a lecture
- discuss the degree programme with students and staff members
- attend a practical or seminar

The orientation day is organized twice a year: in the spring and in the autumn. However, some programmes offer multiple Student for a Days!

Programmes that offer Student for a Day

Below you will find an overview of the Bachelor's degree programmes that offer 'Student for a Day'. If you can't find the programme of your choice, they sadly don't organize 'Student for a Day' days. If this is the case, you can find out more about this programme at one of our other information and open day events.

Academische opleiding leraar basisonderwijs (in Dutch)
When?

27 March 2024

22 April 2024

Where?

On location in Groningen

Programme

Student for a Day Academische Opleiding Leraar Basisonderwijs (in Dutch)

Contact

For questions about the contents of this Student for a Day

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Register for Student for a Day

Information on the Bachelor's degree programme

Academische opleiding leraar basisonderwijs (in Dutch)

American Studies
When?

On request

Where?

On location in Groningen

Programme

Student for a Day American Studies

Contact

For questions about the contents of this Student for a Day

Register

Please send an email to info-americanstudies rug.nl

Information on the Bachelor's Degree programme

American Studies

Archeologie (in Dutch)
When?

Autumn 2024 (date to be announced)

Where?

On location in Groningen

Programme

The programme consists of participating in a seminar, lunch break together with the study association. Student ambassador Isaac guides prospective students throughout the day and can answer all questions!

Contact

For questions about the contents of this Student for a Day

Register

Register for Student for a Day

Information on the Bachelor's Degree programme

Archeologie (in Dutch)

Art History
When?

23 April 2024

Where?

On location in Groningen

Programme

Student for a Day Art History

Contact

For questions about the contents of this Student for a Day

Register

Register for Student for a Day

Information on the Bachelor's Degree programme

Art History

Artificial Intelligence
When?

Autumn 2024 (date to be announced)

Where?

On location in Groningen

Programme

Student for a Day Artificial Intelligence

Contact

For questions about the contents of this Student for a Day

Register

Register for Student for a Day

Information on the Bachelor's degree programme

Artificial Intelligence

Arts, Culture and Media
When?

Autumn 2024 (date to be announced)

Where?

On location in Groningen

Programme

Student for a Day Arts, Culture and Media

Contact

For questions about the contents of this Student for a Day

Register

Register for Student for a Day

Information on the Bachelor's Degree programme

Arts, Culture and Media

Astronomy
When?

Autumn 2024 (date to be announced)

Where?

On location in Groningen

Programme

Student for a Day Astronomy

Contact

For questions about the contents of this Student for a Day

Information on the Bachelor's degree programme

Astronomy

Bedrijfskunde (in Dutch)
When?

Autumn 2024 (date to be announced)

Where?

On location in Groningen

Programme

Student for a Day Bedrijfskunde (in Dutch)

Contact

For questions about the contents of this Student for a Day

Register

Register for this Student for a Day

Information on the Bachelor's degree programme

Bedrijfskunde (in Dutch)

Bewegingswetenschappen (in Dutch)
When?

7 March 2024

11 March 2024

Where?

On location in Groningen

Programme

Student for a Day Bewegingswetenschappen (in Dutch)

Contact

For questions about the contents of this Student for a Day

Register

Register for Student for a Day

Information on the Bachelor's degree programme

Bewegingswetenschappen (in Dutch)

Biology
When?

Autumn 2024 (date to be announced)

Where?

On location in Groningen

Programme

Student for a Day Biology

Contact

For questions about the contents of this Student for a Day

information on the Bachelor's degree programme

Biology

Biomedical Engineering
When?

Autumn 2024 (date to be announced)

Where?

On location in Groningen

Programme

Student for a Day Biomedical Engineering

Contact

For questions about the contents of this Student for a Day

Register

Register for Student for a Day

Information on the Bachelor's degree programme

Biomedical Engineering

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
When?

Autumn 2024 (date to be announced)

Where?

On location in Groningen

Programme

Student for a Day Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Contact

For questions about the contents of this Student for a Day

Register

Register for Student for a Day

Information on the Bachelor's degree programmes

Chemistry / Chemical Engineering

Communication and Information Studies
When?

12 March 2024

Where?

On location in Groningen

Programme

During Student for a Day CIS you will participate in a lecture and a seminar. We will offer you a lunch at noon and a Q&A session at the end. Our student ambassador Bo will guide the prospective students throughout the day and answer all your questions!

Contact

For questions about the contents of this Student for a Day

Register

Register for Student for a Day

Information on the Bachelor's Degree programme

Communication and Information Studies

Computing Science
When?

Autumn 2024

Where?

On location in Groningen

Programme

Student for a Day Computing Science

Contact

For questions about the contents of this Student for a Day

Register

Register for Student for a Day

Information on the Bachelor's degree programme

Computing Science

Data Science and Society
When?

25 April 2024

Where?

Wirdumerdijk 34, 8911 CE Leeuwarden

Programme

Student for a Day Data Science and Society

Contact

For questions about the contents of this Student for a Day

Register

Register for Student for a Day

Information on the Bachelor's degree programme

Data Science and Society

Econometrics and Operations Research
When?

6 March 2024

Where?

On location in Groningen

Programme

Student for a Day Econometrics and Operations Research

Contact

For questions about the contents of this Student for a Day

Register

Register for Student for a Day

Information on the Bachelor's degree programme

Econometrics and Operations Research

Economics and Business Economics
When?

7 March 2024

Where?

On location in Groningen

Programme

Student for a Day Economcs and Business Economics

Contact

For questions about the contents of this Student for a Day

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Register for this Student for a Day

Information on the Bachelor's degree programme

Economics and Business Economics

English Language and Culture
When?

25 April 2024

Where?

On location in Groningen

Contact

For questions about the contents of this Student for a Day

Register

Register for Student for a Day

Information on the Bachelor's degree programme

English Language and Culture

European Languages and Cultures and Europese Talen en Culturen (in Dutch)
When?

13 March 2024

Where?

On location in Groningen

Contact

For questions about the contents of this Student for a Day

Register

Register for Student for a Day

Information on the Bachelor's degree programmes

European Languages and Cultures / Europese Talen en Culturen (in Dutch)

Filosofie (in Dutch)
When?

13 February 2024

Where?

On location in Groningen

Programme

Student for a Day Filosofie (in Dutch)

Contact

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Information on the Bachelor's degree programme

Filosofie (in Dutch)

Geschiedenis (in Dutch)
When?

5 March 2024

Where?

On location in Groningen

Programme

Student for a Day Geschiedenis (in Dutch)

Contact

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Information on the Bachelor's degree programme

Geschiedenis (in Dutch)

Global Responsibility and Leadership (University College Fryslân)
When?

14 March 2024

25 April 2024

Where?

Wirdumerdijk 34, 8911 CE Leeuwarden

Programme

Student for a Day Global Responsibility and Leadership

Contact

For questions about the contents of this Student for a Day

Register

Register for Student for a Day

Information on the Bachelor's degree programme

Global Responsibility and Leadership

Contact

Student Ambassadors University College Fryslân

Griekse en Latijnse taal en cultuur (in Dutch)
When?

7 March 2024

Where?

On location in Groningen

Programme

Student for a Day Griekse en Latijnse taal en cultuur (in Dutch)

Contact

For questions about the contents of this Student for a Day

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Information on the Bachelor's degree programme

Griekse en Latijnse taal en cultuur (in Dutch)

History
When?

4 March 2024

Where?

On location in Groningen

Programme

Student for a Day History

Contact

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Information on the Bachelor's degree programme

History

Human Geography and Planning
When?

25 April 2024

Where?

On location in Groningen

Programme

Student for a Day Human Geography and Planning 12 February

Student for a Day Human Geography and Planning 25 April

Contact

For questions about the contents of this Student for a Day

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Information on the Bachelor's degree programme

Human Geography and Planning

Industrial Engineering and Management
When?

Autumn 2024 (date to be announced)

Where?

On location in Groningen

Programme

Student for a Day Industrial Engineering and Management

Contact

For questions about the contents of this Student for a Day

Register

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information on the Bachelor's degree programme

Industrial Engineering and Management

Informatiekunde (in Dutch)
When?

20 February 2024

Where?

On location in Groningen

Contact

For questions about the contents of this Student for a Day

Register

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information on the Bachelor's degree programme

Informatiekunde (in Dutch)

International Business
When?

7 March 2024

Where?

On location in Groningen

Programme

Student for a Day International Business

Contact

For questions about the contents of this Student for a Day

Register

Register for this Student for a Day

Information on the Bachelor's degree programme

International Business

International Relations and International Organization
When?

Autumn 2024

Waar?

Op locatie in Groningen

Programme

Student for a Day International Relations and International Organization

Contact

For questions about the contents of this Student for a Day please email: study.advice.irio@rug.nl

Information on the Bachelor's degree programme

International Relations and International Organization

Liberal Arts and Sciences (University College Groningen)
When?

On request

Where?

On location in Groningen

Programme

Student for a Day Liberal Arts and Sciences

Contact

For questions about the contents of this Student for a Day

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Register for Student for a Day

Information on the Bachelor's degree programme

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Life Science and Technology
When?

Autumn 2024 (date to be announced)

Where?

On location in Groningen

Programme

Student for a Day Life Science and Technology

Contact

For questions about the contents of this Student for a Day

Register

Register for Student for a Day

Information on the Bachelor's degree programme

Life Science and Technology

Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
When?

Autumn 2024 (date to be announced)

Where?

On location in Groningen

Programme

Student for a Day Mathematics and Applied Mathematics (Engelstalig)

Contact

For questions about the contents of this Student for a Day

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Information on the Bachelor's degree programmes

Mathematics / Applied Mathematics

Media Studies
When?

27 February 2024

Where?

On location in Groningen

Contact

For questions about the contents of this Student for a Day

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Media Studies

Midden-Oostenstudies (in Dutch)
When?

26 February 2024

Where?

On location in Groningen

Contact

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Midden-Oostenstudies (in Dutch)

Nederlandse taal en cultuur (in Dutch)
When?

6 March 2024

Where?

On location in Groningen

Contact

For questions about the contents of this Student for a Day

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Information on the Bachelor's Degree programme

Nederlandse taal en cultuur (in Dutch)

Pedagogische Wetenschappen (in Dutch)
When?

22 April 2024

Where?

On location in Groningen

Programme

Student for a Day Pedagogische wetenschappen (in Dutch)

Contact

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Pedagogische wetenschappen (in Dutch)

Pharmacy
When?

Autumn 2024 (date to be announced)

Where?

On location in Groningen

Programme

Student for a Day Pharmacy

Contact

For questions about the contents of this Student for a Day

Information on the Bachelor's degree programme

Pharmacy

Physics and Applied Physics
When?

Autumn 2024 (date to be announced)

Where?

On location in Groningen

Programme

Student for a Day Physics and Applied Physics

Contact

For questions about the contents of this Student for a Day

Register

Register for Student for a Day

Information on the Bachelor's degree programmes

Physics / Applied Physics

Psychologie (in Dutch)
When?

22 April 2024

13 May 2024

Where?

On location in Groningen

Programme

Student for a Day Psychologie (in Dutch)

Contact

For questions about the contents of this Student for a Day

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Register for Student for a Day

Information on the Bachelor's degree programme

Psychologie (in Dutch)

Psychology
When?

12 April 2024 (registration opens 1 March 2024)

Where?

On location in Groningen

Programme

Student for a Day Psychology

Contact

For questions about the contents of this Student for a Day

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Information on the Bachelor's degree programme

Psychology

Rechten - Juridische bestuurskunde (in Dutch)
When?

15 February 2024

Where?

Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid, Rölinggebouw, Oude Boteringestraat 18, Groningen

Programme

Student for a Day Rechten - Juridische Bestuurskunde (in Dutch)

Contact

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Rechten - Juridische bestuurskunde (in Dutch)

Rechtsgeleerdheid (in Dutch)
When?

4 en 11 March 2024

16, 19 en 23 April 2024

Where?

On location in Groningen

Programme

Student for a Day Rechtsgeleerdheid (in Dutch)

Contact

For questions about the contents of this Student for a Day

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Rechtsgeleerdheid (in Dutch)

Religious Studies
When?

7 March 2024

Where?

On location in Groningen

Programme

Student for a Day Religious Studies

Contact

For questions about the contents of this Student for a Day

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Information on the Bachelor's degree programme

Religious Studies

Sociologie (in Dutch)
When?

13 March 2024

19 April 2024

Where?

On location in Groningen

Programme

Student for a Day Sociologie (in Dutch)

Contact

For questions about the contents of this Student for a Day

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Information on the Bachelor's degree programme

Sociologie (in Dutch)

Spatial Planning and Design
When?

22 April 2024

Where?

On location in Groningen

Programme

Student for a Day Spatial Planning and Design

Contact

For questions about the contents of this Student for a Day

Register

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Information on the Bachelor's degree programme

Spatial Planning and Design

Taalwetenschap (in Dutch)
When?

7 March 2024

Where?

On location in Groningen

Contact

For questions about the contents of this Student for a Day

Register

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Taalwetenschap (in Dutch)

Theologie (in Dutch)
When?

7 March 2024

Programme

Student for a Day Theologie (in Dutch)

Contact

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Theologie (in Dutch)

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Read more about Student for a Day Business Administration

10.30 am: All students gather in Duisenberg plaza, while enjoying coffee/tea and cake and talk to students or look around quietly.

11.00 am: The students are welcomed in a large lecture hall and a “trial” lecture is given by Dr. Liane Voerman on Organizational Science. The students are then divided into groups and led to different classrooms. Students are working on the 'Top Market' case. Business Administration has three tracks/directions and first the Business & Management track is worked on during the case study, in which the students make a competitive analysis and look at consumer trends. After that, the Technology Management track is examined, which dives into the logistics of a supermarket by looking at queue management.

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1.30 pm: Lunch is served at the Sports Center of the university called the ACLO. After lunch there is a short tour of the various buildings done by the students.

2.45 pm: The students gather again, after which they split into the same groups of 5 to 8 people to fully dive into the 'Top Market' case under the supervision of a student. Now the last track Accountancy & controlling is now being looked at, in which the students look at fraud risks and financial risks. While working on this case, there is also a lot of time to ask the student all questions about their study choice.

4 pm: Time for a short break. Drinks and snacks have been provided in Duisenberg plaza so that everyone can recharge their batteries and chat.

4.30 pm: As the last part of this day, a few groups are chosen to give a small presentation on a question from the case, this is led by Dr. Oskar Roemeling, the group with the best presentation wins a small prize. Here you can also ask the last questions (e.g. about the contents of the study).

5.00 pm: The serious part of today is over, time to have a bite together at the 'Drie Gezusters'. Our students also participate so that students can ask all their remaining questions. After dinner there is a fun pub quiz with a prize for the team that does the pub quiz best and the day ends with a nice drink!

Read more about Student for a Day Biology and Life Science & Technolgy
Bernoulliborg
Bernoulliborg

9.30 am: After entering the Bernoulliborg, pupils report and enroll for the practical session which will take place in the afternoon. Coffee and cake will be available in the canteen so that participants can recover from the (sometimes) long journey and get to know their future fellow students.

10.00 am: The official start of this day. In the morning there will be a joint program for Biology and Life Science & Technology, in the afternoon the group will be divided over different practicals. Study advisor Karin Weel will talk about the two studies, explain the year, subjects and timetable, show which masters you can do and what kind of jobs you will end up in: often one half will do research while the other half will be very diverse.

10.30 am: PhD student Wimke Fokkema talks about her research "Connecting ecosystems by migrating". She follows a year from the life of a goose by means of GPS. And it turns out: food plays the key role!

11.15 am: Time for a real lecture on cell biology, given by Prof. Ida van der Klei. For many students a first introduction to the way of lecturing at the university. DNA, RNA, membranes and finally microscopy. Luckily everyone found this way of teaching very easy.

00.15 pm: Study association GLV Idun also comes by to have a chat. Besides the serious things, it is of course also important to have fun, which causes laughter in the lecture hall! GLV Idun is study related, career related and of course relaxing!

00.30 pm: Everyone walks to the Linnaeusborg to have lunch together. Packed lunches are handed out after which everyone finds a place at the big tables, eats a sandwich and discusses the morning.

A Student for a Day - Life Science & Technology
A Student for a Day - Life Science & Technology

1.15 pm: After a theoretical morning, it is now time to roll up our sleeves at the various practicals. In the morning, students could sign up for a lab, such as isolating DNA from your cheek mucosa. Did you know that chimpanzee DNA is only 2% different from ours?

In pairs, students go to isolate the DNA. Everyone has an assignment that clearly explains what needs to be done. First chew on your cheek for 30 seconds, spit the mucus into a tube and add some fluids. After 10 minutes in a warm water bath, alcohol is carefully added to the tube. Then gently turn the tube around a number of times and the DNA appears as a kind of ice crystal!

3.00 pm: Back in the lecture hall, students talk about their experiences with the major (= main direction) Biomedical Sciences, studying and student life. Students still have time to ask questions after which one day of study is already over. Bygone!

4.00 pm: Of course this day will be closed with a festive drink!

Read more about Student for a Day Rechtsgeleerdheid (in Dutch)

Het programma begint om 09.00 uur

Welkomstwoord door onze studentambassadeurs

Presentatie en gesprek met onze studieadviseurs en studentambassadeurs

Introductie casus Studentenrechtbank (+/- 15 min.)

Studentenrechtbank: samen met onze studentambassadeurs ga je je voorbereiden op een echte rechtszaak. Vanuit verschillende rollen (advocaat/rechter) kijk je naar een casus en bereid je je voor op de zitting.

Lunch

Rondleiding door de gebouwen van onze faculteit en de RUG

Interactief hoorcollege door een van onze docenten

Napraten met onze studentambassadeurs

Afsluitend etentje in het centrum van Groningen


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