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15 Tips to Find Motivation When You Really Need

Date:19 March 2019
15 easy pro-tips to help you find the energy and motivation to study
Another perk: the beautiful martini tower

10 reasons Groningen is the best place to study in the NL

Date:15 March 2019
All the inside information about why Groningen is the best place to study in NL
Celebrating St. Patricks Day in style

TheCityIsOurCampus 15-17 March

Date:14 March 2019
This weekend: St. Patrick's Day, dance festival, concerts and lots of parties!
Enjoying our "freshly baked" chocolate cookies

#TheCityIsOurCampus: 8-10 March

Date:07 March 2019
This weekend in Groningen: International Women's Day events, DOT film: Purple Rain, Indonesia Day 2019, Vintage Kilo Sale,a baking workshop, our party picks and more!
Volunteer - Good for you, good for the world and good for your resume!

The Ultimate Student Bucket List: Make the Most of Your Time in Groningen!

Date:05 March 2019
Find out how to make the most of your student life in Groningen with these tips!
Marije about to drop the hottest EP of 2019

#TheCityIsOurCampus: 1 - 3 March

Date:28 February 2019
This weekend in Groningen: Art's, Carnaval, Stukafest and Sport's
Making some new Dutch friends along the way!

6 reasons why you should join Experience Groningen

Date:26 February 2019
Here's 5 reasons why you should join Experience Groningen on the 8th and 9th March!
Should be enough mayo to make it through the week

The Top 10 Dutch Traps for International Students

Date:24 February 2019
A list of the top 10 Dutch traps that international students are likely to encounter when they actually move to the Netherlands.
There ain't no party like a Bollywood party

#TheCityIsOurCampus: 22-24 February

Date:20 February 2019
This weekend in Groningen: A Bollywood party, learning how to speak with animals, twerking and how to motivate yourself.
Asmo remembering Valentine's Day with his ex

The Ultimate Valentines Day Guide: UG Edition

Date:13 February 2019
It is that time of year again. Either you love it or you hate it, there is no in between. The rose-filled, chocolate coloured holiday is back to haunt us: Valentine’s Day. If you’re wondering what to do to celebrate this yearly confrontation about your love life, we’ve compiled a list of things to do - for those in relationships, and those who are alone.
I missed out on all this good food that my family had during the holiday!

Everything you should know about Chinese New Year

Date:08 February 2019
Chinese New Year is one of my favourite times of the year, not only because I get hongbaos (I’ll get back to this a bit later), but because its a time where the family gathers together and we celebrate by eating dumplings and watching the New Year Gala show. You probably already know that each year is represented by a different animal. This year is the year of the pig, but what does that mean?
StayCation Step 1: Master your cookie baking skills

#TheCityIsOurCampus 8-10 Feb

Date:07 February 2019
This weekend in Groningen: International Student Festival, Northern Lights and how to organize a 'StayCation'
How I actually get all of my political information

What is it like to study International Relations?

Date:06 February 2019

As someone who has been studying international relations for the past 3 years, I thought I would tell a bit more about the programme for those wondering what it is like to study international relations and international organisation (IRIO).

This weekend the city will be filled with ESN leaders!

#TheCityIsOurCampus 1-3 February

Date:31 January 2019
The last weekend before the second semester: ESN week, Open Day, concerts and parties.
Enjoy this snowy weekend in Groningen!

#TheCityIsOurCampus 25-27th January

Date:24 January 2019
This weekend in Groningen: Flamenco, International Food, DIY Art and a Coffee Seminar
Enjoy ESNS this weekend with friends!

TheCityIsOurCampus: 18-20 January

Date:17 January 2019
All the best insights for ESNS this weekend in Groningen!
This is what a Paella face looks like

#TheCityIsOurCampus: 11-13 January

Date:10 January 2019
This weekend in Groningen: Pop-up Art, Georgian Wine-tasting and Spanish food
Marije having her own little day of silence

#TheCityIsOurCampus: 4-6 January

Date:04 January 2019
The last weekend in Groningen before exam period begins: so enough events to relax and enjoy time with friends!
A product of my procrastination skills: pretending to be a wizard

New Year's Resolutions: Procrastinate Less

Date:01 January 2019
Marije's step-by-step plan on how she plans to follow through on her top priority New Years resolution: procrastinating less.
No better way to enter the new year than with friends and sparklers

#TheCityIsOurCampus: New Years in Groningen

Date:27 December 2018
The best inside information about how to celebrate New Years in Groningen!
Anna in Egypt

The lowdown on doing an internship abroad

Date:26 December 2018
Author:Anna Blake
Anna was able to go on an internship within her area of study, International and European Law. Read about her experience abroad working in a law firm in Cairo.
Celebrating Christmas Eve in India!

How International Students Celebrate Christmas

Date:24 December 2018

Finally, it's Christmas! Most international students in Groningen use their Christmas holidays to travel back home and spend the days with their family. However, the style of celebrating Christmas might vary quite a bit, depending on your family and where you...

That moment when you come home for Christmas and meet your old squad!

Christmas with your Family in 10 GIFS

Date:19 December 2018
Check out this blog post to find some of the typical stages everyone goes through when going back home for the holidays. Can you relate?
Why not invite your work friends to Friend-mas?

How to Celebrate Friend-mas

Date:17 December 2018
Christmas is right around the corner and all everyone has been talking about is their travel plans to go home and spend it with their family. Unfortunately, not everyone can travel home and spend time surrounded by those who love you. Or you may want to have a pre-Christmas Friendmas before everyone goes home for the holidays.
If you want to learn Dutch, be Dutch!

How to learn Dutch in 5 steps (explained by an international)

Date:16 December 2018
In this blog post I want to share some of my personal tips on how to learn Dutch with you so that you know where to start. Succes!  
At the ice skating place on the Grote Markt

#TheCityIsOurCampus 14-16 December

Date:13 December 2018
This weekend in Groningen: Christmas events, a bike tour, FC Groningen - FC Emmem match, our party picks and more.
Vicki and Marieke at the Peace Summit

Attending the Peace Summit in Bangkok

Date:11 December 2018
Author:Marieke and Vicki
Master students Marieke and Vicki's experience attending the inaugural peace Summit for Emerging Leaders 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand.
'Tis the season for ugly christmas sweaters and lights

#TheCityIsOurCampus 7-9 December

Date:06 December 2018
Plenty of events to kick off the festive season, ice skating, film festival and much more!
Open cherry picking: so cherry artsy

#TheCityIsOurCampus 30 Nov - 2 December

Date:29 November 2018
This weekend in Groningen: LOFT, Oost, Cherry Art and a Circus

Agustina's Groningen Bike Vlog

Date:28 November 2018
You might think you know how to ride a bike, but do you also know what “shark teeth” are and what happens when there is an “all direction green”?
My friends and I feeling at home at one of the nightclubs

An African students' guide to working, living, and feeling at home in Groningen

Date:28 November 2018
Moving to a new country and culture, especially when you are on your own, can be a daunting experience for anyone. From finding jobs and work experience to hair shops and nightclubs, here is a list of tips, tricks and places that can make life as an African student at the University of Groningen more enjoyable.
When you’re reppin your new vintage jumper so hard your arms disappear

#TheCityIsOurCampus 23-25 November

Date:22 November 2018
This weekend in Groningen: Thanksgiving (Thursday), the ASC Winter Party, Diwali, Drag Queen Show, Master Week, Vintage Kilo Sale and more.
Me just casually trying to critically reflect on my knowledge

Five tips to choose a Master’s program that fits you

Date:16 November 2018
in this blog post I will try to give you some personal tips on what to consider when choosing your Master’s program
Alternative activity this weekend: get an oliebol!

#TheCityIsOurCampus 16-18 November

Date:15 November 2018
Another weekend in Groningen full of events and parties!
It fell down while I was sleeping, so I still need to work on my decorating skills

How to decorate your Student Room in Groningen

Date:09 November 2018
Finally have a little bit more time to start thinking about how your room is decorated? This blog gives a few tips ranging from wall decoration to the actual furniture in your room.
Playing football is the best way to recover from exams

#TheCityIsOurCampus 9 - 11 November

Date:08 November 2018
This week in Groningen: World Press Photo Exhibition, Sint Maarten, the University open day, and more!
Here is Arthur showing off his product at Venture Lab

Starting a company during your studies: a conversation with a student entrepreneur

Date:06 November 2018
You’ve heard the stories. Mark Zuckerberg founding Facebook at university, in between learning how to drink water. Larry Page & Sergey Brin starting Google during the studies in their first step to taking over the world. How is it to start a business while you are studying? I spoke to UG student Arthur, founder of, about his experiences starting a company during his masters.
Our Indonesian Student Ambassador Bayu

Video: From Indonesia to Groningen

Date:01 November 2018
Our Indonesian Student Ambassador Bayu shares his story of moving from Jakarta, Indonesia to Groningen. Learn more about his connection with the Netherlands and the Dutch people.
Ice skating Groningen style

#TheCityIsOurCampus 02 - 04 November

Date:01 November 2018
This week in Groningen: Let's Gro festival, a haunted city tour, ice skating and the best series to binge watch on Netflix!
At my sister's graduation: whole family dressed in traditional clothing!

9 Things All African Students in Groningen Will Recognize

Date:30 October 2018

There are some things we all experience when first moving to Groningen. Which of these do you recognize?

See here: Ellen hard at work

What are exams like at the University of Groningen?

Date:29 October 2018
All the inside information about what exams in Groningen are really like
The last time I celebrated Halloween

#TheCityIsOurCampus 26 - 28 October

Date:25 October 2018
It's Spooky Halloween in Groningen! Check out the parties and events this weekend!
Go-to Budget Costume

Best and Worst Halloween Costumes for UG Students

Date:25 October 2018

Going to a Halloween party this weekend? Want to dress up but not sure what to wear?

Basically Harvey Specter

You know you're a law student when...

Date:23 October 2018

Cases, opinions, articles, and legislation - this is what every law student is dealing with on a daily basis. Reading 1000+ pages for Market Regulation? “No problem”, says the average law student while wiping his tears with Directive 2011/83. The only problem...

Vibing along to the one Matt Simons song I know

#TheCityIsOurCampus 19-21 October

Date:18 October 2018
This week in Groningen: Matt Simons, Halloween dinner, diversity day and more!
Best part of Autumn: the technicolored leaves

How to survive Autumn in the Netherlands

Date:12 October 2018
Advice and tips on how to survive the autumnal season in The Netherlands
#dyingontheinside looking forward to the 4 Mijl this weekend

#TheCityIsOurCampus 12-14 October

Date:11 October 2018
This weekend is a busy one full of "interesting" events. :)
The author on the pinnacle of his 5 minute career as a DJ

5 songs about Groningen that every student should know

Date:05 October 2018
Whether it is about the beauty of Noorderplantsoen, chilling on a rooftop with view on the Martinichurch or procrastinating in the UB's coffee corner, these are five songs that every student in Groningen should know
Maybe you will meet Dutch astronaut, André Kuipers, at Zpannend Zernike this weekend (photo credits: Zpannend Zernike)

#TheCityIsOurCampus October 5-7

Date:04 October 2018
This weekend in Groningen: parties, Zernike science weekend, DOT planetarium and Donar basketball
Clearly no one's having fun with the Dutch lunch option and the wind, but at least we're saving money

Ten Things Every International Recognizes About Studying In The Netherlands

Date:03 October 2018

Having survived a month of university here in Groningen, you may have experienced some of these points already. Although I’m half Dutch and recognize some of the points below as part of my own character (thanks mom), there are other aspects about studying in...

Some of my group and I setting up the first launch

The Weather Balloon Chronicles: A story of a group project in my bachelors

Date:28 September 2018
At times during your studies you get to do something which reminds you of why you chose to study that subject in the first place. For me, one of the highlights of my studies so far has been a group project that I did at the end of my first year studying Physics. This is the story of that experiment. Enjoy!
My audition photo for This is Lovski's next album cover

#TheCityIsOurCampus September 28-30

Date:27 September 2018
This weekend in Groningen: Celebrating diversity, a wine festival, Balkan music, the Beatles and more. Brought to you by Asmo.
Sunroots were one band to perform at the Welcoming PARTY

Aftermovie Welcoming PARTY

Date:22 September 2018
On 30th August this year, the University of Groningen welcomed over 2600 new international students with a Welcoming Day followed by a Welcoming Party for both international students and first-year Dutch students. It was a great way for new students to get to know each other, have fun, and enjoy themselves as students for perhaps the first time.
Asmo loves festivals

#TheCityIsOurCampus September 21-23

Date:20 September 2018
This weekend in Groningen: festivals, vintage markets and a look inside the martini church
Make Ikea your home. There are so many other living room options if the one you're in isn't clean

15 extremely professional cleaning tips for your student room

Date:19 September 2018


Another horrible sporty activity you could do at the Hoornsemeer this weekend

#TheCityIsOurCampus September 14 - 16

Date:13 September 2018
This weekend in Groningen: Food, stand-up paddeling, jam sessions, and more!
If all else fails, just eat gigantic pizza slices every day

3 Simple Meals That Keep You Going In Your First Year of Uni

Date:12 September 2018
You’ve just moved to Groningen and for the first time, you are completely independent on what you want for dinner. No more parents or siblings dictating what is on the menu: it’s all you. While at first you went all out by ordering pizza, sushi, or burgers every night - you’ve realized it can’t go on like this anymore because your bank account is almost drained and you still have 3 weeks left until payday.
Actual picture of me as a first year student

Your first week at University in 10 GIF’s!

Date:07 September 2018

Congratulations! If you are reading this you have most likely survived your first week of University. Finding your way through the city while meeting a ton of new friends wasn’t always easy, but it definitely was a lot of fun. To celebrate this, we have compiled...

Food! Glorious food!

Restaurants from around the world in Groningen

Date:07 September 2018
Groningen has a lot of options to cook your own international meal. But in the end, we’re still students, which means cooking takes up valuable time from our busy busy lives. Luckily, there’s plenty of restaurants serving food from all over the world in Groningen - here are our best picks.
Probably not quite the vibe at the Eierbal Festival...

#TheCityIsOurCampus September 7 - 9

Date:05 September 2018
This weekend in Groningen: Dutch Food, 2 festivals, Open Air Cinema, Museumnacht and more. Brought to you by Asmo.

#TheCityIsOurCampus: 31 Aug - 2 September

Date:31 August 2018
Every weekend we detail where to go - and what to do ;-)
You can BBQ anywhere if you're brave enough!

Best BBQ Locations in Groningen

Date:29 August 2018
The academic year has started, but summer is still here (for now). Check our list of best BBQ spots in Groningen!
Also in Groningen this week: Funfair at the Grote Markt

#TheCityIsOurCampus: 24-26 August

Date:23 August 2018
This week in Groningen: Noorderzon, Welcoming PARTY and sadly the last week of holidays
You can also pretend to row boats on the Grote Markt. Photo: ESN Groningen

Bucket List: Things to do in your first month in Groningen

Date:17 August 2018
Our blog team has been living in Groningen for a while now, but we too were once new and overwhelmed by all the things you can do here. We thought we'd list the best things a brand-new Groninger should do in order to make your life a little bit easier. If you don't want to do all forty, just do number #1 forty times.
Welcome to the Netherlands!

How to make the most out of the University Welcome Days

Date:10 August 2018
The new year is about to begin and for everyone starting their first year in Groningen, the welcoming weeks can be a bit overwhelming (speaking from experience). So, we've made a list to help you out. As our first tip says, don't worry about doing everything, and don't forget to have fun!
Here's Lauren, trying to look smart

Ask a student: why a Science bachelors?

Date:08 August 2018
I asked my friends Lauren, a fellow Physics student from England escaping the high tuition fees and the collapsing government, and Brayan, an Applied Mathematics student from Bulgaria escaping the beautiful women and nice beaches, about why they chose Science bachelors. Here is what they had to say!
Join Marisha as she tells us about her first week in Groningen

Marisha's student vlog: My first week in Groningen

Date:01 August 2018
Join student vlogger Marisha as she shares her experiences about her first week in Groningen, from parties at the introduction week to practical things to do when you've just arrived.
Your friends may not enjoy it as much...

Buying foods from home

Date:31 July 2018
Cooking international isn't hard in Groningen if you know where to go. Here's where you can find everything you need to cook your favourite dishes.
"This is fine"

How to survive the heatwave

Date:24 July 2018
Need help surviving this heat? We’ve got you covered with these genuinely helpful tips.
The city beach is the place to be this summer

#TheCityIsOurCampus: July - August

Date:19 July 2018
Seeing as the summer break is here, we will take it a bit easy with the #CityIsOurCampus weekly blogs. Don’t worry though, we will be back with it in August once the KEI-week, ESN Summer Activities, and Noorderzon begins. For now though, I have outlined what the best things for you to do this summer while if you’re still in Groningen.
Another option is having your own World Cup party

#TheCityIsOurCampus: 13 - 15 July

Date:13 July 2018
This week in Groningen: the World Cup final, Friday the 13th, and more!
#12 worked wonders for this happy couple

25 pick-up lines for UG students

Date:06 July 2018
Not having a lot of luck finding “the one”? The UG is here to help. We’ve come up with some of the best pick up lines for anyone studying at the University of Groningen. Remember to let us know in the comments if any of these helped you score your dream guy/gal.
It's Hoornsemeer weather - the perfect place to swim, chill, and BBQ this weekend

#TheCityIsOurCampus: 6 - 8 July

Date:05 July 2018
This week in Groningen: food, drinks and the World Cup!
Running away from your responsibilities and working out at the same time. Talk about efficiency.

6 weird ACLO sports you should try

Date:03 July 2018
ACLO has so many different sports, there's most likely some you've never heard of. Fear not, I braved the unknown and got you the 6 weirdest (but actually really fun) sports to try out.
What better way to spend a sunny afternoon this weekend?

#TheCityIsOurCampus: 28 June - 1 July

Date:28 June 2018
This week in Groningen: USVA in the Park, international basketball, and more!
Listen to the crazy cat lady

How to survive your final bachelor science project

Date:27 June 2018
Doing your final bachelor project can be a daunting task. However, no matter how scary it is, you have to do it to write that sweet sweet BSc next to your name. To help you through the process, I have, together with a bunch of friends who are just finishing their project, outlined a few tips to help you survive your final bachelor project.
It's GIF o'clock

10 GIFs that sum up student life

Date:26 June 2018
Today, we have decided to GIF the people what they want - by summing up student life at the UG with 10 GIFs! Enjoy and remember: it's pronounced "djif"
Watching Germany lose is so much better than being productive

#TheCityIsOurCampus: 22 to 24 June

Date:21 June 2018
This week in Groningen: put off studying and watch the World Cup instead!
Graduating just in time for that looming existential crisis

Help, I'm graduating!

Date:19 June 2018
Help, I'm graduating! Luckily it's not all bad, here's some great tips for anyone who plans to graduate in the future (hopefully all of you!)
Or just chill on a terrace

#TheCityIsOurCampus: Weekend of the 15th - 17th of June

Date:14 June 2018

Party Picks

Enjoying a very rainy Glastonbury festival

Summer festivals: the blog team review

Date:13 June 2018

Summer is here! For me, that means only one thing: festival season is upon us. Back when I was finishing high school, I used to spend my summers at different festivals as a volunteer. I have been in love with festivals ever since - the atmosphere, the music,...

I love the coffee corner. I still come there to not study sometimes.

10 types of people you'll meet at the UB

Date:08 June 2018

Aah, the University Library, known as the UB among students. Not only the place to study, but also a place where many species of students gather and live in harmony (mostly) every day. We sent a team of our best field researchers out there to document all the...

Always an option

#TheCityIsOurCampus: 8 - 10 June

Date:07 June 2018

Party Picks

Grabbing some friends and chilling in the sun is the way to go!

7 tips for the perfect summer

Date:05 June 2018

What makes up the perfect summer? To me, it’s a mix of discovering new places, meeting up with old friends, making new friends and a beach or two. In this blog post, we give you tips for this summer - whether you want to stay in Groningen, want to discover...

Holi in the Stadspark

#TheCityIsOurCampus: 1 - 3 June

Date:31 May 2018

Party Picks

The duality of a science student

5 Things That Happen to Every Science Student

Date:30 May 2018

As a student at the Faculty of Science & Engineering, you get a very similar experience as every other student - with a few notable differences. As a Physics student, I have decided to list five things that happen to every single science student!

That's me at the canals!

16 Things That Will Happen to every German Student in Groningen

Date:30 May 2018

Hey everyone!

Get that precious sleep when you can!

5 kinds of naps you'll take at University

Date:25 May 2018

Every student knows of the complicated relationship between Uni and sleep. You love it, you need it, you crave it and yet hate yourself for having too much of it.  You can never get enough of it and constantly obsessively think of it. I have never slept more...

Perfect weather for BBQ & football!

#TheCityIsOurCampus: 25-27 May

Date:24 May 2018

Party Picks

Still can't quite figure it out

The best of the worst science jokes

Date:22 May 2018

´╗┐Think science students aren't funny? Think again! (or don't really).

Moving places in true student fashion

Student stories: Bakfiets-ing around the city

Date:18 May 2018

I recently had to move to a new place in Groningen. Having been here for a year now, I have successfully convinced myself to stay on. Thanks to the city and its marvellous students for that! Well anyway, as I was sitting in bed one night not many moons ago,...

Also: Kermis

#TheCityIsOurCampus: 18-20 May

Date:17 May 2018

Party Picks

We could all save a little money sometimes. Or a lot, most of the times.

Vlog: Marisha's 7 tips for saving money

Date:16 May 2018

Student vlogger and International Chemistry student Marisha gives her 7 tips for money management whilst at the University of Groningen or generally in the Netherlands. Her tips range from saving and budgeting tips, to apps and discounts from student societies...

Pasta has that rare combination of being affordable and edible at the same time :)

Five Veggie Pasta Recipes for the Poor Student

Date:11 May 2018

I love cooking, but cooking can become tedious when there are a million other things to be doing. It’s hard to know what to throw in the pan, particularly when the fridge is full of random impulse purchases. Money and time are precious resources for us students,...

Enjoying the weather on the steps of the Academy Building :)

#TheCityIsOurCampus: 11-13 May

Date:08 May 2018

Party Picks

Me, my friends and the UCG building :)

Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University College

Date:07 May 2018

Whenever I tell people that I study Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University College Groningen (UCG), I am met with puzzled looks- “Liberal Arts and what??” Certainly, the all-encompassing name of the degree, “Liberal Arts and Sciences”, is a tricky one...

Freedom ;-)

#TheCityIsOurCampus: Liberation Day Weekend

Date:03 May 2018

Party Picks

Join our students as they their hardest not to embarrass themselves

International Students Try Dutch Games

Date:26 April 2018

Watch our International Students try crazy Dutch Kingsday games such as spijkerpoepen (nail-pooping), koekhappen (cake-biting) and snoephappen (candy-bobbing). Ellen, Joey, and Peter face off to see who can come out on top, and also try out some of the weirder...

Don't forget your orange outfit!

King's Day 2018 Bucket List

Date:23 April 2018

First time celebrating King's Day in the Netherlands? We've made a bucket list, so you'll know what to do (and what not to do). 

Our theme was probably looking good, or something

5 tips to throwing an amazing house party

Date:23 April 2018

Hosting an amazing party is something on everybody's bucket list. Now, with Kingsday around the corner, we have found 5 tips for you to throw an awesome party, so enjoy!

Ain't no party like King's Day

#TheCityIsOurCampus: King's Day

Date:23 April 2018

Next Friday it’s King’s Day. That means that our #thecityisourcampus blog will be entirely King’s Day themed (you’re welcome Willem). Enjoy!

We can't all be as classy as the Queen, but no one's stopping you from trying!

How to be as classy as Queen Máxima

Date:22 April 2018

Queen Máxima, wife of the Dutch monarch King Willem-Alexander (or WimLex as the Dutch colloquially call him) is known for always being calm, composed and classy. We’ve cracked the secret of Máxima, so check out our four tips for being as classy as Máxima (or...

Summer's here!!

#TheCityIsOurCampus: April 20th - 22th

Date:19 April 2018


Statistics: #1 moodkiller

How to survive your Statistics Course

Date:13 April 2018

There are a few certainties in life: death, taxes, and if you’re studying at the University of Groningen, your first-year statistics course. Love it or hate it (anyone in the first category? Report to your local medical research centre - they’ll want your DNA),...

My cat, chilling. I bet she would love the pizza party as well

#TheCityIsOurCampus: April 13th - 15th

Date:12 April 2018

Party Picks

Hanging out near the docks

Students Guide to finding accommodation

Date:09 April 2018

Any international student knows the struggle of finding accommodation in Groningen. As the influx of international students is rising, the amount of available housing is decreasing- resulting in the surge of competition with it. However, there is no need to...

Perfect podcast listening weather!

10 best podcast picks from a university student

Date:06 April 2018

Now when I think of podcasts, I think of my dad listening to the radio because he can’t work out how to use Netflix yet. However, recently I got a bit sick of my music (I like James Blunt, but I can only listen to You’re Beautiful so many times before wanting...

Sleeping in the UB

#TheCityIsOurCampus: April 6th - 8th

Date:05 April 2018

Party Picks

The Dutch are even crazier than usual on King's Day. Photo: Leeuwarder Courant

King's Day for n00bs

Date:04 April 2018

King’s Day is the national holiday of the Dutch, much like Independence Day in America. On King's Day, people dress up like crazy and celebrate their love (or obsession?) for the country. For those of you that are spending their first King’s Day in the Netherlands,...

Hard at work or hardly working?

International's guide to finding a job in Groningen

Date:30 March 2018

If you’re an international student who is trying to find a job in Groningen, then you know that it isn't always easy. Some places require that you are able to speak Dutch and other places might say that you don’t have the right experience. Here’s a list of...

Student blogger Kylie at the Bloemenjaarmarkt

#TheCityIsOurCampus: Easter Weekend

Date:29 March 2018

Party Picks

These guys wish they were #4 on the list, but are actually more like #1

The 5 Housemates You Will Have At University

Date:26 March 2018

Every other Monday over the next few weeks, I will be posting a different blog related to student rooms. The first of the series is this: the five different housemates that you will have at university!

Sunny days are coming the Groningen :)

#TheCityIsOurCampus: 23-25 March

Date:22 March 2018

Party Picks

A few more months and this will be our view again

Spring is coming: 6 activities you shouldn't miss

Date:21 March 2018

Having survived the ‘Beast from the East’ I think that all of us are very happy that the Weather is finally warming up as Spring is well and truly on its way. As an international student growing up in Kenya, a country without seasons, I was really excited for...

Navigating Groningen is a lot easier with your phone!

10 apps that'll make student life a lot easier

Date:21 March 2018

Everyday student-life can be filled with stress, for Dutch and international students alike.

Great view from the University Library

#TheCityIsOurCampus: 16 to 18 March

Date:15 March 2018

Party Picks

Go green for St. Patrick's Day!

Our picks for celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Groningen!

Date:14 March 2018

Sláinte! St Patrick's day is upon us! The day of the year where everyone wears green top hats, drinks bright green drinks and clings desperately to any Irish connection they may have somewhere in their family tree. For me, it's my grandparents - my Irish friends...

There's always time for a game of Bingo!

University Lecture Bingo: Things that happen every lecture

Date:13 March 2018

Check out these things that every student - at least the ones who go to class - will have seen in most of their lectures. You can even make this a game using our readily available bingo card (for the low price of zero euros), because let’s face it… you weren’t...

Joey trying his luck in the Usva course Improv comedy

#TheCityIsOurCampus: 9 to 11 March

Date:08 March 2018

Party Picks

Cycling is one the first things you'll learn in Groningen!

15 things that will happen to you as an International Student in Groningen

Date:07 March 2018

Being an international student in Groningen is a great experience. However, with living in another country brings some experiences that may seem strange at first (or second) sight. As an international, you’re bound to experience at least one of these things...

Winter has come to the UG!

#TheCityIsOurCampus: 2-4 March

Date:01 March 2018

Party Picks

Popcorn makes everything better!

11 films UG students shouldn't miss

Date:28 February 2018

With Oscar night coming up now’s a better time than ever to catch up on your movie backlog. We’ve made a selection of relatable, inspiring and hilarious movies for UG students. Let us know what you’re watching in the comments or use #MyUGstory.  

See Marisha's week at the UG!

Marisha's Student Vlog: A Week at the UG

Date:27 February 2018

Join Chemistry student Marisha as she shows us a week in the life of an International Student in Groningen. She tells us all about surviving the Dutch weather, biking everywhere, preparing Indian-style dinner with friends, enjoying a workout at the ACLO and...

Frascati Family

Going Dutch: Studying in the Netherlands

Date:23 February 2018

“What’s it like out there?”

Don't miss Stranger Things this weekend!

#TheCityIsOurCampus: 23-25 February

Date:22 February 2018

Party Picks

Skiing with my friends :)

Travel Blog: Weekend Away?

Date:20 February 2018

Bringing some youthful vibes to the board

The student within the board

Date:16 February 2018

Hello everyone! My name is Saina and I am the Student Assessor of the Board of the University. Our University has a central governing body consisting of three men: the president, vice-president and rector magnificus. For a year I join these very-well-educated...

Join the Groningen Urban Trail this weekend!

#TheCityIsOurCampus: 16-18 February

Date:15 February 2018

Party picks

Love is in the air this week!

Valentines 2018: our best date ideas for students

Date:12 February 2018

With Valentine's day right around the corner, we’ve compiled a list of the best things to do this Valentine's day in case you didn’t already have plans whether it be with your S.O. or if you’re spending it in solitude. Also, check out this Spotify playlist...

How many languages do you speak?

Konrad's Student Vlog: Learning Dutch

Date:08 February 2018

Hello guys! Check out Konrad's new vlog about learning Dutch! He takes Dutch language classes with his girlfriend and gives some helpful tips on learning to speak like a true Dutchman. You'll never pronounce "Van Gogh" the same way again!

Getting in the mood for the Winter Games!

#TheCityIsOurCampus: 9 to 11 February

Date:08 February 2018

Party Picks

Sunrise at Paterswoldemeer

Nature Escapes

Date:06 February 2018

See you at the Open Day!

5 tips for Open Day success

Date:30 January 2018

University Open Days can be a great asset in making a decision on where to study. During the open day, you can get all the information you need about the programmes you are interested in as well as get a feeling for the student life in the city you are interested...

Grote Markt

#TheCityIsOurCampus: 2-4 February

Date:30 January 2018

This weekend in Groningen: Party Picks

Check out our Spotify playlist for Eurosonic 2018. Photo credits to Bart Heemskerk

#TheCityIsOurCampus: 26 to 28 January

Date:25 January 2018

Party Picks

Studying is better together!

From High School to University: a New World

Date:22 January 2018

Photo: Eurosonic

#TheCityIsOurCampus: 19 to 21 January

Date:18 January 2018

Party Picks

Representing the UG at a study fair!

How to: prepare for a successful career

Date:16 January 2018

While I was studying, preparing for my career wasn’t much on my mind. I focussed on passing classes I enjoyed, chilling with friends for hours on end and of course going out. Looking back, I wish I would have prepared slightly more - which would’ve saved me...


Konrad's Student Vlog: Food in Groningen

Date:14 January 2018

Hello guys! Check out our new vlog about food in Groningen. Our student vlogger Konrad visits the Vismarkt with his girlfriend to make some interesting meals. He also interviews other International Students about their experiences with food and food in Groningen...

Photo: Antonio Trucillo

#TheCityIsOurCampus: 12 to 14 January

Date:12 January 2018

Party Picks

About to have an underwater date with sharks and turtles at 'Divers Paradise'

Studying Abroad Right - the Student Perspective

Date:11 January 2018

The first semester is ending, so a lot of students are preparing to embark on one of the best student experiences: go on exchange. If you are one of these students, I bet you are feeling a bit nervous and excited, and are curious to know what to expect. If...


Marisha Student Vlog: #MyUGStory

Date:10 January 2018

Hi Guys! My name is Marisha Agarwal and this is my #UGStory. In this video I am going to talk about 4 things, namely “How did I find the university?”, “What made me choose the university”, “First Year Experience”, “Present Day: Second Year”

One of my favorite coffee spots!

Lets have a coffee break!

Date:06 January 2018

Hey! Coming to University includes taking exams and studying throughout the year, and I definitely also need coffee to fuel these study sessions. The University of Groningen has just renovated the University Library (UB) in the city centre, which is where I...

There's always time for Sushi!

#TheCityIsOurCampus: 5 to 7 January

Date:05 January 2018

Party Picks

On the "bakfiets"!

Going Dutch: Save Money!

Date:04 January 2018

One of the most annoying university experiences is experiencing extreme FOMO because you are low on money and waving goodbye to your friends whilst they go out. However, after studying in Groningen for 3 years, I’ve picked up some money saving tips and tricks...

Happy New Years!

#TheCityIsOurCampus: New Years Eve in Groningen

Date:28 December 2017

Let’s face it, the main reason you look forward to New Years is the party. Everybody is out - Even my grandma goes out to bust a move (and tries not to break her hip). But you don’t want to go to a lame party - for example where grandma is cutting shapes to...

First week in my new room!

The hunt for a perfect home

Date:18 December 2017

If you are a prospective student about to start life at the University of Groningen or if you’ve already been studying in Groningen for a year or two and want to get to grips on how to secure the best accommodation during your studies, then look no further!...

Winterwelvaart near the canals

#TheCityIsOurCampus: 15th to 17th December

Date:14 December 2017

Party picks:

Cycling around Groningen!

Why I chose Groningen

Date:13 December 2017

Visiting FC Groningen!

#TheCityIsOurCampus: 8th till 10th of December

Date:07 December 2017

The Swedish christmas market is coming to Groningen on December 9th and 10th, at the Suikerfabriek. Be there for delicious Swedish food - think meatballs, or for the sweet-tooths out there, cinnamon buns; Christmas music; and the Swedish cultural concept ‘fika’,...

University of Groningen in Hamburg

How to: Make the most of a University fair

Date:06 December 2017

There’s more to visiting fairs than avoiding eye contact whilst trying to grab as many freebies as possible!

Dancing with my dispuut at SIB Gala

Student associations, should I join?

Date:04 December 2017

I was just starting out my new life in the city of Groningen. It was my first time living so far from home. A big change, and change is scary for sure. I came here for my studies, but also so much more than that. I wanted experiences. Groningen is a melting...

Photo: Rawfare

#TheCityIsOurCampus: The weekend of 1 to 3 December in Groningen

Date:30 November 2017

Nothing to do this weekend? We’ve rounded up the events in Groningen for the upcoming weekend (and some for next week).

My holiday group!

Celebrating the Holidays in Groningen

Date:28 November 2017

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...

Photo: Jasper Bolderdijk

#TheCityIsOurCampus: This weekend in Groningen

Date:24 November 2017

Nothing to do this weekend? We’ve rounded up the events in Groningen on the 24th, 25th and 26th of November.

Law-vlogger Lilia

#MyUGStory: Lilia

Date:16 November 2017

Hey guys, thanks for tuning in to this video. My name is Lilia and in this video I'll talk about the University of Groningen and why I chose to study here.

Back in time in Volendam!

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

Date:14 November 2017

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

Date:25 October 2017

Moving to Groningen

Moving to Groningen! Now what?

Date:18 October 2017

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!

Date:11 October 2017

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!

Date:04 October 2017

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

Date:28 September 2017

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...

ESN week: party like the Dutch!

Your First Week in Groningen--ESN style

Date:21 September 2017

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!

Date:14 September 2017

Noorderzon Festival

Don't miss summertime in Groningen!

Date:07 September 2017

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...

Honours College

Honours College: for those that want a bit more

Date:30 August 2017

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

Date:23 August 2017

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,...