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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).
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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...
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There are some things we all experience when first moving to Groningen. Which of these do you recognize?
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Going to a Halloween party this weekend? Want to dress up but not sure what to wear?
|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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
|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...
|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...
|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!
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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...
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Think science students aren't funny? Think again! (or don't really).
|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,...
|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...
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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,...
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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...
|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).
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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!
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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),...
|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...
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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...
|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,...
|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...
|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!
|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...
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Everyday student-life can be filled with stress, for Dutch and international students alike.
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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...
|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...
|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...
|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.
|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...
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“What’s it like out there?”
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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...
|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...
|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!
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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”
|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...
|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...
|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!...
|Date:||06 December 2017|
There’s more to visiting fairs than avoiding eye contact whilst trying to grab as many freebies as possible!
|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...
|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...
|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.
|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...
|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,...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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,...