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What I Wish I Had Known in My First Year: Student Edition

Date:15 July 2020
Author:The Blog Team
In this blog, we’d like to share some of our own experiences and help all the new first-year students on their way by learning from the mistakes we made.
Should be enough mayo to make it through the week

The Top 10 Dutch Traps for International Students

Date:15 July 2020
A list of the top 10 Dutch traps that international students are likely to encounter when they actually move to the Netherlands.
Professor Asmo aka 'the novice'

5 Types of Lecturers You Will Have at Uni

Date:10 July 2020
Lecturers belong to a university like fish belong in water, and you will definitely come across quite a few different ones during your studies. For this blog, Asmo has tried to come up with 5 distinct types of lecturers that you will probably run into during your time at uni.
New lecture halls are under construction at the old Forum library.

What's Happening at the UG this Summer?

Date:07 July 2020
Ever wondered what happens at the UG during the summer? 2020 has a lot going on, check it out:
Join either (or both!) of the introduction weeks to meet new people in your group and get to know your new city.

Online introduction weeks: what to expect?

Date:02 July 2020
Author:The Blog Team
Although the regular introductory KEI-week and ESN-week have been canceled, there are still online alternatives! Danique and Abbi write about the online introduction weeks, what you can expect from them and why you should participate.
The Dutch get pretty literal with their words

Top 7 Crazy Dutch Words

Date:02 July 2020
One of the best things about the Dutch language is the amount of crazy words that exist. Here are my favorite 7.
The ACLO Sports Centre

Exploring the ACLO Sports Centre!

Date:02 July 2020
The ACLO is often one of the first stops for any student in Groningen who is interested in getting together for a team sport or just wants to get in shape at the gym. In this blog, I will be having a look at the ACLO Sports Centre and see what the ACLO has to offer!
2020 in a nutshell

How to Meet New People Despite Covid-19

Date:01 July 2020
I think we can all agree on one thing: 2020 has not been great so far, especially when it comes to meeting new people and making friends. For this blog, I tried to think of some rather innovative methods of how you can meet new people - all while staying safe and following the advice of the health authorities. 
Ready to change these tropical surroundings for some bikes and canals!

Moving to Groningen during Corona Times

Date:30 June 2020
Moving to Groningen might be a tad different this year, but that doesn't mean it can't be a great experience. With proper planning, you’ll get to experience the best things that Groningen has to offer! Here are some quick tips.
How I feel about having to take an exam in 30 degree heat

6 relatable things about taking an exam at home 

Date:26 June 2020
Who would've thought we'd ever miss the orange walls of the Aletta Jacob's building? Read Danique's blog about all the relatable struggles of doing exams from your student room.