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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
Author:Tatenda
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.
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
Author:Joey
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 Sunto.me, about his experiences starting a company during his masters.
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
Author:Asmo
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
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
Author:Joey
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!
Sunroots were one band to perform at the Welcoming PARTY

Aftermovie Welcoming PARTY

Date:22 September 2018
Author:Joey
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.
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
Author:Danique
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.
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
Author:Joey
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.
Here's Lauren, trying to look smart

Ask a student: why a Science bachelors?

Date:08 August 2018
Author:Joey
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!
#12 worked wonders for this happy couple

25 pick-up lines for UG students

Date:06 July 2018
Author:Ellen
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.
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.
Listen to the crazy cat lady

How to survive your final bachelor science project

Date:27 June 2018
Author:Joey
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.
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,...

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...

The duality of a science student

5 Things That Happen to Every Science Student

Date:30 May 2018
Author:Joey

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!

Get that precious sleep when you can!

5 kinds of naps you'll take at University

Date:25 May 2018
Author:Iman

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...

Still can't quite figure it out

The best of the worst science jokes

Date:22 May 2018
Author:Joey

´╗┐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
Author:Kathir

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,...

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
Author:Odile

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,...

Our theme was probably looking good, or something

5 tips to throwing an amazing house party

Date:23 April 2018
Author:Joey

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!

Statistics: #1 moodkiller

How to survive your Statistics Course

Date:13 April 2018
Author:Peter

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),...

Perfect podcast listening weather!

10 best podcast picks from a university student

Date:06 April 2018
Author:Peter

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...

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
Author:Joey

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!

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...

Go green for St. Patrick's Day!

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

Date:14 March 2018
Author:Natasha

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
Author:Joey

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...

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
Author:Ellen

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...

Popcorn makes everything better!

11 films UG students shouldn't miss

Date:28 February 2018
Author:Peter

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
Author:Marisha

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
Author:Odile

“What’s it like out there?”

Skiing with my friends :)

Travel Blog: Weekend Away?

Date:20 February 2018
Author:Natasha

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...

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
Author:Konrad

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!

Sunrise at Paterswoldemeer

Nature Escapes

Date:06 February 2018
Author:Iman

Studying is better together!

From High School to University: a New World

Date:22 January 2018
Author:Odile

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

Studying Abroad Right - the Student Perspective

Date:11 January 2018
Author:Joey

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

Marisha Student Vlog: #MyUGStory

Date:10 January 2018
Author:Marisha

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
Author:Natasha

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...

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...

Cycling around Groningen!

Why I chose Groningen

Date:13 December 2017
Author:Natasha

Law-vlogger Lilia

#MyUGStory: Lilia

Date:16 November 2017
Author:Lilia

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
Author:Joey

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...