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Bo Bennen

Bachelor student Communication and Information Studies
Bo Bennen

About Bo

Hi! My name is Bo, I am 21 years old and I just finished my Bachelor’s in Communication and Information Studies! Since I cannot get enough of studying, I extended my studies by one year to complete another Minor and internship. Besides my studies, I am an active member of both rowing and basketball associations in Groningen. I also work as a student assistant at the Department of Communication for the Faculty of Economics and Business.

Why Communication and Information Studies?

When it was time to choose my study programme, I was incredibly uncertain because my references changed every week! Did I want to study Law? Business Administration? Or even Medicine? Since I already heard many stories about those studies, I wanted to visit a lesser-known programme during the Open Day at the UG. That is why I choose to visit the Bachelor’s Communication and Information Studies. The presentation really grabbed my attention - the programme offers so many different fields: language and corporate communication, but also courses on digital communication. All these aspects sparked my interest and I immediately knew this was the right choice for me after months of twisting and turning!

Why Groningen?

At first, I was not set on studying in Groningen, and just visited Open Days of every Dutch University to figure out what I wanted to study and where. When I made the call that Communication and Information Studies was the right programme for me, I searched which universities offered the programme. I did not really like the other cities where a similar programme is offered, which is why I chose Groningen. But I must say, I am so glad I made this choice! Groningen has brought me so much happiness! The city is small, so you can walk or bike anywhere and you always bump into someone familiar when you are out. Despite its size, there is so much to do for students in Groningen! Whether you are into sports, parties, culture, music, or study-related activities: there is something for everyone.


My biggest dream would be to work somewhere that is related to television and radio, but on the other hand, I would also love to work in corporate communication for a well-known company, such as Heineken or Porsche. But before I get to that, I will follow a Master’s in Communication or Media. The thing that comforts me the most about this programme is that there are plenty of directions you can go in after graduating.

Golden Tip

Choose a programme that makes you feel at home! You will spend three or maybe even more years studying your Bachelor’s programme, so try to make the experience as pleasant as possible.

If you have any questions, or just want to have a chat, do not hesitate to send me an email in both English or Dutch!

Last modified:03 October 2023 11.01 a.m.