Every year during the summer ceremony, the ‘best’ students at our University are put in the spotlight and presented with the GUF-100 prize. This tradition started in 1993, when the GUF-100 awards were introduced to mark the centennial anniversary of the Groningen University Fund (GUF). The award consists of a certificate and €2500 in prize money.
In 2022, we are thrilled to announce that UCG student, Ece Aydın, was selected to win the prize as one of the best students of the UG!
Ece is in her final year of the Bachelor’s degree programme in Liberal Arts and Sciences (majoring in the Sciences, with a specialization in Health and Life Sciences) at University College Groningen (UCG).
She combines her study programme with the Honours programme. She also participated in the Summer School on Global Health. Her interests mainly concern solving complex and interdisciplinary problems within the Health Sciences. To further develop her expertise, in the coming academic year she will start the Health System and Prevention track of the Research Master’s degree programme in Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology at the University of Groningen.
Ece also explains why she will undertake such a Master's degree:
I want to do my Masters in public health. It’s so complex and interdisciplinary. It is in our lives all the time even if we do not notice. The pandemic only showed how important public and global health is and how little people cared about it, and that’s why we are basically here now. So the pandemic only strengthened my decision. So for now, working in public health is my career plan!
Ece not only stands out because of her excellent study results, but is recognised especially for the many activities that she takes part in (e.g. mentor, active in several committees, student assistant, and chair of the Faculty Council), both at University College Groningen and in the Honours College. As her faculty recommendation letter states:
Ece clearly shows impressive dedication, an excellent work ethic, and an incredible application in improving the UCG community.
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