I am Eva, a second year student at UCG and one of the many german expats in who reside in Groningen. When I tell people I study Liberal Arts and Sciences, I encounter many surprised faces as I belong to the few german students who don’t study Psychology or International Business. Secondly I always have… Continue reading Studying in Groningen: 10 Things every German student will experience
It has been two weeks since I left the Netherlands and travelled to Tempe, Arizona, in the United States of America in order to attend Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University. I have already found my way (well, most of it) around campus, and I am currently trying to figure out all of the… Continue reading My Exchange Bucket List
To get a better view of different majors and what different students focus upon within these, this blogpost summarizes different thesis the students of the class of 2018 have written. The last semester of UCG, students spend 7.5 study-credits on their bachelor’s thesis (for reference, sixty credits should be taken every year). The thesis is… Continue reading Bachelor’s thesis within Health & Life Sciences
It has been exactly 24 days since I tried to fit my entire life in my 50-liter backpack, said goodbye to my family (and, more importantly, cats) and got on a plane that took me from Groningen to the other side of the world. And let me tell you - these have been the 24… Continue reading UCGlobal – My first weeks in Australia
After spending last month all day and night at the university library – thesis and essays unfortunately don’t write themselves – it was a relief to get back all grades and conclude I really was finished. I could now finally be certain when telling friends and family I would be graduating this summer – always… Continue reading Graduating at UCG
If you’re doubting UCG, or your family/friends are doubting you going to UCG, it should definitely not have to do with its relative distance to other Dutch cities. This is why: I started at the RUG 3 years ago, together with maybe two or three others from the 140 students in my high school year.… Continue reading “Far-away” Groningen
On Wednesday the 9th of May, it was a very busy, and, special day at the University College in Groningen. First of all, it was offer holder day. All the prospective students that hold an offer were invited to this event in order to get more acquainted with UCG and each other. Secondly, it… Continue reading Offer holder day and SOC gala.
This year almost ending means the start of next year getting closer. The last weeks are crazy busy for everyone – finishing up courses, projects, and not to forget: a thesis. Working on all of this, most free time is spent at the library, keeping the prospect of a very near graduation and summer in… Continue reading After UCG plans pt. 2
Even though you can never be completely sure about the weather around here, we occasionally do have good days (randomly allocated throughout the year). The best thing to do when that time arrives is to get out of UCG and into the water – of which Groningen has a lot to offer. Besides the city’s… Continue reading What to do during the hot Groningen days
A few weeks ago, UCG students received an email asking if they wanted to join a field trip to a nuclear waste facility called URENCO in the Netherlands. I, not necessarily being interested in nuclear physics or nuclear sciences in general, still decided to join the field trip, having in mind that the politics and… Continue reading UCG student’s go radioactive!