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Sinterklaas and the Controversy of Zwarte Piet

  This blogpost is written by Asyana Eddy, one of our first year student ambassadors. The article was originally written for SLASH, the online magazine of our student association Caerus.  The end of November and beginning of December chimes in the joyful cheer of children as the celebration of Sinterklaas begins. However, in recent years, it… Continue reading Sinterklaas and the Controversy of Zwarte Piet

Student life

Sporting in Groningen!

Hi all! I am Carolien, a third year student at UCG and a sport lover! Therefore, I will tell you something about sporting in Groningen! Groningen has many sport associations, and more specifically, student sport associations. Sport associations which only have student as members and is fully managed by students. Even though study association Caerus… Continue reading Sporting in Groningen!

Liberal Arts and Sciences

‘Our art is a reflection of our reality’ – Ice Cube

This article, written by our second year student Jack Dignam, was originally published last year in UCG's very own journal SLASH. Rodney King was unjustly beaten by the officers belonging to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) on the 3rd of March, 1991. The 9th of August, 2015 saw Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager from Ferguson, die… Continue reading ‘Our art is a reflection of our reality’ – Ice Cube

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Jovana’s view on Groningen

Many can agree that Groningen is the capital student city of the Netherlands. In such a small city like Groningen, 1/3 of the population are students and half of these are International. Being an International student in Groningen is a great advantage when it comes to meeting new people from around the world and experiencing… Continue reading Jovana’s view on Groningen

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Christopher’s experiences of being an international student at UCG

My name is Christopher Anthony, I am from Johannesburg, South Africa and I’m a first year at the University College Groningen. When I first found out I was going to study in the Netherlands, feelings of excitement and anxiety hit me. I mean studying abroad can be a very daunting thought. I was initially scared… Continue reading Christopher’s experiences of being an international student at UCG