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
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!
It is the end of March, meaning not only the end of block 3, but also preparing for block 4. Honestly, this doesn’t really require preparation, other than choosing your next block’s courses: A recurring festivity which every UCG student is involved with at least four times a year. For me, I mostly start with… Continue reading Choosing courses at UCG
Projects being fundamental to UCG and having to do tons of different projects throughout the years, you end your UCG career in style with the third-year final project. I still remember from the first projects how confused we were by the assignments: there was no clear outline, purpose, and we didn’t know how it would… Continue reading Projects at UCG
Last year, I have been very involved with UCG’s study association Caerus, as part of the board. My job within the board was to create and support committees and, in this way, build up the study association. Caerus has only existed for one year at that time, which means there was still a lot to… Continue reading How SA Caerus upgrades the UCG game
Monday This Monday, the new semester started. Most UCG students went home or on a trip during their week off. I went on a trip as well. I spent my entire week off snowboarding in Italy and came back on Sunday. I must admit that I spent the entire Monday morning in my bed,… Continue reading What does a ‘regular’ week of a first year UCG student look like? Part 1
These last two weeks, the main question in my head has been: what do I want to do next year? With even the most basic question – following through my study's or taking a gap year – not answered yet, it makes for a list of endless possibilities. It is the best activity to avoid… Continue reading After UCG plans pt. 1