Some 2 weeks ago I helped out on UCG’s open day. Talking to various potential new students, the question by far most asked was: will I have enough time to do stuff outside of UCG? UCG, with its high-intensity education and rule of passing all courses in the first year, might sound like the most… Continue reading How to make your UCG life more than UCG
This year, Caerus, UCG's very own student association, organised the first-ever UCG-ski trip ever. Me, being quite a snowboard fanatic, just had to join this amazing trip. After waiting for several months, a group of 15 enthusiastic students left Groningen for Italy on 26th of January. Caerus's travel committee 'Aeolus' organised the trip, and planned… Continue reading UCG goes skiing!
While I am writing this, I am sitting on the ground floor of the McLennan library. There are people all around me, working hard. This is a noticeable difference from the empty hall I was in at 9 am last Saturday morning. Today there is a palpable tension in the air. I guess this is… Continue reading Canada – The Count Down
A new school year has arrived! Ready or not, for our new freshmen the school year started one week early, and it is safe to say that it started with a bang. Organised by Caerus’ own Introduction Week Committee, the class of 2020 gathered at UCG on monday the 28th of August to kick off… Continue reading Intro week 2017!
Dear readers, Every year in the beginning of August, there is a festival in Budapest called Sziget. With annually around half a million visitors, Sziget is one of the largest festivals in Europe The line-up holds big artists and smaller/less known artists on the smaller stages and the festival itself lasts a week. The festival… Continue reading Sziget Festival
My holiday started off great with the message that I passed my first year at UCG. I worked very had this year to get great results, and it definitely paid off. To be honest, it felt quite weird at the beginning of the vacation; no more deadlines, no more work that had to be done.… Continue reading My Summer Holiday so far
By Marieke van Beek After months of preparation, it was finally time for the first graduation week of the class of 2017! On Sunday, the week kicked off with a potluck at Iris her place and everyone brought something to eat and to drink. During dinner, the graduation week committee gave everyone their UCG class… Continue reading Graduation week Class of 2017
By Bogdan - Second year student at UCG One of the merits of UCG is the possibility of going on a study exchange in the 1st semester of the 3rd year. Finally, the time is here and I have made my decision. After finishing my second year, I hope to have an eventful semester abroad… Continue reading Exchange! Poland
At University College Groningen, students get the opportunity to learn a language via the World Language Programme. UCG cooperates with the World Language Programme and therefore it is offered to learn various languages for free, for UCG students. Currently, you can choose to study Arabic, Chinese, or Spanish. Next year, UCG will expand by also… Continue reading Studying a Language for Free
Day 3 in Prague was probably the most exhausting day of all as we dedicated our morning and afternoon to a visit to Theresienstadt concentration camp. After changing three buses we were finally at our destination. Having some time before our tour, we grabbed some pizza and rushed back to the camp. Our tour went… Continue reading Prague Trip – Day 3 and 4