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
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
Monday was the first day of the new, and last, semester. My friend and me spending the night in the Flixbus, getting back from visiting a friend on exchange in Berlin, we arrived just 10 minutes late to our seminar: Still in time for the 15 minutes-walk-in period of UCG classes. After saying hi to… Continue reading How UCG students start a thesis
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!
As the new semester hasn’t started for me yet, the last 2 weeks have been some kind of vacation. While my friends in Groningen were dealing with the stress of exams, I took it easy at my parent’s place. As I used this time to figure out my thesis and the rest of my life,… Continue reading The train is your frenemy
Looking out of my window right now, I see the colourful Museumplein in Groningen in the middle of the canals. Being right between the city centre and the central station is a building located called Frascati. This building functions as a housing facility for over 200 students, including all first years of university college Groningen.… Continue reading How is it to live on the UCG campus?
Finals ended, and the ASU campus started to cool down (which means having to wear long pants and a sweater at night – pretty cold if you adjusted yourself to an eternal summer). My roommate and I decided to leave for Miami, the warmest place in the States at that time. Apparently, we weren’t the… Continue reading Ending the Arizona semester
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