Are you, aspiring exchange student, one of the many of us for whom the thought of exercise is inevitably linked with a vague shudder and semi-concious lies of ‘I’ll go for a run/play frizbee/scale Everest tomorrow’? Ah, dear reader, I know your plight and, luckily for the both of us, a year in Groningen may well put an end to it.
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Groningen – this exam lark
Well, I can only apologise most heartily for my recently sporadic updates of this here blog. I’m afraid that the […]
Some practical information about studying in Groningen
Seeing as we’ve just passed through our first lot of exams in Groningen, this seems like a good opportunity to make an informative post telling you a lottle more about what it’s like to study in this city.
I can remember that the first thing that I was slightly dubious about when coming here was that there were to be no tutorials for any of the courses. One two hour lecture a week (well, one and a half hours, really, seeing as classes don’t actually commence until quarter past the given hour, and you get a much valued fifteen minute coffee break in the middle) and that’s it for most courses. Given that in Edinburgh, I generally felt that I gained most understanding of the subjects in the tutorials, I was a wee tad worried.
Groningen – Oktoberfest, and the unpronounceable island…
I’ve been rather busy as of late, and as a result have more to tell than I think will fit […]
Adventures in Groningen library
I am writing this blog whilst eating some chocolate that has just made its way to me over the channel, […]
Cycling, the Groningen way
It’s official, Groningen has turned me into a cycling convert. It was inevitable, really. A bike in the Netherlands is […]
Naomi Todd – Groningen
Hi, I’m Naomi, and just over a month ago I was in rural Scotland, working in a small café in […]