Student houses increasingly contain cameras, recording the residents 24 hours a day. One of the advantages of cameras is that they can make residents feel safer. But how does it feel to be watched all the time?
Students and neigbours are fighting a small war in the former nursing home House Rikkers Lubbers. Are these neighbours a nagging pain in the ass? Or do they actually have point?
Master’s student Rafel Fernandez was curious: how did students feel about camping out with strangers for their first week of school in a foreign country? He decided to find out.
Jeroen is 41 years old. He has been living in student building Selwerd I for the past twenty-two years. Now, he is looking for a place of his own.
International students are giving up on Groningen because of the housing problem. Ukrant issued an online poll that indicates 77 percent of homeless respondents are seriously considering other options.
Is the panic over rooms overblown? The UKrant followed three international students from Germany, Russia, and Brazil as they searched for a home. This week, they all found rooms.
It’s the same story every year. International students, their acceptance letters in hand and their futures bright, flock to Groningen from all over the world. But when they get here, there is nowhere to land.
Some foreign students were sleeping in the street because they were unable to find a room. How could this happen? And what can we do to prevent this situation from happening next year?
Remember Yoeri Delfstra, the law student who took his landlord to court over a rental dispute? He won – partly, at least.
Tenants of the Rikkers-Lubbers house don’t have to leave their rooms until their contracts expire this summer. Also: the owner is appealing the withdrawal of the permit.
Pedagogy student Femke van Splunter, has created an agency to help internationals find rooms.
A new, noisy construction project by Van Wijnen is giving the Suikerlaan residents a headache. ‘It’s like waking up to an earthquake.’
An unknown number of internationals will be unable to vote in the upcoming municipal elections. They are not registered with the municipality.
At the Peizerweg, new housing is being built for internationals. The Village will not just offer residences, but a restaurant, sports facilities, and study rooms.
At the start of the next academic year, Groningen should have emergency housing for at least 750 students. The city also wants to do away with short stay contracts.
The Grand Theatre might not be the first place people think of when they are looking for a place to live. But internationals Mollie and Leonardo have recently moved there.
23-year old student of Tax Law and Economics Yoeri Delfstra is taking on his shady landlords. First in Leeuwarden. Now in Groningen.
Two hundred international students moved into their new containter homes at the Suikerlaan on Monday. But the studios aren’t in the best condition.
The housing crisis is quieting down, as the RUG predicted it would. Some students have simply decided to unenroll. Student party DAG wants to know why, but the university says it doesn’t know.
Groningen will tighten the screws on landlords. Research done by RUG professor Michel Vols formed the basis for the new rules.
The Suikerlaan move-in date has been pushed from October 1 to October 15. Angry students must now find somewhere else to live for two more weeks. ‘So tired of all this.’