Student life

“Students here address their lecturers far more directly, we’re just not used to doing things like that in South Korea”

Solha

All students from Ghent University Global Campus (GUGC) in Incheon, South Korea come to the so-called Home Campus in Ghent for one semester during their study programme. Solha Kang and Eunhey Choi both just finished their exams and are about to return home. We managed to catch up with them right before they hopped on the plane to discuss what they thought of their stay in Belgium.

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What do student representatives do for you?

Saïd Mabrouk

You might not always see them around, but during their studies quite a few students take on an important commitment - that of student representative. They have a voice on a variety of Ghent University councils and commissions, where they look after their fellow students’ interests. Meet four of these vital student reps.

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A group of students build their own self-driving racing car: “We were on the look-out for a crazy idea!”

UGent Racing

To single-handedly build a racing car - for a group of university students, it’s certainly no mean feat. Today, they are already working hard on a second model, and with this new model they now have their sights set even higher. This is the story of a group of engineering students who had absolutely no desire to spend yet another year “on hold” because of corona. In the meantime, their “business” is up and running, and it is a well–oiled machine that would be the envy of many professional companies.

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One master, many directions: social work

Sarah Braet

Four alumni look back at their studies and the direction in which they finally headed. What began along the same path led to many different places. Sarah, Lisa, Michaël and Zahra all studied social work, one of the programmes in the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences. What drives them is the will to help others and they each do this in their own way.

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These top-class students went all the way to the semi-final of the Campus Cup

Otto-Jan Ham

Where can you find the smartest students? That’s the ultimate question in the Campus Cup, which switched from Canvas to channel Eén for its third edition. Six different teams from Ghent University took part, and the team from Applied Linguistics in the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy went all the way to the semi-final. Here’s more about the students’ experience.

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