Goin' makes it easier than ever before for minorities and students with similar characteristics or interests to find each other and create meaningful friendships. This resulted in vibrant groups such as introverts, LGTBQ+, Teen moms and endless others at Uppsala University.
At Utrecht University, older students felt as if they were the outliers of their class considering they were the above average ages coming to the university. Thus, they created the “Thirty-somethings” group to find other peers who felt in the same situation! Now they support each other throughout the onboarding process, by sharing relevant information and collaborating to find homes together.
By being able to connect these students, you are enabling them to feel more relaxed and prepared for their study now that they’ve found peers who are just like-minded as they are.
“Thanks to Goin’ I was able to connect with students who have similar experiences with me and who face similar struggles (such as finding accommodation). It also gave me a sense of belonging, as I joined groups where people where really nice, accepting and immediately made me feel at ease. It also helped me discard my negative assumptions about my fellow students and brought me to the realization that they’re probably not that different from me”
– Sofrina from The Hague University of Applied Sciences.