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The new year has started!

After a fun introductory day and a sunny last vacation weekend, the new academic year has officially started today. We look forward to seeing you soon — maybe during one of the activities you can find in the agenda?

To first-year students (who signed up after last week’s newsletter): we’d hereby like to welcome you to Cover. Cover is the study association for Artificial Intelligence and Computing Science at the University of Groningen. We help you during your studies and organize cool activities.

The board and candidate board of Cover

BIT (BIT of Introductory Time)

BIT is a period with activities in September to get to know the ins and outs of studying and student life. In groups of 8 first-years, led by 2 older students, you can visit various activities. You get to know lots of people and make new friends. Check for info and registration.

To senior students: would you like to lead a BIT group to help first-years get to know Cover? Then sign up on! You can sign up with someone else if you’d like to lead a group together.

Borrel & Yearbook Presentation (monthly drinks)

Date & time: Wednesday 2nd of September, 21:30
Location: De Tapperij, Grote Markt

After a long summer break it is time to return to university. Do you have some crazy holiday stories? Share them with us at our first monthly borrel (drinking night) of the year! For the freshmen: this is your chance to get in touch with the senior members of Cover!

We start the new year with a lookback on memories of last year, as the yearbook will be distributed! On top of that there will be 100 free beers, so be there on time!

TAB (weekly drinks)

Date & time: Thursday 3th of September, 16:00
Location: CACHE (Cover room), V 5161.0041a, Bernoulliborg

We’d like to invite all freshmen and, of course, all senior students to join us on this first weekly TAB (Thursday Afternoon Borrel) of the academic year! To celebrate this glorious event, we will provide two crates of (free) beer and snacks to go along with it.

Capgemini Lunch Lecture

Date & time: Tuesday 8th of September, 11:00 till 13:00
Location: V 5161.0267, Bernoulliborg

Rutger Katz (Innovation Architect at Capgemini) will talk about how intelligence in new technologies will enhance technologies from simple gimmicks to true innovative services and products that can cause disruption in the present market. He will use examples in the fields of robotics, drones, and virtual and augmented reality to illustrate the matter. Afterwards a free delicious lunch will be served to attendees!


Don’t forget to order books

Haven’t you ordered your books yet? Then you might want to hurry! As usual, you can order discounted books through Cover.

Looking for a job?

Last year we got in touch with many companies in Groningen and other parts of the Netherlands. We cooperate with companies who offer jobs you can do besides your studies, and with companies who offer full time jobs for after your bachelor or master. A lot of companies also offers projects which may be suitable as bachelor’s or master’s project.

Does this sound interesting to you? Check our website for jobs during your studies and bachelor’s/master’s projects or jobs after your studies. If you have questions about companies we cooperate with, send an email to

We’re looking for committee members

Cover is looking for new committee members for the ABCee, BookCee, FoodCee, Memory, PCee, and StudCee. Take a look at the committee pages to learn more, or apply by sending a mail to

We’re looking for ComExA members

As the future Commissioner of External Affairs I would like to continue the ComExA in its current form. The goal of the ComExA is to support the Commissioner of External Affairs in approaching interesting AI and CS related companies with the aim of acquiring partnership in one form or another. Partnership is naturally very important for the continuity of our association and for it to be able to organize activities.

As a member you’ll get the chance to get to know a company, visit and speak with them, possibly negotiate a deal and maybe even find a bachelor’s/master’s project or a job. Does this interest you, then do not hesitate to send an email to

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