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Lecture: How to Motivate Yourself

Mon 7 Dec, 11:00–13:00, V 5161.0293

Some of us simply want to relax, and others cannot possibly get themselves to stop working… What is their secret? Do you want to learn more about how to get motivation for studying and how to become an efficient student?

In this lecture, by AI Lecturer of the Year 2014/2015 Jennifer Spenader, you will hear about methods to motivate yourself, and how to simply get things done. Our speaker Jennifer Spenader knows tips and tricks that will help you dealing with your student duties and enjoying it!

Staff Activity: Sinterklaas

Mon 7 Dec, 16:00–18:30, CACHE (Coverroom)
N.B. This activity is both for staff and students

Every year there comes a man
to celebrate his birthday is his plan
with ‘pepernoten’ and presents
he comes to the Netherlands.

We will also celebrate on his behalf
with everyone, so also the staff.
There will be presents for you
we’ll play games to earn 1 or 2.

Don’t be afraid

when you are late.
The activity is free.
So come and see
how much fun it will be!

General Assembly

Wed 9 Dec, 19:00–23:30, Max Gruber room (V 5161.0165)

Join us on the General Assembly and let your voice be heard! Please read the relevant documents in advance, to make the assembly go as smooth as possible. We will order pizza before the assembly; write down your choice Wednesday afternoon in the CACHE (Cover room).

TAB-talk: Mendel Bouman

Thu 10 Dec, 16:00–18:00, CACHE (Cover room)

This month’s TAB-talk will be given by Mendel Bouman, who is a singer, composer, art director, producer and entrepreneur. More information about the TAB-talk will be published on the website later.

Map Your AI Study Programme

Mon 14 Dec, 11:00–13:00, V 5161.0105

Together with the academic advisor we are organising an information session on the planning of your study programme, for 2nd and 3rd year AI BSc students. Learn the details about the options available in your BSc program, find out the requirements to get your degree and let other students inform you about the elective courses you can choose from.

Wanted: 3rd year BSc/1st year MSc AI students
For the second half of this information session we are also looking for AI students who have already taken a variety of elective courses and who are willing to share their experiences. Send a mail to if you are interested.

Movie: How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Mon 14 Dec, 19:00–22:00, V 5161.0267

Can you feel it? Santa’s back in town! But not everyone likes Santa, the Grinch hates Santa. Want to know why? Watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas with us to find out. The movie will start at 19:00 in room 267.

Come join us and enjoy the Christmas spirit while drinking a glass of Glühwein, or two. We’re looking forward to it, you too?

Company Visit: Quintor

Wed 16 Dec, 15:30–21:00, Ubbo Emmiussingel 112
Registration form

Quintor is an ambitious company specializing in the development of innovative technical solutions. They are a leading name on the subject of Agile software development, enterprise Java/.NET technology and mobile development. Among the many organisations Quintor worked on projects for are GasUnie, DUO, KPN and Fa-med.

We will visit Quintor for an interactive afternoon and evening. Registration required!

• 15:30 Welcome
• 16:00 Case study: Step into the shoes of a Quintor Software Architect
• 17:30 Diner
• 18:30 Rene Boere (CTO of Quintor) and Pascal Snippen: Pushing the limits of continous delivery
• 20:00 Social (borrel)

Heroes vs. Villains

Thu 17 Dec, 22:00–late, Het Pakhuis (Peperstraat 8)
Dresscode: as your favourite hero or villain

Did the dark months inspire your evil master plan yet? Or did you just polish your shining armor, and are ready to safe the day once again? We will end this year with the final battle between heroes and villains during our Heroes vs. Villains party! Both the good and the bad guys are welcome to join us during this grand finale of the year. Of course there will be free beer and awesome decorations!

We hope you will partake in this epic battle, and party with us to celebrate the end of the year!


Prominent in de Tent: Committee Members

Did you enjoy Prominent in de Tent last October? You can organise this awesome party next year! Joining this committee is a unique opportunity for organising a big party, gaining useful skills, and working together with people from different studies. Apply now by mailing

BBD: Chairman BBD_2017

Are you interested in organizing the Beta Business Days 2017? Do you want to know how it is to work with SME’s and multinationals? And can you lead an enthusiastic group of students? Application for Chairman 2017 is open! Apply before December 19th by sending your resume and motivation to!

The Beta Business Days is a unique important two-day career event for all beta-students from the University of Groningen. During this event students will have the opportunity to investigate various career prospects and make contacts that can lead to an internship, a thesis project or even a future job! You can always take a look at our website or contact us for more information!

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