This is the newsletter that is sent weekly to all of our members. Is the newsletter unreadable? Read the newsletter in your web browser.


Announcements of committees

Pub Quiz

Today (Mon 29 Feb), 21:00, Café The Crown, Gedempte Zuiderdiep 2

This year is a special year: A leap year! A leap year brings many traditions with it. For example, women have to ask men to a ball. In Scotland a man gets a fine when he refuses a marriage proposal from a woman. There are many more fun facts about leap years.

Therefore we decided to organize a pub quiz! There we will not only test your knowledge about leap years, but also more traditional pub quiz facts. Come join us on the 29th of February!


Wed 2 Mar, 21:30, De Tapperij

It is time for another borrel! And this time with 100 free beers! No fancy stuff, just an old-fashioned Borrel. So if you don’t have a good excuse, we expect you to be there. See you then!

Karaoke Night

Mon 7 Mar, 21:00, Café de Kachel, Zwanestraat 3

We’ve organized a Karaoke night! Come to sing your lungs out or to look at the people willing to do so on stage and have a couple of drinks. Of course the people who sing the most extraordinary songs and do the best will be rewarded!

Beta Business Days_2016

Tue 22–Wed 23 Mar, Martiniplaza, Leonard Springerlaan 2

The Beta Business Days is a unique two-day career event for all students of the FMNS at the RUG. The event gives students the opportunity to investigate their career prospects and make contacts that could lead to an internship, a thesis project or even a job. There’s a program with a variety of activities by companies. New this year are the start-up competition and code battle, both with great prizes to win. The first sign-up deadline (which applies to some activities) is 6 March.

Xomnia Hackathon 2016

Fri 25–Sat 26 March, Amsterdam
More information

Battle against AI students in this hackathon organized by Xomnia and the municipality (gemeente) of Amsterdam! During 24 hours teams from all AI study associations in The Netherlands have to come up with an innovative solution within the domain of poverty reduction. The municipality of Amsterdam provides a data set to be used.

After 24 hours a jury will determine the winner. The CA-ICT foundation has provided prize money: € 1.000 as first price; € 500 as second price; and € 250 as third price.


Internationalisation Working Group Members

The working group Internationalisation is engaged with defining a plan for involving international students within Cover. What can we do for them and how can we arrange this? How can we involve them without pushing to much? On the other hand, how do we make sure our current (Dutch) members are not forgotten in the process of internationalisation? The goal is to create a report about these matters and present it at a GA.

This working group is looking for an additional international member. So if you want to work together with a few people on defining how Cover should manage internationalisation and develop (new) ideas on how to integrate international members, please send an email to with a short motivation. Deadline: 6 Mar.

College Carrousel Assistants

Do you want to earn some money? We are looking for students to assist with the College Carrousel. This is an event where 16 and 17 year old high school students (4e klas) are shown University per Faculty. We are looking for day assistants, who are paid € 35, and afternoon helpers, who are paid € 15. As a Day assistant you bring people to their classes in the morning and help as an afternoon helper in the afternoon. An entire day is from 9 till 16 and an afternoon is from 13 till 16. College Carrousel takes place on the 29th, 30th and 31st of March and the 5th, 6th and 7th of April. Are you interested? Please contact a board member or e-mail to!

To cancel your registration to this mailing list click here to unsubscribe.