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BIT (BIT of Introductory Time)

To all first-year students: 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 great activities. We look forward to getting to know you and having a great time together!

BIT is a period with activities in September to get to know the ins and outs of studying and student life. In groups of 6 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.


Wed 7 Sep, 21:30, De Tapperij

What is a better way to start the academic year with some beer in the Tapperij? Nothing! (duh)

Gather all your Cover friends, and tell them your amazing holiday stories! Did you know that all your stories are even better when you have some beer? We all know that everyone has just paid there tuition fees, but we have an amazing solution. The first 100 beer are free!

So be on time and get wasted for free (which you can totally afford because there are not any assignment deadlines yet)!

Welcome (back) TAB!

Thu 8 Sep, 16:00, CACHE (Cover room)

Details TBA.

Introductory Camp: Campinglife!

Fri 9–Sun 11 Sep, Groepsaccommodatie Klonie (Ellertshaar)

In the beginning of the academic year the IntroCee organizes an amazing introductory camp for the first year students. This year the camp will be held from September 9th till September 11th and will take place at group accommodation “de Klonie”. On our website you can find contact information to sign up for the camp and information like packing lists. The theme of this years introductory camp will be “Campinglife”. Make sure to sign up because it will be awesome!

General Assembly

Mon 12 Sep, 19:00, Sociëteit De Walrus

Join us on the first General Assembly of this year and let your voice be heard! Contrary to previous years we will have two September assemblies. Please read the relevant documents in advance, to make the assembly go as smooth as possible.

Linux Workshop

Tue 13 Sep, 11:00, location TBA

In preparation for the course Imperative Programming, we are organizing a workshop for Linux. We will cover navigating the maze of Linux, getting the terminal to listen to you, and getting that C code compiled right.

So, whether you have problems taming that Linux monster or you just want to stop by to pick up some cool tips & tricks, this is the workshop for you! Be sure to come, and bring your friends!

Live Stratego

Tue 13 Sep, 19:00, location TBA

We are going to play a live version of the board game Stratego, but with a twist. The theme of the game will be Pirates vs Ninjas. We hope to see all you Buccaneers and Half Shell Heroes there!


Looking for committee members!

The new year is starting and many committees will be looking for new members, see the website for a complete overview.

A few committees are urgently looking for new members, the deadline to apply is September 14!

Memory: Do you love the Cover Room as much as we do? Show your love and affection by joining the Memory! As a member of the Memory you have a 2-hour shift each week, where you are responsible for the Cover Room. Beside that you get a say in the interior of the room and you organise Thursday Afternoon Borrels (TAB) and some activities.

PubliciTee: Have you seen the awesome posters for Cover activities? They were created by PubliciTee members! The PubliciTee is a creative committee that designs posters and sometimes other promotional material. Do you want to create the next good poster? Join the PubliciTee!

To apply to one of these committees (or any committees on the website looking for members) you should email For more information on committees please check the website.

Looking for ComExa members!

At the start of this year a new ComExa will be formed. The ComExa is the Committee of External Affairs, this committee supports the Commissioner of External Affairs in approaching interesting companies related to CS and AI. As the future Commissioner of External Affairs, I, Robin Twickler, would like to continue the committee and improve it wherever I can.

As a member of the ComExa, you will have the chance to suggest, get to know, contact and visit companies. We will aim to establish useful and interesting partnerships for the association so we can organize fun, appealing and creative activities for the upcoming years.

Are you interested in gaining a lot of useful experience and skills next year, or are you very talented already? Do you want to gain valuable contacts and maybe even find a bachelor/master project or a job? Don’t hesitate any longer and send an email to

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