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Week review

This week had Study Support sessions for Neurophysics and Statistics which where both well attended. I hope it will help everybody pass their exam.

On Tuesday we had the Drinking Games which was much more popular than anticipated. We had all kinds of drinking games and plenty of beer. On Thursday the Bocktober ThuNDr took place, where we had a bunch of different bock beers. Afterwards some of us ordered food and went to the BEST Halloween games. The games where really funny and a lot of room for creative solutions or answers. If you liked it make sure to check out BEST again, because they're currently looking for a new board!

Today is the Visit TU Delft, where they're getting a lecture and a case study, followed by a tour of the faculty and drinks with the study association for CS and AI there.


Study Support: Introduction to Logic

Wednesday 1st of November, 15:00 till 17:00, BB 5161.0041b

Having too many antics with your Semantics? Need to formalise those Informal Proofs? Join us for the study support session for Introduction to Logic! During this study support session, we will aim to discuss every topic in the course, with special attention going out to topics such as Semantics and Formal Proofs.

New Location Social!

Wednesday 1st of November, 21:30 Location: 't Gat van Groningen, Poelestraat 51

It was time for us to find a new location for our socials. We looked at a few different bars and decided upon 't Gat van Groningen in the end. We hope to have a lot of amazing nights here, so be sure to check out the new location!

Study Support: Imperative Programming

Wednesday 8th of November, 11:00 till 13:00, BB 5161.0267

Do you have any problems with the theory of Imperative Programming? Do you want help in preparing for you exam? During this study support session, we will discuss parts of an old exam and help you understand subjects that are relevant for your exam (such as recognizing the time complexity of a program).

During this lecture, we will also shortly deal with some topics that might need a short reminder, such as the workings of recursion. There will also we the opportunity to ask questions.

SNiC: DisruptIT

Wednesday 15th of November, 11:00 till 20:00

DisruptIT is the 11th conference organised by the Stichting Nationaal Informatica Congres, this year study association Cover provides the committee that will organise it and it will be held on the 15th of November.

This year’s theme is Disruptive Technology. Disruptive Technology is technology that displaces an established technology. This will shake up the current industry or is so ground breaking that it creates its own industry. This topic is focussing on current and future technologies that will change the work field of current students. It is hard for students to predict the future of a rapidly changing market. We want to give the students a mind-changing insight into the future.

*Note that this event is sold out and you can only be placed on a waiting list

Ugly Christmas Sweater Social

Wednesday 6th of December, 21:30 till 23:59, 't Gat van Groningen, Poelestraat 51

It's holiday season! It's getting colder and colder, and t-shirts and tops are changed for sweaters. This social you can wear your prettiest ugly Christmas sweater. The whole social is Christmas themed, be on time and get your free beers and a free Christmas hat!


Master selection AI

The Faculty Board of the FSE has definitely decided that admission to the MSc Programmes Artificial Intelligence and Human-Machine Communication will not be selective for the year 2018-2019, therefore every student with a Dutch BSc AI diploma will be admitted.

For the year 2019-2020, it is not yet clear whether the master programmes will become selective. However, this selection will be on the basis of academic performance, motivation and English language proficiency, i.e. not solely based on grades. If the programmes become selective, you will be informed timely.

Long term plan

One of the points from our policy plan is (re-)instating the long term plan. For this we have checked what previous boards did about this and collected that information as far as it was still relevant. However we would love to get the input from our members and see what they think is important for Cover to be focusing on the coming 5 years. So if you have an idea or something you think is important to put in the long term plan please email me on!

Vacancy at the UG

The Dean of Industry Relations is looking for a student assistant to make and maintain a website for the industry relations department. This would be a 12-16 hour a week job. This would include both the front and backend of the website. You have to be fluent in both English and Dutch. You need to have experience with building websites or are willing to learn this in your own time. For further information please email

Deadline 27th of October!

BEST is looking for a new board

Do you want to work alongside 96 boards in Europe? Do you want to travel, gain experience while studying full time? BEST Groningen is looking for new board members to start in December. Doing a board at BEST is only part time and it takes about 3-4 hours a week, some weeks more, some weeks less. Interested, email the current board at!"

Volunteering at the Beta Career Day

The Beta Career Day is an event that aims to prepare students for their future career. The day is mainly oriented at first-year master students of the Faculty of Science and Engineering. The students are welcome for coffee from 09:30 and at 10:00 the event will kick off with an interesting guest speaker. During the day various workshops and lectures will be given and students can get a professional LinkedIn picture taken or their CV checked. The programme will end at 16:45 and then we will finish the day with networking drinks. To make sure everything runs smoothly during the event we will need a number of volunteers. The tasks of the volunteers will include ushering of the visitors and being present as doormen. Also, we will need two people who can take pictures during the day. The volunteers will have to be present from 09:30 until 16:45, afterwards they are, of course, welcome to stay for a drink and the opportunity to talk to the alumni. The volunteers will receive a free lunch and a gift voucher as a reward for their efforts. Furthermore, we will need some people who want to flyer before the event, for specific timeslots you can ask your board. If you are interested in helping us to make the Beta Career Day a success, sign up now! You can do this with the board of your student association, registration will be open until 3 November.

Philips Innovation Award Seminar

We are looking for students and young entrepreneurs with innovative ideas to enter the Philips Innovation Award competition. Do you want to turn your idea into a successful start-up and perhaps win €50,000,-? Come to our seminar to register your idea and learn more about the PHIA competition. An inspiring speaker will spice things up, and those with guts will get the chance to pitch their idea already. The best pitch wins a price!

What: PHIA regional preliminaries, When: 29th of November 2017 15:00-17:30, Where: Startup City (Kadijk 2, Groningen), registration deadline: 24 November 2017

For more information and to sign up for this event click here. If you have questions mail to

Other events

First Year Study Corner

Every Monday of the first period there will be a first year study corner will be held in the Cover room from 10am until noon. We want to ask older years to join the sessions and help the first years during this time. If you want to help just show up at one of the meetings! Please keep in mind the Cover room will not be open for recreational activities during this time.

Looking for committee members!

See the website for a complete overview of committees that are looking for members! If you want to apply for a committee please email to let her know you're interested. A resume or motivation is optional, so feel free to just tell her you're interested!


Do you want to organize next year’s introductory day and introductory camp? Join the IntroCee!

Deadline: 29th of October


Next year Cover will celebrate her 25th birthday! Since this is such a special age, we will celebrate this with a lustrum week. Do you have nice ideas and want to organize this amazing week? Join the LustrumCee! (Note that only older year students can join the LustrumCee.)

Deadline: 29th of October


Are you creative or looking for a way to put your mark on Cover? Join the YearBookCee! The YearBookCee publishes a YearBook each year.

Deadline: 29th of October

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