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Week review

We had a busy week again, with a bunch of fun activities! On Monday we had the Brainstorm with the board - Long Term Plan, where we got some really useful feedback on the Long Term Plan. On Wednesday we had the [CAREER] Interactive excursion HTG in Delfzijl. They showed a automated warehouse that uses robots to pick orders, as well as some bacholor/master projects with the Hololens.

On Thursday had the #Lustrum Theme Announcement TAD where they presented the theme along with some drinks and snacks. For you who couldn't make it the theme will be "Hello World!"!

Hope to see you at the LAN this weekend!


Deadline Board Applications

Saturday 21th of April, 23:59

Do you want to do a board year? Apply now for board XXVII by sending your resume and motivation letter to before 23:59 on the 21th of April!

Are you still in doubt? Approach a board member to schedule a coffee date to talk about what being board entails.


Friday 20th of April 17:00 till Sunday 22nd of April 13:00, Study Landscape (Bernoulliborg)

Do you like games? Do you like binging on them for an entire weekend?

Of course you do and we have just the thing for you: A LAN party going on for a full weekend! Come and join us at the 2018 version of everyone’s favorite event. You can bring your own computer yourself or pay a small fee to make use of the transport service to carry your desktop PCs. Alternatively, just use the consoles in the Cover room to crush fellow Cover members in whatever game you want to play. Sign up and snacks are free, and we will order dinner (also free once you pay for it). If this wasn’t enough to lure you in, we will also be organizing an adrenaline-filled tournament with amazing prizes.

Sign up at!

[Dutch only] Career in education information day

Monday 23rd of April, 17:00 till 19:30

This activity is not organised by Cover. Twijfel jij over een carrière in het onderwijs? Wil je eventueel de educatieminor of -master doen? Kom dan op maandag 23 april van 17:00 tot 19:30 naar de Educatievoorlichtingsseminar. Deze vindt plaats op het Zernike (Nijenborgh, Groningen) en is bedoeld om studenten van de Faculty of Science and Engineering of ruimtelijke wetenschappen te informeren over de educatiemaster en een carrière in het onderwijs.

Schrijf je in via het online registratieformulier. Hopelijk tot dan!

Programma: 17:00 - 17:15: Inloop 17:15 - 17:20: Opening en introductie sprekers 17:20 - 18:00: Meerdere praatjes van docenten 18:00 - 18:10: Voorlichting docent worden 18:10 - 18:15: Master student deelt ervaringen 18:15 - 18:45: Paneldiscussie 18:45 - 19:30: Afsluitende borrel

Hooghoudt Liquor Tour and Tasting

Monday 23rd of April, 20:00

On the 23th of April, we will go to Hooghoudt distillery. Here we get to see how the typical Groninger liquors are made. On top of that we will get to taste a lot of nice liquors during this tour. The costs for this activity will be 10 euro's per person.

If you want to join us, please sign up here

[CAREER] Kickstart your Career

Tuesday 1st of May, 11:00 till 20:00, Zernike - Various locations

A day focused on giving students insight into the inner and outer workings of several relevant companies. The companies will give interactive workshops for the students so that they get an idea of their work-ethics and topics of interest.

The companies that will be present are: KPMG - One of the 'Big Four' companies, focussed on audit, advisory and consultancy. Homepage

YoungCapital - An employment agency that aims to connect students and young professionals with suited companies. Also one of the most growing companies of 2017. Homepage

Cosmonio - A.I. platform for rapid deep-learning application development. Homepage

More companies will be announced in the upcoming weeks!

The day will be free from lectures and tutorials (for Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence students) in order to avoid interference with your busy study schedules! There will also be lunch and dinner with the present companies. The day will be ended with a networking borrel with Cover's partners.

You can sign up here!

May social

Wednesday 9th of May, 21:30, 't Gat van Groningen

Now, this is a story all about how Our livers got flipped-turned upside down And I'd like to take a minute Just sit right there I'll tell you how the social has nothing to do with Bel Air.


Announcements by the board

  • We have pingpong bats and ball in the Cover room now that you can borrow to use on the pingpong table outside!
  • From next exam period on the Cover room will be open during the exam periods as well!

Fairplay LAN party with a Super Smash Bros

Do you like videogames? Wrecking your fellow students on-screen, or just relaxing with some friendly competition? And would you like to improve your game? Then we may have something to offer... We are Fairplay, the new e-sports association for students of the Hanze and the University of Groningen. And soon, we’ll host our very first activity!

What: LAN party with a Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (SSB4) tournament

Where: In the lunchroom of the ACLO (entrance via the sportsbar)

When: April 26, 15.30-00.00; tournament will start around 17.30

If you’re interested, be there. It’s free! It’s fun! There are prizes (€30/€15/€5)! Also, because we are next to the sportsbar, you can have a meal there. Follow us on Facebook (GeA Fairplay) to keep up-to-date, or send us an e-mail ( if you have any questions. See you there!

Note: currently our focus is on SSB4, but we are very willing to broaden our scope. Feel free to bring your own set-up / PC / controllers / etc!

FVOG Board recruitment

We are looking for the new board of the FVOG 2018-2019. From the 1st of April till the 1st of May it is possible to apply for a function in the board. These are the functions you and other members of your association can apply for:





So if you have a hart for study associations, this is the board for you! We want to ask you a favour to promote this on the website of your association with a link to our website

Beste Autumn courses

What is BEST? Have a look at our website!

What are the BEST Autumn Courses? Throughout the whole year BEST organises different activities where students of technology from member universities get the chance to complement their fields of study, live an international experience, socialize, improve their English and most of all have a lot of fun. Each BEST event is attended by 20-30 engineering and technology students like you.

This autumn, all over Europe Autumn Courses will be taking place. Ranging from 7-14 days in September-October, they are a combination of part-time studying, fun games, social events, company and city visits and night-time parties. To apply,

  1. If you're not yet a member of our Local BEST Group, make your account on and drop us an email at .
  2. Write your motivational letter
  3. Apply here before Sunday the 22nd of April 23.00h!

Autumn Courses are basically for free, costs ranging from 0-55 euros total including meals, accommodation, education, events and fun.

See the website for where you can go here and send a motivational letter for the course that suits you the best!

A request from Micheal Wilkinson

As some of you know I am an avid dancer. Now my ballroom and latin school "Groningen Danst" has been nominated for the province of Groningen for the crown of "Best Ballroom and Latin School of the Netherlands". As usual in these event, you can vote online here

So if you want to help his dance school out, please vote by using the link above!


"The editors of the new Cover magazine, DisCover, need help from international students. We are collecting short stories and anedotes about what the Netherlands is like when you just arrive to study here. Go to: and leave a reaction on things that are weird about the Netherlands!"

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!


The Academic Broadening Committee regularly arranges study-related activities such as lectures, trips to AI- and CS-related institutes, and of course a yearly trip to a city in a foreign country.


Do you want to help out with maintaining Covers' website and join Covers' most technical committee? Then join the AC/DCee!


Are you looking for a fun and social committee? Do you want to help organize and spice up activities like Socials, Game Nights, and other activities/parties?


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


The StudCee organises study support activities for all AI and CS students. You probably went to one of our lectures (if you haven’t, you totally should!!). Anyways, because some older members are leaving, we’re looking for fresh blood! So if you enjoy helping others, want to enrich your college experience, and enjoy good food/cooking, then let us know! You’re free to join a meeting to see what we’re all about.


Do you want to organize a LAN, a crash and compile or other programming or gaming related activities? Join the LCDee!

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