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Dear members,

The first week is over! For all new first-years, I hope you are getting acquainted with your schedules, courses and student life in general. For all you senior students, I hope university life hasn't come back crushing down on you like the student protest at the academy building yesterday night, but was merely a rejoicing coming-back experience.

This is also a great moment to remind you of the fact that Cover's members and events are a knowledgeable source of help. First-years experience their first hard problems with Imperative Programming (worry not, you are not alone...); others just started with their bachelor projects; and, some of you can proudly call yourselves Master students. Drop by the Cover room (BB.0041a) in case you want to have a chat with an experienced member or get information on study support!

The IntroCamp is near, so near in fact that you might be in it right now! Have lots of fun in any case! Next week, we start off with the first General Assembly of the academic year (assembly for all members to get information and vote on the future of Cover) on Monday. Make sure to read all the relevant pieces and to have your authorisations ready (hint hint: there is an important proposal pending)! On Tuesday, the lovely ActiviTee organises a Pool Night! Sign up on the website if you are interested. On Thursday we welcome you all to a special Welcome (Back) TAD in the Cover room. Feel free to drop by and enjoy free drinks!

Best wishes,



Nice to know!

W.I.S.V. ‘Christiaan Huygens’ organises a symposium which is especially organised for mathematics and computer science students. Our lives and futures are all about health nowadays. What will technology bring concerning health and growing older? In this symposium we will present you healthcare in the future. In a day filled with talks, discussions and an ethical touch, you will be enlightened by academics who are currently pushing the boundaries in healthcare technology, improving health bit by bit. The symposium is on October 22 and you can buy tickets here.

We want you to be in a committee!

Here is a cool thingy for our new members: Ever heard of a committee? A committee is a group of friends that work towards a common goal. You can learn about all sorts of topics such as budgeting, planning, sponsoring, and much more! See the website for a complete overview of committees that are looking for members! If you want to apply for a committee please email A resume or motivation is optional, so feel free to just tell him you are interested!


Do you like to visit and talk to interesting companies? And are you enthusiastic about organizing nice lectures and workshops with them? Join the Committee of External Affairs and help Cover get its sponsor income for next year! Please mail to apply.


Is there a topic of which you could never tire? You would like to hear about different experts from the field for a whole afternoon? Then organising a symposium is right up your street! The SympoCee organises a symposium every year for this very purpose, to educate Cover members on a wider range of topics


The YearbookCee is very much self explarary. They create the yearbook for every academic year. In this committee you get to decide the theme, design and create the content of the yearbook. You want a way to make your mark in Cover for years to come? The best place to do this is in the Yearbook.


Have you enjoyed the last edition of DisCover and would you like to help with the creation of the next version? Then join the DisCover, the committee that creates the magazine! As a member of the committee you are responsible for gathering, creating, and editing content, the lay-out of the magazine, and determining what goes into the magazine. We had a lot of fun creating it, and we are sure that you will too!


AC/DC stands for Advanced Computing / Digitalisation Committee and if web management and bug fixing is your kind of thing then this is the committee for you!


"ActiviTee" represents activities' committee. Every month, we organise at least three activities: a borrel every first Wednesday of the month in 't Gat van Groningen; a small activity; a big activity; and, besides this, we organise a big end of the year party in December and a special big activity before the summer break.


Do you enjoy workshipping the wireless? Or are you more in favour of the etheral ethernet? The LCDee organises two massive parties every year for multiplayer games.


The Cover Room, the beating heart of Cover. The Memory keeps this heart beating but always making sure the room is open for a few hours every week. You get to decide how the interior looks as well as being in charge of the Thursday Afternoon Drinks every week.


The goal of the SporTee is to keep the members of Cover in shape by organising sporty and fun activities. Examples of such activities are dodge ball, ice skating and paint-balling. Would you like to organise activities with a sporty character, join the SporTee!


The StudCee is the committee that provides study related activities for Cover. They give study support lectures for courses in the degree programme, workshops to develop skills as well as managing an exams and summaries database. They have recently created CACTuS (Cover's Advanced Course Tutoring System) which allows our members to find tutors easily. Their goal is to make sure that members have the tools needed to pass their courses while making the sessions as engaging and fun for the students as they possibly can.

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