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Happy New Year!

Dear members,

The new year is starting and we have got some stuff for you to do:

Are you tired of all the festivities over the past couple of weeks? Had enough of fancy dinners and family affairs? It is time to get up and go again! Luckily our first social of the year, the New Years Social is right around the corner! Join us on Wednesday to share Christmas and New Years Eve stories with some free beers.

On Thursday, we organise a special TAD. We invite PhD students to share their knowledge and stories. Do not worry, these won't be lectures or tutorials. Rather, it is an opportunity to talk to "higher-level" students from their magical lands of the third floor. Come on Thursday to listen to some PhD Talks.

What better way to bring people together than a Mario Kart Competition? Cover and FMF (the association for Physics and Maths) will be co-hosting a Mario Kart Tournament. Not only are there prizes to be won, but also glory and honour at being the best Mario Kart player of the evening! It starts Friday 17:00. May the best driver win!

Finally, the StudCee is organising a couple of support lectures for various courses before the exams. In case you have troubles with Calculus, Signals & Systems, Discrete Structures or Introduction to Logic (AI), go and visit their great support events!

All the best,



Nice to know!

Vacancy Universiteitsbibliotheek: The University Library is looking for someone to upgrade the Twitter Archive in the short term for the DNPP department (Documentation Center for Dutch Political Parties). The developer should have knowledge of a MySQL and Laravel framework. The restoration of the Tweets and taking care of the completeness and correctness of the data is the highest priority. An infinite number of characters (no maximum) must be set in the repository. Furthermore, creating a front-end is important. The appearance of it could be derived from the recently revamped website, so that the repository is recognisable as being from DNPP (and the RUG). In addition, visitors should be given the opportunity to search in the tweets of politicians, parties and their subsidiaries by using a search function. If you are interested, please contact: Pieter van Boven ( or Teijo Doornkamp (

Shirt A La Minute: As a Cover member, you get 15% discount on product from Shirt a la minute.

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!


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 ParenTee is the committee responsible for showing the studies and university to students' parents. They do this by organising a parents day where you can invite your parents to take a tour. If you want to show your parents or your peers parents around, sign up for this committee.


The PubliciTee is the committee that designs, create and prints posters for Cover. They assure the quality of the Cover's posters, so that committees are able to focus on other tasks, without having to worry about posters.


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 alley! The SympoCee organises a symposium every year for this very purpose, to educate Cover members on a wider range of topics.


Every year Cover organises the Introduction Day and Camp for first-year students of AI and CS. If you would like to be responsible for this amazing weekend filled with great activities and people, then sign up now for the IntroCee.

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