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Sep 04

Kick-off Week Barbecue

Location: Field in front of the Bernouilliborg

After the first few days of the Kick-off Week, it's time to relax with a barbecue and get to know your new friends. This barbecue is free for all first-year students of Artificial Intelligence and Computing Science at the University of Groningen. To make sure no food is wasted, you do need to register for this activity which you can do at

Are you a senior student? Join this barbecue to get to know all new first-years! You can join now for the special price of €5. Register through the link above.

    Sep 04

    Welcome Back Social

    Location: 't Gat van Groningen, Poelestraat 51, 9711 PK Groningen

    The hot summer days of vacation are over and the slightly cooler summer days of the beginning of the academic year are here. Thirsty after all this heat? Missing your CS and AI friends? Curious what happened to everybody over summer? Come to the welcome back social, where you will find all your friends and 200 free beers to deal with all these issues in one go.


    the Activitee

      Sep 05

      Linux Workshop


      Location: BB 5161.0228

      To make your life a little easier, we are organising a workshop for Linux. We will help you in 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. The workshop is scheduled for the AI7 mentor group but will also be available for others. As the number of pc’s are limited AI7 will get priority.

        Sep 05

        Kick-off Week TAD


        Location: 5161.0106

        "What's a TAD?" You might think. Well TAD stands for Thursday Afternoon Drinks. We in the RoomCee are, as part of the kick-off week, hosting a larger-than-usual TAD on Thursday the 5th of September, in order to welcome all new first years to university and Cover, with free drinks and snacks. We will be giving you the opportunity to enjoy yourselves and mingle with other Cover members, who are also welcome, mainly in the canteen but also in our lovely Cover room. We hope to see you there!

          Sep 06

          Introductory Camp: Cover Goes Wild!


          Location: Pagedal, Hoveniersweg 1, 9502 BW, Stadskanaal.

          After you've successfully kicked off your first week of university it is time for an amazing introductory camp! The camp is organized for all first-year students of Artificial Intelligence and Computing Science. During the weekend, you can get to know you fellow first-year students and some senior active members of Cover. There will be games, activities, music and a lot more fun. This year Cover definitely Goes Wild. So don't miss this opportunity to make friends for the rest of your study time! For more information and to sign up, go to

          We are looking forward to meeting you all at the camp, it's gonna be ZOOper!

            Sep 10

            General Assembly

            Location: BB 5161.0165

            In this upcoming General Assembly, we discuss important topics such as the future of the association. More details will follow soon here and via mail.

            A General Assembly is a meeting to which every member (and only those) is invited to discuss the future and current state of the association. If you are interested in the internal affairs of Cover, come and join a discussion about events, the budget, the committees and exciting ideas. All major decisions are made at General Assemblies, so, needless to say, it is important that as many members as possible are present.

              Sep 12

              Celebration Social

              Location: The Dog's Bollocks, Oude Boteringestraat 17, 9712 GC, Groningen

              By now, the new board has been approved, which obviously warrants a party! This is the perfect opportunity to congratulate the upcoming board and enjoy some free beers to celebrate the start of their board year. You are very welcome to join us from 22:00 onwards!

                Sep 13

                Programming For Dummies


                Location: 5111.0080

                Programming for Dummies is here to help you think programmatically! In this lecture-workshop hybrid, we will discuss how programs are like Lego houses, how daily life is full of complex algorithms, and how to cut your tomatoes recursively. All this and more to help those students who have little or no experience with programming to get into the right mind frame.

                PS. Note that we will only look at pseudocode - that is, no programming language specifics will be discussed.

                  Sep 17

                  Company Talk - Abbey Games

                  Location: LB 5173.0151

                  We promised it a while ago, but now it is finally here: the long-awaited visit from Abbey Games. They are an independent game development studio based in Utrecht, which you might know from their well-received game Reus or other products. They will come to tell us about their new game, Godhood, the game engine they built for it and game AI in general. Come join us at 13:00 on the 17th this September in the Linneausborg room 5173.0151 to hear all about it.

                  Hope to see you there!

                    Sep 20

                    LaTeX Workshop


                    Location: BB 5161.0208 and BB 5161.0216

                    Are teachers pressuring you to start working with this weird new thing called LaTeX? Are all your friends using it already but are you struggling to get into it? In this workshop we'll go over the basics so you can start happily writing your reports and papers the way you never knew you wanted to!

                      Sep 20

                      Cover's Birthday

                      Cover is turning 26 this year, so a celebration is in order! For this occasion we've come up with a great surprise and hope to see you all in the Cover room. Later that night we will have a nice dinner together and toast to another great 26 years.

                        Sep 26

                        Constitutional General Assembly

                        Location: Cafe de Keyzer, Turftorenstraat 4, 9712 BP Groningen

                        In this upcoming General Assembly, we discuss important topics such as the future of the association. We will also constitute the new board of the association!

                        A General Assembly is a meeting to which every member (and only those) is invited to discuss the future and current state of the association. If you are interested in the internal affairs of Cover, come and join a discussion about events, the budget, the committees and exciting ideas. All major decisions are made at General Assemblies, so, needless to say, it is important that as many members as possible are present.


                          Oct 01

                          Prominent in de Tent

                          Location: Huize Maas, Vismarkt 52

                          This activity is not organised by Cover.

                          Get ready to party more!🀘🏻
                          Prominent in de tent (the biggest student party in Groningen) is coming back again!!

                          Ep.IX: INTO OUTER SPACE πŸ’«
                          πŸ”₯The 1st October
                          πŸ•™From 10pm
                          πŸ“Huize Maas
                          πŸ’°β‚¬20 (€23 at the door)

                          We are waiting for you with unlimited beer, wine and soda! Tickets info is coming soon πŸ™ŒπŸ»
                          Also follow our instagram @pidt19
                          If there’s any question, DM us or email to
                          See you guys there πŸ™†πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸš€

                            Oct 02

                            ComExA Info Meeting

                            Location: Bernoulliborg - 5161.0222

                            Did you ever want to know what the ComExA does? Are you interested in doing a committee where you get to organize interesting career-related activities? Do you want to get in touch with all kinds of different companies? The ComExA is looking for you! This committee organizes all career-related activities that Cover offers. To achieve this involves finding companies that do interesting work, reaching out to them and convincing them to enter a sponsor deal with them so they can come to do an activity with us. If you can see yourself doing this, you should come to the info meeting and learn more.

                            See you there,

                            the ComExA

                              Oct 02

                              Oktoberfest Social

                              Location: 't Gat van Groningen, Poelestraat 51

                              Summon your inner German and get your lederhosen from the back of your closet. This year we will be celebrating Oktoberfest at 't Gat van Groningen. Of course we can't celebrate Oktoberfest without free beer, so there will be 150 free cold ones waiting for you.

                              See you there!


                              The ActiviTee

                                Oct 03

                                Bocktober TAD

                                Autumn has now officially started. Leaves are falling from the trees, meaning that it is time for some proper autumn bock beers. We will provide the beers and some snacks for you to enjoy, at this special edition of our Thursday Afternoon Drinks!

                                  Oct 07

                                  Ultimate Frisbee Madness

                                  Location: Field in front of the Bernouilliborg; Meeting point in cover room

                                  Join us in the Cover Room from which we will move to the field in front of the Bernoulliborg for a game of Ultimate Frisbee! (rules to be explained on-site)

                                  If the weather is bad, we will be playing ping-pong in the Nijenborgh.

                                    Oct 10

                                    Yearbook puzzle award ceremony!


                                    This TAD we will announce the winner of the puzzle in the Yearbook of 2018-2019. Curious about the prize or who the winner is?
                                    Join us 10 October!

                                      Oct 11

                                      Belsimpel Hackathon


                                      Location: Belsimpel Groningen - Waagstraat 1

                                      From the 11th till the 13th of October there will be a hackathon hosted by and at Belsimpel!

                                      Come join us for a weekend full of coding, fun, and a bit of healthy competition. You will be working on a specific assignment using interesting and real datasets and get help from professional data scientists and software developers. Furthermore, Belsimpel will make sure there are plenty of snacks and drinks and will arrange dinner on both Friday and Saturday. The hackathon is a great opportunity to get to know Belsimpel from up close and ask any questions you might have. The winners of the hackathon will be awarded with a prize!

                                      The schedule:
                                      - Friday: 17:30 – 23:00
                                      - Saturday: 9:00 – 23:00
                                      - Sunday: 9:00 – 17:00

                                      Location: Waagstraat 1 (near the Grote Markt in Groningen).

                                        Oct 15

                                        Lunch Lecture ASML

                                        Location: EA 5159.0010

                                        Pushing the boundaries of technology

                                        Computer chips are everywhere, and almost every single one of them will have passed an ASML lithography machine during its manufacturing process. ASML, based in Veldhoven, makes chip-making machines of unparalleled precision and performance.

                                        One year ago, Symen Jousma left Groningen to work for ASML in Eindhoven. As an Application Engineer, he now works together with all the world's major chip manufacturers to help them improve and optimize their lithography process. This means analyzing large sets of data, finding (error) patterns and regularly travel the world to deliver customer-specific solutions.

                                        During his talk, he will explain the technologies that underpin ASML machines as well as highlight the software that is involved. His talk is meant to give an insight into what it is like to try and push the boundaries of technology and answer your questions on what it is like to work for one of the major high-tech players in the world.

                                        Afterward, we can all enjoy lunch together and discuss what we learned.

                                          Oct 17

                                          Cocktail Workshop [full]

                                          Location: Donovan's, Peperstraat 15, 9711 PC, Groningen

                                          ❗❗❗❗❗❗❗❗BE AWARE; IT IS FULLL!!!!! we will from now on keep an list of reserves. ❗❗❗❗❗❗❗❗❗❗

                                          πŸ”žπŸ”žπŸ”ž This workshop is only for those who are 18+ πŸ”žπŸ”žπŸ”ž

                                          Always wanted to know how to properly make cocktails? Join us at the cocktail workshop at Donovan's, conducted by trained bartenders.

                                          For only €9,50 this workshop of 2 hours includes:
                                          - A welcome drink (beer/wine/soda)
                                          - Course on the basic skills for making cocktails
                                          - A tasting of 4 cocktails and 2 shots
                                          - Cocktail of your choice

                                          There are only 30 spots, so don't wait, sign up immediately or someone else might take your spot.

                                          B There or BΒ²


                                          The ActiviTee

                                            Oct 22

                                            [Cancelled] Study Support Lecture: Neurophysics


                                            Location: BB 5161.0165

                                            Do you have any problems with the course Neurophysics? Do you want help in preparing these topics for your exam? During this study support session, we will discuss the physics component of Neurophysics, in order to help you with topics such as `mechanics' and help you understand the physics subjects that are relevant for your exam.

                                              Oct 23

                                              Study Support Lecture: Statistics (AI & CS)


                                              Location: BB 5161.0105

                                              Do you still have some questions about Statistics? Are some topics still unclear? Join this last unofficial lecture given by students who followed the course in the past. They will walk you through all the content of the course once more and will try to answer your remaining questions.

                                              This will be done by helping you explore and report on the data you find, a skill that is very relevant for the exam. We will not put the main focus on R; the support session is mostly meant to help you fill in some blanks and to explain to you some important bits of the Statistics course. There will also be an opportunity to ask general Statistics (course) questions.

                                                Oct 25

                                                Study Support Lecture: Imperative Programming


                                                Location: NB 5111.0022

                                                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.

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

                                                Join this last unofficial lecture given by students who have passed this course in the past.


                                                  Nov 04

                                                  Study Support Lecture: Introduction to Logic (for CS)


                                                  Location: BB 5161.0267

                                                  Do you fail to see the logic in Introduction to Logic, or is it not that bad but would you like to hear the explanation for models once more? Are you interested in tips on how to solve formal proofs efficiently? Or do you just need some sort of confirmation that you master the course topics? Then you should definitely attend this study support lecture.

                                                    Nov 06

                                                    November Social

                                                    Location: 't Gat van Groningen, Poelestraat 51

                                                    Hi you πŸ–,

                                                    We are the Activitee, the committee that organises a lot of fun activities outside the Cover room! You can recognize us at our activities wearing our black β€˜kroegtijgerβ€™πŸ― t-shirts. Every month we have a Social in the city centre to relax and have some beers with each other...

                                                    Our next one is the November Social, for most of you after the exams! How nice it is to have a relaxing night out with your friends while enjoying some beers 🍻 and celebrating πŸŽ‰ the exams are over? There is also the possibility to start the night with a beer pong gameπŸ†

                                                    Come join us with your committee, mentor group, study partners or friends. There will be 150 free beers πŸ’ΈπŸΊ to start the night🎊🎊🎊

                                                    We hope you to see there!

                                                    The ActiviTee

                                                      Nov 11

                                                      Jeu de boules


                                                      Location: Nieuwe Ebbingestraat 163, 9715 BC Groningen

                                                      Dear ballers,

                                                      After a turbulent and draining first block, it is time to unwind and relax. And what better way is there to do this than to play with balls? To do it the French way! Therefore, we would like to invite you to come to play the French game of balls, Jeu de Boules, with us at BOEL here in Groningen. We will have 4 courts reserved for one and a half hours, after which we can stick around and play some of the available board games. You will have to pay for your own drinks and snacks, but they have a varied menu with lots to choose from. Note that there are only 24 spots, so be quick to sign up! We hope to see you there!


                                                      The Activitee

                                                        Nov 12

                                                        Introductory Camp Afterparty!

                                                        Location: Club Kiwi, Peperstraat 19, 9711 PC Groningen

                                                        We all feel a bit empty once the introductory camp is over, but there's one last chance to show us your wild side! Curious to see where the proceeds of the auctions went? This is it!
                                                        Join us for a ZOOper night with free drinks, music, and more. You might even encounter escaped animals... or are those just senior students? Be there and find out!

                                                        The party starts at 21:00 at Club Kiwi.

                                                          Nov 14

                                                          Sint Maarten Thursday Afternoon Drinks

                                                          Location: Cover room (0041a)

                                                          Join us for the Sint Maarten themed edition of our Thursday Afternoon Drinks! We will have free candy, as well as the usual free drinks (both alcoholic and non alcoholic). We hope to see you there!

                                                          JoeJoe, RoomCee

                                                            Nov 15



                                                            The annual Cover LAN has come again! Join us for a whole weekend of gaming, totally healthy snacks and an awesome competition with a surprise prize. We provide free snacks, cheap food and a travel service (for a small fee) so you can bring your whole desktop setup with you. Places are limited and much coveted.

                                                              Nov 18

                                                              Committee Market


                                                              Location: EA 5159.0090 The Greenergy

                                                              Cover has a lot to offer, a lot of which is organized or arranged by committees. Want to know what they do or, even better, join them? Come to the committee market! All committees will be present and have some fun activity for you to do to get to know them.

                                                              We will be ordering pizza during the event, because it is during dinner time, sign up below! Note that we'll order at 17.30, so make sure to place your order before the sign-up form closes.

                                                              Note: make sure to wear some warm clothes as the greenery can be chilly.

                                                                Nov 19

                                                                De Wereld Draait Door Visit

                                                                Location: Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam

                                                                We have been invited to attend the talkshow β€˜De Wereld Draait Door’! The night will start at 17:45 with a welcoming by the host, Matthijs van Nieuwkerk after which there will be a pre-show, usually a band giving a mini concert. From 19:00-20:00 the live show will be broadcasted after which we can have a drink in the MediacafΓ©. The entire show will be in Dutch, and will be in the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. We'll meet at Groningen Central station at 14.35 and you'll only have to pay for your own public transport ticket!

                                                                The signups open on Monday October 14th, 12.00. There are only 20 spots available, so be sure to sign up fast!

                                                                ***This activity is full, if you sign up you'll be on the waiting list. We'll email you if there is a spot available!***

                                                                  Nov 21

                                                                  Poker Thursday Afternoon Drinks

                                                                  Location: Cover room (0041a)

                                                                  This Thursday, we will be having a small, informal poker game (no cash involved) in the Cover room , along with the normal free drinks and snacks. We hope to see you there!

                                                                  Joe Joe, RoomCee

                                                                    Nov 22

                                                                    Support Workshop: LaTeX


                                                                    Location: BB 5161.0228

                                                                    Are teachers pressuring you to start working with this weird new thing called LaTeX? Are all your friends using it already but are you struggling to get into it? In this workshop we'll go over the basics so you can start happily writing your reports and papers the way you never knew you wanted to! See you there!

                                                                      Nov 27

                                                                      Christmas Sweater Social

                                                                      Location: 't Gat van Groningen, Poelestraat 51

                                                                      !!Be aware that this social is not on the first Wednesday of the month due to scheduling conflicts!!

                                                                      It's time to get in the Christmas mood and put on your ugliest Christmas sweater. Yes, it's time again for the yearly social where we show of just how funny bad Christmas sweaters can be! We've seen lights, matching sweaters, snowman noses that come out of the sweater, who knows what's next?

                                                                      Of course, we have the usual 150 free beers waiting for you at the start of the social, so be there early!

                                                                        Nov 28

                                                                        Hot Cocoa TAD

                                                                        Location: Cover room (0041a)

                                                                        This Thursday we will have Hot Chocolate and cookies to help us through the cold winter days, along with the normal free drinks. We hope to see you there!


                                                                          Dec 03


                                                                          Location: Ulgersmaweg 52, 9731 BV Groningen

                                                                          Do you wanna play paintball? If you have always wanted to shoot your friends with little balls of paint, now you can! The costs are €15 for which you'll get 200 balls and plenty of time shoot.

                                                                          The facility offers an indoor and outdoor playfield, so don't worry about the weather.

                                                                          There are only a limited amount of spots available, so sign up while you still can.

                                                                            Dec 05

                                                                            Schoen zetten TAD

                                                                            This Thursday, we will have Schoen zetten TAD, where you can leave your shoe (or make one during the TAD) for Saint Nicholas to fill when he comes by the Cover room, along with the normal free drinks. We hope to see you there!

                                                                            Jo Jo's bizzarre adventures,


                                                                              Dec 09

                                                                              Lunch Lecture RDW


                                                                              Location: EA 0110

                                                                              The 2015 Dieselgate scandal:
                                                                              It was found that over 10 million cars produced by Volkswagen used a software that tricked emission tests by only limiting the emissions produced during test mode. What exactly did this software do and how can we develop a system that is able to detect such fraudulent tricks?
                                                                              Gerald Hekkelman is a RUG alumnus who works at the Dutch Vehicle Authority, RDW, as a data scientist. Join us on the 9th of December at 11.00 when he will help us get a better understanding on how we can use statistical models on Big Data to detect cases such as the 2015 Dieselgate scandal.

                                                                              Afterward, we can all enjoy lunch together and discuss what we learned.

                                                                                Dec 19

                                                                                Gala Pre-Drinks TAD

                                                                                On the final edition of our Thursday Afternoon Drinks of this calendar year, we would like to give you the chance to wish everyone happy holidays, along with the usual free drinks and snacks. After that, we will hopefully see you at the masked gala later in the evening.

                                                                                Jo Jo,


                                                                                  Dec 19

                                                                                  Christmas Gala


                                                                                  Location: Lola 050, Pelsterdwarsstraat 11

                                                                                  19th December  SAVE THE DATE!

                                                                                  πŸ’ƒ πŸ•ΊπŸ’ƒ πŸ•ΊThe masquerade GalaπŸ’ƒ πŸ•ΊπŸ’ƒ πŸ•Ί

                                                                                  Be it with a partner, friends, committee or studymates, make this extraordinary event, a moment to remember.
                                                                                  You can get your ticket for only €23,50 which includes free drinks (incl. locally distilled/binnenlands gedistilleerd).
                                                                                  If you want to take a date who is not a member of Cover, don't be afraid, your plus one is welcome as well for  β‚¬26.00. Do not forget to request your favorite songs to the DJ in the sign up form!

                                                                                  🌟🌟It' s going to be an unforgettable, sensational and unmissable GALA🌟🌟

                                                                                  The Activitee

                                                                                  In short:
                                                                                  What🌟: The most amazing masked Gala
                                                                                  Where πŸ“: Lola's
                                                                                  When πŸ—’: 19th of December, 22:00-02:00
                                                                                  Dresscode πŸ‘ : gala + mask
                                                                                  Fee πŸ’Έ : €23,50 and non-members 26,-


                                                                                    Jan 08

                                                                                    January Social: Symposium 2020 announcement

                                                                                    Location: 't Gat van Groningen, Poelestraat 51

                                                                                    πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯🍾 HAPPY 2020 EVERYONE 🍾πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯

                                                                                    We hope 2020 will be a good year for everyone, and to make it even better; The Sympocee will organize Cover's legendary Symposium on the 12th of March 2020.

                                                                                    ❓❓❓ But what will be the theme? ❓❓❓

                                                                                    On the 8th of January, at the 'Tivitee their social, we will announce the theme and location of our symposium so that you can even be more excited!

                                                                                    Hope you all will be there and have a beer with us.

                                                                                    And since it is a social; there will be 150 free beers πŸ’ΈπŸΊ to start the night🎊🎊🎊

                                                                                    We hope you to see there!

                                                                                    The Sympocee πŸ“£ & The ActiviTee 🐯

                                                                                      Jan 09

                                                                                      Symposium Announcement TAD


                                                                                      Location: Cover room (0041a)

                                                                                      During this TAD we will announce the symposium theme! You may have noticed that we will do this during the social as well, but for all the people who missed that this is a great opportunity to catch up. We will provide you with plenty free snacks and drinks. See you there!

                                                                                        Jan 15

                                                                                        Study Support Lecture: Signals & Systems


                                                                                        Location: BB 5161.0253

                                                                                        Do you struggle with Signals and Systems? Do you want some extra support? Then join the Signals and Systems support lecture! In this support lecture we will be giving examples from the five main SigSys topics: Sinusoidal Waves, Spectrums, LTI Systems, Fourier Analysis, and Z-Transformations. Join us for some extra support that will help you pass this exam!

                                                                                          Jan 15

                                                                                          Study Support Lecture: Calculus


                                                                                          Location: BB 5161.0151

                                                                                          Are you pushing your own limits trying to grasp all this 'quickmaffs'? Then come join our calculus study support lecture! Here we'll go through some practice exam exercises with the whole group, and give some useful tips in preparation for the exam. Be there or B^2 !

                                                                                            Jan 20

                                                                                            Study Support Lecture: Introduction to Logic (AI)


                                                                                            Location: BB 5161.0289

                                                                                            Do you have any problems with Introduction to Logic? Do you want help in preparing for you exam? 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.

                                                                                            Join this unofficial lecture given by students who have passed this course in the past. There will be ample opportunity to ask questions!

                                                                                              Jan 24

                                                                                              Study Support Lecture: Discrete Structures


                                                                                              Location: BB 5161.0222

                                                                                              Are you having troubles with Discrete Structures? Are the graphs getting confusing or don't you remember all your closures? Then come to this study support lecture, where we will overview the exam material and practice the difficult problems!


                                                                                                Feb 05

                                                                                                Lunch Lecture AIVD together with FMF


                                                                                                Location: BB 5161.0267

                                                                                                Christmas break is well over and we are ready to kick off the Comexa year with an extra exciting lunch lecture! Wednesday, the 5th of February, the AIVD is coming to give us and our fellow nerds from FMF a lecture. For those that do not know this, the AIVD is the Dutch central intelligence service. Its entire existence is shrouded in secrets and mystery, so we are extra excited to have them with us as our first activity in the new year. The subject, as much of the things they do, is still a secret, but we will let you know as soon as we know. Of course, this message is only for people with level 4 security clearance. If you are below level 4 security but cΓ‘n see this message, please contact your supervisor. Also, there are 20 spots so be quick to sign up. Since it is a lunch lecture, sandwiches will be provided at the end of the lecture. Hope to see you there!

                                                                                                The Comexa

                                                                                                Burn after reading

                                                                                                UPDATE: The room will be big enough for 45 Cover members, so claim your spot while you still can!

                                                                                                  Feb 05

                                                                                                  February Social: Emojis

                                                                                                  Location: 't Gat van Groningen, Poelestraat 51, 9711 PK Groningen

                                                                                                  February is closing in on us and that means another social is as well. Did you πŸ’– the Emoji movie? Have trouble saying how you feel with words😬? This social is for youπŸ€“! Bring your favorite emotion to 't Gat, we'll bring the beer and we will make it a great night! As always, the first 150 beers will be free🍻! See you there!


                                                                                                  The Activitee

                                                                                                  Never been to a social and don't know people who go there, or just looking for some new people to talk to? We, the Activitee, are always there from 21:30. Check out our committee page to see what we look like!

                                                                                                    Feb 06

                                                                                                    Beta Business Days Startup Competition


                                                                                                    Location: Start-up City, Kadijk 4

                                                                                                    On February 6th, the Beta Business Days will organise the Startup Competition. During this competition, the University of Groningen will provide a patent that is owned by the FSE, which gives students the opportunity to work on product design and marketing/business plans based on these patents.

                                                                                                    The UG has many research groups that are discovering new things every day, and the effect of this is that the UG has many patents. Not all of the patents are developed into a new company or study, but they do have potential.

                                                                                                    The event will start at 17:00 at the Start-up City (Kadijk 4) and will end around 22:00.

                                                                                                    Before the competition will start, Peter Verstrate (COO at Mosa Meat) will give a presentation. Mosa Meat is a cultured meat startup, originated from a patent.

                                                                                                    Victor Stoica (Business Development Manager at the UG) will provide a brief explanation of the patent and the requirements and expectations of the competition. Guided by tutors, the teams will brainstorm about how to make the product, how to improve the product, who could make a prototype and who could fabricate it. At the end of the evening, every team will pitch their ideas to a panel of judges and the best idea will win a prize of €400,-. Each participant of the running up team will receive a €25,- gift card.

                                                                                                    During the competition, coffee, tea, soda, and snacks will be provided, and there will be a dinner break. Participation is free and for all students of the FSE and TeMa. No prior experience or knowledge is required; your creative mind is enough!

                                                                                                    So are you curious about the business side of science and how to set up a company? Then apply in a team (4-5 students), in a pair or by yourself and join us on the 6th of February!

                                                                                                    Apply by emailing to

                                                                                                    Mention in your email:

                                                                                                    First and surnames
                                                                                                    Email addresses
                                                                                                    Studies and which year all participants are in

                                                                                                      Feb 10

                                                                                                      Photography Workshop


                                                                                                      Location: BB5161.0293

                                                                                                      We are organizing a photography workshop!

                                                                                                      Have you ever wanted to improve your photography skills? We can help you learn a trick or two. The focus of the workshop is composition. We will cover several rules that are often applied in photography. To conclude the workshop, there is a photography challenge in which you put theory into practice. The winners will receive a nice prize! smile.gif

                                                                                                      There will be some free drinks and snacks for everyone to enjoy.
                                                                                                      Bring your own camera or mobile phone!

                                                                                                      The PhotoCee

                                                                                                        Feb 11

                                                                                                        First Years Coding Challenge


                                                                                                        Location: Belsimpel Groningen - Waagstraat 1. The door is in the alley between the Burger King and Van der Vel

                                                                                                        Belsimpel will be organising a coding challenge for first year students. The coding exercises will be tailored to the programming level of first year students. There will be free food and drinks during the event. Since its foundation in Groningen in 2008, Belsimpel has become a big part of the telecom market as a tech company. With a close-knit team of over 500 motivated, enthusiastic and honest students and professionals, including over 70 development colleagues, they go above and beyond every day to change the Mobile World. Love solving complex puzzles? Join the challenge!

                                                                                                        Don't forget to bring your own laptop!

                                                                                                          Feb 12

                                                                                                          Staff Lunch


                                                                                                          Location: Cover room (0041a)

                                                                                                          We would like to invite everyone to this year's Staff Lunch!

                                                                                                          As well as the chance to chat with a range of staff members, professors and researchers, there will be a tasty lunch buffet provided by us. We hope to see you there!

                                                                                                          Regards, the Board Support Committee

                                                                                                            Feb 13

                                                                                                            ExCee Announcement TAD

                                                                                                            Location: Cover room (0041a)

                                                                                                            The ExCee will finally reveal the location of their next trip! The trip will be held from 18th to 22nd of April, so block it in your calendar as soon as possible. It will definitely be a great excursion where we will visit the university, companies and have some other great things planned! We'll announce the location with a Kahoot and we'll have a nice prize for the winner which you wouldn't want to miss out on. Hope to see you there!

                                                                                                              Feb 19

                                                                                                              Sit-down social

                                                                                                              Location: CafΓ© De kale jonker, Gedempte Zuiderdiep 148, 9711 HN Groningen

                                                                                                              The sit-down social is a more relaxed version of the social: No loud music, but more relaxed athmosphere, some good (craft) beers and other Cover members to have some deep conversations or to just have a laugh with.

                                                                                                              At some point there will be some free snacks, so join us for a relaxed drink and some nice conversations!

                                                                                                              See you there!

                                                                                                              The BSc

                                                                                                                Feb 25

                                                                                                                Craftbeer Pubcrawling


                                                                                                                🌟🌟🌟 Cover goes pubcrawling 🌟🌟🌟

                                                                                                                Do you want to discover some nice pubs in Groningen? Or do you want to get to know some new Cover members while having a beer? Come join us at Cover’s Craftbeer Pubcrawl.

                                                                                                                We start at 19.50 at cafe de Toeter, then we descend our way to cafe Oblomov and end in cafe Harbour for the last beer. For the real die hards we can extend our tour afterwards into the city centre to finish it off!

                                                                                                                We have 20 spots, so sign up soon!

                                                                                                                πŸ’Έ Price: 11,-
                                                                                                                πŸ“ Start: Cafe de Toeter
                                                                                                                πŸ—“ Date: 25th of February
                                                                                                                πŸ•— Time: 19.50
                                                                                                                🍺 Amount of Participants: 20 members


                                                                                                                  Mar 04

                                                                                                                  [Sign up] DUO Inhouse day - Dataforensics


                                                                                                                  Location: Kempkensberg 12, 9722 TB Groningen

                                                                                                                  **Sign up before Monday!**

                                                                                                                  DUO is organizing an exciting inhouse day just for us. Every student has something to do with DUO, whether they know it or not. Next to providing many students with their monthly allowance, they also administrate all state funding to educational institutions in The Netherlands and maintain the database of all Dutch diplomas. They will give us a tour of their impressive office, that for a large part looks out over the whole city, and tell us how they use data forensics to perform their functions. We'll end the evening with pizza and some drinks, so sign up now to join!

                                                                                                                  Note: you need to bring some form of legal identification to be allowed into the office.

                                                                                                                  Hope to see you there,

                                                                                                                  The Comexa

                                                                                                                    Mar 04

                                                                                                                    Neon party social

                                                                                                                    Location: 't Gat van Groningen, Poelestraat 51

                                                                                                                    This social will be a neon themed social. You can meet your fellow students here and have fun with some paint, neon sticks and other stuff. Make sure to be creative!

                                                                                                                    For the best neon effect, everybody should wear a (cheap or old) white shirt. We can get a white t-shirt for you if you want. Please sign up on the list attached to this agenda point.

                                                                                                                      Mar 12

                                                                                                                      Symposium 2020: [RECπŸ”΄RDED]


                                                                                                                      Location: Forum Groningen, Nieuwe Markt 1, 9712 KN, Groningen

                                                                                                                      In 2020 the symposium of study association Cover will take place in the brand new Groninger Forum! There will be multiple interesting speakers talking about the latest developments in privacy and cybersecurity. Hacking, mass surveillance and AI face recognition are some of the topics that will be discussed. Lunch and drinks will be provided and we will end the day with a borrel in the Forum. See you there!

                                                                                                                      Go to our website for more information.


                                                                                                                      We hope to see you there!

                                                                                                                      The SympoCee

                                                                                                                        Mar 19

                                                                                                                        Underwater Hockey [CANCELLED]


                                                                                                                        Location: Willem-Alexander Sports Centre Pool

                                                                                                                        Due to the the regulations set by the University and ultimately because of the decision by the Cover board to cancel all Cover activities until 10th of April we have to inform you that also the Underwater
                                                                                                                        Hockey event that was planned for the 19.03. will be canceled. We have to await how the situation develops before we can say if and when the event will be rescheduled.

                                                                                                                        Cover goes underwater!
                                                                                                                        Together with the diving association G.B.D. Calamari the Sportee organizes a underwater hockey trial session on March 19. Since this winter was not cold enough for ice hockey we will just do it underwater! Calamari has everything you need except for your swimsuit/swimming trunks. We will use snorkels and flippers to chase an underwater hockey puck with a special hockey stick.
                                                                                                                        We meet at 17:45 at the swimming pool in the Willem-Alexander sports centre.

                                                                                                                        We have only 15 spots so sign up quickly.
                                                                                                                        Costs are 5€ per person

                                                                                                                          Mar 24

                                                                                                                          Pitch & Putt [CANCELLED]


                                                                                                                          Location: Recreatiegebied Kardinge, Bieskemaar 10

                                                                                                                          We are heading to the golf course for playing some Pitch & Puttβ›³
                                                                                                                          and no worries no previous golf experience πŸŒοΈβ€β™€οΈ is required.

                                                                                                                          So sign up for only 8 euros, there are 30 spots.

                                                                                                                          β›³ What: Pitch & Putt
                                                                                                                          πŸ“ Where: Kardinge, Bieskemaar 10
                                                                                                                          πŸ—’ When: 24th March
                                                                                                                          πŸ’Έ Price: 8 euros

                                                                                                                          Hope to see you there!
                                                                                                                          The Activitee


                                                                                                                            Apr 03

                                                                                                                            Online Cover Room


                                                                                                                            Location: TBA

                                                                                                                            Are you stuck in quarantine like everyone else? Are you bored? Are you up for some entertainment? Board 28 will try to provide this! During this pivotal moment we are arranging the first every Cover Radio. The technical details are still in the works, but the date and time are set. Keep an eye out on our instagram account (@svcover) for the latest updates! If you have some fun ideas, please let us know via

                                                                                                                              Apr 18

                                                                                                                              ExCee Trip to Bremen [CANCELLED]


                                                                                                                              This year, the ExCee is organising a trip to Bremen, and we all couldn’t be more excited! The trip will be held from the 18th to the 22nd of April (we'll return on the evening of the 22nd), at the start of the 4th period. It will definitely be a great excursion where we will have a great amount of fun but also learn something. Below you can find some of the activities planned, but stay tuned because there are more coming!

                                                                                                                              Saturday Evening: Awesome pub crawl around the city
                                                                                                                              Sunday Afternoon: A beautiful tour around the old streets of Bremen
                                                                                                                              Monday Morning: Company Visit (company name to be announced shortly)
                                                                                                                              Monday Afternoon: A visit to Beck’s Brewery to see the step-by-step process of creating beer (beer tasting included!)
                                                                                                                              Tuesday: We will visit the university, where experts will show us their research on the topics of VR, computer graphics and robots that play football, all with fun demos!
                                                                                                                              And more!

                                                                                                                              The participation cost is only 95€, so make sure to sign-up quickly as there are limited spots available! Registrations will close on the 10th of March.


                                                                                                                                May 01

                                                                                                                                Member weekend [CANCELLED]


                                                                                                                                Location: Kampeerboerderij Wouda, Wester Es 3, 8426 BJ Appelscha

                                                                                                                                Cover will go to Wouda in Appelscha to have an amazing weekend. It is guaranteed to be a nice weekend of chilling, fun and some activities with other members. So put it in your agenda and we’ll let you know when you can sign up.

                                                                                                                                  May 28

                                                                                                                                  5kCee Event [POSTPONED]


                                                                                                                                  UPDATE 31/3/2020: CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR NEW DATE

                                                                                                                                  The 5kCee is organizing a big event for all Cover members!
                                                                                                                                  We can't reveal too many details yet, but we'll be posting updates so keep an eye on this page.

                                                                                                                                  Also follow our instagram account for more updates! (@5kCee.svcover)