Prospective Students

Dear prospective students,

So you chose to study English Language and Culture? How about that for a great choice! Now the time has come to meet your fellow students and have loads of fun, so do not hesitate and join NUTS, your study’s very own study association!

NUTS has been the study association of the English department in Groningen for over 45 years, and we’re still going strong. We try to make studying English as pleasant as possible and hope to accomplish this by organizing all sorts of activities throughout the year. We have something to offer for every student: drinks, high-tea, karaoke, pub crawl, monthly pub quizzes, and other social and educational activities organised by our activity committee. We also organise an annual Poetry & Music Night in which you can show your poetic and musical talents, and last year we also had the Night of English Literature, where lecturers from our department held talks in the most beautiful bookshop in Groningen, Van Der Velde!

Besides that, as a NUTS-member, you benefit from discounts on your study books at Studystore and all of our events. Our association offers you a listening ear, the opportunity to buy books at a reduced rate, countless exciting activities, and last but not least: the renowned annual trip to the UK or Ireland. Unfortunately, due to some unforeseen circumstances, the annual introduction camp has been cancelled this year. However, instead we’re organising an introduction day especially for new English Language and Culture students. This day offers you the opportunity to meet your classmates before the actual classes start, in addition to being a great experience.

All in all: joining NUTS will make your stay at the English department a lot easier and much more fun!


The costs of the NUTS membership are €15,- per year. To join NUTS, The costs of the NUTS membership are €15,- per year. If you want to become a member, all you have to do is fill out this form, and transfer the sum of €15,- to our bank account: NL89 RABO 0346 2152 18. Please mention ‘membership 2017-2018’ in the description, to make sure we will receive it properly.

We are looking forward to welcoming you as a member of NUTS!

Introduction Camp

On 6-7 September, the introduction camp will take place. You can sign up by filling out this Google Form:

The costs for the camp are €30. If you want a sleeping mat, an additional €2.50 will be charged. The camp will take place at Cnossen (Leekstermeer) and we’ll cycle there. The programme will be shared later. If you don’t have a bike, please contact us so we can arrange alternative transportation.


Only as a member of NUTS you can order your books via our very own Studystore with a pleasant discount! To order your books for the first block, go to and click on ‘Studystore’. There you’ll find a login page where you can create a Studystore account. When you log in, you need to select your year of study and the block for which you want to order books. Subsequently, all the books you’ll need for that period will appear! If you want to double-check if you got every book you need, you can consult If you have any further questions, you can always email us. The shop for the first block is now open! Be quick with ordering your books, because we’re only roughly three weeks away from the start of your classes.

You can keep an eye on our website, become friends with the board on Facebook  or follow us on our Instagram to keep up to date of events and other things.

Best wishes,

The NUTS Board

Eva van Santbrink (Chair)                       Marije Kern (Internal Affairs)
Gea Alberts (Secretary)                            Arlette de Koning (External Affairs)
Thomas Tienkamp (Treasurer)

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