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 40 years (we’re around for 45 years in 2018!), 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.  This year, NUTS is organising a first-year camp especially for new English Language and Culture students. This camp 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!


So you’ve decided to become a NUTS member? Awesome! The costs of the NUTS membership are €15,- per year. To join NUTS, please send an email with your name, student number (if possible) and your email address to, 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, and hope you will have a great time studying English at the RUG!


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 will open somewhere in August.

Introduction Camp

The NUTS introduction camp will take place on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd  of September, right before the start of the academic year. Joining the camp will be a great opportunity for you to get to know your fellow first year students and to be introduced to NUTS and its various activities throughout the year. During the camp we undertake many activities, such as playing introductory games and chatting and singing around the campfire. We will even give you the opportunity to show your many talents at the variety show.

In order to ensure an intimate and personal atmosphere, where NUTS stands for, there will only be 30 spots available for the camp. To sign up, send an email to before the 20th of August. The costs of the camp are €45,-, which includes the stay, food, drinks and activities for the three days. This fee should be paid upfront and transferred to NL89 RABO 0346 2152 18. Please also mention ‘First-year camp’ in the description. Once signed up, we’ll provide you with more information on the camp as soon as possible.

We hope to see you there, and we will make sure you will have a great start of the academic year!

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


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