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. We also offer an introduction period especially for new students of English Language and Culture. This can be in the form of an introduction camp or an introduction day, where you can meet some of your new classmates and you can get to know them a little before classes start officially.

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


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 2019-2020’ together with your full name 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

For the next academic year (2020-2021) we will be hosting an introduction day, where you can get to know your new classmates, some students that are already a year (or more) into the Bachelor, and some fellow members of NUTS!

More information to come on when the introduction period will be, together with information on all the fun things we have planned for all of you.


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.

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

Myrthe Voornhout (Chair)                       Melissa Breedveld (Internal Affairs)
Julia Smid (Secretary)                               Milou Pieterse (External Affairs)
Gerbrich Dijkstra (Treasurer)

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