Prospective Students

Dear prospective students,

SV NUTS, the study association of the English department, welcomes you all to your Bachelor’s English Language and Culture, to the University, and to the beautiful city of Groningen!

Study Association NUTS has been around for almost 50 years and we aim to provide an inclusive and welcoming environment that is, above all, extremely fun! We organize all sorts of events throughout the academic year. Our smaller, recurring events include drinks, pub quizzes, pub crawls, board game night, high teas, karaoke, and so much more. Our major events are the Night of English Literature which is a fun night in the beautiful Van der Velde bookstore after hours, and the Poetry and Music night, which is an open podium where people can show off their poetic and musical talents. And best of all, each year our Travel Committee organizes a fun and exciting trip abroad towards the end of the academic year.  

Not only is our association a place for socializing and getting to know your fellow students, or to contact with any questions you might have, but as a member you also get many special perks like a discount on your books when you order them from the StudyStore and free entrance or a discount on all NUTS events. 

In short: Joining NUTS is an absolutely great idea and will make your time in the English department not only easier and cheaper, but also A LOT MORE FUN!!

Introduction Activities

On the official introduction day, September 3rd, NUTS will be organizing an event for all first year BA ELC students. The event will take place from 3 pm to approx. 5 pm, following the official introduction day program. We will meet in the canteen of the Harmony Building (Oude Kijk in ‘t Jatstraat 26). Members of NUTS will also be present during the day to show you where to meet us to join the event. Afterwards, you can also join us for a drink and a bite.

In the first week of the academic year (September 6-10), several NUTS events will be organized for you by our Introduction Committee. At these events, you will get a chance to meet ELC students and NUTS members from all years. You can find the exact schedule for this week on our website from August 23rd. To offer you a sneak peek, one of the events that you can already look forward to is a pub quiz that will definitely make you excited for the upcoming academic year!

Please note, these events will be hosted on-site in the city of Groningen. If the Covid-19 restrictions do not permit on-site activities in September, we will update you via email and on our website about alternative events.


So you’ve decided to become a NUTS member? Awesome! The NUTS membership fee is €15,- per year. To join NUTS, please fill out this Google Form.

and transfer the sum of €15,- to our bank account: NL89 RABO 0346 2152 18. Please mention ‘Membership 2021-2022 [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, and hope you will have a great time studying English at the University of Groningen!


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 or message us on Facebook, Instagram or Whatsapp (you can find our contact details below). The shop for the first block has already opened, so you can find all the books you need right away.

Prospective Students Chat

To welcome you and all first year students to our department, we have made a prospective student WhatsApp group.

In this chat you can get to know us and each other a little bit before the new academic year starts, and you can also ask us any questions about NUTS or your Bachelor that you might have!

Contact Details

All information concerning events, membership, book sale, and more can be found on our website To keep up to date with the association you can find us on Instagram 

(@svnuts) or Facebook (Board SV NUTS). If you have any questions, feel free to send an email to or to ask them in the prospective students’ chat. 

With all that said, enjoy your summer and we hope to see you in September!


The 48th and 49th Board of SV NUTS