Are you starting the Bachelor Artificial Intelligence or Computing Science at the University of Groningen in 2016? Join the introductory camp organised by study association Cover! This is the opportunity to get to know your fellow students in a fun way and to make some new friends. We, the Introduction Committee, are really proud to organise this year's camp for you from the 9th till the 11th of September.
Throughout the entire weekend there will be a fun programme full of nice activities to meet a lot of new people (both first years and a bunch of senior students). What's more is that there is plenty of time to do just about anything elseand have fun with your new friends or play some cards. In other words, spending the weekend of September 9-11 (with your fellow first years and a some seniors) is the best way to get a head start in your new life as a student?
This introductory camp will take place at a well-suited accommodation called Klonie in the tiny town of Ellertshaar, which itself is situated between the beautifull forests and Dutch landscapes of Drenthe. Our departure from the university will be on Friday afternoon at 15:00, at which time a bus will take us straight to the campsite. As we made sure that you are completely free that Friday afternoon, you won't have to worry about missing any classes. Sometime Sunday afternoon, after all the fun is said and done, we will travel the same way back to Groningen and we hope you will take some amazing memories with you.
Welcome to the wonderfull 2016 campsite (pun intended) of Cover. We've sought out a location next to a lake, near a beautifull forest. The grass on our site is the brightest green we've ever seen and we're doing our best to get a nice weekend of sunshine for the camp. This years theme for the introduction camp is an hommage to one of the most Dutch activites anyone can imagine: camping.
Along with a title, every year's camp is build around a certain theme. And obviously the theme for this years' camp is camping. Luckily the theme does not mean we're sleeping in tents, we've got enough beds inside for all participants. The theme does mean we'll be doing some very familliar games during the camp, so it will be a true déjà vu for some people. So prepare to have a fun weekend, with all the atmosphere of camping and without the discomforts.
This is Feline van Aagten, 21 years old and third year student Artificial Intelligence. Feline with her ever so passionate and joyful ways, is the driving force behind the IntroCee movement. Naturally, this makes Feline the right woman to be in the position that she is, namely chairman of the IntroCee. Since she is such an active member of Cover she is most likely to become a familiar face and a friend to all of you. Feline's hobbies include acting, singing and playing field hockey.
The vice-chairman of this committee is Matthijs. As a second year AI student, he can tell you all about the struggles with test cases, calculations and studying in general. You can also ask him about his great taste in music, chairs and pudding. Even though he is the youngest member of the committee, he sure acts like a grown up. He loves a good red wine and he frequently shops at the Aldi supermarket. When he grows up he wants to work at the Aldi, but for now he is busy organizing an amazing weekend for you. He hopes to meet you there!
This is Menno. Menno is the secreatry of this committee. Menno is twenty years old and is a second year AI student. Menno likes to drink beer and talk to friends. Menno’s parents own a camping. This is not the camping we will be going to. It was too expensive. Just Kidding. We’re not even going to a camping. Back to Menno. Menno is pretty funny. Menno looks forward to welcoming each of you at this introductory camp. When you see Menno feel free to chat. Menno loves that. Menno is social. Be like Menno.
Daniëlle is third year student Artificial Intelligence, but also has a propaedeutics in Psychology, so she is twice as smart as all of us. She is the stunning redhead of our committee. This year she will mainly be taking care of our treasure, which hopefully will result in a lot of spending for awesome activities. Besides being a member of Cover, she is also part of the Manjes (Albertus). So if you are interested in getting to know her, you should not only visit Cover activities, but you also should visit Brugstraat 8 sometime.
This is Niek. Beside his study of AI he likes water polo and throwing big parties. And quite often he is a bit late. But what would you expect with such a busy live studying and partying. Last year he was so impressed by the introductory camp that he decided to help organize the next one, to make sure that you also get a great camp and to show you how to party Niek style. So if you see him on the camp, grab a beer with him. And let you amaze by the stories he has to tell about his parties.
This is Anco, the oldest member of this years' committee, but he manages to combine his age succesfully with being young-spirited. Anco is a 4th year (?) student AI, but already finished another study! Besides looking badass Anco likes to smoke some sigarettes and listen to music. Also Anco is one of the best guys to have around whilst having a beer, so make sure you do so during camp.
Deutscher Davey is 23 years old and he’ll be entering his sixth year at the time of the introductory camp, making him one of the responsible adults that should make sure things don’t get out of hand. When things DO get out of hand though, he has all the necessary qualifications to apply bandaids and sew lost limbs back on. Even though he lives and breathes German, he still has the cooking skills of a Frenchman. In the rest of his free time he likes to play football and occasionally pass a course.
Jordi is our most experienced member, as Jordi has over 6 years of study experience and has taken almost every bachelor course you can ask him all your questions about the curriculum. You can also ask Jordi about Cover, as he is a real veteran and has been in many committees already. Jordi loves a good game of soccer and if you are a Willem II supporter you should definitely have a talk with him. Jordi isn’t always studying as he is very talented in making websites and the proud owner of Maikelzitopdingen.nl. Make sure to have a talk with him when you seem him at the camp!