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For first year students

Dear (prospective) student

First of all, we would like to welcome you! Since you are probably going to be a student at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences, Ibn Battuta can be a great addition to your time in Groningen. It might not be clear to you what Ibn Battuta is, what it does and what it could mean for you. So, here is a quick introduction to Ibn Battuta! If you are already convinced, then you can become a member of our Association here!

What is Ibn Battuta?

Ibn Battuta is the Faculty Association of Spatial Sciences. All students at our Faculty can become a member and enjoy the different activities that Ibn Battuta organizes. With around 80% of all students at our Faculty being a member of Ibn Battuta, it is a great platform for members to get to know each other and become befriended!

What does Ibn Battuta do?

Firstly, the Association organizes a wide array of activities. These are social activities, such as social drinks, parties, sports events and a fair share of (foreign) trips. These activities are great to come in contact with other students and a fun way to do so! 

Secondly, Ibn Battuta also organizes informative and career-focused activities. As a first-year student, you might be interested in the jobs and field of work where you could be working later. Our informative activities, such as lectures, In-House Days and Career Day will help you to orient on your future.

What can Ibn Battuta mean for you?

Becoming a member of Ibn Battuta means you can join the social drinks, foreign trips, lectures and all other activities organized by the Association. At these events, you come into contact with students from all years, which is a great way to make friends that can last a lifetime. We have a Coffee Room where you can drop by whenever you want for some free coffee as well!

But there is more to it! Ibn Battuta also helps its members out with regards to their studies. Buying books has never been easier since you can simply select your study program and order all required books here! On top of that, members even get a discount on the study books when bought through Ibn Battuta. Lastly, members have access to the whole website, including the ‘Study’ header. Here, you can look through summaries and earlier exams of all courses of the Faculty.

When can you sign up?

You can sign up here! A yearlong membership costs just €14,-. For additional information, you can check out different parts of the website! If you still have any questions you can always send the board of Ibn Battuta an e-mail ( and we will gladly help you out. We hope to have informed you enough, until next year!


If you have a question regarding Ibn Battuta, you can contact the board through multiple ways. Send us an e-mail via or call +31503633909 between 11.00 AM and 03.00 PM on workdays.

Each board member can also be contacted via their own emailadres.

Rosa ter Haar Chairman
Anne Mombarg Vice-Chairman
Julia van Wijk Secretary
Jesper Leuwerink Treasurer
Moritz Fehrlage Commissioner Internal Relations
Brett Bijland Commissioner External Relations

You can also visit us on the Zernike Campus between 11:00 AM and 03:00 PM on workdays. The board can be found in one of the following rooms

Boardroom 5414.0020
Coffee Room 5414.0013
Committee/Girugten room 5414.0022
Pro Geo, Geopromotion, Student assessor 5414.0023

Duisenberg Building, Zernike Campus
Nettelbosje 2
Room 5414.0020
​9747 AE Groningen


Bram Lodeweges

Bram Lodeweges

Twan Dimmendaal

Twan Dimmendaal

Yeliz Özer

Yeliz Özer