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After Exams Cocktail Tour

The exam period has just started, which means that just two weeks from now, the exams will already be over again! To celebrate that, the Master Network FSS will open their online bar again on the 4th of February, for an online cocktail tour! They have 3 amazing cocktails on the menu, and you get to make them yourselves! For just €10,- they will personally deliver everything you need to make the cocktails! In their online bar you will get to meet new fellow master students, and you can catch up with old friends. Sign up now via the link below!

If you are not in Groningen on the 4th of February you can still join the online environment! The Master Network FSS can provide you with a list of the cocktails that they will make so you can get the ingredients yourself, or you can join with other drinks!

Where is Ibn?

Are you ready to celebrate the end of exams? Join us, the SupersEx’cie, as we explore the town of Groningen with our ‘Where is Ibn?’ event! 

Mini Game Night

Are you ready to play some nice and interactive games with your fellow Ibn’ers? Then join the SmirnofFYCe on their Online Game Night! On the 11th of February, the First-Year Committee will host an Online Game Night with games like Cards Against Humanity, Undercover and Doodle. At this online event you will be divided into groups and play these different games during the evening. The online program that will be used is ‘Backyard’. If you want to join, please subscribe so we can divide the groups in advance. We hope to see you there! 

Spatial Sciences Quiz

On Tuesday, 23 February, the annual Spatial Sciences Quiz will take place once again! Join the SeS’Cie online and compete with others to test your knowledge on greatly varying topics such as geography, music, Ibn Battuta and much more. The winner, second and third place will be rewarded with a great prize! The quiz will take place at 9 PM, sign up here! Different from last years, the Spatial Sciences Quiz will be organized online via Zoom & Kahoot. You can join via this link: 

National Geography and Planning Symposium

Each year the National Geography and Planning Symposium takes place in a different city. This year, study association Mundus will be our host as the NGPS will take place online, but will be broadcasted from the beautiful city of Nijmegen. 

Former boards info session

Are you interesting in or doubting about a board year? On the 2nd of March there will be an online walk-in session with former boardmembers from 4-6PM. There will be a former Vice-Chairman, Secretary and Commissioner External Relations. You can join them via the link below.

Former boards info session

Are you interesting in or doubting about a board year? On the 3rd of March there will be an online walk-in session with former boardmembers from 4-6PM. There will be a former Chairman, Treasurer and Commissioner Internal Relations. You can join them via the link below.

Cook-a-long with the Pedelgenootschap!

Hello everyone! On the 11th of March at 5:30 PM, the Pedelgenootschap will host an online cook-a-long event to celebrate their 15th anniversary! The Pedelgenootschap will cook a dish on livestream that you can follow step-by-step at home. This is a fun evening in which you can show off your cooking skills while enjoying some drinks with the Pedelgenootschap. Of course, you can pair up with someone to increase the fun. We will be preparing a lasagna and will also provide a vegetarian option. We will make sure to send you an ingredient and drinks list beforehand so you can cook along with us. It is an excellent way to get to know us, meet up with your fellow students, and to cook a nice, ‘healthy’ meal. So, put on your cooking gear, sign up before 11th of March 1:00 PM and join us on the 11th of March! We hope to see you there!

CANCELED: Foreign Excursion

BEC to the Future announced that the Foreign Excursion of 2021 will go to Belgium, Germany, France, and Luxembourg. With the main location... The Ardennes! The excursion will contain a mix of social & adventurous activities! The Foreign Excursion will take place from Saturday, the 13th of March until Saturday, the 20th of March, and the trip takes all COVID-19 measures into account. The costs will only be €340,- including travel expenses, daily activities, and sleeping accommodation!

Societal Awareness Week

From Monday, the 15th of March until Friday, the 19th of March, the board organizes, in collaboration with Projectgroup Sustainability & Society, the Societal Awareness Week with the theme 'waste management'. During this week we want to create more awareness regarding waste management amongst our members. Therefore, we came up with several events in which you can contribute! 

Enter the Project: Amsterdam Zuidasdok

On the 16th of March, we will dive deep into the Amsterdam Zuidasdok project. Together with the students from the EIP I&W annotation, we have organized an afternoon where you will get to know this massive urban infrastructure project from different perspectives corresponding to the different FSS master programs. The event will be filled with engaging talks from the various parties involved, from the contractors to the municipality. Stay tuned to find out who. You can sign up here!

Master Network FSS In-House Festival

As of today, you can mark the first festival of the year in your calendar: The Master Network FSS In-House Festival! We host a week full of online activities that you would normally find in our In-House Tour. We will visit several companies, which we will announce the coming period. Next to that, we host an alumni dinner in collaboration with Pro Geo and the alumni association, the Professor Keuning Vereniging. 
So, make sure to mark 12 to 16 April in your calendar for the first festival of 2021!
You can now sign up here! 

EGEA Geo Guessr Competition

There are over 90 cities represented by EGEA (European Geography Association)! Exchanges and getting to know other European cultures/cities are a big part of being in EGEA. Because we can’t physically visit our fellow EGEAns this year this GEO GUESSR can give us a chance to explore their cities virtually 

Canidate Board Announcement

The current board´s year is already coming to an end. This means that Ibn Battuta will need a new board for next year and therefore, on the 13th of April, the 60th candidate board will be presented to you via Zoom! The announcement will start at 7 PM and end around 9 PM.

Candidate Board Coffee Hour

On April 14, you will get the opportunity to meet the new Candidate Board via a virtual Coffee Hour! Sadly, you will have to make your own coffee and tea, but the Candidate Board will ensure you of a fun time. Make sure to come by and get to know the Candidate Board here!  

Rijkswaterstaat lecture from Maartje Beltman

Maartje Beltman, now manager of Rijkswaterstaat,former student at the FSS and a former boardmember of Ibn Battuta. She will tell us about Rijkswaterstaat , the challenges ahead of us and her personal career and experiences. The lecture will take place at Tuesday, the 20th of April from 12 AM - 1 PM. You can join the lecture via this zoom link.

Online Casino Night with the SES'Cie

On April 20, the Sports and Games Committee will organize their first activity, an online Casino night! You can expect games such as Blackjack, Poker and Roulette! The evening will last approximately two hours and will start at 20:00! We hope to see as many of you there!
- Obsescie 2021

Day of Sustainability

The theme of this year’s Day of Sustainability (organized by Projectgroup Sustainability) is GREEN CITIES! On the Thursday 29th of April, join us online for an inspiring and insightful day with several amazing and inspiring speakers to discuss everything from climate adaption to green infrastructure and their significance for a sustainable future! There will even be discussion sessions with the speakers after the event! 

SupersEx´Cie King´s Games

Dear Ibners!
We hope you all are ready for another adventurous day of activities with SupersEx'Cie.
This time, in honour of king's day and to celebrate the easing of restrictions, we will be hosting our first in person activity: King's Games!
The King's Games will consist of a circuit of different games throughout Stadspark, at each game there will be one or two committee members you need to beat - beware we are all extremely well trained and potentially lethal at close proximity ;)


Dear Ibners,

W.J. van den Bremen Lecture

Are you interested in sustainability and water recycling?

If so then join us on May 26th for an online lecture from IslaUrbana, an organization based in Mexico City that provides rainwater capture systems to ensure access to clean water for the city’s residents.

In the days leading up the lecture we will reveal the guest speaker and more details on the topics of the lecture.

We look forward to seeing you there so save the date and stay tuned for updates!
You can join via this link!

Career Day FSS 2021

Registrations for the Career Day FSS 2021 are open. It will take place on the 28th of May 2021 from 09:00 to 16:00. The whole day will be online and there will not be a registration fee. If you join you will get a free lunch provided by Broodje Ben. Adding to that you will get a goodiebag with several goodies. 

EGEA Talent Show

Dear Ibners,

CANCELED: Night of Sustainability

This event is canceled. 


Dear Ibn'ers, 

Rooftop Chillings

What better way to start off your weekend than with your fellow Ibn'ers at a rooftop while enjoying some drinks? On the 11th of June, the board will organize a ´VrijMiBo´ at 'Boovn', starting at 4 PM. Entrance, as well as your first two drinks, will be free! There will be fifty places available, so make sure to sign up quick since these places will be first-come, first-served! 

Handover GMA

On Tuesday, June the 22nd, the Handover GMA will take place! During this GMA, the end of the Association Year 2020-2021 will be presented. But most importantly, the board of 2021-2022 will be assigned!
The GMA will be held at ‘de Loods’ (Neutronstraat 3, Groningen). The doors will open at 3:30 PM and the GMA will start at 4:00 PM.

Afterparty Handover GMA

On the 23rd of June, an afterparty for the Handover GMA will be organized at ´De Loods´ as well! For this event you also have to sign up, and again there is a maximum of 50 spots available! People who signed up for the GMA will have priority over people who didn´t join the GMA!

SeS'Cie Chillings

Dear Members!


Dear Members!

Master Network FSS 'End of Year Drinks'

The sun is out, the year is drawing to a close, and the country is opening up again. Together these ingredients create the perfect mix for an end-of-the-year social drink! So, on 30 June the Master Network FSS invites you to their drinks at Baxbier! They have reserved their terrace for everyone to enjoy some great craft beers, some good food, and of course each other's company. And to celebrate, the first round is on them!

12th Lustrum: Cosmopolitan

Next year Ibn Battuta will celebrate its 60th birthday, the diamond anniversary! In light of this festive event, the Lustrum Committee will organize several activities and parties in the Association year 2020-2021. The main event they'll organize is the Lustrum Week starting at August 25 and ending on September, 5, with the theme 'Cosmopolitan'! During this week, a lot of different activities will be organized by the Lustrum Committee, which you can all join. For more updates during the year, keep an eye on our website, socials as well as the website and socials from the Lustrum Committee! Here, you can find the terms and conditions!

Lustrum Openingsreception

This activity is canceled. It is now merged with the Grand Opening. 

Grand opening

Get the full experience by joining the grand opening in the evening as well, which will take place in BaxBier and where you will be offered unlimited drinks. There is no better way to start, right? You can sign up from the 17th of June, 7 PM and it will cost €25,-! 

Foodtruck-Friends-Family Day

Want to introduce your family & friends to Ibn Battuta and the Lustrum? Then take them to the Foodtruck-Friends-Family Festival at Stadslab Groningen to chill out, enjoy some drinks and the best streetfood! With the summer in full swing by then and some fresh tunes blasting through the speakers, we believe we have the killer combination for a perfect day. You can sign up from the 17th of June, 5 PM and it will cost €12,50-


With the Wintersport to Risoul being the last time we traveled, it is finally time to do so again! We have missed out on some great trips, but we are doing our best to soften that pain by answering all your prayers. With the help of the famous projectgroup Schier, Ibn's very familiar and favorite location will be visited during the Lustrum. Oh yes, it is true: from the 27th until the 29th, the Lustrum travel weekend sets sail to Schiermonnikoog! You can sign up from the 21st of June, 5 PM and it will cost €80,-

E-chopper tour

After a few days of relaxation on Schier, it is time to Pace it Up in our own beloved city! And no part of the city will be left out, as we will tour around on some blazing e-choppers! No driver’s licence? No worries! You can either join us on an alternative for which you don’t need a licence, or you can hop on the back of an e-chopper with one of your friends. You can sign up from the 17th of June, 5 PM and it will cost approximately €15,-

Cocktail workshop

How better to end your day than with a drink? During a workshop in Donovan's, we will learn how to make the best cocktails and even better, getting to drink them as well. A great opportunity to talk and hear about the experiences of the Lustrum so far! 


Always wanted to ski, but not a fan of cold weather? Then this summer proof activity is the right one for you. On the 31st of August, we take you water skiing at Break Out Grunopark. While watching your friends trying their best on the water, you can either chill out on the beach or play some nice beach volleyball. Afterwards you can stay and enjoy the evening sun at our own Costa del Sol!


After a week full of activities, we get it if you start to feel tired. Luckily, we got you covered for some Reloading! The Forum Groningen will welcome us and open the doors to our own private cinema hall. Popcorn and comfy chairs are waiting for you. And which movie we will be watching is yet to be decided. By you! 

Dinner at ‘t pakhuis

Later that day, we want to invite you to the Pakhuis for a nice dinner. Not having to cook and doing the dishes afterwards should be enough to convince you to join, but next to that it will be a great opportunity to have a chat in a laid-back atmosphere. You can sign up from the 17th of June, 5 PM and will cost €17,50-

Lustrum battle

As we will probably experience some hot temperatures during our Lustrum, it is time to cool down a bit. We will be Slippin’ on an inflatable obstacle course of 60 meters and unleash the inner sportsman in ourselves while competing against each other in a fun and challenging battle.You can sign up from the 17th of June, 5 PM. 


In the evening, the Pedelgenootschap is inviting you to Villa Volonté for an evening full of singing and drinking, while Sipping some beers. Those who have never been to a cantus, the ones who love to go and  those who haven’t been there for a (very) long time: you are all more than welcome to join! As cherry on top, you will receive a customized beer mug as a memory of what will be a wonderful evening.

Alumni activity

All good things come to an end, but not without a bang. On Friday, we invite our alumni and students for a Throwback. You will have a really nice lecture, that would be announced later on. This activity will end with drinks and snacks, but don’t consume too much, as the gala will start right after! You can sign up from the 24th of June, 5 PM. 


In the evening, the Loods is opening its doors for us for the highlight of the Lustrum: the grand gala! We will start with a three-course meal in the open air after which we will make our way inside to enjoy some unlimited drinks and dancing until the early hours. You can sign up from the 24th of June, 5 PM and it will cost around €60,-
Passepartouts holders are already signed in for the dinner and gala!

Passepartout Day

If we haven’t given you enough reasons to buy a Passepartout already, we have one final card upon our sleeve that will hopefully convince you: a Passepartout Day! A day only for holders of the diamond and golden ticket. In case you are wondering what we are going to do on that day: there is only one way to find out! 

Introduction Day

Dear First year students,

Lazy Lunch

*This is for first year students only*

Dutch Games Afternoon

*This activity is open for all members*

Introduction Weekend

*This activity is only for first year students*

Beerpong tournament

*This activity is for all members*

Committee Plaza

Dear members,

Walking Dinner

*This activity is for all members*

EGEA Culture Cafe

The EGEA Committee would like to invite you to our Culture Cafe on Thursday the 16th of September! This event will be a fun opportunity to get to know the different cultures represented within Ibn Battuta as well as share a bit about your own culture. The night will consist of a series of speed dating rounds where you will be able to discuss different aspects of culture while enjoying some nice drinks and getting to know some new friends. In order to get a taste of what your culture is really like, we would like to ask you to bring some food or drinks special to your country or hometown that everyone may try during the Culture Cafe! The event will is free and will take place this Thursday, the 16th of September starting at 20:00 directly after the walking dinner at Donovans on Peperstraat 15.

Ibn Battuta X Physical Geography nearly post Corona Championship

Dear Members,

Movie Afternoon

*This activity is for all members*


The day has come, enjoying live music together seemed ages ago but now the Zwemfest festival will be here to change history, have a psychological impact, bring neurobiological insight and create a spatial place for people to dance their ass off. On the 30th of September, Vera Groningen hosts an evening full of live music with bands like Queen’s Pleasure and Banji, a treat! The costs are 6 euros per member ;) 

Zwemfest Reserve List

This is the reserve list for Zwemfest. Whenever someone signs off as a participant, we will contact the first person on this reserve list to sign up. 

Ibn goes to prison

Dear ibners,

Master Network FSS: Pub Quiz

After a long period of online events, it is finally time to meet in person again! On the 5th of October the Master Network FSS will host a challenging Pub Quiz at Eetcafé ‘t Zwarte Schaap. We will question you about various subjects, from actualities to questions about geography and planning. To celebrate, we will provide some delicious snacks. Walk-in starts at 19:30 and the quiz will kick-off at 20:00. There is no sign-up so make sure to be there early as places are limited! We hope to see you there!

October GMA

Dear members,

Oktoberfest Social Drink

Dear Ibn’ers, 

Hitchhiking Weekend

Hello Ibn'ers!

Climbing the Martinitower

Dear members, 

Cooking Workshop

Dear Ibners,


Dear members, 

SmirnofFYCe Theme Party

Dear Ibn’ers,

After Exam Drinks: Faculty Edition

Join the Master Network FSS Friday, the 12th of November at the Foodcourt to toast that the exams are over! From 16:00h onwards, the Master Network and the Faculty are welcoming you to have a drink and a chitchat. This allows you to end the exam period, and start the weekend in a nice way! Hope to see you there!

CANCELED: Le'cie Social Drink

Esteemed Ibn’ers,

Ski Clinic

Dear Ibn´ers,


Dear Ibn’ers,

Grote Markt Project Visit

Dear ibn'er, 

POSTPONED: Career Orientation Symposium

Explore the field of spatial sciences and earn LC-points!

POSTPONED: Master Network FSS In-House Tour

- This event is in Dutch – 
Met enthousiasme kondigen we aan dat de In House-Tour 2021 gaat plaatsvinden op 25 en 26 november! Tijdens deze tweedaagse kan jij in contact komen met bedrijven in ons vakgebied, deze zijn gevestigd in Amsterdam en Utrecht. De inschrijvingen zijn al geopend, dus wees er zeker van je aan te melden via de link in onze bio. Omdat het evenement in het Nederlands is, zullen de komende berichten over aankondigingen ook in het Nederlands zijn. Als je vragen hebt over de In House-Tour 2021 staan wij klaar deze te beantwoorden! De komende periode zullen de partners en het programma bekend gaan maken, dus hou de website en de socials in de gaten.

Seated Social Drink

Dear members,

Oldenburg Christmas Market

Dear Ibn’ers,

Pool Tournament

Dear Ibn'ers, 

Postponed: STUDENT-Labs Drinks

Dear Ibn'ers!

Jump XL

Dear members

Clothing Collection Coffee Hour

Dear Ibn'er

Sinterklaas Beer Tasting

Dear member, 

Christmas Luner

Dear members, 

Brunch To-Go

Dear members, 

Wintersports Trip

Dear Ibn‘ers, 

Ibn Walks

Have you been sitting inside a lot this winter break? Do you want to have a chat with others, get to know more about a board year or committees? Then come get outside with us! Over the next few weeks you can come on a walk with the board or other Ibn’ers. How do you sign up? You can sign up via this google form.

Career Orientation Symposium

Dear Ibn’ers,

Committee Plaza

Dear members,

Committee Plaza

Dear members,

Lunch Walk

Dear Ibn'ers, 

Silent Disco

Do you want to celebrate and dance away the exam week? Join us on our Silent Disco Night on the 3rd of February! How do you join? You will be able to get a set of 5 headphones for 40€ including the possibility of creating your own 2 channels. In that way you can adapt to the music you like!

Online Beerpong Tournament

Dear Ibn'ers,

NGPS 2022: Spatial Inequalities

This year's National Geography and Planning Symposium will cover the theme Spatial Inequalities. The event will be free of charge and online, due to the current COVID-19 measures. Do you want to know more? Check it out here. Signing up is possible here. 

Foreign Excursion

Dear Ibn'ers,