A short introduction to Ibn Battuta

Dear (prospective) student

First of all, I 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!

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. Ibn Battuta organizes a great deal of social activities, such as social drinks, parties, sport 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-Housedays and the Career Day will help you to orient on your future.

Thirdly, Ibn Battuta organizes an introduction weekend for all new members, where you get the chance to meet all members of Ibn Battuta, new and old! It will take place on Ameland, a Dutch island in the North Sea. Joining this amazing weekend will be a great beginning of your first year, and possibly your whole time of studies!

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!

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 with just a few clicks! 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 please send the board of Ibn Battuta an e-mail (board@ibnbattuta.nl).

We hope to have informed you enough! Until next year!