The Donald Smits Center for Information Technology (CIT) offers computer courses to students of the University of Groningen. The CIT offers courses in all the major applications used at the University, and several are also given in English. The number of English courses is expanding continually, so that all major applications will soon be covered in English. At the moment the CIT offers the following courses in English: Publishing using Word; SPSS basic and advanced; Access; Excel; PowerPoint; Programming in Word, Access, Excel; C/C++; and Linux. The courses have a cost for the students between 35 euros up to 90 euros.
Students enrolled at the University of Groningen can apply for an ACLO member card. ACLO is a students’ sports organization that offers the supply of sports. An ACLO-member can participate in over 80 different types of sports a whole year from September 1st until August 31st for only €52.
The University of Groningen also offers students courses that will help improve their academic skills and effective study time. Courses are offered by the Student Service Centre (SSC) at very low rates. Some of the courses offered are:
Academic Writing Skills Course
: In the Academic Writing Skills course students will learn how to write an understandable and clear paper. The course is intended for Dutch and international students who would like to learn how to write better essays and theses.
Academic Writing Skills Workshop
: This workshop will help students to overcome some of the problems they may encounter with writing assignments.
: This workshop teaches how to cope effectively with studying large amounts of material.
Managing Study Stress
: This workshop will advise students on how to manage study stress.
: This workshop will give students tips and strategies on answering multiple-choice questions.
Study planning and time management
: In this workshop students will learn how to manage their time effectively.
Study Support Group
: The group is intended for students who would like to reflect on their study habits and share experiences with other international students. Every week students make a study plan and discuss this with their fellow students. SSC also offers psychological consultation to the students.
: The Placement Office informs students about placement possibilities and regulations, guides them in finding placements, organizes information meetings, mediates in placement vacancies and takes care of all formal organizational aspects.