Welcome to the Honours College Social Association.
We are here to make sure your time at the Honours College Groningen is not only educational, but also fun. Be sure to check our upcoming activities!.
Welcome to the Honours College Social Association.
The Honours College Student Association (HCSA) is looking for active committee members, interested in joining our committees to create an even better school year for the Honours students! It’s a great opportunity to make long-lasting friendships and connections, learn and practice skills like communication and organization, and it looks good on your resume as well. Look at the list below for more information on all the different committees that the HCSA has to offer!
All committee deadline is on the 7th of September so be sure to send your documents beforehand!
Are you a social butterfly and do you love being the host(ess) of fun parties and activities? In that case, the social committee of the HCSA is looking for you! The social committee organizes drinks, parties and activities for all Honours students throughout the entire year. We don’t expect you to be masterminds of organization already: you will work in a team together with other Honours students from all over the world to host the monthly drinks, a pub quiz, or other fun (online) events. If we sparked your interest, mail us your CV and a letter of motivation (1 A4) at firstname.lastname@example.org! We are looking for a committee president, a treasurer, a public relations spokesperson and general members.
Hey, you! Are you a big fan of sports or healthy eating, and you want to share this with others in a team of like-minded people? Join the HCSA sports committee! Together with a team of other Honours students, you will help in hosting sports events and provide the Honours community with incentives to exercise, eat healthy and stay healthy despite these digital times. We’d like to see people interested in sports, but everyone is welcome if you’re willing to learn and share thoughts. If you’re now interested in joining the sports committee, hit us up with your CV and a letter of motivation (1 A4) at email@example.com! We are looking for a committee president, a treasurer, a public relations spokesperson and general members.
Career and Lecture committee
Your career is very important, also for the HCSA! If you’re interested in helping out in hosting interesting lectures or useful courses to advance your fellow students’ careers, consider joining the career and lecture committee! Together with a team of peers, you will help to organize events related to your future career, host interesting speakers and organize master classes about topics like teambuilding or CV building, to build connections and networks between the Honours students and interesting and useful topics. If you want to help out and become a committee member, send a CV and letter of motivation (1 A4) to firstname.lastname@example.org! We are looking for a committee president, a treasurer, a public relations spokesperson and general members.
Every year, the Honours students come together at a grand gala organized by the HCSA. A themed night full of dancing and socializing, but too big to be handled by the social committee alone: for that, we have the Gala committee! Helpful and creative people are wanted to help organize the annual Honours Gala. If you think you’re creative and would like to help us organize this large event, send us an e-mail with your CV and a letter of motivation (1 A4) to email@example.com! We are looking for a committee president, a treasurer, a public relations spokesperson and general members.
Do you like traveling, or have you ever wanted to be a travel guide abroad? This is your ultimate chance! The HCSA is looking for new members for the Travel committee. Every year the HCSA hosts a trip abroad to an “exotic” destination. For this, we are looking for people that want to help in organizing this trip abroad for all HCSA members to look out to at the end of the year! Whether you are adventurous and always looking for the nicest spots in the area, or a true planner that can help with the strict planning of events, the trip and finances, we are looking for you! Send us a letter in a bottle, but preferably an e-mail, with your CV and a letter of motivation (1 A4) to firstname.lastname@example.org! We are looking for a committee president, a treasurer, a public relations spokesperson and general members.
The Honours College programme of the University of Groningen is an additional programme on top of the regular Bachelor or Master programme. Here, motivated and talented students find the challenge they need. The Honours programmes stimulate personal and academic development. Students have many opportunities to carry out their own initiatives and ideas.
The Bachelor Honours programme has three parts to stimulate talent and interests: deepening, broadening and personal development. The deepening part gives the student the opportunity of getting more in-depth knowledge of their study subject, for example by carrying out own research or visiting interesting lectures and conferences. The broadening part is a university-wide programme and has less to do with the separate studies. The so-called “modules” are small courses organised by the faculties of the University of Groningen. Furthermore, students take part in courses in debating, writing and personal development. At the end of the Bachelor programme Honours students present their own projects based on one of the modules in the Petrus Camper Final.
The Master Honours programme focusses on the development of leadership. Both programmes work with an interdisciplinary view on scientific and social problems. Cooperation with students from other studies and faculties is strongly recommended.
To guarantee the accessibility of the Honours College, the programme is free of extra charge. However, students have to apply for one of the 250 (Bachelor, varying number) or 80 (Master) places. The selection is based on the mean grade of the first semester of the first year. However, the main criterion to take part in the Honours Programme is motivation: the drive to work on the frontiers of knowledge.
What are the member benefits?
Member benefits include:
- Get priority in larger events like the yearly trip abroad
- Get access to the photos made during the activities
- Get discounts on paid activities and various places around the city (such as Starbucks and Rå)
How much does a membership cost?
For first years Bachelor Honours students, this is €15.-, for second years Bachelor Honours students this is €10, for third years Bachelor Honours students and for Master Honours students, this is €5,-. Amounts are one-time only.
If you continue with a Master Honours Programme at the University of Groningen Honours College, you will have to pay the amount of €5,- to remain a member of HCSA.
How do I get the discounts?
HCSA members can get a 20% discount on the signature bowls and fresh juices at Rå! You can get this amazing discount by showing your HCSA sticker or showing that you can login to the HCSA website.
Starbuck at the library
For the Starbucks at the library you can get a stamped carboard sleeve from a board member. The stamped carboard sleeve can be uses to redeem a reusable cup at the Starbucks at the library. With this cup and your HCSA sticker for recognition you can get a €1,- discount on handmade coffee and tea at the Starbucks at the library.
Where can I get my HCSA sticker?
You can receive your HCSA sticker from a board member. At most events there will be the opportunity to receive your sticker. You can always send us a message via Facebook or Instagram to be sure you can get your sticker.