Welcome to the website of GHD Ubbo Emmius!

GHD Ubbo Emmius is the study association for students of history at the University of Groningen. Ubbo Emmius offers both study related assistance and organises extracurricular activities (both leisure and study related).

Members of Ubbo Emmius get discounts on textbooks and organised events. Also, Ubbo is a great way to meet your fellow history students outside of the lecture hall.

On top of that, it is possible to become a member of one (or several) of our committees. Or you can apply for a position on the board! Doing this will give you an insight in managing a study association, such as organising lectures or career events.

On this website you will find information on both study related topics as well as pictures of previously organised activities. Not a member yet? You can become one here.

What is a study association?

There are many options for students who want to get involved with extracurricular activities or get in contact with other students. You can join a student association (studentenvereniging such as Vindicat, Albertus and Discartes), a sports club or an association for international students such as ESN. Most studies at the University of Groningen also have an association that focuses solely on the students of a particular department, like Ubbo Emmius for history students.

Many students join a study association for the discount on the books, since the annual membership fee is lower than the total discount received on study books. In the section 'About Ubbo' you can read more about the benefits of membership.

Other than the practical reasons for joining a study association there are also reasons of a more social nature: study associations organise a lot of different activities interesting for students, some more serious and study related than others. The overview of committees can offer you an idea of what kind of activities a study association like Ubbo Emmius organises for its members.

Do you have a passion for organising events? You can join one of these committees! Study associations consist of a board and several committees to organise different events throughout the year. At the beginning of each college year you can sign up for committees. At the Ubbo there is a lot to choose from, since there are 20 committees at the moment.

Upcoming activities

Historical Conference
  • Study / Career
  • Van Swinderenhuys and the Doopsgezinde Kerk