Newsletter March 2012

March 2012
Newsletter #3 - March 2012
February Events:
  • P-NUT get-together - Thursday, March 1st, 17:30 Blomzaal, Faculty Club
  • Housing Lunch meeting - Friday, March 9th 12:30 Ravelijn 2231
  • Indoor rock climbing - Thursday, March 15th 19:00 Arque Climbing Centre
  • P-NUT @ San Remo - Friday, March 23th, 21:00 onwards
  • Survey: Sports and Culture
  • Campus Tip of the day

P-NUT get-together - Thursday, March 1st (Today!) , 17:30 Blomzaal, Faculty Club

Our next get-together is Today!. Come and join us for a drink, a snack, and some nice conversations with your fellow PhD candidates. As always, drinks are on us. Also: the board has two nice announcements to make!

Date: Thursday, March 1st (Today!)
Time: 17:30
Venue: Blomzaal Faculty Club (Building 42) 
No registration is required 

Housing Lunch Meeting - Friday, March 9th 12:30 Ravelijn 2231

We know how difficult it is to get a nice place to live when you move to the Netherlands, especially if you're from abroad. We are also aware that lots of PhDs do not know about the Dutch Social Housing system (sociale huurwoningen), which, in short, provides cheaper rental homes than private brokers through governmental oversight and regulation.

Taking this into account, we invited Mr. Lucas Fransen from the social housing corporation Domijn (available in Enschede) to present an overview of the Dutch Social Housing system. In addition, the presentation will cover the steps required before getting a house, how to get a house and what you have to do after getting a house.

We would like to invite you to join this event and to kindly ask you to forward this message to the new PhD students of your group, since they are probably not yet on P-NUT list.

Date: Friday, March 9th
Time: 12:30
Venue: Ravelijn 2231

Indoor rock climbing - Thursday, March 15th, 19:00 Arque climbing Centre

This month's P-NUT social event rock climbing!
We will go to Arque Climbing Center  Join us and enjoy this afternoon of adventure. The experts at Arque will teach you everything you need, even if you do not have previous experience.

Some useful tips:
  • Wear comfortable sporty clothes or jeans
  • Do bring sports shoes that are not used in the outside (this is a house rule)
  • Arque climbing centre has changing rooms/ showers.

This event is only for members (25 places)
You may bring your husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend or kids, but send a mail to They will pay full fare.

Date: Thursday, March 15th
Time: 19:00 in the climbing hall or 18:30 at the O&O Plein to bike to the venue
Venue: Arque climbing center: J.J. van Deinselaan 20 7500 AB Enschede (next to Aquadrome)
Price: 3 Euros (The price includes equipment)

P-NUT @ San Remo - Friday, March 23rd, 21:00 onwards

As the winter moves further and further away from us, and we get ready to thaw, why not join fellow PhD candidates for a drink a chat and some traditional student folklore. Join us at one of the most typical student bars the San Remo. San Remo is situated down town behind Aspen Valley (Stadsgravenstraat 53, 7511 ER Enschede).

Date: Friday, March 23rd
Time: 21:00 onwards
Venue: San Remo, Stadsgravenstraat 53, Enschede
No registration required

Survey: Sports and Culture

PhD candidates are often faced with finding a right work/life balance. The Sports and Cultural activities organized on Campus can help you with this. P-NUT wants to find out whether we should take representative action here and, if so, what actions to take. Help us in representing you by answering a few simple questions. This will help us to form a general idea about our common interests in these regards. Your opinion matters!!

Please find the short survey here:

Campus Tip of the Day!

Need to get a book, but think the library is too far? Well, do not worry,  after you have done the search for the book you want on the site of the library. You just need to click on the text "Available for request". You can then log in on the right hand side of the page and ask for the book to be collected at the service desk of your choice. You can then collect the book from the service desk, or if your group secretary is friendly enough, it may end up in your  mail-inbox. Once you are done with the book you can return it to the same service desk, the volume will make it back to the library without you ever having to step outside.

Contact Information

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