What is SIB-Utrecht?

SIB is thé social association with intellectual depth. At SIB, you can enjoy, explore and experience the world around you. Come to our talks at the Domplein, sing your heart out during a cantus, negotiate your way to world domination during our Simulation, or join us on a trip to Ljubljana, Bilbao or Ghent. You can be as active as you want, for example, by becoming a part of one of the many committees or societies. Come enjoy, explore, experience at SIB!

SIB members are mainly Dutch but we are also open for internationals. We all have a very broad interest in international relations, but are doing many different studies.

Programme UIT 2022

In cooperation with the board of the UIT, we are working hard to organize a wonderful programme during the UITweek. For questions about SIB, student life and Utrecht, you can always send us an email or a message via social media. SIB's programme can be seen below; any updates or changes will be announced here and on social media.

Sunday August 14th

Time & place Activity
19:00
To Be Announced
BBQ
Traditionally, SIB is hosting a BBQ the night before the UIT for our enthousiastic volunteers and UITslapers. Not an UITslaper but interested in SIB? Feel free to join!

Monday August 15th

Time & place Activity
All day
Janskerkhof
International livingroom
Come by the SIB booth where you can enjoy hang out, ask questions and sign up the whole week! Play games with your mentor group, have a snack or win a bike. Of course you can also just relax and relax in our cozy living room.

Tuesday August 16th

Time & place Activity
All day
Janskerkhof
International livingroom
Come by the SIB booth where you can enjoy hang out, ask questions and sign up the whole week! Play games with your mentor group, have a snack or win a bike. Of course you can also just relax and relax in our cozy living room.
11:30-12:30
Science Park
Parade
SIB makes a trip around the world at the Science Park! Come spot us during the association parade.
15:00-19:00
Wilhelminapark
VERENIGINGSKWARTIER
Ga op de foto met Kim Jong-Un of praat met Willem-Alexander onder het genot van een suikerspin. Je kunt het zo gek niet bedenken of het is mogelijk bij SIB.
17:30-18:00
Wilhelminapark
Internationaal debat
De internationale verenigingen laten van zich horen met een heus panelgesprek. Leer meer over alle studentenverenigingen die je de wereld laten zien en kijk wat ze je verder te bieden hebben!
20:00
TBA
Game Night
Finish your fellow UIT runners with a game of Cards Against Humanity, Exploding Kittens of 30 Seconds!

Wednesday August 17th

Time & place Activity
All day
Janskerkhof
International livingroom
Come by the SIB booth where you can enjoy hang out, ask questions and sign up the whole week! Play games with your mentor group, have a snack or win a bike. Of course you can also just relax and relax in our cozy living room.
11:00-16:00
Infomarket Griftpark
Infomarket
Learn more about SIB, sign up or just stop by for a snack!
20:00
TBA
Workshop
Take yourself to a higher level with the intellectual side of SIB. Join our workshop in the pleasant atmosphere of a café. Ask your burning questions to experts here or relax and listen to the story with a drink in your hand.

Thursday August 18th

Time & place Activity
All day
Janskerkhof
International livingroom
Come by the SIB booth where you can enjoy hang out, ask questions and sign up the whole week! Play games with your mentor group, have snack or win a bike. Of course you can also just relax and relax in our cozy living room.
21:00
TBA
Karaoke
Sign your lungs out during our karaoke night! Experience SIB one more time!

SIB AFTER THE UIT

Do you want to get to know SIB (even more) after the UIT? There are several ways to do so!

  • Septembercamp:
    During SIB's introduction period you can join us during a camp to experience SIB first-hand and get to know both new and old members.
  • Drop by:
    We have activities every week, so feel free to drop by and see for yourself what SIB is like!
  • Tag along with a SIB-buddy:
    Let an experienced member accompany you and experience a real SIB-night!

Hear from Sibbers

-- Sander, first-year at SIB

"Even though my membership started in a digital environment, I felt welcome in the association and soon become involved in many ways. Almost every Tuesday I went to a broad collection of lectures varying from rainforest conservation to the diplomatic situation of Taiwan. Afterwards, the group would move to the (online) drinks – or ‘borrel’ in Dutch – and further discuss the lecture’s topic or something completely different. Every Thursday I saw new sides of people during the social activities, I would do a kano trip or cocktail night with the same people with whom I discussed Germany’s policies on beer two days before. This pleasant dynamic gives students like me the opportunity to stay intellectually challenged by and socially involved with your friends within the association. At the moment, I am a member of the External Committee, the one that organises the lectures, and part of the editorial board SIB’s wonderful magazine, the SIB-LINK. Next to that I want to create my own society, “À la Carte”, in which we will dive deeper into the world of maps. Hopefully, you will join it."

-- Kim, third year at SIB

"About two years ago a friend sent me a link to the SIB-website, I went to my first lecture and afterwards the drinks. I haven’t been able to leave since! I was pulled in by the great variety in activities; from painting to beer yoga, from lasergame to a 50’s themed party."

As someone who was initially more interested in the social side of SIB, in recent times I have been attending more lectures and broadening my intellectual horizon. The variety in lecture topics and the Tuesday Twists, like the philosophical cafe, makes that I can attend lectures that I would not normally receive in my studies, which makes it that much more interesting! SIB introduced me to many of my friends, and gave me a place where anything is possible!

BECOMING A MEMBER

Come and experience SIB for half a year for only €10,-!* Sign up before the 20th of August on our website to make use of this special action. After half a year, you can stop your membership free of charge. Of course, it's also possible to sign up for the regular fee afterwards.

* *Check the website for the general conditions and the deadlines