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Clio is here to make your student life unforgettable!

Clio is the Study Association of International Relations & International Organization at the University of Groningen.

Clio organises social, study and career-related activities for all its members. This includes parties, lectures and travels, which are a great addition to your studies. Clio's activities often involve high-profile figures, where you can both acquire useful information about ongoing IRIO-related topics from experts in the field and engage in meaningful discussions.

Furthermore, we regularly visit institutions in the Netherlands and around Europe to give you a chance to build up connections with the people working there and to give you the opportunity to make new experiences.

Clio also provides for study-supportive activities that help you prepare for your exams next year, such as summaries and workshops.

Above all, Clio organises parties and social events to meet like-minded people who also study IRIO, which gives you the opportunity to make many new friends and have an amazing time in Groningen.

Being a member of Clio enhances your academic and your social life. It will lead you through your studies, offer a wide range of activities, and prepare you for your life after your studies! 

Having more than 1100 members, it is one the largest study associations in Groningen and the largest study association at a Dutch Faculty of Arts. Clio members get a massive 20% discount on their study books and are welcome to attend the ClioWelcome activities to kick-off their student life and meet their fellow IRIO students!  


Introduction Camp & ClioWelcome activities

During the weekend of 7th - 9th of September 2018, the Introduction Committee organises the introduction Camp. This weekend is an amazing opportunity to meet your fellow students and to get involved with Clio. You can find more information about the Introduction Camp and how to sign up here

During the first weeks of the academic year of 2018-2019, Clio will organise various activities, including parties, lectures, a PubCrawl and much more. This ClioWelcome period helps you to get to know each other and to kick off the year in an unforgettable way! 

The new ClioWelcome Committee is currently working on the ClioWelcome period. For more information about the activities of last year's ClioWelcome period click here.

Don't forget to sign-up as a Clio member to be able to sign-up for the Introduction camp and to join all the activities.


Become a member of Clio for only 17 euros and receive: 

  • Up to 20% discount on your study books 
  • a free Clio Card with which you can get discounts all around Groningen 
  • free copies of the Checks&Balances magazine 
  • access to high-quality summaries and lecture notes to help you study for your IRIO courses
  • access to the Internship Database, the Study Abroad Portal and the Master Portal
  • access to workshops and masterclasses on IRIO related topics
  • access to private events such as parties, lectures, travels, career days and much more!
  • the chance to go to the Introduction Camp and to participate in the ClioWelcome period!



Do not miss out on the opportunity to become a member of Clio: sign up here.

Dr. Nienke de Deugd, Senior Lecturer IRIO

"As a member of the IRIO staff, I continue to appreciate Clio like I did when I was a student and Clio-member myself. Clio helps our Dutch and foreign students get to know each other - something that greatly contributes to the development of a truly integrated and international student body.

What is more, it offers a wide variety of activities: some of which are designed to be fun, such as the Introduction Camp and the various parties that are organized throughout the year, while others take a more serious approach, for example, workshops on study skills or lectures about career prospects. In sum, as I have experienced first-hand, Clio is definitely an asset to the IRIO programme!"

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