The study association for Middle Eastern Studies in Groningen since 2009.
As a study association, we organise study related and socializing activities. This way, we both foster interest in the Middle East and encourage bonding between students.
It is important to us to contribute to the academic training of our members. We organise exam trainings to support our students and our members receive a discount on their textbooks.
Of course, we can also be found at information events like Open Days and Student for a Day events, contributing to a flourishing degree programme.
The goal of Siduri consists of four main aspects. Firstly, the association aims to stimulate interest in the Middle East as a region. We do this by organising activities that not only attract our own members, but also members of other disciplines.
Secondly, the association aims to contribute to the academic formation of its members. We’re here to help each other study. We organise exam trainings and we keep in touch with the degree programme’s student mentors and teaching department.
Siduri also promotes the general interest of its members. We are a small, close-knit association, and if our members experience a problem, we aim to contribute to a solution. We also regularly meet with contact persons of various parties in university and faculty politics. Lastly, we want to promote mutual contact and bonding among students. We’re students after all, so socialising is very important for us. And of course, it is useful for our alumni to have good contacts with other Middle East experts.