Passed events (most recent first)

4.  Thesis course (information for 2021-2022)

Date and time: 22 February 2021 at 17:10 (till 18:30).
Language. As bachelor students speak Dutch, the presentation by the TeXniCie will be given in Dutch. However, we happily answer questions asked in English.
See the Dutch page for more information. Switch to Dutch

3.  GSNS course February (information for 2021-2022)

Date and time: 
Tuesday 8 February 2022, 15:30 - 17:00.
Installation: At
Organization: This course is part of the workshops rounds organized by the Graduate School of Natural Sciences at Utrecht University, as part of the introduction time of their master students. Registration for the workshop, and decision on which location the workshop will be held is arranged by them.
Questions: Go to 'Contact' page.

LaTeX is a code language for typesetting documents, for example your thesis, scientific paper, or just hand-in. It produces professional looking documents and typesets mathematical expressions well, making it the standard for academic documents.

This workshop requires no prior knowledge of LaTeX and will help you through the rough start which new users of LaTeX experience. We show you how to correctly format text and how to include mathematical expressions.

You need to have installed the necessary applications before the workshop. Alternatively, you can create an account on the commercial website All information around the workshop (including installation instructions), can be found on our website

This workshop is organized by the TeXniCie committee of the study association A-Eskwadraat. We facilitate LaTeX use for exact science studies, mainly by organizing courses.

2.  General LaTeX course (information for 2021-2022)

Date and time: 
Tuesday 28 September 2021 at 17:10 (till 19:00),
Monday 4 October 2021 at 17:10 (till 19:00) and
Tuesday 12 October 2021 at 17:10 (till 19:00).
This event has passed. The event is shown here for the purpose of archivation. As it can never be guaranteed everything will stay available on the site, we recommend you to download the files you need.
Language. The presentation will be in Dutch. If you can understand Dutch somewhat, you can come and ask your questions in English if that's more comfortable for you! And you can ask for clarification in English when you haven't understood something.

The language is Dutch because first-year bachelor students at A-Eskwadraat are the main audience, and all of these studies are partially in Dutch.

Switch to the Dutch version of this site for more information.

1.  GSNS course September (information for 2021-2022)

Date and time: 
Round 1: Tuesday 7 September 2021 at 13:30 (1:30 PM) (till 15:00 (3:00 PM)) and
Round 2: Tuesday 7 September 2021 at 15:30 (3:30 PM) (till 17:00 (5:00 PM)).
This event has passed. The event is shown here for the purpose of archivation. As it can never be guaranteed everything will stay available on the site, we recommend you to download the files you need.
Installation: At
Exercises: At
Slides: At

Description: Working in a group online is difficult if you use mathematical expressions. LaTeX is a program that allows you to make all the fancy math you want in a text and turn it into a pdf. In this workshop the TeXniCie will take you through the basics of LaTeX, you will learn how to make a document with text and mathematical expressions. You don't need any prior knowledge of LaTeX. Because of time limitations you will have to have the program already installed (see this website ( and ready to use for the workshop. You could also use an online version (we recommend Overleaf) and have an account set up before the workshop. If you have any problems or questions you can reach us via 'hektex' + (at sign) + 'a-eskwadraat' + '.nl' (notation to avoid spambots picking up the address).

Question & Answer

Question: References don't appear in the bibliography. Biber shows this reference as (book, label). How do I fix it?
Answer: Set Biber as the default bibliography manager (see thesis manual). With some older LaTeX distributions Biber is missing. Biber is often installed in C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex\bin\x64. Is it missing? Update MiKTeX, or, in the worst case, reinstall MiKTeX.

Schedule overview

Activiteit Datum
GSNS course September 7 September 2021
LaTeX-course 28 September 2021 till 26 October 2021
GSNS course February 8 February 2022
Thesis course 22 February 2022