We are the student association of the bachelor programme Minorities & Multilingualism. Founded in 2015, we are the brand-new association for all M&M students. Within its 2-year existence, we have already managed to create a true M&M student community by welcoming new students to the programme and hosting fun activities and drink nights. Our goal is to keep brainstorming together with the students about what they think is important within the programme and during their days as students at Groningen University.

Who is Multi?

Multi was founded in 2015 to contribute to the student experience with a study association. We hope to grow along with the program and create opportunities for Dutch and international students to be active outside of the programme.

Even though M&M is not a big programme, it is still important to have a student association to bring students in touch with each other through organising fun events relevant to our programme. We hope to play a supporting role in creating a well-rounded and fun student and study environment by offering students a learning environment combining all years, thus enabling students to get in touch with other years of the program. Because both the programme and the association are fairly new there is still a good amount of room for improvement so the students are always welcome to make contributions and share their ideas, which they already do!

What do we do?

The coming years we will continue to help welcome new students so that they feel at home in the programme. During the year we host events for M&M students, visiting international students, but also for the lecturers who will definitely be a part of these events as well. Furthermore, we host events such as afternoon drinks, guest lectures, parties, or just sharing a nice dinner together.

In the new year we hope to create a clearer image of the supporting role Multi will fulfil with regards to internships and going abroad in the third year, but also pertaining to possible career opportunities in the future.

Upcoming Events

  1. Guest Lecture: Minority Safepack Initiative

    October 11 @ 17:00 - 18:00
  2. Coffee & Cookies with prof. dr. Goffe Jensma

    October 19 @ 14:00 - 15:00
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The cost of a Multi membership is €15,- per year. Should you have any questions or suggestions you can reach us at the following email address: secretary.multi@gmail.com

Chairman Jesse David Marinus

Chairman Jesse David Marinus

Being the chairman of Multi is a great opportunity, as I will be able to work with some of the best people and organize amazing events for students of Minorities & Multilingualism. My fields of interest are mostly the legal perspective of minorities, policy making, and contemporary minorities. Besides Multi, I will also be the treasurer for the Democratic Academy Groningen, continue volunteering for The Box (LGBTQ+ organization) and work for SSH (international student housing), participating in events organized by FYK and I will start working as an assistant for the Scholieren Academie.

Secretary Desi van der Kleijn

Secretary Desi van der Kleijn

I am very excited to be the secretary of Multi this coming year. I will focus on the communication within the association and I look forward to organizing amazing events! I am in my second year of Minorities & Multilingualism and I am mostly interested in the socio-linguistic aspects of minorities, but I enjoy the whole study very much. Besides Multi, I work for a Little Lovely Living, here in the city of Groningen (the store with the crazy milkshakes). I also work for SSH (international student housing) and I am active as the student ambassador and first-year student mentor for M&M. I am super excited for this academic year!

Treasurer Aileen Dijksterhuis

Treasurer Aileen Dijksterhuis

Hi all, I will be Multi’s treasurer this coming year! Together with Jesse and Desi I will organise events and continue to improve our wonderful study association to make it a fun and meaningful year for students of Minorities & Multilingualism. Considering the study M&M, I find the linguistic part very interesting, as well as policy making with regard to minorities. In addition to being on the board of Multi, I am also this year’s student mentor together with Desi, a part of the Honours College and a member of student association Dizkartes. It will probably be a very busy, very fun year and I’m glad that Multi is a part of it!