We are the student association of the bachelor programme Minorities & Multilingualism at the University of Groningen. Our association was founded in 2014 and in its 3-year existence, we have already managed to create a true M&M student community, with its own traditions. Our main activities are Coffee & Cookies, the Christmas dinner and interesting guest lectures, but of course we also like to organise parties and drinks! Our goal is to combine the interesting theory of M&M with fun activities and to have a healthy balance between studying and parties.

What is Multi?

Multi was founded in 2014 to contribute to the student experience of M&M with a study association. We try to grow along with the programme and create opportunities for Dutch, international and exchange students to be active and get to know each other 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 of all years in touch with each other by organising fun events, some of which are relevant to our programme. We play a supporting role in creating a well-rounded and fun student- and study environment by offering students an informal environment combining all years. We stand up for small studies like M&M and we want to show that these studies are important and can also create a change within the university.

There is always room for improvement within both the association as well as the programme, so the students are always welcome to make contributions and share their ideas, which we are very grateful for!

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, international students, but also for the lecturers who will definitely be a part of these events as well. Furthermore, we host events such as pub quizzes, afternoon drinks, guest lectures, parties, or sharing a nice dinner together.

Multi plays a role in guiding prospective students and giving them all the information they need, as well as playing a rol in the mentorship of the first year-students. By sharing our personal experience and connecting prospective students with M&M students, we hope to minimize the distance between high school and university and hope to welcome as many new M&M students as possible!

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.


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!