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 4-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! One of the highlights of the year is the annual trip abroad. This year is extra special, because Multi and our programme will have its five year anniversary; our first Lustrum!
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.
As M&M grows, Multi grows. This means that members get more and more opportunities to become active within the study association. An example of this is the Event Committee which plays a vital role in organizing the trip abroad mentioned earlier. Committees are a great way to create a more extensive network internally which is really important within a small association such as Multi.
Multi plays a role in guiding prospective students and giving them all the information they need, as well as playing a role 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!