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 5-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.

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!

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

Chairwoman Meret Harjes

Chairwoman Meret Harjes

Hi there, my name is Meret, I am 20 years old and I am looking forward to work with our study association in the year 2019/2020 as a chairwoman. I am motivated to organise fun activities with Alma and Jeanine, party with you and help you feel at home in Groningen. Especially since I am the first international in the board you can always come to me if you have questions about the Dutch courses or other things of the Dutch culture that might be new to you. The programme Minorities and Multilingualism interests me because I am a very political person and very interested in cultures, too. I am very excited to see you at our activities in another good multi year!

Secretary Alma Propst

Secretary Alma Propst

Hi! I’m Alma and I will be the secretary for Multi for the academic year of 2019-2020. I’m very happy to be able to work on this board together with Meret and Jeanine. Besides being a board member, I am also the confidential advisor of Multi. I am very excited to be able to carry on the beautiful tradition that is Multi! My interests within the programme are more towards the linguistic side of things, especially concerning heritage languages. However, my interest in politics is growing every day! In addition to Multi and parallel to the programme, I am following the Honours Programme in Philosophy.


Treasurer Jeanine Timmerman

Treasurer Jeanine Timmerman

Hi! I’m Jeanine and I will be the treasurer of Multi for the academic year of 2019-2020. I’m really looking forward to being on the board and pushing Multi forwards towards an even better future together with Meret and Alma! We’ll organise some great events together and are even having an introduction camp for the first time! Multi is a great way to get to know everyone within our small programme and I hope we can build our community further in the coming year!