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 8-year existence, we have already managed to create a true M&M student community, with its own traditions. Our main activities are Monthly Monday Multi Drinks, Coffee & Cookies, the Christmas dinner and interesting guest lectures, but of course we also like to organise parties and trips! One of the highlights of the year is the annual trip organised by our Travel Committee.

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 Travel Committee which plays a vital role in organizing the trip mentioned earlier. We have two committees to be active in; the Travel Committee and the Almanac Committee. 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!

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

Chair Anoek Withaar

Chair Anoek Withaar

Hi everyone! I am Anoek, 20 years old and the president of Multi. I am beyond excited to be your president for the upcoming year and will do everything in my power to make sure all of you have an amazing year with Multi. Last year Multi has been a great place to make new friends and get to experience fantastic activities together so my goal is to make sure all of the first year students get to experience just as an amazing year. I can’t wait to meet you all and have an amazing year together.

Secretary Sam Kints

Secretary Sam Kints

Hi Multis! I am Sam, I am 21 years old and I am Multi’s secretary this year. I cannot wait to organise fun and interesting events, from trips to picnics! I want to continue to make Multi a safe space for both new and older students, where we can get to know each other and be ourselves completely. That being said, always remember that you can reach out to us at any time! I am in charge of the Instagram and the newsletter, so if you have something nice you want to share, do not hesitate to contact me. I cannot wait to meet all of you!

Treasurer Guo Fei

Treasurer Guo Fei

Hi, everyone! I am Guo Fei, 21 years old and a second year M&M student. I originally come from Qingdao, China. This year I am honored to be the treasurer of Multi, which means that I’m in charge of budgeting and making financial decisions for Multi. The last year has been really fun with the study programme and Multi, during which I got to experience organizing trips through the Travel Committee and met a lot of awesome people. Multi has been really welcoming during my first year, so I hope we can also create the same environment for the new students.