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 6-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. We have multiple committees to be active in. 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.

Multi Linktree

The cost of a Multi membership is €17,50 per year. Should you have any questions or suggestions you can reach us at the following email address: secretary.multi@gmail.com

Chair Cato Piek

Chair Cato Piek

Hey everyone! My name is Cato, 22 years old, and I am a third year M&M student. This year I am the chair of Multi and the student assessor of our cluster (cluster 3). I very much enjoy being active within the programme and the university, and I hope that I can make you enjoy your university time too. Even though I am really fond of our programme, my main hobbies are sports (such as football, ballet, skiing, cycling, and almost all sports apart from jogging), cooking, and I just got a banjo so hopefully during the upcoming year I become less bad at playing it. I am looking forward to our year together!


Secretary Emma Smith

Secretary Emma Smith

Hi, my name is Emma, I am 20 years old and I am a third-year student of the M&M programme. This year I will be the Secretary of Multi! This means I am the one writing the Monthly newsletter, amongst other things. What I am most excited about this year is helping in the creation of the first ever Multi yearbook! I am really looking forward to organising events and activities with my fellow board members and creating wonderful multi memories! Can’t wait to see you at our activities this year!


Treasurer Charlotte Hoogers

Treasurer Charlotte Hoogers

Hello everyone! I’m Charlotte and I’m a second year M&M student. This year, 2020-2021, I have the honour to be the treasurer of  Multi! All the financial decisions and issues will be handled by me. We all know that this year is going to be slightly different than the others due to COVID-19. We will do our best to make it worthwhile! I am excited to take on this challenge and to create an amazing year filled with activities for the new and current students. I like M&M, because it combines my interest in languages, communities and cultures. Hope to see you soon!




Commissioner of External Affairs: Sierd Prins

Commisionner of External Affairs: Sierd Prins

Hey! My name is Sierd Prins, I’m 22 years old and I’m the first ever Multi External! Together with my lovely fellow boardmembers Emma, Cato and Charlotte, I’m really looking forward to organising fun activities and to making you feel right at home within our programme, at Multi and in the beautiful and fun city that is Groningen! What I like most about studying M&M is that it gives me the opportunity, besides learning about minorities and multilingualism in general, to study my own native language of Frisian. That, and the fact that we are a small-scale and easy-going group, makes for a unique programme. Cheers to a great year!