Dare 2B Aware

During the KEI-week there is a social campaign for students to make them aware of the possible risks that come during student life and living alone. This campaign is called ‘Dare 2B Aware’ and this logo you will see during the KEI-week. Every day of the KEI-week there is another theme:

Monday The healthy student
Tuesday Stadjer & Student (citizens of Groningen)
Wednesday Out together, Home together
Thursday Hearing loss
Friday Sex, Drugs & Alcohol

Student life in the Netherlands has a lot of great things to offer, but there are also a lot of risks and uncertainties that could possibly come to play. During the KEI-week every day has a different theme. On Monday, you will get advice on how to live in a healthy manner in the beginning of your new life. On Tuesday the subject is Stadjer & Student, Stadjers are the citizens of Groningen. There is no one at your home who’s going to say that your  music’s too loud, so remember your neighbors (who might not be students!) who have to work the next day.

Wednesday’s theme is remembering to think of your friends when you are out together. Going out together means looking after each other, and during the pubcrawl on Wednesday you’ll be attended to this subject. 

On Thursday it’s time to pay some attention to the subject of hearing loss. Music playing in clubs is loud enough to cause lasting hearing damage, so make sure to wear ear plugs during the KEI week.

On the last day of the KEI-week there will be information regarding the temptations and possible risks of drugs, alcohol and sex during the event ‘Love, Lust and Lounge’. Make sure to pay a visit to the Pathé Cinema where the event is happening on Friday!



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Frequently asked questions for KEI-lopers

Do I have to be in Groningen during the KEI-week?

The KEI-week will mostly take place online this year. Therefore it is definitely possible to join the KEI-week from home. During the KEI-week you can meet some new friends online and you get to know Groningen. Besides the online activities there might be some physical activities in Groningen depending on the measures due to the coronavirus.

What does ‘KEI’ stand for?

KEI stands for “Kommissie Eerstejaars Introduktie” , which can be translated as “The commission for the introduction of first-year students”. The KEI-week is the general introduction week for all incoming higher education students, both at the University of Groningen and the Hanze University of Applied Sciences. The KEI-week is the oldest, largest and cheapest introduction week in the Netherlands.

When does the KEI-week takes place?

The KEI-week 2020 takes place from 10th until the 14th of August!

What does the KEI-week cost?

Register before the 1st of July and take advantage of the early bird discount! Until the 1st of July the price of registration is only €7,95! After this date it is still possible to register for the KEI-week. With your registration you get access to the platform before the KEI-week already. Most parts of the KEI-week will take place at the platform.

Who can sign up for the KEI-week?

The KEI-week is organized for all first year students of the University of Groningen, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Obstetric Academy Amsterdam Groningen, Stenden University of Applied Sciences and HBO-NL. Pre-Master and Master students are also more than welcome!

Can I receive a refund if I have paid but choose not to attend the KEI-week?

It is not possible to claim a refund for any previously paid for ‘articles’ such as a ticket for the KEI-week. We advise you to wait with your registration until you are accepted at the university/school. We don’t have a maximum of participants for the KEI-week, so you can always sign up online for the KEI-week until the 14th of August.