Dare 2B Aware

 

During the KEI-week there is a social campaign for students to make them aware of the temptations of the student life. 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 Housing
Tuesday Stadjer & Student (citizens of Groningen)
Wednesday Out together, Home together
Thursday Hearing loss
Friday Sex, Drugs & Alcohol

The student life has a lot of nice things to offer, but there are also a lot of problems and temptations in this new way of life. During the KEI-week every day has a theme. On Monday you will get advice to prevent burglary and fire in your student house.

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 you’re music is to loud, so think of your neighbors who have to work the next day.

Also it’s nice to go out with your friends, but it’s more important that you’re all going home together.  During the pub crawl on Wednesday you will be attended to this subject.

On Thursday it’s time to pay some attention to the subject of hearing loss. This subject is chosen because music is almost always too loud and this can lead to permanent hearing damage.

On the last day of the KEI-week there will be information regarding the temptations 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

When is the KEI-office open in the KEI-week?

During the KEI-week the KEI-office (Pelsterstraat 23, near the Vismarkt) is open at the following times:

Monday:             09.00h-19.00h
Tuesday:             09.00h-18.00h
Wednesday:       10.00h-18.00h
Thursday:           10.00h-18.00h
Friday:                10.00h-18.00h

You can go there if you have any questions or if you want to buy a ticket after the Registration Day.

Is there a possibility for accomodation if you do not have a room yet?

If you have not found a room yet, it is very easy to stay in Groningen during the KEI-week. The KEI organisation offers varied sleeping facilities for which you can register. Make sure to book a place for the he KEI-camping, Usva Sleep-In for the KEI-hostel. In addition to the sleeping facilities of the KEI organisation, there is also the possibility to stay in a student house. Lots of current students in Groningen open their houses as a place to stay for a small price. It is also possible to book an accommodation at the Bud Gett Hostel or The Student Hostel with a discount code.

The costs for the sleeping facilities differ a lot. Look for more information about the sleeping facilities under the heading KEI-week > Sleeping.

What does the KEI-week have to offer?

During the KEI-week you get to know all the different aspects of Groningen. The KEI-week provides general information about room rental and student grants. You can also get in touch with sports organizations, student societies and other sorts of associations. Besides all this, there will be a lot of parties and other entertaining activities such as the biggest sing-along event in Europe, the Movie on the Vismarkt and a lot of great workshops.

Can the KEI-week be seen as an initiation?

No, not at all! You should see the KEI-week primarily as something that is just fun to do. It is a week full of information, activities and parties. Signing up for the KEI-week does not mean you are obligated to go to the events. You are free to go wherever you want, and join the events you like.

I’m allergic to certain foods, is it still possible to join the food-related events?

Of course we would still like you to join the food events. You can report your allergy to your KEI-leaders and during ‘Eat & Greet’ you can inform the student organizations, they will make sure to arrange something for you! During the KEI-picnic there will be a free packed lunch for your whole KEI-group which includes bread, fruit, juice and varied spreads. For more information about the food during the KEI-week, just email to info@keiweek.nl with the specifics of your allergy. We will make sure to inform you and possibly arrange something for you!

I am arriving in Groningen on Wednesday, can I still participate?

You definitely can! Just buy your ticket online via the website and come get your wristband at the KEI-building.

During the KEI-week the KEI-office (Pelsterstraat 23, near the Vismarkt) is open at the following times:

Monday:             09.00h-19.00h
Tuesday:             09.00h-18.00h
Wednesday:       10.00h-18.00h
Thursday:           10.00h-18.00h
Friday:                10.00h-18.00h

You can go there if you have any questions or if you want to buy a ticket after the Registration Day.