Event managers

The Event Managers (EMers) help the KEI Board organise the KEI-week from may onwards. During their first month they are mostly preoccupied with helping the Director of Acquisitions. The first month also contains a lot of social activities in the evenings in order for EMers to get to know each other better, and a weekend away with the KEI Executive Board to get to know them better. From June Event Managers work on the KEI-week three afternoons a week. They keep themselves busy with things like organising speakers for events, making program booklets and various logistics for the events. July onwards marks the highpoint of the EMers business, from then until the end of the KEI-week they work fulltime in for the KEI. From this point the Event Managers get their own office. While the rest of Groningen is sleepy and quiet, they work like bees to put together the best introduction week in the Netherlands. During the KEI-week itself, the EMers are responsible for several of the events as well as being in charge of the EVENT-crew. The EVENT-crew are volunteers who help set-up, support and dismantle KEI-events.

In short: the Event Managers are the power-houses behind the success of the KEI-week!

The 2019 Event Managers are:

Anouk Enders

Milou Leijenaar

Nienke Berenschot

Bram Jolink

Jelmer Dioncre

Francine Hamersma

Rosalinde Kuiper

Eline de Flines

 

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Frequently asked questions for KEI-lopers

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.

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.