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FAQ

What is a study association?

A study association is an association for students who follow a specific study program, for FMF this means students of (Applied) Mathematics/Physics and Astronomy and related Master programs. The association has multiple purposes for its members; support in education, organizing social events, providing insights into future career paths, etc. The members of a study association are characterized by their study program, contrary to a student association in which the members' study program is not relevant. Joining a study association gives an extra dimension to your student life in Groningen!

Note: As a study association new members do not have to take part in a hazing (ontgroening in Dutch).

I am looking to someone to talk with, whom should I contact?

Our confidential advisors are here to help you out! You can talk with them about whatever you want, and everything is completely and strictly confidential. The confidential advisor will never share sensitive information about you with others, without your explicit consent. You can find the contacts here.

Do you need a professional hear? Then contact the academy advisor and/or the student counsellor, you can find more information here

How can I change my personal details?

If your personal details change during your membership, you can alter them as follows:

  1. Log on to MijnFMF.
  2. Go to the header My Account.
  3. Correct your personal details and click Submit.

I did not receive the email with the login credentials to MijnFMF, what do I need to do?

Don't worry, your username is just the first letters of your first name separated by a dot and then your surname. Example: FMF Groningen => username: f.groningen.

To reset your password:

  1. Click on MijnFMF.

  2. Continue by clicking Account recovery.

  3. Follow the given instructions.

In case this does not work, please contact the secretary at secretary@fmf.nl.

Can I join a committee?

That is possible! All committees have applications at the beginning of the academic year. Don't worry if you miss it, just contact our Commissioner of Internal Affairs or send and email to the committee. If you have a question for one of the committees, you can always send them an e-mail or send it to our Commissioner of Internal Affairs. The committees e-mail addresses can be found here.

Why joing a committee?

Many of our activities are organized by voluntary work from committee members. Joining a committee is a good opportunity to get to know your fellow students as well as improve your resume.

We can easily say that without our amazing active members, the association would have far few activities.

How much time requires?

Being a member of most committees requires on average a few hours per week (usually around 1-2h). This is strictly an average, and it may be not true. There are some factors that influence the time you should invest:

  • The committee you are in;
  • The type of role you have (Chair, treasurer, etc...);
  • The vicinity of an event;
  • Unpredictable circumstances.

Of course, it is volunteer work, so in general, you can decide on the amount of time to dedicate to our community. Also, you are always free to leave the committee whenever you have to (by first informing the committee's chair and the Intern).

Where is the FMF?

The FMF members room, also called NSFW (5111.0053), is located in the Physics and Chemistry building of the University of Groningen on the Zernike campus in Groningen, behind the cafeteria. When entering the cafeteria go towards the end, then on the left you will see a door go through it and go straight through the second door in front. Then the members room is just at the end of the hallway on the right. You can't miss it, you will see people coming in-and-out, chilling on the couches and posters all around. See you there! :)

How can I deregister from the FMF?

We are sorry to hear that you want to leave us, but glad that you (probably) completed your studies. If that's the case, just know that you can always become an alumnus member. In any case, just contact the secretary at secretary@fmf.nl by clearly stating your full name and setting the following email subject: Termination membership.

If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to contact us at bestuur@fmf.nl or just drop by at NSFW