Bachelor’s Edition

You said, we did: March 2019

To keep everyone informed on the changes that are made at FASoS in response to your feedback, FASoS staff and the Student Reps started a new series.

In our second post we highlight some of the things we are working on:

  • Button in the bikeshed GG76S
  • Stress survey
  • Faculty Drinks
  • New electric system in GG80-82


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Expert Roundtable: Brexit and Beyond, on 29 March

On 29 March 2019 the UK is scheduled to leave the European Union. Yet, the outcome and modalities of the UK’s departure are more uncertain than ever and the future relationship between the UK and the EU remains highly indeterminate.

Join our panel with distinguished scholars from across Europe to look beyond the headlines, dissect the Brexit process and consider its consequences.

Friday 29 March, 17.30 – 20.00 at FASoS. Register online.


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Maastricht University supports the Maastricht Climate March, on 15 March

Three students of Maastricht University (including a FASoS student) got inspired by two girls from Maastricht, who were on strike all day on 7 February at the town hall. The students would like to support them by organising the first Maastricht Climate March.

We are very proud that our community is so dedicated to our planet’s future. That is why we support the Maastricht Climate March on Friday 15 March, organised by Students 4 Climate.


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Visit the UM Master’s Open Day on 16 March

The next UM Master’s Open Day takes place on Saturday 16 March, at the various faculties and schools of Maastricht University. Learn how you can become a master in Maastricht!

During the different sessions, in-depth information will be provided by teaching and research staff. You will have the opportunity to explore the different education and research facilities, visit information markets and speak with current students, professors and alumni.

Free writing and research support by Peer Point Maastricht

Are you a first- or second-year student struggling with your papers? Busy writing your Bachelor’s thesis in the third year? A Master’s student writing your final thesis?

Peer Point is a free peer-to-peer service by the University Library. We will visit FASoS on Thursday 21 March  from 12.00 – 14.00, don’t hesitate to come talk to us and find out more about how to improve your writing!


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Mosaïek’s Big Book Swap, on 17 March

Mosaïek warmly invites you to our BIG BOOK SWAP. If you’re looking for a chill place to hang out and find some new exciting books to read, join us @THE LAB on 17 March, 15.00.

How to participate:
Bring a book that you’ve read and/or that you don’t mind parting with. Bring your lovely presence. Swap your book out for another. Profit.

Mosaïek is providing:

  • A cool way to trade books
  • A Book Quiz (Win a free book)
  • Snacks

Results Keuzegids Masters 2019 online: two top programmes at FASoS

According to the Keuzegids Masters 2019, Maastricht University is the best university in the Netherlands, a shared position with the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. At FASoS, two programmes have been labelled Top Programmes: the research masters European Studies (ES) and Cultures of Arts, Sciences and Technology (CAST).

See the full results on the website of the ‘Keuzegids’ (only available in Dutch).


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SG Lecture: Empire of Things, on 18 March

We are what we consume. Our economies live or die by spending, and we define ourselves by our possessions. This ever-richer lifestyle has had a profound impact on our planet. How have we come to live with so much stuff?

Studium Generale Lecture
Speaker: Prof. Frank Trentmann, Professor of History, Birkbeck College and Consumer Society Research Centre, University of London

Monday 18 March, 20.00. Auditorium, MBB 4-6. Free entrance.


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UNSA Careers Beyond Borders event 2019, 18-22 March

Careers Beyond Borders (CBB) is an international career event that provides you with the opportunity to meet professionals in the field of international affairs. Every year, it welcomes professionals in international organisations who talk about their daily work, past experiences and career paths. This is also an excellent chance to get personal tips on how to land your dream internship and kick-start your international career.


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Surviving Trump, Brexit and the BRICS, Studio Europa lecture on 19 March

The post-war international liberal order is under threat. While traditional multilateral global governance prospered in the first two decades since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the work of international organizations has become fiercely contested in recent years.

During this roundtable debate, experts from FASoS, LAW and UCM will discuss how Europe can stand up for global governance.

Tuesday 19 March, 16.00 – 17.30. FASoS, Turnzaal. Please register online.


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