Bachelor’s Edition

Help FASoS to improve our programmes: fill in the NSE questionnaire

Every year all students in the Netherlands are asked to fill in the NSE questionnaire. Through the NSE many students analyse their programmes and universities. The results from the survey will be analysed thoroughly by FASoS and will be discussed in the management teams. This way FASoS can keep on improving their study programmes. All students will receive an invitation email to join. Thank you in advance for your participation!


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Results Warm Sweater Day 2018

On 2 February 2018, 243.022 people joined the Warm Sweater Day. On this national energy saving day they turned down the heaters one degree Celsius.
Maastricht University participated as well. Our goal was to save 6% energy, so 6% CO2 emission. Our real emission on 2 February was 1708 kg/CO2 and that equals a 19% CO2 reduction!


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Bachelor’s Open Day on 24 February

Our next  Bachelor’s Open Day will take place on Saturday 24 February. This will be the opportunity for prospective bachelor’s students to find out what it is like to study at FASoS and Maastricht University.
Do not hesitate to forward this message to anyone who might be interested in a bachelor’s study at Maastricht University. Prospective students can register here.

Update on smoking areas at FASoS

Last year, FASoS has introduced a new smoking policy. The designated smoking areas have now slightly changed, as it is no longer allowed to smoke in front of the Grote Gracht 76 building. This way people can walk in and out and in front of the building without having to go through smoke.
We would like to ask the FASoS community (staff and students) to contribute to making FASoS a comfortable place for everyone.


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Are you going to vote on 21 March?

Did you know that around 15.000 out of the 25.000 international residents of Maastricht have the privilege to vote for a new City Council during the municipal elections on 21 March 2018? Learn more about the municipal elections and have the opportunity to talk to political parties who will be standing in the municipal elections during the ‘Let’s Catch Up to vote‘ on Saturday 3 March, organised by the Holland Expat Center South. Please register beforehand.


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Call for Applications: Jean Monnet Network Summer School, 15-28 July

The EU Centre, together with its partners in the Jean Monnet Network on Challenges to Multiculturalism and Multilateralism (JMN-CMM), are organising a 2-week Summer Programme in Brussels and Jakarta in July 2018 to introduce students to the European Union (EU) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Applications for the Summer Programme are now open. The deadline for applications for the programme and the scholarship is 30 March.


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New blog on thesis supervision @ the FASoS Teaching & Learning Blog

In the latest contribution to the FASoS Teaching & Learning blog, Esther Versluis shares her experience as a thesis supervisor. In addition to some useful advice for other supervisors, Esther also has one top tip for students working on their thesis!


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Do you want to participate in ‘Spoken Word Maastricht 2018’?

During Museumnacht Maastricht, on Friday 13 April 2018, Boekhandel Dominicanen and Maastricht University Library will team up again and organise the event Spoken Word, this year revolving itself around the theme ‘Lucky/Unlucky’. And you are welcome to take part! We are looking for young writers, poets, singers and songwriters who want to inspire others with their works during our third edition of Spoken Word Maastricht.


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Maintenance in and around FASoS buildings from 14-16 February

Please note that from Wednesday 14 February until Friday 16 February several maintenance works will take place in and around the FASoS buildings:

• GG76; in the boiler room on the first floor a door will be replaced for fire safety regulations. Noise nuisance will be kept to a minimum but from time to time some drilling and breaking can be heard.

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Arts & Culture alumna new Director Telecom, Transport and Mail at ACM

The Authority Consumer & Market (Autoriteit Consument & Markt – ACM) has appointed Annemarie Sipkes as the new director Telecom, transport and mail as of 16 April. Spikes is an alumna of the bachelor Arts & Culture (CWS) and Economics at Maastricht University.

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