New minor: ‘Great Thinkers: Leading Paradigms of Western Culture’

Are you interested in what makes Western Culture tick? Then consider applying for the UM-wide minor ‘Great Thinkers’. This interdisciplinary programme focuses on the roots of Western culture. You will dive into the world views of a range of great thinkers, such as Aristotle, Marx, Darwin, Nietzsche, and others. The minor is meant for ambitious bachelor students who are looking for an intellectually challenging programme.

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What do you think of (study) information for students at FASoS?

Please help us improve the provision of (study related) information to students by filling out this short questionnaire, which will only take a few minutes. The outcome of the questionnaire will be used to improve the FASoS Student Intranet and the FASoS Weekly.

The questionnaire will be processed anonymously but if you enter your student email address at the end of the questionnaire you will get a chance to win a €10 Bandito Expresso voucher.

Help to update the UM library collection

The FASoS library committee is dedicated to build and maintain a solid library collection, for both researchers and students alike. Yet in recent years evaluations indicate that students are not always satisfied with the current state of study materials, such as books and journals. We are therefore asking you to help us by providing titles and suggestions for our collection.

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Questionnaire by ES student Hogeschool Leeuwarden

Kirsten Derksen is a student European Studies at the Hogeschool Leeuwarden and asks your help by filling out a questionnaire that will help her final work. Her focus group are third year students of the Bachelor ES and students of the Master programmes ES, EPA, and RMES.

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Your opinion counts! Fill in the UM student monitor

Maastricht University is interested to hear how you feel about our study facilities and student services.  Your input will help us provide you with, for example more study spaces, a better functioning Student Portal or more menu options in the mensa. To this end, you’ve received an invitation via email to participate in the annual Student Monitor. It will only take you between 5-10 minutes to fill it in. Thanks for your input!

Apply for a UM Diversity & Inclusivity Grant

Do you have great ideas on how to increase student or staff diversity? Or how to create a more inclusive UM community?

Then apply for a UM Diversity & Inclusivity Grant! The complete call can be found on the intranet. The deadline for proposals is 04 June 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact Diversity Officer Constance Sommerey.

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Who will you nominate for the 2018 UM Student Award?

Maastricht University encourages its students to do more than just study. It also encourages them to be socially active. The UM Student Award was created with precisely this in mind. Do you know a UM student (or group of students) who has dedicated him or herself to pursuing a civil, social or cultural objective this year? Then recommend this student or group. Recommendations can be submitted to Monique Kussendrager by email until 11 May.

No FASoS Weekly on 26 April

On Thursday 26 April there will be no FASoS Weekly due to King’s Day (Koningsdag) on  27 April. The next edition of the FASoS Weekly will be published on Thursday 3 May.

Enjoy the celebrations!

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.

Share your opinion on education at UM: fill in the EDview survey

Can you spare 7 minutes of your time? This is your chance to contribute to shaping the future of education at our university.
In the EDview survey, all UM students and staff are asked for their opinion on the current state of education at our university, and where we should move towards in the future.
The results will be presented at the EDview symposium on 23 October 2018. Thank you for your contribution!

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