Miscellaneous

UM SPORTS For Every Body: fill in our online survey or join a focus group

We need your help! We are interested in the views of all UM students and staff members regarding body diversity and inclusivity at UM SPORTS – regardless of whether or not you are a UM SPORTS member. You will share your views via an online questionnaire that will take you max. 15 minutes to complete. Or you will share your views during a 1-hour focus group, for which you will receive a €7,50 gift voucher as a thank you. 
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UM Crowd: acquire financial resources with crowdfunding

Do you have an ambitious academic or student project in mind, yet lack part or all of the financial resources that it requires? Starting in 2019, the Limburg University Fund/SWOL (UFL) provides an innovative way of obtaining the money: crowdfunding. To this end, we will soon launch an online platform: UM Crowd.

We are still on the lookout for crowdfunding campaigns in 2019! If you are interested in UM Crowd, please get in touch with Guido Vanderbroeck.


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Master ES student Gil Kaufman featured in TV show Deutsche Welle

The German broadcaster Deutsche Welle made an episode ‘From Aachen to Maastricht’. In the episode the Master European Studies student ambassador Gil Kaufman is interviewed on his experiences living in Maastricht as a student.

The full episode is available online.

‘Welcome123’ is not a strong password!

Passwords are an important aspect of information security at UM. Strong passwords make it more difficult for unauthorised persons to gain access to your information and information belonging to UM.

UM is working to ensure that all staff and students use strong passwords and change their passwords on an annual basis. Change your password now and make sure your information is fully secure!


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No FASoS Weekly during Christmas break

FASoS Weekly will take a break during the Christmas holidays from Monday 24 December 2018 until Friday 4 January 2019. The next edition of the FASoS Weekly after the holidays will be published on Thursday 10 January 2019.

Happy holidays!

Green Impact Maastricht University 2018 successfully started

A number of 84 employees and students have signed up for the Green Impact Programme, something that we are very proud of! This includes a FASoS team: Soylent Green. However, we are still looking for other sustainability contributors (staff and students), who help us through the Green Impact Programme to spread sustainability across the UM and who are capable of beating the Board of Executives from their first Green Impact Programme position…


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Last chance to apply for Premium

Apply now for Premium, UM’s programme for motivated MA students to help develop your professional skills. The application deadline is Monday 19 November.

The projects below (and many more) are asking for your FASoS expertise in co-operation with students from other faculties. Get involved in an enthusiastic team, and apply online.

Projects:

  • Help the City of Maastricht become a Smart City.


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RMES student interviewed by Armenian online magazine

In the context of the Research Master European Studies, Moritz Höpner spent two weeks in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. Focusing his thesis research on EU-Armenia relations, a DAAD scholarship enabled him to travel there.

As a follow-up on his stay, the Armenian online magazine Mediamax.am interviewed Moritz. In the interview (in Armenian) Moritz talks about his interest in the Armenian language and how he first came to visit this country.


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Apply now for a student activity subsidy from UFL/SWOL

The University Fund Limburg (UFL)/SWOL have opened the applications for a student activity subsidy. The fund wishes to support activities organised by students, for students that are original and/or extraordinary, benefit the student community and are of lasting value to the university community. These activities boost the spirit of community within the university.

For more information and the terms & conditions please check the website.

Survey on barriers to free movement and political participation in EU

Your voice is needed! In the frame of the FAIR EU project, we are investigating the successful inclusion of EU mobile citizens in their host EU country’s civic and political life.

FASoS students are a very international and politically engaged group. We would be extremely grateful if you could participate in the survey and let us know about your experience as EU mobile citizen in a host EU country.


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