Anja Selmer (UCM) wins ESST Undergraduate Essay prize

UCM student Anja Selmer has won the annual ESST prize for her paper ‘Disabling Heteronormative Sexuality: The promises and Limitations of Sexual Surrogacy for People with Disabilities’. The ESST Undergraduate Essay Prize (€500) goes annually to the best-submitted paper on some aspect of science, technology and society relations. It is awarded by the international network that our MA ESST is part of.

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BA ES student Jeanine de Bruin and Patrick Bijsmans present at EARLI19

BA ES student Jeanine de Bruin and FASoS staff member Patrick Bijsmans presented their ongoing research project with Afke Groen during the 18th Biannual EARLI Conference, from 12 to 16 August 2019 in Aachen (Germany). Jeanine delivered the actual presentation, entitled ‘The role of social support in students’ transition to university. The case of Problem-Based Learning’, during this high-level teaching and learning conference.

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Ethnography Group resumes meetings and is looking for new members

Do you use ethnographic methods in your research or teaching? Do you want to exchange and discuss experiences with fellow ethnographers? Then you might want to join the Ethnography Group!

Since 2013, the Ethnography Group has grown into an interdisciplinary group of over 60 researchers and teachers from Faculties across the university who meet to discuss ethnographic concerns every month.

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Would you like to share content on the FASoS social media channels?

Contribute to the content of the FASoS social media channels!

A new Social Media submission form is online. This means that you can submit your content for FASoS’ social media platforms.

Interested in how it works? Check the guidelines. Can’t wait to submit a post? Fill out the submission form.

If you have any questions, please contact socialmedia-fasos@maastrichtuniversity.nl.

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Summer School of the CMM Project

From 24-28 June 2019 FASoS hosted the European leg of the 3rd Summer School of the CMM Project, an EU-funded Jean Monnet Network devoted to studying the Challenges for Multiculturalism and Multilateralism in Europe and Southeast Asia. Some 30 students from across Asia and Europe were selected for this year’s summer school which started with one week of educational and social activities in Singapore before moving to Maastricht.

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Connect your neighbourhood & live cheap!

Are you curious what difference you can make for the people around you? Do you dream of having a real impact in your community and a society in which people look after each other? Do you speak basic Dutch? Apply now for Match Maastricht!

In a Match House you connect your neighbourhood. Together with your housemates you organise social projects. In exchange for your effort (8-10 hours a week), you pay a reduced rent (< €100 a month).

New FASoS T&L Blog post on collaboration in PBL by two BA ES students

In the latest FASoS Teaching & Learning Blog post, BA ES students Kirstin Herbst and Sarah Goosens look back on two years of experience with Problem Based Learning (PBL). They discuss the one aspect of PBL that they find crucial: collaboration during tutorials, and explain why open-mindedness and active listening are crucial for this.

Also want to reflect on your experience in PBL? Leave your comments or contribute your own blog post!

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FASoS Weekly summer break from 1 July-16 August

Please note there will be no FASoS Weekly between Monday 1 July and Friday 16 August 2019. The last FASoS Weekly before the summer break will be published on Thursday 27 June. The first edition after the summer break will be published on Thursday 22 August.

If there are pressing matters during the break, we will consider sending out a special edition. Please contact the FASoS Weekly team via communications-fasos@maastrichtuniversity.nl.

European Parliament: Post-Election Survey

The elections to the European Parliament took place from 23-26 May. We would like to invite you to complete a post-election survey, which takes less than 5 minutes to fill out. By filling out the survey you would help with research on political representation in Europe.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

FASoS alumnus Jeroen Lenaers re-elected to European Parliament

During the European elections that took place in May 2019,  FASoS alumnus Jeroen Lenaers (BA and  MA European Studies) was re-elected as a member of the European parliament.

Jeroen Lenaers started his career in Brussels in 2008 and has been a member of the European parliament since 2014.

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