Meet our master’s ambassadors

Our master’s ambassadors represent their programmes on social media and at Maastricht University’s events, such as Open Days.

The Master’s Open Day on Saturday 30 November is the perfect chance to meet our master’s ambassadors in person. They are ready to answer all your questions about their respective programmes. You can also already contact them via social media.

Click on ‘read more’ for the links to their social media pages.

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Message In A Bottle: follow FASoS students’ initiative on Instagram

Almost everyone has a reusable water bottle at FASoS, not only for daily hydration but also as an effort to fight plastic pollution. Where did you get your bottle? How long have you been using it? There is a story behind every reusable bottle.

To show your support to the ocean and the earth, don’t forget to follow messageinabottle_um on Instagram, post your selfie with your reusable bottle using the hashtag #messageinabottle and tag @messageinabottle_um.

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Last days to apply for Premium

There are a few more days left to apply for Premium, UM’s honors program for master’s students.

Check out the exciting range of projects for this year on the Premium website. Many of these need your specific expertise on art and heritage, media and technology or cultural and political globalisation.

The deadline is Monday 18 November.

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New forum to discuss your concerns: The Tribe

Dear students, your FASOS Student Advisers are inviting you to the launch of a new initiative aimed to foster your student community needs.

Are you feeling a bit lost in what your student life brings? Too many challenges to balance them out on your own? Or maybe you just miss being part of a community that has your back. We are here to listen to you.

When: Wednesday 13 November, 11.00 – 13.00
Where: common room, GG 76S

No need to sign up.

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FASoS students publish in UM’s open journals

FASoS students who participated in the MaRBLe excellence programme last academic year have created a journal entry in Maastricht University’s open journals. All individual papers can be downloaded and read, in line with the journal’s open access policy.

Thank you for filling out the NSE!

We hereby would like to thank all of you for filling out the Nationale Studenten Enquete (NSE).

By now, you have received an email from the NSE with the results from your studies. These results show how you and your peers have rated your programme.

The NSE serves as the student input for the rankings that will appear later in the academic year in the Keuzegids and the Elsevier.

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UM signs DORA declaration

On Friday 25 October, rector Rianne Letschert will sign the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). With the signing of this declaration, UM commits itself to assess researchers not just on the number of publications and the impact factors of journals in which they have published, but also on the social or scientific impact of their publications.

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Apply for the PREMIUM Honours Programme

Are you a highly motivated master’s student and looking for an extra-curricular challenge that will enhance both your professional and personal development? Are you interested in working on an innovative project from a real-world client with a team of other like-minded individuals from different faculties?

Then apply for the PREMIUM Honours Programme before Monday 18 November.

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Student art at FASoS

On 11 September, first-year students from the BA Arts and Culture and the BA Digital Society gathered in the Turnzaal to work on several group artworks. The meeting was part of the faculty’s mentor programme for both BAs.

Serving as a lasting source of inspiration, the artworks will be on display in the tutorial rooms in Grote Gracht 76 for the rest of the academic year.

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FASoS alumna looks back on her time at UM

FASoS MA Arts and Sciences alumna Judith Maas, deputy ambassador in Mexico, reflects in an interview with UM on the way in which her studies helped her in her career. She advises prospective students to ‘choose a study programme you’re passionate about’. While she recalls her time at FASoS as ‘intense’, she also cherishes the memories of immersing herself in the challenging readings.
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