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Pension Information Sessions in 2018

This year will see the return of UM’s series of information sessions on pension options. Separate sessions will be held for employees aged 59 and over, which will focus specifically on the particular questions this age group may have.

UM employees that wish to find out more about the options available to them under the current pension scheme can attend one of the following information sessions:

  • March 12 (Dutch)
  • April 9 (English)
  • 1 November (Dutch)


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New: standing tutorial room at FASoS

Inspired by the promising outcomes of the EDLAB standing tutorial-project ‘Education That Moves You’ (ETMY), FASoS will have its own standing-tutorial room available by March 2018. In the context of the project, some pilots were run to investigate whether and how a more active position achieves a better and more dynamic learning environment.


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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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No FASoS Weekly during Carnival break 2018

On Thursday 15 February 2018 there will be no FASoS Weekly due to the Carnival break. The next edition of FASoS Weekly after the break will be published on Thursday 22 February.

Enjoy your holidays/celebrations!

Encourage students to 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. Please encourage students to fill in the questionnaire.


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#SoFASoS part 4: meet Esther Versluis

In this last edition of the SoFASoS series, Esther Versluis (Programme Director European Studies) will tell us all about her favourite holiday destination, what she is most proud of in life, and her worst topic in high school.
And you will finally get to meet the voice behind the camera!


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#SoFASoS part 3: meet Johny Coninx

In the third episode of SOFASoS, Johny, one of the receptionists at FASoS, has been interviewed. Get to know more about Johny and his love for Italy by watching the interview on the FASoS Facebook page.

In this weekly series, filmed in and around FASoS, various staff members and students have been asked 21 questions about what they like, dislike, and most importantly: what they know.

No FASoS Weekly during Christmas break

FASoS Weekly will take a break during the Christmas holidays from Monday 25 December 2017 until Friday 5 January 2018. The last edition of 2017 will be published on Thursday 21 December; the next edition of the FASoS Weekly after the holidays will be published on Thursday 11 January 2018.

Happy holidays!

#SoFASoS part 2: meet Constance Sommerey

Last week, the new SoFASoS series was launched. In this weekly series, filmed in and around FASoS, various staff members and students have been asked 21 questions about what they like, dislike, and most importantly: what they know.

Our second guest in this weekly series is Constance Sommerey, associate programme director BA Arts & Culture at FASoS.
Get to know all about her favourite movies, signature dish and more!

Scientific staff members needed for KidzCollege

Maastricht University is looking for enthusiastic scientific staff members who want to introduce primary school students (group 8) to science in an approachable way during KidzCollege. The idea is that you provide an interactive lecture (in Dutch), during which you explain something about your research or topics within your field.


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