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Keuzegids Bachelors 2019: same places for FASoS

On 15 November, the annual Keuzegids Bachelors was published. European Studies became first again in their category and Arts & Culture fourth, both with an overall score of 58.

About the Keuzegids

An independent editorial team at the Centrum Hoger Onderwijs Informatie (Centre for Higher Education Information) compiles the annual Keuzegids as a guide for prospective students.

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Have you seen the latest FASoS vlogs?

Our Bachelor European studies student Alice is currently on her exchange semester in Hong Kong. During her time abroad she vlogs about her experiences as an exchange student.

Her vlogs are available on the FASoS Facebook page and Youtube channel.

Stay tuned because there are more vlogs to come!

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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Training standing tutorial room, Spring 2019

Since this year all faculties have a standing tutorial room. To make sure that you know how to make the most of the room while teaching, Roy Erkens (FSE) will offer a training. Depending on the interest, the training will be offered on Monday 25 February and/or Monday 11 March 2019, during the first half of the day. Location: one inner-city faculty and one Randwyck faculty.

Please send an email to Walter Jansen from EDLAB if you are interested in joining this training.

Join the extended FeedbackFruits pilot now

Would you like to organise student feedback within your EleUM courses? You can! Maastricht University obtained campus licenses for a number of FeedbackFruits modules that each provide a range of interesting didactic feedback scenarios to encourage discussion, enhance deeper learning, and extend Problem-Based Learning (PBL) outside of your physical classroom. Join the extended FeedbackFruits pilot now! You may start in course period 2.

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Submit a thesis for the Dutch Student Union (LSVb) Thesis Award

Have you written, or do you know of a thesis which has been written on Higher Education? If so, submit the thesis for the Landelijke Studenten Vakbond (LSVb) thesis prize. The winning thesis will be discussed in an ‘education cafe’, which takes place in the Senate of the Netherlands (eerste kamer). More information can be found on the website (in Dutch). Theses in English can also be submitted.

Payment with bankcard now available at Bandito

From now onwards it is possible to pay with your bankcard at Bandito Espresso, including wireless pin as well.

As usual you can also pay with cash or your UM card.

Study Saturday @ FASoS from 09.00-19.00 on 20 October

FASoS will open its doors again for you to study on the Saturday before exam week!

You will have all day from 09.00 to 19.00. And if you’re worried that you’ll get hungry, no problem, Banditos will be open as well (between 10.00-14.00)!

Practical information:

  • Entrance to FASoS is through GG90-92
  • Bikes can be parked in the courtyard (only this day!)
  • Building GG76 is open for studying

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Decisions and announcements FB meetings August and September 2018

The FASoS Faculty Board of FASoS held three meetings on the 29 August, and 12 and 24 September.


  • The Faculty Board decided to give Johanna Breuer and Tom op ten Veld a Post Research Master Fellowship to prepare an application for a PhD position in the NWO Open Competition.
  • The Board agreed to prolong the special chair Reformatorische Wijsgegeerte for a period of one year. The chair holder will re-appointed.

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Green Impact at UM: join the FASoS team

Do you dare to compete against the Executive Board in the Sustainability Challenge of the UM? And do you want to act on sustainability at UM, but you don’t know how to start? Get involved in Green Impact!

FASoS would like to set-up their own team to join Green Impact. If you are interested in joining or have any questions, please send an email to Sjoerd Stoffels.

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