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Information-Wise – survey request

Information is everywhere around us: from (digital) books and articles to news alerts and videos. We need skills to deal effectively with this abundance of information.

Maastricht University is continuously working on improving the quality of its skills education. Therefore, we would like to ask for your participation in our Information-Wise project. Please take 10 minutes to fill in the survey online. You can complete the survey till Friday 5 July.


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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 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.

Article co-authored by student Kate Hall published at LSE Brexit Blog

FASoS student Kate Hall co-authored an article together with Mareike Müller (Handelsblatt) ‘Maastricht debate 2019: a second scramble for Africa?‘, which has recently been published on the LSE Brexit Blog.

ES student Adam Hussain interviewed by the Guardian

As applications from the UK to study in Europe plummet before Brexit, The Guardian asked British students who’ve done it where they are now.

“I already wanted to live abroad; when the higher fees came in it was a no-brainer,” says Hussain, 24. He chose a degree in European studies and said Maastricht was a truly amazing and enriching experience. “It has had such an impact on the way I want to live my life.”

FASoS students featured ‘Campus Magazine’ from Bayerische Rundfunk

A camera crew of the Bayerische Rundfunk visited Maastricht earlier this month in the light of the upcoming European elections. For the youth programme Campus Magazine, FASoS students Leon Oelschläger and Talisha Schilder were interviewed. Part of the interview was during a tutorial from Vincent Bijman.

The full episode is available online.

FASoS students at German national broadcaster ZDF

Heute Journal, a ZDF news show, came to (amongst other cities) Maastricht to talk about the European Union, the treaty of Maastricht and the European. FASoS student Lara Steinhübel is briefly interviewed in the episode.

The ZDF furthermore have a series called the Europeans Corner. Patrick Veugen from FASoS is one of the students who was interviewed.

Call: ESST Undergraduate Essay Prize

The ESST Undergraduate Essay Prize (€500) is awarded annually to the best paper on science, technology and society relations. BA students from all fields of study attending any European university are eligible to apply. Essays should be 2000-3000 words long, in English, and can be about any aspect of science, technology, and society.

If you know good students, please stimulate them to apply.

Deadline: 26 July 2019. Details can be found on the website.

 

Submit your nominations for the Höffmann Academic Award

The Höffmann Academic Award for Intercultural Competence 2019 is being conferred at the University of Vechta. The aim of the Award is to support the endeavours of an outstanding academic by awarding a prize to groundbreaking work carried out on topics of intercultural competence.

Nominations are made by proposals put forward by the management of a university or research institution.

Please read the full call and the guidelines for more information.

The Well-being Movement UM is looking for your event

During the upcoming Well-being week 2019, a week filled with lectures workshops or others events, we are expending across all faculties. To make our offer as diverse as possible, we are looking for staff members of all faculties that are interested in hosting an event for the Well-being week 2019 from 4 to 7 November 2019. Every subject can be related in one way or another to the topic of well-being.

Fill out the online form you to offer your event.


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