UM student election debate, on Thursday 6 May

Did you know that students can have a say at UM and decide on the university policies together with staff members?

In the week of 17 – 20 May, the next University Council and Faculty Council elections are going to take place. We, at UNSA, want to bring university politics closer to you and thus decided to host a debate with representatives from the student parties on Thursday 6 May at 20.00.

You can watch the debate here.

SG Schuman Lecture 2021: Europe After the Pandemic, on Monday 10 May

In this year’s Schuman Lecture, political scientist Ivan Krastev will argue that the COVID-19 pandemic marked the real beginning of the 21st century, turning the face of Europe abruptly towards the future. In doing so, COVID-19 has infected the world with cosmopolitanism, while turning states against globalisation.

When: Monday 10 May, 20.00
Where: Online via Zoom, register here
Speaker: Ivan Krastev, Political scientist

Activities for students on campus!

Since Monday 3 May, FASoS has opened its doors again to physically welcome you! After months of solitude, curfew and small screens, we hope to increase your wellbeing by offering you mindful activities such as yoga, meditation, arts and crafts workshops and movies for the coming weeks.

These activities are for FASoS students only and due to the pandemic, several rules apply. You need to register for the activities beforehand. To do this, you need to first log in with your UM credentials via the student desktop anywhere. Then, you need to open a web browser and copy and paste this link: https://office.fasos.maastrichtuniversity.nl/Register in the address bar. Now you are all set to register for your activities of choice!


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Lecture: Data protection in Europe: two dimensions, on Monday 10 May

On Monday 10 May at 18.00, ECA Maastricht and the Council of Europe will have the pleasure to welcome you to the event “Data protection in Europe: two dimensions“.

The event will introduce the topic of data protection across the European continent, as well as current challenges and career opportunities in the field.

​The event is open to everyone, but you need to register here.


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Try out ‘The Mindfulnest’

Do you find it difficult to take time for yourself? Do you need a mindful break? Do you want to be able to work on skills that benefit your study life and your private life in a stress-free place?

Make use of The Mindfulnest, a stimulus-free cabin in which the focus is completely on you.

Come by and try it out for yourself! You can find The Mindfulnest in the inner-city library at Grote Looiersstraat 17. You can also reserve a spot.


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Elections at FASoS/UM

From 17 – 20 May, the elections for University and Faculty councils will take place.

Find out more about who you can vote for via the elections website.

FASoS buildings closed for Ascension day

Because of Ascension day, the FASoS buildings will be closed from Thursday 13 May until Sunday 16 May. GG90-92 opens again on Monday 17 May.

All COVID- 19 measures stay in place until further notice.

Meeting update: education management team

During the Education management team meeting, several matters were discussed.

All teaching at FASoS stays online until the end of the academic year. But there is also some good news: students are offered study spaces, which are already in use and highly appreciated, and the programme of social activities for students on campus organised by the Student Representatives has started on 3 May.

Moreover, on 1 June, it will be decided what teaching at FASoS will look like in period 1 of next academic year (September/ October 2021).


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Open Studios 2021: call for volunteers

The Jan van Eyck Academie is looking for enthusiastic and dynamic volunteers who could help carry out the annual Open Studios.

The Open Studios will happen from 23 – 26 June and from 1- 3 July. Volunteers’ work will involve preparing studios, helping with the execution of projects and the public programme, making all visitors feel welcome and well­-guided and finally, assisting in dismantling the exhibitions.


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Elections at FASoS/UM (correction in candidate list)

From 17 – 20 May, the elections for University and Faculty councils will take place.

Read below to find out more about who you can vote for!

Please note: there has been made a correction in the candidates lists below. One member of staff was erroneously left out of the overview.


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