Bachelor’s Edition

Survey by D&I office about racism at UM

The D&I office, in cooperation with students from the PREMIUM honours programme, are conducting a survey into racism at UM.

With the survey, they aim at getting a baseline measurement of current perceptions of racism of our whole UM community (both experienced and perceived). Such a baseline measurement is crucial to better understand the current UM environment in which UM initiatives on anti-racism have to be embedded.

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Panel discussion on a career in diplomacy, on Friday 16 April

On 16 April at 16.00, ECA Maastricht will welcome you to our online panel talk with five high ranking diplomats.

This special event provides valuable insights into a career in diplomacy. We have invited five different diplomats, all with vast, yet various, experience, to cover different career paths and prospects in the field of diplomacy, including the national diplomatic service, in the European External Action Service headquarters, and in EU delegations around the world.

You can register for the event here. For more information, see here.

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Submit your Dutch essay for the Gerrit Krol Award

The University of Groningen established the Gerrit Krol Award in 2019 in order to pay structural attention to Dutch as an academic language.

You are invited to submit an essay in Dutch of max. 2000 words with the theme ‘scenarios for the future’ before 1 June 2021 via One condition is that the essay must not have been published elsewhere. For all other criteria, see the regulations.

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Why not try a creative writing workshop?

With the submissions window open until the end of April for prose, flash fiction, poetry, paintings, photos and art work for the FASoS anthology, the follow up to Quarantine Spring produced last year, there is still time to create new work and explore novel ways of writing.

Paul Stephenson will run three lunchtime creative writing workshops via Zoom. Each will last 90 mins and take place on Friday 23, Monday 26 and Friday 30 April from 12.00 – 13.30.

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Get knowledgeable about the climate via the Maastricht for Climate blog

We feel that it can be difficult at times to sort yourself through all the knowledge which is on the internet about climate change.

That is why we offer you the possibility to get an understandable and detailed insight into the facts and figures on Climate Change via the Maastricht for Climate blog.

Meeting update: Digital Society Programme Committee

This week, our programme director Katleen Gabriels joined our PC meeting to touch upon previously discussed changes to the outline of year 3. We were very pleased to see that our advice got taken into consideration for the planning of the thesis and the courses that year 3 students will be able to take.

Other than that, we discussed the course evaluations of period 2 and 3 of both year 1 and 2. We also had a look at how academic skills could be implemented in the current DS curriculum.

Discussion on COVID-19 and mental health, on 17 April

Join an expert panel and students from the US, Europe, and Africa for a discussion on mental health during the pandemic. We will be having solutions-oriented discussions about improving mental health in different countries and next steps to take.

This event is hosted by BridgeUSA, BridgeEurope, and BridgeAfrica and takes place online on Saturday 17 April from 19.00 – 21.00.

Register for the event here.

SG Lecture on the Field of Forensic Pathology, on Monday 19 April

Forensic pathology is crucially important to criminal research. We immediately think of post-mortems, which establish the cause of death. But forensic pathologists do more than that. For instance, they investigate whether a bruise is caused by a fall or by violence, and how foreign substances enter the body.

WhatSG lecture
: Monday 19 April, 20.00
Where: Zoom, register here
Speaker: Prof. Bela Kubat

EPA student Julia Walczyk contributes to Working on Europe Paper Series

Julia Walczyk (MA European Public Affairs) has published a paper in the Working on Europe Paper Series, a joint initiative of Maastricht Working on Europe and the Centre for European Research in Maastricht (CERiM) at Maastricht University.

Julia’s publication is based on her research carried out within last year’s MaRBLe project “How the EU makes its legislation work”. You can read her working paper here.

UM star show 2021

We look back on a great first edition of the UM star show! The digital event took place for the first time, on 25 March 2021.

Around 700 alumni, students, staff members and external guests enjoyed an interactive live show, in which UM professors Mark Post, Rogier Veltrop, Elisabeth (Lisa) Brüggen, Katleen Gabriels and David Townend discussed the future of humanity. The show was hosted by FASoS alumna Eva de Valk.

You can re-watch the UM star show via YouTube.

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