Extracurricular activities

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 gerrit.krolprijs@rug.nl. 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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Apply to become a EuroMUN delegate

Maastricht’s own Model United Nations (EuroMUN) conference will be held online between 13 and 16 May.

Are you interested in debating internationally relevant issues and conflicts, boost your skills and broaden your horizons? Then apply to become a delegate before 25 April via our website.


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Call for submissions Annual Learning and Teaching Conference

The Annual Learning and Teaching Conference hosted by the Learning and Teaching Forum provides the opportunity to showcase the excellent work from across our institution. This year, it takes place online on Friday 2 July.

The Learning and Teaching Forum is inviting staff and students to submit proposals for the 2021 conference theme of “The Changing University”. For more information, see here.

Extracurricular course: Global Citizenship vs Social Justice

Maastricht for Climate and UM’s Global Citizenship Education Initiative present to you the “Global Citizenship vs Social Justice” course. This extracurricular course takes place in April & May and will focus on the social sciences pillar within the topic of Global Citizenship and Social Justice.

The first lecture takes place on 6 April and is given by FASoS researcher Miriam Meissner.

Register for the course here.


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Maastricht Summer School 2021

This summer, UM will open her doors again to welcome students attending Maastricht Summer School (MSS) courses.

From May through August, MSS will offer 35 different (online) courses in a large variety of subjects and levels in the fields of Art & Culture, Business & Economics, Law & Politics, Science and Social Sciences.

You can check out the entire course offer on the website.
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UM initiatives to improve your well-being

We understand that these times are difficult for students. We also want to let you know that you are not alone!

If you are feeling down, reach out to one of the initiatives below that UM offers to improve your well-being.


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Volunteers wanted for Match for Brighter Futures project

Match Maastricht is looking for volunteers for its Match for Brighter Futures project in which students help teenagers in need with their homework and coach them to develop their talents and realise their dreams.

As a student, you pair up with one high school student. You inspire, motivate, and help them build self-confidence while improving their learning outcomes. Match provides you with training and guidance to help you be a better coach.

For more information, see here.

CHANCE Lecture Series about EU and International Climate Change Action

The CHANCE Jean Monnet Chair, held by Dr. Giselle Bosse, invites students and staff to participate in the high-level CHANCE lectures, which will take place throughout 2021.

On 19 March 2021, the first CHANCE Lecture will take place. For more information about the programme, see here.

Read on to find information about the practitioners from international organisations who will share their expertise about international climate change action.


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Represent UM as minister of foreign affairs

We are looking for a bright, Dutch-speaking student, who can represent UM as ‘minister of foreign affairs’ in a campaign led by the Dutch universities to bring more visibility to the universities ahead of the Dutch general election this March.

As minister of foreign affairs you will be part of a mock student government and will make a policy agenda with the help of UM staff. Your policy will mostly revolve around European education as basis for better cooperation and a sustainable future. You will be supported by staff in terms of the content of your policy, media training, the making of a vlog and the design of a pamphlet.


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