All tickets sold out for winter edition of FASoS Gala 2023

Since 21 December, all tickets have sold out for the Winter Edition of the FASoS Gala 2023.

This gala is being presented by SOFASoS, Student Representatives FASoS and Global Studies Community, and will take place on January 26, at 22.00 at the Muziekgieterij.

Follow @fasosgala on Instagram for more information.

Study delay due to force majeure? Apply for Profileringsfonds

Have you experienced study delay in the academic year 2021-2022 due to force majeure (illness, family circumstances, pregnancy, or disability)?

Then you might be eligible for financial support from the UM Profileringsfonds. Contact your faculty’s study adviser and submit your application before 1 March 2023 and minimum 2 months before deregistering.

Would you like to know more about the Profileringsfonds and the conditions for eligibility? Watch the video here.

Lots of trees planted thanks to Ecosia search engine at UM

The use of the Ecosia at UM has increased substantially since this search engine has been added to the Student Desktop.

As Ecosia uses 80% or more of its profits to help non-profit organisations that focus on reforestation, the use of this search engine at UM has also led to the planting of a lot of trees. To be exact, a total of 321956 searches have been made and 4445 trees have been planted.

For more information on UM’s use of Ecosia, click here.

‘Woke as Science’ podcast: Dr. Sophie Withaeckx explains intersectionality

In the new episode of the podcast ‘Woke as Science‘ from the UM Diversity and Inclusivity Office, philosopher Sophie Withaeckx explains to Constance Sommerey and Darian Meacham what “intersectionality” means for researchers and activists at UM and beyond.

Listen to the episode here.

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Mobility in Electoral Mainz: launch of project website

Teachers and students at Johannes-Gutenberg-University Mainz, supported by Monika Barget of the FASoS History Department, have launched the project website “Mobility in Electoral Mainz (1600-1800)”.

This website contains data and visualisations of early modern clerical biographies. Most maps were created by MA students of history who had no prior GIS experience.

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European Citizen Initiative: specific learning disabilities on EU level

‘Focus on specific learning disabilities on EU level’ is a European Citizens’ Initiative. It aims to grant more rights to people with specific learning disabilities (e.g. Dyslexia) by creating a European definition of the problem and granting more funds for research on the issue.

This initiative has been written and presented by people from this faculty.

Please sign the initiative here and share it with your friends and family.

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Improving sustainability at FASoS: share your ideas and feedback

The FASoS Sustainability Platform, which brings together students and staff interested in environmental topics, is looking for your input on how to improve sustainability at the faculty to update the FASoS Sustainability Plan.

Submit feedback and suggestions via email or via this short online survey.

Also, you are welcome to sign up for the UM Sustainability email newsletter or follow the FASoS Sustainability Platform on Instagram.

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Patrick Bijsmans in expert meeting on international classroom

On 31 October, Associate Dean for Education Patrick Bijsmans took part in an expert meeting on the international classroom, organised by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the Netherlands School of Public Administration.

Bijsmans has published on the international classroom in the European Journal of Higher Education and currently leads a large UM international classroom study together with Carla Haelermans of SBE.

Download Uni-Life app, official community and events platform of UM

Have you heard about the Uni-Life app? It is the official community and events platform of UM.

With Uni-Life you will have direct access to all the events from the associations in Maastricht. You can also join or create a community to meet other students with similar interests, or organise your own activity that other students can join.

Download the app, select your interests, and never miss an opportunity again.

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Looking for helpers and tools for the FASoS garden

The new FASoS garden team is looking for people to join and help keep the green spaces tidy.

Are you a gardening enthusiast and want to spend 1-2 hours every two weeks to contribute to gardening at FASoS, then send an email to sustainability-fasos@maastrichtuniversity.nl before Thursday 3 November.

Also, more gardening tools are required. If you have spare ones that you want to donate, please send an email to jrharbord@maastrichtuniversity.nl.

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