Master’s Edition

Borrow a DIY videokit for your smartphone from the library

You can borrow a DIY videokit for your smartphone via Ask your Librarian.

The kit consists of:

  • mini-tripod/selfie stick
  • shoulder pod (see picture)
  • external microphone including a ‘dead cat’ (to reduce noise) and connection cable
  • a light
  • a dual USB charger

For more information, see here.

Costas Papadopoulos and Susan Schreibman win PDI-SSH grant

Costas Papadopoulos and Susan Schreibman have been awarded a prestigious €1 million grant from the platform Digitale Infrastructuur Social Sciences & Humanities (PDI-SSH).

With this grant, they will develop ‘PURE3D’: a digital infrastructure for the publication and preservation of 3D scholarship. Such an infrastructure is in the national interest as it addresses a growing research area, in effect, elevating 3D models from static representations to digital scholarly editions.


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What do you think of online education?

From 15 March, education at UM underwent an abrupt transition to online education and we would like to know how you experienced this. The university has launched a questionnaire where you can tell us about your experiences with online education in period 5.

Your participation would help us enormously to determine what works and what doesn’t work in online learning at UM and how we can guarantee the best possible learning experience for current and future students.


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Council Elections are over. Now what?

This week, the students of FASoS voted for their representatives in the FASoS Faculty Council. There, 5 student members represent the interests of the bachelor’s and master’s students of FASoS.

The FASoS Faculty Council is certainly a very important body, but that’s not all that student representation has to offer in our Faculty.


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Afke Groen, Patrick Bijsmans and Johan Adriaensen publish article

Afke Groen, Patrick Bijsmans and Johan Adriaensen have just published a new peer-reviewed article in ‘European Political Science’ on the generic skills self-assessment tool that is part of the BA ES mentor programme portfolio. They re-developed the existing self-assessment tool and tested its merits through a quasi-experimental study.


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New FASoS Teaching & Learning blog post

In our latest blog post, Patrick Bijsmans discusses his first experience with using videos in online teaching and learning. While he had considered using videos pre-corona, he never actually came around to trying. Patrick wanted to use the current crisis to experiment with videos to support students’ learning, as he had to redesign three lectures that were ideal for introducing video.

This is what he learned – includes links to all videos!


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Mosaïek Magazine’s Spring Issue is available online

The Spring Issue of Mosaïek Magazine is now available! The theme is Bodies and our writers cover a variety of topics, from fiction to cosmetic surgery to our relationship with our bodies, and much more.

For the very first time the issue is available online. Thank you to all the writers and creatives who have contributed. We hope you all enjoy reading it!


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Webinar lessons learned from online teaching and learning, on 11 June

The FASoS Support Team Online Teaching & Learning is hosting a webinar for students and staff to identify lessons learned during the past two periods of online teaching and learning and to gather new ideas in preparation of next year.

Join us to share your experience and ideas on 11 June, 14.00 – 15.30, via Zoom: https://maastrichtuniversity.zoom.us/j/92608223702?pwd=bWRoRTFkckk5blI1UCs0MjY4e (Meeting ID: 926 0822 3702 | Password: 733033).

Report on student evaluation of online education II

In week 5 of period 5 a student evaluation survey about online education at FASoS was offered to all students.

A report on the outcomes of this survey can be found here.

New FASoS Support Team Online Teaching & Learning

The Faculty Board is developing a set of supportive measures for the preparation and execution of next year’s teaching and learning activities. As part of these measures the FB has established a FASoS Support Team Online Teaching & Learning consisting of Patrick Bijsmans, Diede Diederiks, Mirko Reithler and Sjoerd Stoffels.

On 11 June, from 14.00 – 15.30 they will host a webinar to identify lessons learned and to gather ideas.


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