Extracurricular activities

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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Represent UM as ‘minister’ of European integration

The UM director for internationalisation is looking for a bright, Dutch-speaking student, who can represent UM as ‘minister’ of European Integration in a campaign led by the Dutch universities to bring more visibility to the universities ahead of the Dutch general election this March.

Interested candidates should send their name, contact details and short CV to: secr.philotss@maastrichtuniversity.nl, on or before 10 February.

Pitch your idea for an inclusive UM: 2021 D&I Grants

A more inclusive UM; how would you realise this? After three successful rounds in previous years, we are happy to announce the 2021 round of the Diversity & Inclusivity (D&I) Grants!

Do you have great ideas on how to increase student or staff diversity? Or how to create a more inclusive UM community?

The deadline for proposals is 15 March 2021.


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UM is looking for students or colleagues who are politically active

UM is looking for students or colleagues who are active in Dutch politics or who have clear ideas about the role of the government/design of Dutch higher education, and would like to be interviewed for a new series on the UM website.

Are you interested in being interviewed by UM on these topics? Then please send an email to communications-fasos@maastrichtuniversity.nl.

Grants from UFL/SWOL

The University Fund Limburg/SWOL awards subsidies to projects of UM staff and students.

You can receive grants for (research) projects, activities and events. The deadline for applications for staff members is 6 February. The deadline for applications for students is 26 February.

More information can be found via this link.

Call for participation: Degrowth & Cultural Politics conference

From 24 to 28 August, the International Degrowth Conference ‘Caring Communities for Radical Change’ will take place in The Hague.

Want to know how you can participate? Download the call here.


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Call for student paper Cornell International Affairs Review

The Cornell International Affairs Review, a student-run and student-published academic journal at Cornell University, is looking for contributions from undergraduate and postgraduate students on international affairs and international relations.

Papers submitted must exceed 6,000 words in length and go through a review and editing processes.

Submissions should be sent to editor.ciar@gmail.com before the final submission deadline on 14 February.


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