FASoS News

Last day to register for UM steps challenge

Join team FASoS in competing for the title of UM’s most active faculty or service centre by signing up for the UM steps challenge!

The challenge starts on 15 April and ends on 5 May. The goal is to take as many steps as possible. The first team to reach 178.500 steps per person on average wins the challenge. You should be able to finish within 3 weeks if everyone takes an average of 8.500 steps a day.

Today is the last day you can register, so be quick and register here!


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Join Team FASoS in UM’s get active in spring steps challenge!

Yesterday, we all received an email about UM’s steps challenge. Together with the other students from your faculty, you can compete for the title of UM’s most active faculty.

The challenge starts on 15 April and ends on 5 May. The goal is to take as many steps as possible. The first team to reach 178.500 steps per person on average wins the challenge. You should be able to finish within 3 weeks if everyone takes an average of 8.500 steps a day.

Join Team FASoS and sign up here before 8 April for the UM steps challenge!


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Poll: would you like to be able to study at FASoS?

When government measures allow on-campus activities again, we would like to look into the possibilities of offering study spaces at FASoS.

First, we would like to know whether you, students at FASoS, would like to be able to study at FASoS when measures allow. Please let us know by filling out this yes/no poll.

Last chance: fill in the NSE questionnaire

Every year all students in the Netherlands are asked to fill in the NSE questionnaire. A couple of weeks age, you received an invitation email to participate.

Be quick: you have until Sunday 14 March to rate your programme!

The results from the survey will be analysed thoroughly by FASoS and will be discussed in the management teams. This way FASoS can keep on improving its study programmes.


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Marisa Mori, Mirko Reithler and Thom Frissen win Education Prize 2021

Marisa Mori, Mirko Reithler and Thom Frissen have won the 2021 FASoS Education Prize.

After a survey among FASoS students conducted by the FASoS student representatives, Thom Frissen won the prize for the BA Digital Society, Mirko Reithler won the prize for the BA Arts and Culture and Marisa Mori won the prize for the BA European Studies.

Congratulations Thom, Mirko and Marisa!


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Become member of SOFASoS for free

You can become a member of SOFASoS for free by filling out this form. What’s even better, SOFASoS will plant a tree for every student who signs up to become a member.

On top of that, you will be able to win great prizes!

Reminder: call for nominations Oscar Academy(c) awards

Reminder for the call to all (academic) moviemakers! The deadline to nominate students and staff for their newly-discovered video abilities has been extended to Monday 1 March.

Nominate yourself or someone else via this form.


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Geert Somsen re-appointed Programme Director MA ESST

The Faculty Board has re-appointed Geert Somsen as Programme Director of the MA European Studies on Society, Science and Technology for a period of 3 years.

Reminder: call for nominations Oscar Academy(c) awards

Reminder for the call to all (academic) moviemakers! The deadline to nominate students and staff for their newly-discovered video abilities is on 24 February.

Nominate yourself or someone else via this form.


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MSDC students’ mining project featured in De Limburger

More than thirty students of the master’s programme Media Studies: Digital Cultures have spent about a month and a half digitising part of the mining history and capturing a large number of mining objects in 3D.

De Limburger wrote an article on their process and the end product.

Curious about the project? Have a look at the project website or at this video.

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