Keeping up the spirit

European Studies student Johanna Hvalić vlogs about her MaRBLe research

Johanna is a third-year BA European Studies student. During the course On Expedition: travels into the unknown, MaRBLE students use travel books from the university library’s Special Collections to write their bachelor thesis and a Wikipedia entry. Johanna is one of them.

In her vlogs, Johanna takes you along her expedition and shares her experiences during this period. In this vlog, she tells about the impact of the coronavirus on her research.


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René Gabriëls interviewed by L1 about conspiracy theories

René Gabriels has been interviewed by L1 about conspiracy theories. The corona crisis has created many uncertainties, which gives room for conspiracy theories to emerge. What do conspiracy theorists do to their fellow human-beings? And why do people like to believe in conspiracy theories?

René Gabriels explores these questions in this radio interview.

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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Christine Neuhold and sister publish article in Observant

Our prospective dean Christine Neuhold and her sister Stephanie have published their fourth article in Observant providing their views on the corona crisis.

They discuss the difference in measures taken by EU governments. Whereas Stephanie can go to the zoo again, Christine is alerted by drones in the park about social distancing.

You can read the entire article here.

FASoS ultimate student recipe book

As part of the course ‘Introduction to Digital Technologies II’, first-year BA Digital Society students engaged in a crowdsourcing project. In the project, students were asked to contribute recipes which were collected into a booklet titled ‘the secret ingredient’.

Find all delicious recipes from different parts of the world here.

Poetry & picture contest coming to an end

After two months of receiving amazing poetry and beautiful pictures, the poetry and picture contest is coming to an end. The good news is that we will prepare a booklet bringing together all of the material. Details of how that will be available (on paper and digitally) will be announced when it is ready.

We have one last request: send us a photo of your working space. If we have enough, we’ll prepare a collage to include in the booklet, but we will keep the names anonymous.


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Poetry and picture competition coming to an end

Over the past weeks, we have received amazing poems and beautiful pictures (photos, paintings, drawings) but we have decided to bring this to an end. Deadline for final entries is Sunday 31 May (send to Sally Wyatt).

In the course of June, Sally, John Parkinson, Paul Stephenson and Eva Durlinger will put together a booklet that will be available in both digital and paper forms.

To keep you inspired, read on for John’s very moving poem.


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Picture and poetry contest continues

One of our first poems started with the line ‘There once was a tutor on Zoom’. Recently we encouraged students to come up with their own versions, perhaps inspired by their learning experiences in recent weeks.

Today we feature three written by Guilherme Augusto Feistauer.

Keep sending your poems, photos, paintings and drawings to Sally Wyatt.


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Out of ideas for what to cook? The Student Reps have got your back!

Have you heard of our #recipandemic channel on Discord? Join our Quarantine Café to get inspired by delicious recipes and for other fun activities during quarantine.

Contribute your ideas and don’t forget to check out the Student Representatives’s Instagram account for further information as well.

Picture and poetry contest in times of corona

Last week we expanded the poetry contest to include photos, paintings and drawings. We received many beautiful works of art.

This week we share a drawing by Jehian Leupen, from the BA European Studies. He calls the piece ‘Fleeting Moments’, under his pen name ‘clownpla_by_jeb’.


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