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Win Interrail passes at UM Christmas Karaoke Contest, on 23 December

Ever visited the distinguished lecture hall at the Maastricht University Office for a class or an event and wanted to just burst into song? Now you can!

Join UM’s first Maastricht University Christmas Karaoke Contest 23 December from 16.00 – 17.30. Students and staff are welcome to sing along! You can win a Interrail pass for 2 people.

Sign up here before 14 December!

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Launch podcast on Dutch European heritage, on 12 January 2023

Join the launch of the new DutchCulture podcast ‘Europees Erfgoed’! In this podcast, Dutch heritage sites that carry the European Heritage label will be discussed. The launch will be an evening full of stories about Europe, heritage around us and hidden histories.

When: 12 January 2023, from 19.30 – 22.00
Where: Heren/Singelzaal OBA Oosterdok Amsterdam, Oosterdokskade 143, 1011 DL Amsterdam

This event will be in Dutch. Sign up here.

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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.

UNSA Development Committee Volunteer Info Evening, on 6 December

The Development Committee of United Nations Student Association (UNSA) is excited to announce its annual Volunteering Info Evening on 6 December at 18.30 in the UCM lecture hall (Zwingelput 4).

Here you will have the opportunity to hear about their various responsible volunteering opportunities, both in Maastricht and around the globe.

Make sure to sign up via this link!

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ECA event: European Digital Safety in the 21st Century, on 8 December

European Data Protection Supervisor will be the European Careers Association’s host on 8 December!

This event is a great opportunity to get acquainted with data protection. Many young professionals find a career in this field, and there will be a focus on career possibilities in the presentation.

This is an open event available to anyone, sign up here. The capacity of the lecture hall is limited so make sure to secure your spot as soon as possible.

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SG and Opera Zuid: Lady in the Dark, on 11 December

Studium Generale and Opera Zuid are teaming up to offer students the opportunity to see ‘Lady in the Dark’ (performed in English, Dutch subtitles).

This opera tells the story of Liza Elliott, the editor-in-chief of a fashion magazine who experiences high pressure at work and in her private life.

When: Sunday 11 December, 18.30 (Introduction in English) / 19.30 (Opera)
Where: Vrijthof Theatre
Costs: €10 / only for students!

Register here.

Join FEM book launch of “De Nee Club”(The No Club), on 12 December

Join The Female Empowerment (FEM) Board of Maastricht University and prof. Lise Vesterlund  for the book launch of “De Nee Club” (“The No Club: Putting a Stop to Women’s Dead-End Work”) on systematic gender differences in the assignation of tasks and work retribution in academia.

Discuss the redistribution of service work and how institutions should deal with it.

When: 12 December, from 14.00-17.00
Where: Aula, Minderbroedersberg 4-6

Register here.

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SOFASoS Crash Courses, on 12, 13 and 15 December

Exams are coming up, but SOFASoS got you covered!

They will be hosting 4 crash courses the week before the exams to help you prepare. Are you taking any of these courses: Artificial Society, Knowledge and Criticism, Cultural Pluralism or Ruling Europe? Click here to learn more and sign up.

The crash courses are held on Zoom and are recorded. They are free, you just have to be a SOFASoS member!

Other courses also have recordings available here.

Call for student testimonials on learning and studying difficulties

The Student Representatives want to provide feedback and present solutions to the faculty regarding a better learning environment for students with learning or studying difficulties during their studies.

Are you someone with a diagnosed or undiagnosed learning disability, reading disability or writing disability or another form of dyslexic disability? Please send email with your experience (few hundred words) to

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UM Christmas Karaoke Contest, on 23 December

On 23 December in the Auditorium Minderbroedersberg from 16.00 – 17.00, the first Maastricht University Christmas Karaoke Contest will take place. Open to the entire UM community (students and staff), it will be a social event to celebrate and sing together.

Register here before 14 December. For more information on the contest rules and FAQ’s, click here.

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