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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First MERIAN PhD candidates: Antye Guenther and Marlies Vermeulen

The Maastricht Experimental Research in and through the Arts Network (MERIAN) has selected two PhD trajectories (by Antye Guenther and Marlies Vermeulen) as part of the collaborative programme among the MERIAN strategic partners – Maastricht University, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences and the Jan van Eyck Academie.

Antye Guenther will start as PhD candidate at FASoS.


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Alexandra Supper appointed as Teaching Assistant (D4) coordinator

The Faculty Board has appointed Alexandra Supper as Teaching Assistant (D4) coordinator.

The position of Teaching Assistant (D4) coordinator has been created with the goal of improving the Teaching Assistants’ embedding in the faculty and their support networks, while also streamlining management responsibilities.


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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 your faculty or service centre colleagues, you can compete for the title of UM’s most active faculty or service centre.

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 before 8 April for the UM steps challenge here!


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Oscar Academy(c) Ceremony 2021 winners

On Thursday 4 March 2021, the winners of the Oscar Academy(c) Awards were announced during the FASoS Education Day.

A jury comprising of Emilie Sitzia, Darian Meacham, Flora Lysen, Ilse Sistermans, Anna Harris, Luana Russo and Eva Durlinger festively announced the winners.

Read on to find out who won and see here (password: 2021) for the winning videos.


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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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Annika Richterich new programme director MA Media Studies

The Faculty Board has appointed Annika Richterich as the new Programme Director of the MA Media Studies: Digital Cultures for a period of 3 years. She will succeed current Programme Director Susan Schreibman on 1 September 2020.

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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Impact of COVID-19 on career trajectories

As mentioned earlier, the Faculty Board and the Heads of Department are very much aware that the education, research and managerial contributions of many of you have been affected by COVID-19.

Staff members up for tenure track/promotion are thus able to take up a new heading in their portfolio that is to be submitted to the Committee Promotion Assistant- and Associate Professors’ (BAC): Impacts of COVID-19.


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Collin Prumpeler wins Wynand Wijnen Education Prize

Collin Prumpeler has, together with the Heads of the Office of Student Affairs of the other UM faculties (Judith Buddenberg (FSE), Joel Castermans (SBE), Catharien Kerkman-Brassé (FPN), Roel Gilissen (FdR) and René Nijssen (FHML)), won the Wynand Wijnen Education Prize.


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