Survey by D&I office about racism at UM

The D&I office, in cooperation with students from the PREMIUM honours programme, are conducting a survey into racism at UM.

With the survey, they aim at getting a baseline measurement of current perceptions of racism of our whole UM community (both experienced and perceived). Such a baseline measurement is crucial to better understand the current UM environment in which UM initiatives on anti-racism have to be embedded.

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Call for participation: user journey design interview

UM is looking for two teaching staff members to participate in a user journey design interview and feedback session about UM’s virtual campus.

The time investment is:

  • 1 hour online interview + 15 minutes written review between now and 7 May
  • 1.5 hour feedback session on 26 May 26 from 10.30 – 12.00

For more information and to register to participate, send an email to i.sistermans@maastrichtuniversity.nl.

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EPA student Julia Walczyk contributes to Working on Europe Paper Series

Julia Walczyk (MA European Public Affairs) has published a paper in the Working on Europe Paper Series, a joint initiative of Maastricht Working on Europe and the Centre for European Research in Maastricht (CERiM) at Maastricht University.

Julia’s publication is based on her research carried out within last year’s MaRBLe project “How the EU makes its legislation work”. You can read her working paper here.

UM star show 2021

We look back on a great first edition of the UM star show! The digital event took place for the first time, on 25 March 2021.

Around 700 alumni, students, staff members and external guests enjoyed an interactive live show, in which UM professors Mark Post, Rogier Veltrop, Elisabeth (Lisa) Brüggen, Katleen Gabriels and David Townend discussed the future of humanity. The show was hosted by FASoS alumna Eva de Valk.

You can re-watch the UM star show via YouTube.

Last week’s April fool’s FASoS weekly special edition

On Thursday 1 April, we sent out a FASoS weekly special edition about the supposed removal of the new coffee machines at FASoS. Via a short survey you could let us know whether you would like to be compensated for the removal of the coffee machines by ordering a Nespresso machine, a Senseo machine or a kettle for your office.

Some of you at first had no idea it was an April fool’s joke.

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Read the Observant online

Due to the corona crisis, we cannot enjoy our paper version of the Observant anymore.

Luckily, here you can find the online version to this week’s Observant.

Read the Observant online

Due to the corona crisis, we cannot enjoy our paper version of the Observant anymore.

Luckily, here you can find the online version to this week’s Observant.

Decisions and announcements Faculty Board meetings March 2021

The Faculty Board of FASoS held meetings on 10 and 24 March 2021.

Please read on for an overview of the decisions and announcements.

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Results Keuzegids Masters 2021

The Keuzegids Masters 2021 has been published online. According to the Keuzegids, the Research Master European Studies (RMES) and the Research Master Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology (CAST) are most appreciated by their students.

The results in the Keuzegids Masters 2021 are based on the 2019 NSE results and the Keuzeigds does not present rankings anymore.

Heleen van der Velden presents her vision for the student government

Heleen van der Velden (BA ES) represents UM as Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Dutch student government.

As minister of Foreign Affairs, she pleads for the creation of 1 European education space where the leaders of tomorrow are prepared for solving cross-border social issues.

You can watch this video (in Dutch) in which Heleen explains her plans.

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