“There is no negotiating on the quality of the diploma”

“There is no negotiating on the quality of the diploma”

MAASTRICHT. You can't replace a multiple-choice exam for 800 students by a take-home exam. Marking would be unfeasible. So, what then? Postpone the exam and hope that it can take place in the Mecc before September after all? Or look for alternatives? The UM Examination Boards are focussing on dilemmas like these and are searching for solutions almost every day. The exam period for block 4 is scheduled to start on Monday, 30 March.

“I thought: I have to get away, things are not going to get better here”

“I thought: I have to get away, things are not going to get better here”

The UM also has employees who are refugees or children of refugees. In this Observant series, a number of them will tell their story. About their escape, their lives before and after, about the Netherlands and Europe, about the refugee crisis and the debate on this topic. This week: Salwan al-Nasiry from Iraq.

Lots of enthusiasm for Employees’ Council FS

MAASTRICHT. For the first time in years, there are candidates for a seat in MUO’s (Maastricht University Office) Employees’ Council.  Also for the other employees’ councils of the various service centres and the student fractio...

“Set requirements for landlords, agencies and managers”

“Set requirements for landlords, agencies and managers”

MAASTRICHT. A liveability test, better enforcement by the city council, the introduction of a quality mark, the arrival of the International Student Club, and especially ‘open communication’: measures to curb the proliferation of students rooms and the disturbance, as experienced by some inhabitants of Maastricht. The Maastricht Labour Party organised a debate with inhabitants, letters and students at the Stay Okay on Tuesday evening 12 April.

“She should be aware of the tremendous dissatisfaction among academic staff”

“She should be aware of the tremendous dissatisfaction among academic staff”

Rector magnificus Luc Soete is leaving. On 1 September, his successor will take over. Who should that be? And what should he/she do especially? Observant will ask students and staff this question in the coming weeks.

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