Allocation of 40 percent of the abolished student grants is still unclear

Allocation of 40 percent of the abolished student grants is still unclear

THE NETHERLANDS. After the abolition of the student grant in 2015, students were promised educational improvements. But will the 2.5 billion euros that is being made available up until 2024 also be spent on that? Research carried out by Folia shows that one in three universities and academic institutions do not as yet have a realistic spending plan in place.

Graduation stress: Three students on what to do next

Graduation stress: Three students on what to do next

Maximiliane Kolb, 23, Bachelor in International Business, Class of 2015 “The biggest struggle for me was that I didn’t know where to go and what to do. Of course Maastricht University offers things like the Business Days, which help yo...

“Help, I’ve almost graduated. What to do now?”

“Help, I’ve almost graduated. What to do now?”

What can I do with my qualification? What do I have to offer? Today’s students are under severe pressure and hardly have time to think about themselves and their future. It is the university’s job to help them, to ensure that no talent goes to waste and that future academics can enter the labour market with more self-insight and confidence, say Robert Pans and Oscar van den Wijngaard. On 2 June -for the second year running - they will organise a seminar on behalf of the Council for Academic Advising and Student Counselling of Maastricht University (SUMa) on the theme: Advising towards Employability ll.

Library access restrictions

Library access restrictions

MAASTRICHT. Until 8 June only UM cardholders will be permitted to enter the University Library in the inner city. Students who don’t have a UM card can gain entry on presentation of their ID and certificate of registration. “We are workin...

“You are going to experience exciting things with me”

“You are going to experience exciting things with me”

She didn’t believe it, when Ursula Nelles, a member of the supervisory board and chairperson of the advisory selection committee, called her on 18 March. “Ha ha, I asked if she was sure she had the right number.” Yes, Nelles had the right number. Rianne Letschert (39) “was completely taken by surprise, had never thought about a rectorship, yes, maybe later, but certainly not now. But I thought it was interesting and because I am fairly intuitive, I immediately said that I would come for a chat.”

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