Photographer:Fotograaf: Loraine Bodewes Fotografie
Thursday afternoon, Info Festival on the Market. Become a member, buy my furniture, support us, buy my newspaper, give money, buy your shopping here! After circling around for a little while, the weight of your backpack has increased by a kilo, because of all the flyers and gadgets pressed upon you.
Many UM-related associations and organisations have their own stands, but also de Volkskrant, the Limburg Symphony Orchestra, MVV football club, Lumière, and even Ikea are there. Jumbo Supermarket is giving a 10 per cent discount at the checkout in September. Competitor Albert Heijn is distributing bottled water.
While a number of gentlemen from the Tuna Universitaria de Maastricht are just finishing off their performance – having shown that their repertoire includes not only Spanish music but also rock – the chairpersons for Koko, Tragos, Circumflex and Saurus warm up for a debate. The UNSA and ESN chairpersons also take their positions on stage. The theme is integration. An important topic, reckons the leader of the discussion and UCM lecturer, Oscar van den Wijngaard. “A successful study depends on integration, on social contacts with other students and staff”.