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Observant's 40th anniversary

Because of its 40th anniversary, Observant asked the Maastricht animators Janneke Swinkels and Tim Frijsinger to make a video about the newspaper. The music was especially composed for the video by Tim Coenen.  

Student Radio Maastricht

Students talking about their bachelor thesis, travelling or culture in Maastricht - it can be found on Student Radio Maastricht, a podcast platform for interested students from Maastricht University & Zuyd Hogeschool to produce high-quality audio podcasts as easily as possible.

WANTED: Critical students and employees

The editorial council of Observant is looking for UM employees and students who want to join the council for a minimum of 1 to 2 years.

Wanted: English column writers

Do you enjoy the columns of Asena Baykal, Irena Boskovic or Alison Edwards on page 6 of Observant? Would you like to write yourself, perhaps even better? This is your chance. Observant is looking for students and staff to write 4-5 English columns per year about any topic that’s on their mind. Interested? Send a column (topic free of choic...

Looking for a facile pen?

Looking for a facile pen?

Would you like to learn how to be a better writer or get a taste of journalism? Observant is organising four writing workshop in March and April 2017, both in English and Dutch. The workshops can be taken separately and are given by professional journalists. We work in small groups of a maximum of 10 participants (minimum 6). Participants will...

Vacancy junior journalist

Observant is looking for a junior journalist for a period of ten months (22 August 2016 - 22 June 2017)

Wanted: student members of the editorial council

Would you like to discuss the content of Observant? We're looking for students who want to become members of our editorial council (redactieraad). Members should be able to read Dutch - speaking is not necessary. For more information, please e-mail riki.janssen@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Wanted: distributors

Observant is looking for students who want to hand out the newspaper on Thursdays at the entrances of the faculties. It is about 1-2 hours of work per week, usually around noon, but times can (in consultation) vary. The payment is € 15 per hour. Interested? Mail to marion.janssens@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Wanted: student journalists

Do you like writing? Do you think that journalism might be something for you? Then we are looking for you. Observant is going to work with a group of student journalists in the coming academic year. Participants are supervised by professional journalists, they are given the opportunity to participate in workshops, and to write for Observant on pape...

Reporters and columnists

Observant is always looking for freelance student reporters. This gives you the opportunity to gain experience and see what it’s like to be a journalist. You will cover events, interview other students and maybe even try your hand at reviews or background stories. You learn journalistic skills on the job and receive feedback from one of our f...

Become a better, more fluent and more accessible writer

Become a better, more fluent and more accessible writer

Sign up for one or more of Observant's "Effective writing" workshops. Develop a facile pen, learn to focus your angle of approach and improve the structure of your writing. The six workshops are also a great introduction to journalism.
Science in Transition debate

Science in Transition debate

Tuesday 21 January, 19h30 * Mensa Tongersestraat 53 Mensa is open from 19h00 * Coffee and tea are being served

Quiz

  5 Ws, 1 H News articles are all about the 5 W’s en de H. Can you complete the series? Who Why W... W… W.... H..   Objective or not? Which of these types of articles are supposed to be objective? Several answers are possible. A column An interview A news report   Spot the mistakes There are seven mi...

Answers to the quiz

1.   What, When, Where, How   2.   B and C are correct; you may only give your own opinion in a column.   3.   We all write things, every day, from a shopping list to an email or a text message. What’s more difficult is having to write something longer. This is particularly hard when it comes t...

Become a better, more fluent and more accessible writer

Become a better, more fluent and more accessible writer

Sign up for one or more of Observant's "Effective writing" workshops. Develop a facile pen, learn to focus your angle of approach and improve the structure of your writing. The six workshops are also a great introduction to journalism.
Become a better, more fluent and more accessible writer

Become a better, more fluent and more accessible writer

Sign up for one or more of Observant's "Effective writing" workshops. Develop a facile pen, learn to focus your angle of approach and improve the structure of your writing. The six workshops are also a great introduction to journalism.   For information and registration, please contact riki.janssen@maastrichtuniversity.nl or 04...