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The unsurprising dish of the day at Basilica

The unsurprising dish of the day at Basilica

As you enter the Vrijthof, one of the most beautiful squares in the Netherlands, the first thing you see is the carmine red St John’s Tower and the impressive Basilica of Saint Servatius. Directly opposite its namesake lies the restaurant and bar Basilica. There is a cheerful atmosphere in the restaurant, and a sense that most of the people a...

Action-reaction

Action-reaction

Sander (31): “My boss gives me assignments and then tells me how to implement them. He is hardly ever interested in my opinion. We clash regularly. What can I do to improve our working relationship?” Ingrid: Human behaviour is predictable. If you call out to your colleague ‘hey, could you get me a cup of coffee,’ chances ...

A fortress wall, ducks and dark and leafy trees

A fortress wall, ducks and dark and leafy trees

Favourite spot of: Jordan Mullins, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts   “There is a path between University College Maastricht and the School of Business and Economics building that cuts through Monseigneur Nolenspark. I usually cross it on my bike in between cycling to and from class. “There are lots of things about th...

Keuzegids 2016: High praise for University College

Keuzegids 2016: High praise for University College

MAASTRICHT. University College Maastricht once again received high praise in the latest edition of the Keuzegids guide to higher education. With a final score of 9.4, UCM left the sixteen other Maastricht programmes included in the ranking far behind, and can rightly call itself the best bachelor’s programme in the Netherlands. Knowledge Engi...
The Student Hotel: concerns among politicians and Maastricht hotels

The Student Hotel: concerns among politicians and Maastricht hotels

MAASTRICHT. Of the 378 rooms in The Student Hotel, planned in the Eiffel building at the Boschstraat, on average a maximum of 98 rooms may be let as hotel rooms each year. The majority should serve as accommodation for students. This is what the Maastricht city authorities wrote to two political parties (CDA and Maastrichtse Volkspartij), who were ...
Nineteen bicycles stolen in Randwijck

Nineteen bicycles stolen in Randwijck

MAASTRICHT. Randwijck is suffering a wave of bicycle thefts. Nineteen bicycles have disappeared from the locked bicycle storage under the university library since July. “A very disturbing case, we don’t know what to do,” says location manager Allert Andela.
The Run of the Germans

The Run of the Germans

I get to the library around 8:15 and there’s already a huge queue waiting at the centre of the glass windows. As its namesake would suggest, the Running of the Germans is a Maastricht phenomenon in which German students line up before the opening of the library to vie for the best study spot. If you’re an exchange student, like me, or j...

All you can eat at Les Grands Buffets

All you can eat at Les Grands Buffets

For students who are busy studying for their exams, especially those who have some cash lying around, an AYCE (all-you-can-eat) restaurant is a good option for a serious meal. A brief walk down the Brusselsestraat to the Vrijthof will take you to Les Grands Buffets, which has been open for almost three months in the old post office building. The a...

Surrender

Surrender

Jorinde (22): “I’m afraid of flying. That has never been a problem, but now that I am in a relationship, it tends to be awkward. My girlfriend would love nothing more than to travel to faraway places with me. I am afraid that we will crash. What can I do to get myself to board an aeroplane?” Ingrid: Like any cognitive behaviour...

First-year students’ feelings matter

First-year students’ feelings matter

MAASTRICHT. Brains are important, but we shouldn’t ignore the influence of emotions such as hopelessness or enjoyment on students’ learning process, says Alexandra Niculescu, a Romanian psychologist who will defend her PhD thesis tomorrow, Friday 16 October, at Maastricht University. “We need to invest in how students feel, but no...
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