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Slow down

Slow down

Romy (22): “I am thinking about doing a second mater’s to increase my chances on the labour market. For the same reason, I am on the board of an association. I finance my study by working. I am exhausted and I wonder how long I can keep this up. Do I have a choice?” Ingrid: “Slow down,” Douwe Bob sings. The singer-s...

“Maybe there’s just nothing wrong here”

“Maybe there’s just nothing wrong here”

Last week, Maastricht University held the 2016/17 elections for its Faculty and University Councils. But standing for election (or simply voting, for that matter) are not the only ways to get involved in student politics. Maastricht boasts a whole range of political activities, if you know where to look. But do students know where to look? And, mor...
“Excessive” secrecy imposed on researchers

“Excessive” secrecy imposed on researchers

MAASTRICHT. A potential research project by SBE together with NWO and two large businesses has fallen through because of demands that would drastically restrict academic freedom. Secrecy was demanded with severe liability if breached. The Executive Board has complained to NWO about these practices.
New Student Portal is live

New Student Portal is live

MAASTRICHT. The new Student Portal has been live since Monday. Students from Humanities and Sciences and the School of Business and Economics are the first to be able use it. This new source of information, which lists timetables, deadlines, grades, course material, and helpful links, was developed over a period of two years in close collaboration ...
Every pancake has the right to a fair trial

Every pancake has the right to a fair trial

If you’re up for a challenge and want to compete with your friends over who can eat more fluffy pancakes, you might want to consider visiting Brasserie Pannenkoeken & Meer. Right in the heart of the Markt, this restaurant guarantees you the widest choice of pancakes with both sweet and salty toppings. Head over to the Brasserie on Monday,...

Another strong win for Dope in university elections

Another strong win for Dope in university elections

  MAASTRICHT. With 29 seats, Dope has come out as the largest student party at Maastricht University, just like last year. Competitor NovUM, who were the most powerful in 2014 but dropped back last year, has lost even more ground and now only has twelve seats. The new Wise party obtained three seats. The election results were made k...

Move to the groove

Move to the groove

MAASTRICHT. The Faculty of Law celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. Last Friday, 27 May, a party was held for students and staff in Rebelle, the entertainment centre in the former Augustinian church on the Kesselskade. Some six hundred guests (the maximum of 850 had registered, including about 90 employees) moved to the groove. Dean Hildegard...

“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 confide...
Overcrowding in university library is main complaint. And mice

Overcrowding in university library is main complaint. And mice

MAASTRICHT. Too few study spaces, sockets with no power, broken chairs and mice in the inner city building: students continue to complain about the library facilities at Maastricht University.
Perfect pizza starts with the crust – and Bancale 61 nails it

Perfect pizza starts with the crust – and Bancale 61 nails it

When it comes to pizza, everyone has an opinion. And with all those different preferences, discussions about pizza require the same level of delicacy as debates on politics or religion. Bancale 61, which opened recently in Scharn, not far from the Albert Heijn XXL, serves incredible pizzas: visually arresting and baked in a shallow-domed, wood-fire...

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