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Memory failure

Memory failure

My last diary entry dates back from Monday the 11th of April. I cannot really decipher what I did on that day thanks to my hasty handwriting, but it does include the word ‘siesta’ scribbled into a corner. In February, on Schiphol Airport, I had bought myself a little red notebook as a goodbye gift – sometimes, one has to spoil her...

Righting reflex

Righting reflex

Chantal (19): “My best friend’s mother is sick and has not long to live. Of course my friend is very sad and I don’t know how to deal with that. What can I do to cheer her up?” Ingrid: When someone we love is sad or in mourning, we want to do something to make that feeling smaller, less intense. Of course, the suffering i...

"The rector should actively listen to students"

"The rector should actively listen to students"

This is the last episode of the series on the new rector magnificus. The process is rapidly reaching its climax. A recommendation has been submitted to the University Council. What do students expect from this manager?
To celebrate your heritage or not – that is the question

To celebrate your heritage or not – that is the question

King’s Day is coming up. On the 27th of April, the Dutch celebrate King Willem-Alexander’s birthday by selling their old belongings on flea markets, going to festivals set up in all big cities, drinking beer and of course dressing in orange. Do international students in Maastricht celebrate their heritage? And do they take pride in what...
UM sounds the alarm for house parties

UM sounds the alarm for house parties

MAASTRICHT. “What if a fire were to break out in a house where two hundred people have gathered,” says Pascal Breuls, director of Student Services. The police regularly receive reports about illegal house parties, in particular at the end of block periods. Maastricht University makes students aware of the risks.
Sipping a first-class coffee with a bike by your side

Sipping a first-class coffee with a bike by your side

Maastricht has been changing inevitably over the years due to different lifestyles, cultures and habits of international students coming here to study. To keep up motivation and excel at university, most students need to unwind in a relaxed environment with a cup of delicious coffee, homemade cake and uninterrupted Wi-Fi connection. Since both my p...

“I thought: I have to get away, things are not going to get better here”

“I thought: I have to get away, things are not going to get better here”

The UM also has employees who are refugees or children of refugees. In this Observant series, a number of them will tell their story. About their escape, their lives before and after, about the Netherlands and Europe, about the refugee crisis and the debate on this topic. This week: Salwan al-Nasiry from Iraq.
“Set requirements for landlords, agencies and managers”

“Set requirements for landlords, agencies and managers”

MAASTRICHT. A liveability test, better enforcement by the city council, the introduction of a quality mark, the arrival of the International Student Club, and especially ‘open communication’: measures to curb the proliferation of students rooms and the disturbance, as experienced by some inhabitants of Maastricht. The Maastricht La...
“We even had to resort to YouTube at times while teaching ourselves”

“We even had to resort to YouTube at times while teaching ourselves”

They are the reigning champions of Euromasters, the largest university sports tournament in Europe. And just two weeks ago they secured a place in the finals at the Dutch Nationals in June. Cheerleading might not be a well-known sport in the Netherlands, but the UM Cheerleading team is quickly gaining a reputation for being a talented group with bi...
“I would find it interesting to see a physicist appointed"

“I would find it interesting to see a physicist appointed"

Rector magnificus Luc Soete is leaving. On 1 September, his successor will take over. Who should that be? And what should he/she do especially? Observant will ask students and staff this question in the coming weeks.
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