SIGN OUR PETITION!

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We are in an energy crisis! Almost all of us will notice this winter the soaring prices of keeping our homes warm enough. Did you know that currently all low-income households are able to receive financial support for the Dutch government- except students? Did you also know that a recent court case ruled that EU students should not be excluded, but the government has yet to roll out the energy subsidy to students? Therefore, NovUM and Volt Maastricht have started a petition to the Dutch government to act quickly and provide financial support to students struggling to pay their energy bills due to the energy prices. If you agree and want to assert your right to receive the energietoeslag, sign the petition HERE!
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Housing News!

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STATISTICS: 100 new housing units will become available in Randwyck every week until November; 120 housing units in Sittard were also made available to UM students unable to find housing in Maastricht; 400-500 new housing units were delivered in time for the beginning of this academic year; 500 more new units will be added before the end of the year; 1000 new rooms will also be completed by September 2023, if no housing projects are delayed. IMPORTANT! Students can still register to rent the new units in Randwyck at: https://www.hureninsorbonnelaanmaastricht.nl The rent is between €427 (unfurnished) and a maximum of €485 (furnished). All units are self-contained, making them eligible for rent allowance for 18 to 22-year-olds. UPDATES: The municipality is piloting a policy of allowing locals to take in students…
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Our Housing event: Some food for thought, but no clear solution in sight.

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On February 8th, NovUM had the pleasure and honor to invite representatives from the university, the municipality and the student body to shed light on the housing issue in Maastricht. The panel debate was informative and allowed for students to ask questions to the correct bodies and decision-makers. Present were the Head Department of Student Housing, Maurice Evers; Thomas Gardien, councilor 'Burgerraadslid' in the municipality; Student Housing Now, established in Maastricht a few months back; and the Director of the SSC, Margriet Schreuders. Representing the students, the newly founded Student Housing Now explained how this issue is an issue not limited to Maastricht, but a nation-wide issue due to failed policies that have festered in Maastricht; few regulations for purchases, population growth,  and limited land have left Maastricht with way…
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The Bridge – January 2022

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The Bridge is a platform created and administered by our student party to connect with the students of UM and form a spirit of community and contribution. Each month, contributors write a text to tell you about their opinion, an event they have found interesting, … It is pretty free! If you too would like to share your texts, contact us All views expressed in these articles are the writers’ own and do not represent NovUM’s official or unofficial position. Sustainability- An unsustainable concept for students?  When thinking about sustainability as a student, many feasible options quickly come to mind. First of all, it is possible to change your lifestyle, as it all comes down to the ethical choices one makes when consuming, whether it be food or other goods. From secondhand clothing…
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Humans of NovUM

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“Student representation is a great way to get involved at your faculty and be able to make a change for your fellow students as well as for yourself”   Dear NovUMers! This week we have another member sharing their story of their time spent with NovUM. Without further ado, Michelle van Holten   Hi there! My name is Michelle van Holten. I am 24 years old and I’m from The Netherlands. I’m am member of the FHML Faculty Council. In my past time I like to be musically involved and I have a love for cinematography.   I am a third year ba BMS student and a second year ba Medical student. After finishing both bachelors I will continue on doing the master of Medicine at the FHML. After that…
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Election results!

Election results!

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We would like to thank everyone that has taken the time to vote NovUM during the elections for Faculty and University Council last week! On behalf of NovUM the following candidates will be representing you next year! University Council: Thomas Vaessen Jurgen van Heertum Rebecca Kavanagh FASoS: Paul Denfeld Sophie Schluderbacher Niklas Zerr Emma Kessenich FoL: Thijs Mijnhout Liza Ovsyanko FHML: Michelle van Holten Vincenzo Di Leonardo FPN: Sophie Raible Laura Winkens SBE: Andrey Iliev
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Opening Hours

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Thinking of applying? Do you still have questions? NovUM is having opening hours until the deadline everyday from 14.00 to 18.00 at the NovUM office in the SSC.  Come by for a chat!
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Apply now as a student representative!

Apply now as a student representative!

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Have a say in what goes on at your University and make some money next to your studies! Become a NovUM student representative! Deadline for application: March 28 Send: CV + short motivation letter to novum@maastrichtuniversity.nl More info? Message us! #YourUniversityYourFuture #VoteNovUM
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Election Day!

Election Day!

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Today is election day! Make sure to use your right to vote and go to the polling stations! Click here to see where the nearest polling station is for you.    
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Waste separation at UM

Waste separation at UM

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We're very happy to see that the first steps towards a truly sustainable university have been made! Let's keep up the momentum and make sure that Maastricht University is 100% sustainable, green and energy neutral by 2030! #YourUniversityYourFuture #VoteNovUM  
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