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Have you ever felt like you don’t belong? Perhaps your friends, family, or culture made you feel like the odd one out? You try to fit in, to adapt, to force yourself into someone you are not. Overflown by frustration …
During my bachelor’s I found a side-job as a student coach for elementary and secondary school children. I noticed that learning math or reading was not always as easy for others as it was for me. You sit next to …
At our University, there are many active student organizations specializing in everything – from sports to social debates to religious communities. Today, our blogger Tristan sits down with Clara Bleileven, the President of the local chapter of the Young European …
At the first meeting, I got to know Emma* as a sensitive, careful girl. We spoke about her dreams for the future, but also about how the atmosphere was at home, and what she wanted to change. She soon revealed …
I met Lotte Reinhoudt and Siméon de Bruijn on a sunny Thursday morning. In the middle of the pandemic, these two Epidemiology Msc students founded the Plantenasiel. Their initiative gives plants a second chance: you can donate plants, exchange plants, …
The last few months have been exceptionally strange for all of us. For many, the closure of businesses and the outflow of students going back to their home countries make Maastricht feel empty. However, for my housemate Tristan and I, …
If you ever volunteered, it probably came from a desire to help others or to contribute to society. Your main drive to visit the elderly home or the foodbank every week was not for yourself; it was to make another …
It’s tough in your first year of university. The sky’s the limit in terms of what you can do, but it’s looking pretty intimidating up there. And before you can do any growing, you need to find out who you …
During these times of quarantine, it is easy to fall into a routine and it might be challenging to maintain your mental health. Not having your friends and family around is a difficult situation for everyone, regardless of whether you’re …
The first few weeks in our new house were a discovery period. We tried to meet the different social organizations active in Mariaberg, to get ourselves known to our neighbors and we took part in various social activities in the “buurtcentrum” …
Onder de noemer ‘een dag niet ziek’ organiseert Match Maastricht samen met Circumflex en Saurus en de hulpdiensten op zaterdag 15 juni 2019 een speciale dag voor langdurig zieke kinderen. Tijdens deze dag kruipen kinderen in de huid van een …