Honours+ Central & Informal Events

Stay informed about all the mandatory central events and optional informal events Honours+ is hosting in 2021-2022.

Dear Honours+ students,

Over the course of the programme, Honours+ organizes several central formal and informal activities for all Honours+ students, Supervisors and faculty coordinators. All events contain educational and/or assessment elements  and offer opportunities for students, UM employees and others to meet, connect and network. But it’s also always a lot of fun!

At the central events (Kick-Off, Midterm expert Discussions, and Closing), attendance is mandatory for all students.
If you cannot attend a central event, please refer to the section of the student handbook “Exceptional Circumstance” or contact the Honours+ Central Management Team.

Warm regards,

Honours+ Central Management Team

Central (Mandatory) Events

Informal (Optional) Community Events

Honours+ Kick-Off

This is where your Honours+ journey officially takes off.

Jumping right in: The Honours+ Kick-Off

Wednesday, November 1st
18:00-22:00 (Location: Brasserie Tapijn)

We want to officially welcome you to Honours+ and kick-off the programme together with a bang! Students will get an opportunity to first meet and get to know each other.

We hope to inspire you to go into the Honours+ experience with an enthusiastic approach and a good foundation for pleasant and effective teamwork.

Please refer to your email accounts to stay informed about the Honours+ Kick-Off event. Your attendance is mandatory.

Mark your calendars!
The Honours+ Kick-off event will take place on Wednesday November 1st, at Brasserie Tapijn.

Programme of the evening:

Honours+ Midterm Expert Discussion Evenings

This is where you get the chance to exchange knowledge with experts and fellow teams working on the same Challenge, and see each other’s progress.

HONOURS+ Midterm Expert Discussion Evenings

Wednesday March 6th or Thursday March 7th
17:30-22:00 hrs. (Tapijn X, EDLAB)

Halfway during the Honours+ programme, all students are required to attend one of the Midterm Expert Discussion Evenings (a schedule will be drawn up for when, which team needs to be present).
During these sessions, students will present their results thus far to an expert on the Challenge topic, after which they will be able to ask input from the expert on a content related issue they are dealing with.

Please refer to your student email accounts to stay informed about the Midterm Peer Discussion Evenings. Your attendance is mandatory.

Mark your calendars!  

Programme of the evening:

Honours+ Closing Event

HONOURS+ Closing Event

Wednesday May 15th.
17:30-22:00 hrs. (Location: StayOkay Maastricht)

The Honours+ programme is concluded with a festive Closing Event, focused on bringing the Honours+ experience to a close together. During the Closing Event, each student team will present their findings concerning the team Challenge to the other Honours+ students, and a jury. The best presentation within every Challenge topic will win a team prize. We challenge you to impress your peers and UM’s academic staff!

Inform the H+ community and us what potential solution you found (applied research Challenges) or what new and value-adding knowledge to the already existing knowledge on this topic your team uncovered (theoretical research Challenges). More information regarding the criteria for your team’s poster and presentation during the Closing Event, can be found under “Team Challenge Outcome”.

Mark your calendars! The Honours+ closing event will take place on Wednesday May 15th, at StayOkay Maastricht.

Please refer to the Honours+ website, and your student email accounts to stay informed about the Honours+ Closing Event. Your attendance is mandatory.

Programme of the evening:

Informal Community Events

Feel like meeting up with fellow honours students outside your own faculty? Then join us during these optional informal events.

Besides the formal central events, we also host a variety of fun and informal community events, where you can meet and connect with fellow honours students in an informal setting. These events are aimed at building bridges across faculty borders and aspire to create a community of honours students.

Attending these events is optional, voluntarily and free of charge. However, once you sign up for such an event, we count on your presence and expect you to actually attend these events. Not showing up, or cancelling later than 24 hours in advance, without a valid and documented reason, will affect the activity for your fellow students and leads to extra costs for the organization. You will, in that case, be faced with a no-show fee of € 25.

Please note that once you are signed up, it is not possible to cancel your registration yourself. If you must cancel your registration, please email honoursplus@maastrichtuniversity.nl with your request. Registration or cancellation of a registration is allowed up to 24 hours in advance of the community event date.

Please refer to the Honours+ website, Instagram/Facebook, and your student email accounts to stay informed about the informal community events.


Please contact Honours+ Central Management Team if you have any questions concerning the Honours+ Central Events.

Senior Coordinator

Fabienne Crombach



Tania Topa