Honours+ Central & Informal Events

Stay informed about all the mandatory central events and optional informal events Honours+ is hosting in 2019-2020.

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 Peer Discussios 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

Thursday, October 29th
18:00-21:00 (Location: SBE, Ad Fundum)

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

Additionally, there will be an inspiring activity to introduce you to interdisciplinary teamwork and its pitfalls, and an enjoyable group activity to facilitate the formation of a nice team dynamic within your team right off the bat. At this festive but furthermore meaningful event, we hope to inspire you to go into the Honours+ experience with an enthusiastic approach and a good foundation for pleasant and effective teamwork.

Mark your calendars! The Honours+ Kick-off event will take place on Tuesday October 29th, at SBE (TS 53)

Please refer to the Honours+ website, Facebook page, and your student email accounts to stay informed about the Honours+ Kick-Off event. Your attendance is mandatory.

Programme of the evening:

Honours+ Midterm Peer Discussion Evenings

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

HONOURS+ Midterm Peer Discussion Evenins

Tuesday March 3rd, or Wednesday March 4th
17:00-21:30 hrs. (Location: Tapijn building X)

Halfway during the Honours+ programme, all students are required to attend one of the Midterm Peer Discussion Evenings (a schedule will be drawn up for when, which team needs to be present).

During these evenings, you will be grouped with fellow honours students from other teams, working on the same challenge, and you will be explaining the status quo of your research. How is your team progressing, what research question are you focusing on, what are your pitfalls, what information has proven difficult to gather and do you have a specific need for input from other teams?

This way, students will be given the chance to exchange views and insights, compare progress, gather new knowledge via discussions with other teams and their respective Supervisors, request input for their own challenge and discuss team related issues with other Honours+ students (team functioning, scheduling challenges, communication etc.).

By doing so, we are aiming at building towards a system of peer support and build further towards the development of an honours community and the exchange of knowledge amongst UM honours students, and it helps your challenge keeping momentum as well.

Programme of the evening:


Mark your calendars!  The Honours+ Midterm Peer Discussion Evenings will take place on Tuesday March 3rd and Wednesday March 4th at Tapijn Building X.

Please refer to the Honours+ website, Facebook page, and your student email accounts to stay informed about the Midterm Peer Discussion Evenings. Your attendance is mandatory.

Honours+ Closing Event

HONOURS+ Closing Event (CANCELLED due to Covid19, check your student email for further instructions)

Thursday, May 14th.
17:30-22:00 hrs. (Location: Novotel Maastricht)

The Honours+ programme is concluded with a festive Closing Event, focused on bringing the Honours+ experience to a close reflectively, together.

During the Closing Event, each student team will pitch their findings with regards to 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!

Additionally, all teams will display their findings via a poster exhibition, which allows students to see the outcome of other challenge topics, and provide room for discussion. The jury will take the poster into consideration as well.

Tell 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).

Programme of the evening:

Mark your calendars! The Honours+ closing event will take place on Thursday May 14th at Novotel Maastricht.

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

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.


To sign up for the community events, use the buttons below. There, you will find the link to the community events registration page. There is a minimum of 5 sign-ups per activity in order for the activity to take place.

Attending these events is optional, voluntarily and free of charge. However, once you sign up for such an event, we count on your presence an 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 organisation. 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, Facebook, and your student email accounts to stay informed about the informal community events.


Game Night: January 15th, Tapijn X, 18:00 hrs

Register here


Movie Night: March 11th, Lumiere, after 18:00 hrs

Register here


Potluck Picnic: April 24th, Location St. Pietersberg (only if weather permits), 12:00 hrs

Register here (cancelled)


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


Fabienne Crombach


Junior Coordinator

Dominique Tellier



Marie-Lou Mestrini