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 Peer & 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, October 27th
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.
Additionally, there will be an inspiring lecture on interdisciplinary teamwork and how to lift your group work from multi-disciplinary to interdisciplinary.

Lastly, we have organized an enjoyable group activity to facilitate the formation of excellent team dynamics within your team right off the bat. We hope to inspire you to go into the Honours+ experience with an enthusiastic approach and a good foundation for pleasant and effective teamwork.

The Honours+ Kick-Off Event is considered an educational activity, hosted at an external venue where at that moment no other guests are allowed.
Therefore, you will not be required to show proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative test result. If you have not yet been vaccinated or have not recently (in the past six months) tested positive for COVID-19 and recovered from it, we recommend that you take a self-test before coming to the event. If you test positive, you will not be allowed to come to the event and you will have to undergo testing at the municipal health service (GGD) and go into quarantine.

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.

Mark your calendars!  The Honours+ Kick-off event will take place on Wednesday October 27th.

Programme of the evening:

Honours+ Midterm Peer & 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 Peer & Expert Discussion Evenings

Wednesday February 23rd or Thursday February 24th.
17:30-22:00 hrs. (online via Zoom)

Halfway during the Honours+ programme, all students are required to attend one of the Midterm Peer & 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 their Challenge topic, by means of a 2-minute pitch, after which they will be able to ask input from the expert on a content related issue they are dealing with.

After that, students are grouped with fellow honours students from other teams that are working on the same challenge, and are able to get input from fellow students on issues or problems that are facing. These problems can be related to the content of their research or related to the process of working in an interdisciplinary team.

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

Mark your calendars!  The Honours+ Midterm Peer Discussion Evenings will take place on Wednesday 23.02.2022 and Thursday 24.02.2022.

Honours+ Closing Event

HONOURS+ Closing Event

Wednesday May 11th.
17:30-22:00 hrs. (Location: TBD)

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 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.

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).

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

Mark your calendars! The Honours+ closing event will take place on Wednesday May 11th (unless Covid-19 regulations require adaptations to the setup).

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.

Some events are already scheduled, but you never know if we might just as well surprise you with a pop-up event.


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 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, 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


Junior Coordinator

Anna Marino


Marie-Lou Mestrini