Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience

2nd-year bachelor's

The perfect year to discover the ‘Employability framework’ and find out what your competencies are at Career Services. You may want to consider applying for a student exchange, become a board member of a student association, or follow an additional language course.

 Acquire skills
 Gain experience
 Get personal support

Acquire Skills

Academic information skills
A selection of tutorials by the UM Library to improve your academic information skills.

Assertiveness training
In this training, you develop an assertive attitude and you work on your self-confidence.

Boost your self-confidence
During this workshop you will learn how to be more aware of your personal emotions and characteristics. You will get tools to give your personal life a positive boost.

Clinical skills
Students will develop clinical skills (e.g., obtaining a patient’s psychiatric anamnesis, determining DSM-diagnoses, and writing a professional report).

Communication skills (theory and practice)
Throughout the entire Bachelor's and Master's programme students learn about and practice their communication skills .

Crash course in Decision making
Do you put off making decisions, find it hard to distinguish what is important and have doubts after deciding? Making a decision is difficult, but we can help you improve with this workshop.

CV & job application letter
In this workshop you will learn how to write a good job application letter and CV. In addition you will take the recruiter’s seat.

Discover your competences
You gain insight into what you can and want. You itemise your competencies, key qualities and motives. With this workshop you create a good starting point for entering the employment market. 

Ethics is a subject that is touched upon in different facets of the programmes at FPN. 

Fear of failure training
Always feeling tense and nervous? Do you panic before or during tests or a presentation? Then the fear of failure training may be something for you.

Job applications in the Digital Era
Recruiters are increasingly using applicant tracking systems and what does this mean for you as a job applicant? How do you make an application video? A lot of job interviews take place at a distance, via phone, Skype or Facetime. How do you prepare for this? This workshop aims at answering these questions.

Language courses
Maastricht University's Language Centre offers a broad range of language services to students. We help them communicate effectively in an international environment.

Lecture: networking skills
This lecture gives an insight in the basic principles of personal networking. You will get hands-on tips & tricks which help you to create an interesting network.

Online career library
The Online Career Library comprises the best websites to help you start off your career. 

Personal Branding
This workshop you go in search of your personal brand. What makes you you? By thinking in this way you learn to profile yourself so that you can make it clear to others who you are and what you stand for.

Presentation skills
This interactive, hands-on workshop is built around your presentations –using these to practice, get feedback and improve.

Self-help: improve your study/professional skills
Tips and tools for improving your own professional/study skills.

Study efficacy increase group
The efficacy increase group is a self-help group for students who find it difficult to concentrate on their studies and tend to procrastinate. The group ensures that you improve your study behaviour and that you use an effective method for studying.

Team building for board members
(For Board members only) We can help your board to become a real team.

Time management
This interactive workshop will give you an insight in your current time management habits and it will help you identify areas for improvement.

Training Endnote
Students learn to create their own literature file and to provide a project/document (Word) with quotes and a literature list according to the desired citation style. Attention will be paid to plagiarism and APA citation style.

Workshop - Mindfulness and meditation
Mindfulness teaches you to be present attentively in the here and now, so that you are aware of your current experience. It helps you to take some distance from the issues you worry about. An effect can be that your mind becomes calmer and that you feel more relaxed.

Workshop Stress management
Do you find it difficult to find a good balance between study and leisure time? In this workshop you look for your own stress signals and you get tools to keep stress under control.

Gain experience

Become a member of a student organisation
Build networks. Make friends. Find like minds.

Become a research assistant
Show your interest in becoming a research assistant to the research staff members at FPN. 

Become a student representative
As a student you can help improve the facilities and policies of Maastricht University.

Honours bachelor programme FPN
The honours bachelor's programme consists of additional projects, lectures and a honours thesis, along with the regular programme.

Information on study abroad / Erasmus exchange
Students receive information about studying abroad from the International Relations Office.

Research participation
Every Bachelor's student at FPN has to participate as a research participant in a number of scientific empirical studies. In this way they become acquainted with a variety of methods of empirical research, and are introduced in the different research areas.

Student jobs at UM
There are various jobs at Maastricht University for UM Students. These vary from organising the introduction week to photographing and writing for our social media and providing information to high school students.

Symposium onderzoekspracticum
In this symposium groups of students will present their findings (poster or presentation) to an audience of fellow students, psychologists, and a jury.

Virtual mobility
This practical gives students an opportunity to experience working in distributed multi-cultural teams.

Get personal support

Career advice
The career advisers of UM Career Services are specialised in the area of study and career choices and the job market. They can help you with all your career-related questions in a 45 min. session.

Individual Psychological Support
Everyone feels a little bit out of sorts sometimes. You can notice this in various ways: From fear of failure, procrastination and problems with planning to eating disorders, stress, gloominess and even depression. Our team of student psychologists can help you.

Mentor programme
Students have individual and group meetings with their mentor in which study progress and development are discussed.

Personal appointment with academic advisor
All students have the possibility to consult the academic advisers with study-related questions.

Focus on self-reflection, personal learning goals and study progress.

Coping with loss and mourning group
Have you lost someone and do you want to put things in order and learn to let go? Then the coping with loss group may be something for you.

Quick career advice
Questions about your career and study? Want to know what you can do after you graduate? Have you got doubts about your job application letter, your CV or your profile on LinkedIn? Come to a Quick Career Advice (15min).

Well-being week
During this week students focus on their well-being. Also topics related to employability, such as time-management are included in the programme. The well-being week is organized by UM Career Services.