28 Sep 2021

Liberal Arts and Sciences at University College Maastricht | Online Experience Day

What is it like to study Liberal Arts and Sciences at University College Maastricht (UCM)? Join the UCM Online Experience Day to find out.

Registration

Are you in your final year of high school or plan to start your studies in the next academic year? Then click on the green button on the right to register for this event.

Please be aware that this online experience day is specifically meant for students who are interested in the bachelor’s degree Liberal Arts and Sciences of University College Maastricht.

The spots for the online experience day are limited, so make sure to register on time. This experience day will take place online via the communication platform Zoom.

How does a UCM online experience day work?

In order to make the best out of the little time available during the online experience day, we require participants to do some preparation in the week prior to the event. This preparation takes a maximum of 2 hours and involves watching informational videos about the programme structure and an introduction to the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) teaching method, as well as some minor reading to prepare for the PBL tutorial.

During the event, participants meet current UCM students and engage in a PBL tutorial, led by student ambassadors and tutors. After the PBL tutorial, there is a live Q&A session in which prospective students can ask current UCM students and our student recruiter any questions they might still have.

The online experience day will take about 3.5 hours.

Programme

Prior to the event

  Activity
Part 1 Registration
Part 2 Video presenations by UCM professor and a UCM student on:
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences programme at UCM
  • Student life
  • Admission procedure
Part 3 Video introduction to Problem-Based Learning (PBL)
Part 4 PBL preparation: lecture
Part 5 PBL preparation: case study

During the event

  Activity Time (CEST)
Part 1 Login to our online classroom 13:15
  Welcome 13:30
  Introduction round 13:45
Part 2 PBL pre-discussion 14:00
  PBL self-study / coffee break 14:30
  PBL post-discussion 15:15
  Break 16:00
Part 3 Q&A session with UCM students 16:15
  End 16:45

The various UCM Online Experience Days take place in Central European Time (CEST). To give everyone a chance to join, we offer morning and afternoon sessions.

Does this time not suit you?

For the parents

Parents and guardians are also more than welcome to join this online experience day.

Similar to the preparation stage for prospective students, parents and guardians will be required to watch informational videos about the programme structure and an introduction to Problem-Based Learning teaching method (parts 1 and 2 in the schedules above) prior to the event.

During the experience day, parents and guardians will participate in the welcome session, after which they will join an informative parents’ session over the online platform Zoom with the UCM student recruiter and a UCM student, whom they can ask questions about the programme. The parents’ session lasts about 1.5 hours, from 13:15 until approximately 14:45 (CEST).

Parents and guardians who would like to join the parents’ session are required to log in to the session with a second device.

Questions and contact

Please do not hesitate to send us an email if one of our online experience days is full. We might still be able to offer you a spot in the case of a cancellation.

If you have any questions about the online experience day, reach out to us via email at: ucm-info[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl