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Luna-tik

Info Exchange Students

Luna-tik is the faculty association of the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience. We are here not only for all the bachelor and master psychology students in Maastricht but also for YOU as an exchange student. Our aim is to bring psychology students together by organizing a range of activities; including workshops, lectures, parties, city-trips and excursions. 

We achieve this with the help of our active members, who work together in committees throughout the year. You can become a member at any time during your stay in Maastricht to benefit from everything we offer, for instance discounts on all our events and the study books. As you stay in Maastricht for a shorter time than students that do their whole Bachelor here, you can become a member for a cheaper price. This will be the same as that our Master students pay, namely €10,-.

Our structure

Luna-tik consists of committees which are supervised by the board. The board is made up of the following functions: president, vice president, secretary, head of finance, head of internal relations and head of external relations. Each committee has a similar division of roles but can also include general members without a specific role. The board is supported by an advisory council, composed of old board members.

Our main events

What does our year look like?
At the beginning of the academic year (so right after your arrival in Maastricht) we organize activities in the introduction week of the university, where you can meet and bond with your fellow students. This is an amazing opportunity to meet fellow exchange students and get in contact with Luna-tik members who are in Maastricht for a while already. This way you can quickly build your own network of new friends and people that can answer your questions about Maastricht. Keep an eye on our Facebook page: Faculty Association Luna-tik, and our website www.luna-tik.nl where we will keep you updated on all events.

The Introduction Camp Committee plans a weekend trip to give first year and exchange students a chance to meet each other. In 2018 this will be 31/08 till 02/09. 
Throughout the year, the Activity Committee, Psychological Activities Committee and Party Committee take care of various events, like game nights, theme parties or educational lectures. The Ball Committee organizes a great ball for all FPN students. Later in the year, two bigger events take place organized by the Travel Committee and Annual Camp Committee. The Travel Committee is responsible for a trip abroad that is open to all students, including non-members. The Annual Camp is a weekend planned for all students in order to bond with each other and have a relaxing weekend away from hectic university life. 

General Members Assembly 

Lastly, a few times a year a General Members Assembly takes place. At these assemblies members (active and non-active) of Luna-tik get an update on what the board and committees have been up to, and what the plan is for the rest of the year. Through the course of the whole year, achievements and failures are discussed. There is also a chance to vote for or against changes proposed by the board. At the last GMA of the year the candidate board presents their plan for the next academic year and is voted for or against by the members. Even if you are only here for half a year, coming to the GMA might be an interesting opportunity for you to learn how the association works or how it differs from the association at your home university.

Rule of freedom

As a Luna-tik member you are free to choose to what degree you would like to be involved in the activities of our association. We can guarantee you no surprising costs, mandatory tasks or hazing in order to become a regular member or active member. 

Become a member?

As it was mentioned in the previous part, you can always join one of the committees whenever you feel is the right time for you. For more information you can drop by the Luna-tik desk (B0.636a) or send us an e-mail at lunatik@maastrichtuniversity.nl. Our members are present at the desk during the book sale at the beginning of each period. Another option is to come and relax on one of our couches in the Luna-tik room (UNS40 1.765), which is a common room for all psychology students, and ask one of our active members for more details. 

If you are already sure you want to be a member, you can fill in a registration form at the Luna-tik desk and pay the one-time fee of €10. 

Maastricht University
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience ((FPN)

International Relations Office

Universiteitssingel 40, level 1, 6229 ER Maastricht
P.O. Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht
Monday - Friday: visiting hour from 10:00-11:00.