MHeNs PhD students convene informally on a monthly basis during the so-called 'MHeNs Pizza meetings'. They may invite a speaker to start a discussion on a topic of their choice (e.g., "publishing in high impact or open access journals", "working in the industry", "epigenetics"). In addition, they organize an annual MHeNs Mingle day.
There are two UM-wide PhD associations for promovendi. The PhD Academy brings PhD students of different faculties, research institutes and research schools together in regular activities. In addition, the Promovendi Vereniging Universiteit Maastricht (ProVUM) is a university-wide association that provides relevant information and services to PhD students.