Global covid infections continue to skyrocket; a trend from which Germany is not exempt. Rest assured that the university’s covid crisis team continues to meet weekly to ensure the safety of our students and staff whilst maintaining face-to-face teaching and communication where possible. Given the current situation, regular teaching and examination formats are deemed safe under the premise that hygiene regulations and recommendations are adhered to. It is of utmost importance that absence in the case of mandatory attendance due to quarantine be excused to ensure just treatment of our pupils.
Students unable to fulfil 2G requirements are, as of the time of writing, permitted to present an antigen rapid test in lieu of a PCR test if necessary. The aforementioned is the fruit of a letter sent by the Student Parliament to the Bavarian state government concerning the limitations of the 2G / 3G + rules imposed by said Μinistry.
Current FAU corona regulations: https://www.fau.de/corona/
Should you encounter personal issues, please feel free to reach out via the “Corona Kummerkasten”.
Stay happy and healthy!
The working group “Semesterticket Erlangen/Nuremberg” is looking for new members. With the lofty goal of reducing the cost of public transport to 365€ (200€ less than presently), a visit is well worth your while to find out whether we would be a good fit for you! In 2020 a similar ticket was introduced for secondary school students – We want in! We currently find ourselves in a politically favourable time in terms of state support. Get involved in social media and PR, communication, design and much more!
Join us (2-5h a week): firstname.lastname@example.org
The newly founded working group (AK) “Feminism and Sexuality” belongs to Ref AntiDisRa (anti-discrimination and racism). Our aim is to raise awareness surrounding gender equality, sexuality, individual autonomy and harassment/abuse and create a safe space for students.
The AK works in collaboration with “Frauenennotruf Erlangen” and the FAU’s “Office for Equality and Diversity” to organise workshops surrounding the aforementioned issues.
We are at the beginning of a long but very rewarding journey and cordially invite interested students to join us! Send us an email: email@example.com
The Speaker’s Council is ready to accept new members! Those interested in the role would begin their time in office as of February/March. The role is an incredibly multifaceted one and though time-consuming, incredibly rewarding. One is presented with the chance to create real change at our university, act as the bridge between faculties and between students and staff and make use of priceless networking opportunities. We catch-up Mondays 20-23pm! Should you be interested; we cordially invite you to our next meeting (online) on the 17th of January (ZOOM link here ).
We welcome you with open arms.
The FAU prides itself on the high standard of education and innovation to which we hold ourselves accountable. As such it is essential that we work together with the members of our community to continually better our quality of teaching and maintain our position at the forefront of the education sector. To facilitate such, an open discourse round was held on Monday the 10th of January, to which, students and staff alike were cordially invited.
We asked the tough questions:
- Whose achievements deserved to be recognised via a Teaching Prize?
- What should we focus on as we move towards #FAU2025?
- What are our strengths and wherein lie our weaknesses?
All-in-all, the event was positively received with open-mindedness and critical thinking. We look forward to an ongoing discussion surrounding the issue and implementing the multitude of measures suggested on Monday.
Lara and Michael