News from the Stuve

It’s been a long time, but now the format News from the Stuve is revived! We would like to give you regular updates on what topics we are currently dealing with and what is happening in the various committees of the Stuve.

For example, there is one topic that is on everyone’s mind this semester: the semester tickets! After the negotiations of the AK Semesterticket to keep the 2,07€-ticket for the rest of the lecture-free time, they already went back to regular business of fighting for the 365€-ticket. For a few weeks signatures were collected in Erlangen and Nuremberg in order to hand them over to the respective mayors of the two cities as a Bürger*innenantrag. In Erlangen this already happened on Tuesday – you can read more about it in the Stuve’s PK on the topic. During all these efforts, however, we already moved on to the next topic: the 9€ ticket. Here the working group has participated in many negotiations to make the refunds as fair and easy as possible for us students.

This semester, the Sprat has also exchanged ideas with the student council of the THN on this topic. In our meetings, we hope to be able to learn from each other’s work and even work together on problems. The Sprat has also met with the university leadership and discussed topics related to studying and volunteering at our university during a round of pizza in our new Präsi talks with President Hornegger. For example we talked about a topic on which we are currently in a lot of contact with the university: Valuing student engagement at our uni.

The next big event coming up is the university elections at the end of June. We organizing numerous meetings with the lists of candidates for the Student Counsil election and are also planning election videos and the university election compass. At the same time, many other events that had to be cancelled in the last semesters due to the pandemic situation are finally taking place again. We are happy that the Stuve can offer you many great opportunities to get back into student life again!

This is also where we hit our limits for a while, as our secretary Anja Winkelmann recently said goodbye to us and in the transition period until a new person is in the office, a few spratis are taking over her duties. There was some chaos to keep up with the many room requests for the events. However, we are doing our best and have been able to make just about everything happen so far in cooperation with the room management.

Our Stuve building has also come back to life this semester. Many groups meet there regularly, and one or the other special event is already planned. Just recently, for example, the revival of the AK Zivilklausel took place here. The topic of peaceful research instead of armaments research is being discussed. There will be more meetings about this, interested people can keep their eyes open on our channels for more information.

But also in general you are always welcome to get involved with us; the pandemic has caused big cuts in the student representation and we are always happy when new people want to get involved in the many committees. For example, feel free to drop by at various committee meetings or at working groups!