The lecture-free period for the members of the Stuve started not only with the usual exam time, but also with the second part of the constituent meeting of the newly elected student council (Konvent) on August 5.
Here, among other things, the new Spratis were elected, who will be presented in the next newsletter in 4 weeks. Otherwise, all advertised positions were filled, except for the election of the Commission for Sustainability, which was postponed.
This commission, established last week by the university leadership, has the goal of connecting all status groups and the institutions at FAU and to jointly develop and implement measures. Therefore, the commission will advise the university management on sustainability issues and develop sustainability guidelines. For the students, the Konvent is to propose two voting representatives, who will be elected at the first meeting in October. The term of office runs from the first of October and lasts for two years. You do not have to be a member of the Konvent to be elected. If you have any questions about it, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or apply directly at email@example.com.
On Monday, the FAU was also visited by a delegation from the Greens parliamentary group in the Bavarian state parliament. The Greens parliamentary group is currently visiting Bavarian universities on the topic of university construction and asking about projects that are going well and those that are going badly, needs for change and university-specific concerns, and the FAU kicked off the series of visits.
The chancellor, the university administration, the building office and the green office were present and we as student representatives were also explicitly invited, which were represented by four Spratis that took part in the conversation. First the chancellor presented the status quo of the construction situation with many locations, satellites, rentals and also partly dilapidated building situation and subsequently showed well running and also successfully completed construction projects that have contributed significantly to reducing the renovation backlog at our FAU in recent years. A great deal is still pending, of course, whereby the major projects of the Raspberry Palace + Lecture Hall Center have already completed the realization competition, thus a certain design by certain architectural firms has already been determined and more detailed planning is now underway.
Also a result to the order building procedure of the educational sciences is lining up soon.
The negative aspect here is that the construction office is already working at maximum capacity with the projects currently underway, and in some cases is probably overloaded, so some projects even with available funding still have to wait.
We also discussed in more detail the master plan for the south campus, how the twin lecture halls there are developing and also why the Tentoria, which was previously at this location, was dropped without replacement: no one was found to rebuild a similar structure at a different location and now the project is on ice again for the time being.
In addition, a few exciting new projects were teased and general requirements for teaching and learning spaces of the future were discussed – so the conversation was very exciting and interesting for us – and the Green Party also gave us an ice cube mold, which hopefully will cool down some future meetings at the Sprat.