If you have bought an Additional Ticket for this semester, it is now time to upgrade to the Deutschland-Ticket. If you haven’t done so yet, you will find the code to redeem it in an email from the VAG, which you should have received in the last few weeks depending on the date of purchase. In the following you will find some additional information from the AK Semesterticket about what you have to pay attention to.
The most important thing is that the additional ticket expires at the end of May, and therefore the upgrade is essential for further use. However, you can still use it until then, as long as you only want to travel within the VGN. You can still redeem the upgrade at any time until the end of September, but before that, you won’t be able to drive with it. If you have any questions or problems beyond the following, please contact the AK Semesterticket at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*What to look for:*
1) You have received two emails from VGN/VAG with subject “VGN Onlineshop: Your order xxxxxxx”; once the additional ticket and once the upgrade code.
2) The email was sent from email@example.com and not from @vgn.de (because VAG as part of VGN runs the online store)
3) The e-mail may have ended up in spam
4) The email was sent to the email address of the app or that of the VGN/Nürnberg-Mobil account; this is not necessarily the university email address (depending on which one was chosen)
5) In the VGN app (probably similar in Nürnberg-Mobil) the voucher can be redeemed in the menu under “Tickets” at the bottom under “Redeem voucher” – and not in the menu item “Deutschland-Ticket”!
6) With the same voucher code you should also have received 3,000 free minutes for the VAG bike (valid until the end of September)!
The Stuve is currently working intensively on several issues. These include, for example, the AK Prüfungsversuche (Working Group on Examination Attempts), which is lobbying the university so that we are no longer so severely restricted when it comes to repeating exams. Using the example of Bielefeld (which allows an infinite number of attempts and even the improvement of passed exams), we have explained in a presentation for the Referat L that the extension of exam attempts will probably not negatively influence the average standard period of study, and what advantages it will bring.
Another topic we are concerned with is the problem around the income limit of mini-jobs in combination with the increased minimum wage. Because of about 2€, which exceeds the 520€ limit at 10 hours per week, many students get problems with social security contributions. Some workarounds seem to have been found already. For example, some students report agreements with their health insurer to declare the surplus as advertising costs to avoid problems. If you are affected, a request to your health insurance company may also help you.
A lot is going on internally at the Stuve, and not just because of the approaching university elections. For example, there was recently a big Stuve weekend at the House of Student Representation, where students from various committees and working groups got together to talk about their work in the Stuve and to discuss future prospects for the Stuve concerning the lack of successors in the committees. This also allowed us to network a bit across faculties in a relaxed way, since opportunities to do so are somewhat rare. One of those rare opportunities, however, came just a few weeks ago when the FSVs of the university got together to share ideas on various topics.
The Stuve has also been able to talk to the university in various conversations. For example, at the last meeting of the President with the Sprat, they talked about possible opportunities to make the Stuve more visible on the part of the university and better involved generally. At Pact4Ukraine, two representatives from the Student Council networked with Ukrainian students and discussed their needs.
We know you’ve been waiting eagerly for this. Our Tuesday Talks event series is going into the second round! And we haven’t missed the chance to invite TV celebrities!
This time you can expect panels and discussions from startups like smalr, Vestigas, and Naschnatur and the chance to learn all about their startup journey. What does it take to convince the Lions to invest? How do you grow together as a team? And what were the biggest stumbling blocks?
On 06.06. we will start at the Zollhof in Nuremberg with the contributions of the startups at 18:00 followed by Q&A’s where you can ask the question that has been on your mind for years. To round off the evening, the event ends with a networking party which is a great moment to network and meet interesting people. Drinks and food will be provided by START Nuremberg – so: now there’s no reason to stay at home!
Why such a big event? Quite simple: START Nuremberg is celebrating its 20th anniversary at the same time!
We are one of 12 chapters of Europe’s largest student entrepreneurship initiative and are committed to shaping the Bavarian startup ecosystem and bringing it closer together. Feel free to follow us on social media or check us out at [https://www.start-nuernberg.de/!]
How do you get a ticket? Have a look here.