FAU for Peace: minute for peace in Iran on November 17 at 6:00 p.m.

The student representation organizes a get-together for peace on November 17, 2022 at 6 p.m. on the lawn in the Schlossgarten Erlangen (in front of the equestrian monument in the direction of the fountain).

Here we show solidarity with the courageous students and university staff and protesters in Iran, whose life and limb is currently highly endangered.

There will be a short speech, a poem, and a moment of silence together. Afterwards we will have the opportunity to discuss the topic together.


Digital workshop: Sexual diversity in professional life

On Nov. 17, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., FAU Career Services will host a digital workshop on sexual diversity in the workplace.

Sexual diversity does not end at the boundaries of the private sphere. But what relevance does it have, especially in professional life? What challenges should I expect? How do I structure my everyday working life so that I feel comfortable and am able to perform? What goals are worth striving for in my professional life? These are just a few of the questions that will be discussed in the webinar. The focus will be on discussing your own experiences, wishes and fears, and learning from each other. 

Development of the FAU: Two ministers answer your questions

On November 10, 2022, 12:15 – 13:45 in the lecture hall C1 in the New Chemical Center, Nikolaus-Fiebiger-Str.10, 91058 Erlangen, UG 1 there will be a discussion with the Bavarian Minister of Science Markus Blume and Minister of the Interior Joachim Herrmann.

For us students, good teaching and learning spaces and also the condition of our campus are a very important component of our studies and also the Well Being during our studies.

For a long time, FAU was known as a rather dilapidated university, investments were postponed and delayed. In recent years, some projects have started to move. But is that enough? What about sustainable transformation? And by when will we have the infrastructure we need?

The panel is a great opportunity to follow up with your questions and, of course, learn about future building development at our FAU. For more info, feel free to check out: https://www.fau.de/termine/diskussionsrunde-entwicklung-der-fau-mit-markus-blume-und-joachim-herrmann/

News from the Stuve

The new semester has begun and with it, our committees have slowly come out of their summer slump. With numerous events for first-year students, but also general events for all students, life is coming back to the university and thus, of course, also to the Stuve.

On Monday, for example, there was already the big freshman orientation, where we were able to introduce you to the Stuve with a few committees and university groups. We hope that the other freshman events were also able to pick you up from your departments and that you were able to make friends with your fellow students.

But the Stuve is also very busy outside of freshman planning. In the last few weeks, for example, the old Sprat met with the president one last time to address current problems and possibly resolve them.

In the short term, the topic of exam registrations on campo had to be addressed, since due to an error on the part of the platform, exam registrations were not carried out in some cases (more on this in the related post). Despite the exchange with the examination office and the president, the university, unfortunately, did not offer a solution to the problem, except to correct the error for the future and to offer to put the head of the examination office, Mr. Purr, in the CC when sending mails to the administrators. We are sorry that the students now have to bear the responsibility for this error, but are happy to offer to put us in the CC as well to avoid that individual errors are not corrected.

Continuing in the spirit of talking with the university leadership, next week we will have our first jour fixe with Vice President People Andreas Hirsch to talk about topics such as the introduction of period products and body-and-mind spaces.

News from the Stuve

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 stuve-sprat@fau.de or apply directly at stuve-konvent@fau.de.

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.