Einladung zur 14. Sitzung des studentischen Konvents

Dear members of the Student Convention, Dear friends of university politics,

We kindly invite you to participate in the fourteenth meeting of the Student Council 2020/21 this coming Friday, 24.09.2021 from 6:30 pm.

The meeting will again be held as a hybrid meeting. Members of the Convention are cordially invited to attend the meeting in presence in Lecture Hall G of the Physikum, but can join digitally via zoom, as well as guests.

The meeting will be the last meeting of the 2020/21 term of office, accordingly the agenda includes the item “Short review of the 2020/21 period of office with open debate”.

As always, we look forward to a welcome many guests.

The Student Council will meet in hybrid format from now on

Dear Students, Dear members of the Student Council,

As promised in the last meeting of the Student Council, the general opinion of the members of the student council was evaluated and a clear majority favoured the face-to-face format, as long as the general hygiene rules allow for it. In consequence – but still depending on the pandemic situation – the remaining three meetings of the 2020/21 term will be held in hybrid format.

This means that council members are invited to attend the meeting in person and guests will still be able to participate digitally. To be able to vote in an orderly fashion, voting will still be held digitally via OpenSlides. Therefore, members of the Convention who are digitally connected can also cast their votes as in our previous meetings.

Dates and places

The remaining three regular meetings of this term are scheduled as follows:

The official meeting invitations including the corresponding agenda will be sent out according to the invitation deadline at least one week before the respective meeting.

We look forward to productive meetings and constructive discussions,

Your Student Council’s Chairpersons,

Theresa and Richard

Demonstration against budget cuts on 19.6.2021 at 3 p.m. at the Audimax

Save our language centre!

On 19 June 2021 at 15:00 there will be a demonstration in front of the Audimax, supported by the student council together with the GEW-Studis FAU.

The context is that many jobs financed by the study grants have become significantly more expensive – while the budget has remained the same state-wide since 2014 – without compensating for inflation and rising student numbers.

This means that now, after the discontinuation of QuiS 2 and many associated posts, the diversity of languages and the number of places for language courses are at risk.

If this financial gap will not be filled, only 6,500 language course places will be offered per semester instead of 11,500 – whether this even meets basic needs is questionable.

Also language diversity is in danger: At the moment, more than two dozens of languages are offered, including not only widely spoken languages such as English, Chinese and Spanish, but also more selective languages like Icelandic, Korean or Swahili. Offering such a wide range of languages might not be maintained under the impending budgetary constraints.

At the demonstration, we oppose the constant tightening of funding for such programmes – and in this context, we call on the Bavarian state government to refrain from intensifying these problems in the new Higher Education Act and to focus more on proper funding for the quality of studies.

So let’s unite in opposing the trend of cuts and forced austerity and let’s show clearly that we will not simply remain silent when our range of studies is threatened! Come to the Audimax on Saturday!

Invitation to the 11th session of the student council

Dear friends of university politics at FAU,

On monday, June 21, 2021, starting at 5:00 pm, the student council will meet for the eleventh time this term.

This time we will discuss the current status of the budget reductions at the language centre, the preparation of the next meeting of the Stuve with the Chancellor of the FAU, Christian Zens, as well as the next meeting between Sprat and the university administration.

Please come by, we look forward to many guests,

Theresa and Richard