Important Notice for All Thesis Writers: Your New Supervisors are Here!

Attention everyone currently writing or about to write their diploma or master’s thesis! As you may know, the department is currently short-staffed for supervisors; to battle this, eight additional senior post-docs have been commissioned and agreed to supervise theses. Please find here the complete list of supervisors (new ones at the end of the list). You can find their contact details on the staff page. Please be aware, however, that professors can only take on a certain number of theses for supervision.

Your student representatives wish you pleasant summer holidays!

Happy vacation time! We hope you have a great and relaxing summer break, and hope to see you again in the winter semester! Before you leave however we have some information for you:

The general admission period for the winter semester 2015/16 is from 15th June to 5th September 2015. Please note the different deadlines for EU and non-EU students.

The new course directory should be up by late August or early September.

For those who missed an exam or two this semester, you can find the dates of the next sittings on the exam calender.

The next VELT sitting will take place on September 28, 2015. Find more information here.

Also, in all likeliness all registration next semester will be done via U:SPACE instead of UNIVIS. We recommend you familiarize yourself with the new system. We will keep you updated on the change.

Please note that there will be no office hours during the summer break, i.e. we will not be personally available. However, you can reach us via e-mail or Facebook any time and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

e-mail: stv.anglistik@univie.ac.at

facebook group: STV Anglistik

In case of pressing matters concerning your studies, recognition of exams and the like, please contact the Studien Service Stelle.

Have a great summer!

Your Student Representatives

End Of The Year Party, June 23, 4 pm – 10 pm! Come one, come all!

Dear colleagues,

we cordially invite you to our first annual end of the year event! Take a break from your seminar papers and have a last bit of relax before your exams start in earnest. Join us in giving a hearty goodbye to this semester with an assortment of foods, homemade treats, hot and cold beverages, a photobooth and music! Free for all!

When: June 23, 4-10 p.m.

Where: Directly in front of the English department, Campus Hof 8

Note: In case it rains heavily in the afternoon we will relocate to the student lounge of the English department 1st floor, to the left

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Check out our facebook page!

 

Coming Up: End of the Year Party!

Dear colleagues,

we cordially invite you to our first annual end of the year event! Take a break from your seminar papers and have a last bit of relax before your exams start in earnest. Join us in giving a hearty goodbye to the summer semester! More details to come!

Save the date: June 23, 4-10 p.m.

Where: Directly in front of the English department, Campus Hof 8

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Stay tuned and check out our facebook page!

 

 

Info Event for Practical Phonetics and Oral Communication Skills 1, June 9th, 8 to 9:30 p.m.

Dear students,

the student representatives (STV) and the tutors are going to conduct an info event regarding “Practical Phonetics and Oral Communication Skills 1″. Students attend this course after ILSS2 and acquire either British or American pronunciation.

Since it is one of the few courses that end with an oral exam and its grade is based mostly on pronunciation proficiency, we invite you to attend the event and receive help in your decision making process.

Structure and purpose:
Firstly, there is a theoretical part covering the course and language lab, explaining how these two are linked and structured.

Secondly, the practical part features a text read in both American and British pronunciation, pointing out the differences and making you aware of certain challenges you may face during your learning process.

Thirdly, we have a Q/A segment planned regarding any questions you may have.

Overall, the presentation is for you to have an idea of what you are supposed to sound like and be capable of at the end of PPOCS 1.

When and where:
Feel free to stop by (room 3, English Department, Tuesday, June 9th, 8 to 9:30 p.m.)

no registration required

We are looking forward to meeting you,
the students reps and PPOCS 1 tutors

Yay! Breakfast in May!

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English Dep. Breakfast

Come and get free food!!!

May 27, 2015, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Take a well-earned break and have a bite! Our monthly feast offers you a pause from studying in order to socialize and mingle with your fellow students over a tasty bite or sip. The buffet consists of bread/roles, spreads, fruits/veggies, tea/coffee/juice, salty snacks and sweet pies/muffins.

WHERE/WHEN: Student Lounge (1st floor) at the English department, from 9 am to 1 pm.

Hope to see you there,

your StuReps

Coming up: English Dep. Breakfast, April 29

English Dep. Breakfast

Come and get free food!!!

April 29, 2015, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Take a well-earned break and have a bite! Our monthly feast offers you a pause from studying in order to socialize and mingle with your fellow students over a tasty bite or sip. The buffet consists of bread/roles, spreads, fruits/veggies, tea/coffee/juices, falafel, salty snacks and sweet pies/muffins.

WHERE/WHEN: Student Lounge (1st floor) at the English department, from 9 am to 1 pm.

(WHERE in case of fine weather: directly outside the English department)

Poetry Slam + Workshop

Dear students,

together with the student representatives of Romance studies and Pedagogy (“IG Romanistik” and “Zentrumsvertretung Lehramt”) we have organized a free workshop on “Poetry Slam” and a complementing Slam performance – you are all invited to participate. This offer might be of special interest to future teachers as it gives you the opportunity to speak in front a large audience and to apply the concept of Poetry Slam in your own school lessons.

In December, there is going to be a Poetry Slam for the participants of the workshop, which offers you the possibility to perform your own text in front of an audience. Time and date will be announced as soon as possible.

ALL REGISTRATION INFO HERE:

WHEN:
Group 1: MO (weekly) from October 27th to December 1st, from 2 to 4 pm
Group 2: TU (weekly) from October 28th to December 2nd, from 4.30 to 6.30 pm
Group 3: WE (weekly) from October 29th to December 3rd, from 3.30 to 5.30 pm
There is a maximum of 10 person per group, hence we ask you only to register only if you can attend all dates.

VIA:
Register via email to: workshop@fomp.eu
There is “first come, first serve”!

HOW:
The following information is stringently required, otherwise your message cannot be considered:

In the subject line, in this order: matriculation number, field(s) of study, number of the group (only one!)
In the body: first name/last name, any comments you may haveYour data will be treated as confidential and deleted after the registration process is finished!

POSSIBLE UNTIL:
Registration is open from now on until Sunday, October 19th, 11.59 pm. You will be notified and provided further information by the workshop instructors until October 22nd, 11pm. If you do not receive a confirmation email by that date, you were not allocated a place.

WHERE:
The workshop is run by the members of “FOMP”, a project that organizes Slams in Vienna on a regular basis and who also slam on a professional level, and it is going to take place at the Department of English and American Studies.

Best regards,
the student representatives

The Friendly Neighborhood University Survival Guide

Dear Freshies,

Starting your university career can be fun, exciting and also overwhelming. In school, your teachers and the administrative staff have prepared your schedule, told you when assignments were due and reminded you to prepare for exams. Now, as a university student, you will have to take care of all these things (and more!) yourself.

But fear not, for there is help out there! Perhaps you have friends and relatives who can give you some “freshmen advice”. Speaking of friends, let us introduce you to your new best friend who you can (and should) seek out whenever you are facing any kind of trouble: the INTERNETz! It knows the answer to nearly any question you might have. And what do you have to do to get an answer? That’s right, you have to ask a question first!

Throughout your studies you will understand what “doing research” actually means, but this is what you should already know in advance: studying is all about asking questions and trying to find the answer.

For your convenience, we have created this Frequently Asked Questions Site. Read it carefully. We get so many e-Mails with questions that could be answered within a few minutes, if only students took their time to read the many info sites.

Before we get started, make sure you bookmark the following links. Before asking anyone else, have a look at these.

#1: This is the department website section for enrolled students (a.k.a you). Read all the content of this page and links on the left side. This will be your daily bread and butter!
anglistik.univie.ac.at/home/studierende/

#2: This is the course directory (current semester = SS2015):
http://online.univie.ac.at/vlvz?kapitel=1201&semester=current

#3: Here you find exam dates:
anglistik.univie.ac.at/studierende/termine-und-fristen/pruefungsterminkalender/

#4: Also, if you’re using Facebook, make sure you enter the groups we administer. Become a member asap to have the latest updates.
STV Anglistik
Anglistik Wien

If you study “English and American Studies”, please make sure you read this entire page and all the links provided:
anglistik.univie.ac.at/studierende/studium/ba-english-and-american-studies/

If you study “Lehramt”, please make sure you read this entire page and all the links provided:
anglistik.univie.ac.at/studierende/studium/bed-lehramt-uf-englisch/

In case you have any other question, let us know.

Best regards,
your student representative