Deadlines for the Winter Term

Yes, we still have more than a month to go until the semester starts (sing Glory, Hallelujah or an equivalent thereof), but there are some more or less rapidly approaching deadlines/dates you might want to know about:

Deadlines winter term 2015/16

August 28 – Written entrance exam for beginning Lehramt (teaching) students! Find more information about the exam and registration for it at the Student Point.

September 5End of general admission. If you are a first time student of a BA, BEd, MA or diploma program, or a student from outside of Austria, you need to be registered by this point! Please note that the 5th of September is a Saturday, so the deadline is actually September 4! Register in time if you haven’t already, processing might take a while! However, there is a list of exceptions to this deadline, please read it carefully.

September 6 – November 30 – End of admission for absolutely everyone! If you are not registered (i.e. paid your students’ union fee and/or your tuition fee) by then you can’t take any classes in the winter semester.

September 28VELT – The next sitting of the VELT test taking place at the Audi Max at the university main building. Registration for VELT is possible via UNIVIS from 7.9.2015 to 21.9.2015!

October 31 – This is the last day to apply for remission of the tuition fee!

Course registration at the English Department:

(We are aware that there has been some confusion about dates and times in the course catalogue recently, but we can promise you, by the time registration opens the catalogue will be 99.7% complete. According to administration ;) )

Phase 1: 16.9.2015 – 21.9.2015

Phase 2: 30.09.2015 – 4.10.2015 

Registration for lectures: as of September 16 until one week before the lecture exam

Final allocation will take place October 8, i.e. by then you’ll have your timetable!

De-registration is possible until October 31!

If you are interested in swapping courses with a colleague, or if you hope to find a leftover slot, please check the dates for this here.

New Curriculum MA Program English Language and Linguistics

Calling all linguists! There have been some changes in the curriculum for the master’s program English Language and Linguistics, especially concerning the first semester. It has been published, but is not yet posted on the department homepage, so we thought we’d let you know in advance.

The new Module 1 (M-01) now consists of the following:

VO Communication, Code and Culture, 5 ECTS, 2 SSt
AR Structural Analysis, 5 ECTS, 2 SSt
AR Research Methods in Linguistics, 5 ECTS, 2 SSt

The lectures VO Cultural Studies and VO Literatures in English are no longer required!

You can find the entire new curriculum as well as a course recommendation here (PDF file).

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