COPERNICUS are looking for student helpers! (September 14-15)

The Copernicus Alliance are looking for volunteers to support the academic sessions and meetings during the Copernicus Alliance Conference 2016 from 14th to 15th of September at the Vienna University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU).

What is the conference about? “The 2016 COPERNICUS Alliance Conference focuses on the sustainability transformation of institutional, national and international science systems. It will reflect on policies and practices that support or hinder researchers and educators of higher education institutions to practice inter- and transdisciplinary approaches of sustainability science. ” (Quote from Copernicus homepage)

All info in this PDF!

If you’re interested, please let them know by writing to and tell them which dates would work for you.

Vienna VHS now offering courses for VELT preparation!

As of 2016, the Wiener Volkshochschulen are offering preparation classes for VELT! If you feel you need more help to pass VELT this semester, now is your time to register! Classes take place in August or September, 4 and 6 sessions respectively. Registration is possible until one day before the course starts, provided there are places left.

August dates VHS polycollege Johannagasse 2, 1050 Wien:

every Tue and Thu 09.08.16 – 18.08.16, 18.00-21.00

Charge: 81,60 EUR

September dates VHS Hernals, Rötzergasse 15, 1170 Wien:

every Mo and Wed 05.09.16 – 21.09.16, 18.00-21.00

Charge: 82,80 EUR *)

Register on the VHS Webite

VHS VELT preparation classes (PDF)

*) prices are subject to change as of September 2016

“Power to Hurt”: A New Kind of Shakespeare, August 12 @THALHOF (Discount for English Students!)

From Richard III to the Sonnets, this concoction of film, music and drama in English and German offers an all-new interpretation on the works of the eternal Bard! The event organisers are offering students a special offer on tickets. Be a student of English, pay only € 2,50! Use the code „Anglistik-StudentIn“ to book tickets at – the code works for every date, not just opening night! For a group reservation, please book your tickets at (easier to process).

For more information, see the event’s official Website


Premiere: 12.8.2016, 19:30
Other dates: 13.8., 14.8. (19:30 as well)


Salon5 am Thalhof

Thalhofstraße 23
2651 Reichenau an der Rax (See this site for how to get there.)

Your student representatives wish you pleasant summer holidays!

Happy vacation time! We hope you’ll 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 and prospective students:

The general admission period for the winter semester 2016/17 is from June 15 to September 5, 2016. 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 24, 2016. Find more information here. The registration period for VELT 1.9.2016 – 16.9.2016, you can de-register until September 22, 2016.

While UNIVIS should still be functioning next semester, U:SPACE is now the official registration interface.

We’d also like to draw your attention to the Center for Teaching and Learning, who will likely, in the upcoming winter term, be offering StEOP mentoring as well as writing workshops for those of you who are working on your bachelor papers. Their program for the winter semester should be up by September.

Please note that we can’t offer 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.


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

Studierenprobieren needs your help!

Dear students,

members of studierenprobieren are aiming at providing future students with insight into the various fields of study  that the University of Vienna has to offer and thus, help prospective students choose their academic major.

In order to achieve their goal, they need students who are willing to shoot short video clips of them talking about their experiences with studying at their particular department. You can see examples of videos on the following site.

For the process of shooting and uploading a video, please read this site. If you need more information, please contact the team of studierenprobieren directly.

Call for Papers: Theatre, film, and media studies papers “TAKTLOS”

Call for papers: It’s all about rhythm! Whether that be a dance performance, space, or new media, a natural rhythm can be found in anything, and this rhythm can be disrupted. The department for Theatre, Film and Media Studies wants YOUR take on this broad and extensive topic for SYN magazine. Submit your papers until July 24 to

Check out SYN magazine’s website here!

From our colleagues at Theatre, Film and Media Studies:

Taktlos – Call for papers Flyer

“Liebe Studierende, das SYN Magazin sucht wieder nach euren Arbeiten!
Diesmal zum Thema TAKTLOS, einzureichen bis 24.7. an, und
auch mit Video:

Gesellschaft ist Takt. Die Chronographie der Geschichte sieht
Linearität vor. An welchen Orten offenbaren sich dabei Brüche und
Widerstrebendes in Ordnung und Unordnung? Welche Bewegungen passieren
abseits des vorgegebenen Rhythmus? Welche Möglichkeit für ein
Durcheinander oder Chaos gibt es? Wie sind der öffentliche und
private Raum getaktet? Welche Räume lassen taktlose oder chaotische
Momente der Mobilität zu? Was ist, wenn eine*r vom Tempo abweicht
oder den vorgegebenen Takt verlässt und damit polarisiert? Ist nur
intakt, was im Takt ist?

Rhythmus ist Takt. Dieser impliziert ein regulierendes Moment und
Intervall, erfordert gleichsam Sensibilität wie auch
Gleichförmigkeit. Aus dem Taktlosen kann ein eigener Rhythmus
entstehen, im unerwarteten Kontakt eine neue Harmonie aufkeimen, im
Divergieren sich eine innovative Taktik herausbilden. Welche Rhythmik
entsteht beim Schneiden eines Films, beim Komponieren eines Stückes,
bei der Choreographie einer Tanzperformance? Wie wird Ordnung
geschaffen und wo ist Raum für Brüche? Impliziert der Takt eine
Ordnung? Wie wird diese Taktlosigkeit repräsentiert? Welche
Performanz kann dem Ironischen, Sarkastischen und Zynischen in
Theater, Bildpraktiken oder auf verbaler Ebene zugesprochen werden?

Berührung ist Takt. Welche Wahrnehmungsstrukturen und -präferenzen
generieren neue Medien? Wie verändert sich mit ihnen unsere
Vorstellung von Taktilem, Kontakt und Realität? Wie können Dinge
taktlos sein? Prägen Virtual Reality, Tracking und Apps unseren
Rhythmus? Wo zeigt sich dabei Berührungslosigkeit? Wo wird
Taktlosigkeit zur Verweigerung? Birgt sie ein produktives oder
destruktives Potential in sich?

SYN ist auf der Suche nach den schiefen Tönen der Komposition, die
bekanntlich erst die Musik machen. Wir laden euch ein, den vorgegeben
Takt zu verlassen und wollen innovative Fragestellungen,
Auseinandersetzungen mit Kontroversen und neue Zugänge.”

Guest Lecture: Barry McLoughlin “The Century of Revolution, Ireland, Russia and Spain: A Global Context”

As part of an ongoing Irish studies lecture series, Barry McLoughlin will give a lecture on “The Century of Revolution, Ireland, Russia and Spain: A Global Context” about the globality of the revolutionary spirit.

This will be the last lecture in this series!

When: June 23, 2016

Where: Lecture: 6:15 p.m., Unterrichtsraum, Department of English (ground floor)

Official Invitation (PDF)

Full Lecture Series Programme here (PDF)

End Of The Year Party, FRI June 24, 4 pm – 8 pm! Come one, come all!

Dear colleagues,

we cordially invite you to our 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, treats, hot and cold beverages, and music! Free for all!

When: June 24, 4-8 p.m.

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

Note: In case of rain we will relocate to the student lounge of the English department 1st floor, to the left

STV Anglistik end of the year party

Check out our facebook page!


Invitation: Tale of the Gael, June 14, 8-10 p.m.!

The Embassy of Ireland in Vienna and the Centre for Irish Studies would like to invite you to an evening of music and song with Tale of the Gael focused on Joyce’s Dublin as highlighted in Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. The performance will take the audience on a journey through Dublin, the city that ushered in the 1916 Rising, through music, song, anecdotes and the poetry of the day.

The evening will begin at 7 pm with a drinks reception in the Aula am Campus (Hof 1). The show will start at 8 pm. If you wish to attend, please register via the Embassy’s contact form. (Include the event’s name and your e-mail address.)

Tale of the Gael are recognised for their skilful weaving of entertainment, fine music and Irish context. The group has performed all over Europe and Ireland as well as in South Africa, Canada, the US, New Zealand and Australia.
The performers will include:

Mickey Dunne, uilleann pipes
Deirdre Starr, vocals
Catherine Rhatigan, Irish harp and narrator
Robert Tobin, silver flute/whistle
Dave Aebli, double bass/bouzouki

For more information on Tale of the Gael, see

When: Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 8-10 pm

Where: Aula am Campus, Universitätscampus Altes AKH, Spitalgasse 2, Hof 1, 1090 Wien

Tale of the Gael concert Vienna 2016

Invitation: OEFEB conference “Wege zu einem kollektiven akademischen Professionsverständnis von Lehrer_innen”, June 24

The profession known as teacher is changing rapidly. This one day symposium addresses how to deal with the new challenges faced in the field, both collectively and individually. The department is proud to announce that the General Teaching Council for Scotland will give a talk on teachers, standards and professionalism as part of the one day program. All students are welcome to attend and join in on the discussion!

When: June 24, 14:30 – 17:45

Where: IFF, Schottenfeldgasse 29, Stg. 1, 4. Stock, 1070 Wien

Attendance is free!

Register by June 15 with Ms. Sonja Engl:
For more information, contact Ms. Ilse Bartosch:

Official Invitation (PDF, German)