Welcome to the homepage of the student representatives of the English department at the University of Vienna!
We are a group of students here to make your life at the English department just a little easier. We offer advice, in person, per mail or per e-mail on all aspects of your studies at the English department, and once in a while we invite you to take a break from your studies and join us for an on-campus event! A lot of our work is also done ‘behind the scenes’, as it were, for example attending the regular appointments committee (to help pick a new lecturer we think will be just the right fit for our colleagues), representing your interests during study conferences, and keeping the staff updated on problems which may arise during the course of the semester. We are also actively involved in the CAG (Curricularen Arbeitsgruppen), the working committee responsible for the development of new curricula (e.g. the new BEd or MEd programmes).
We’re happy to answer all your questions regarding the English department itself, the curricula, deadlines, holidays, and whatever other questions may arise, so don’t hesitate to ask!
For some more information about us and our function as student representatives, please see here (only in German).
Meet the student representatives
Sabrina, studying BA English and American Studies & Comparative Literature
My name is Sabrina and I’m double majoring in English & American Studies and Comparative Literature. I attended high school in the Detroit area (for a year) when i was 17 and last semester (W 2014/15) I had the opportunity to study abroad at the University of South Carolina – Go Cocks! – don’t look so shocked cause that’s exactly what people are saying there. After all “It’s great to be a Gamecock”. So if you want to know more about the Non-EU-Student Exchange program offered by the University or if you need some tips on how to apply – stop by or send us an email 🙂
Clemens, studying MA (English Language and Linguistics)
Hi there! My name is Clemens and I’m currently doing my Master’s in English Language and Linguistics here at the University of Vienna. To me, university is about so much more than just attending lectures and classes; it’s about the appreciation of knowledge as well as personal development. Yet when it comes to entering this new world it is normal to encounter various obstacles. So did I, and therefore, when I started my studies I really appreciated the help I got from the student representatives. Accordingly, I would now like to return this favor and give others advice, so feel free to contact me anytime.
Leonie, studying MA (Anglophone Literatures and Cultures)
Hi! My name is Leonie. I am currently in the MA program ‘Anglophone Literatures and Cultures’ and BA program ‘Theater-, Film-, and Media Studies’. The lovely community here at the English department makes me feel very comfortable and provides a good learning environment. Not only do I feel like I have been taught a lot since I’ve started studying here but I have also met many talented people and found incredible friends. For me, the student representatives are here to facilitate student’s organizational matters and make it possible for you to have great experiences, academically and socially (come to our department breakfasts :D), as best we can. So don’t be shy and come to our office when you’re looking for some help and information.
Tamara, studying BA English and American Studies
Hi! My name is Tamara and I’m studying English and American Studies at the University of Vienna. I come from Serbia, so I can also offer you information in Serbian/Bosnian/Croatian. Since I’m half way through my BA degree, I would like to offer my support and advice to all of you who are considering studying at our department or have already started. If you don’t feel informed enough and need explaining or organizing your schedule, feel free to ask!
Stefani, studying BA English and American Studies
Hi, my name is Stefani. I moved to Vienna several years ago and started my studies at the English and American Studies department shortly after. However, I sure know that getting the hang of things can be rather tricky sometimes (been there done that). Plus, finding yourself in a new place does not make it any easier: questions about your studies, how to meet fellow colleagues and basic know-hows are a daily struggle. I am very happy that now, few years later, I am able to “give back to the community” and work with a team of dedicated fellow colleagues towards making your experience at our department the best possible. See you around!
Marina, studying BA English and American Studies & UF Englisch/Italian
Hi everyone! My name is Marina and I am in both the BA and the old teacher training program at this department. When I first started here, I was quite confused about so many things and felt pretty much completely lost. Fortunately, with the help of the student representatives, I managed to wrap my head around the organizational system fairly quickly and am now, in turn, able to help others. If you have any questions connected to the English department, come to our monthly breakfasts and don’t hesitate to write an e-mail or drop by during our office hours!
Franziska, studying BA English and American Studies, UF English/Chemistry & Communication Studies
My name Franziska and I’m in the 8th semester of my studies. I’m currently doing the BA English and American Studies (almost finished), UF (alt) English and Chemistry and Communication Studies. I’m a firm believer in democracy and very Ireland-affine. Besides studying, I enjoy playing in a band and making music in general. I think one of the best services at the University of Vienna is the ‘Psychologische Studierendenberatung’ which I would hope more people knew about. To me, the STV is a student-centered organization, securing effective communication with the department staff.