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!
Meet the student representatives
Clemens, studying MA English Language and Linguistics
Hi there! My name is Clemens (he/him) 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.
Marina, BA English and American Studies & UF Englisch/Italian
Hi everyone! My name is Marina (she/her) 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!
Elif, studying BA English and American Studies
Hi! 😊 My name is Elif (she/her) and I’m in the BA program at this department. If you have any questions concerning your studies don’t hesitate to write me an e-mail or drop by during my office hours. I can offer you help in English, German and Turkish. 😊
Maneli, studying BA English and American Studies
Hi there! 😊 My name’s Maneli (she/her) and I’m in the BA program. I was quite confused at the beginning when I started at this department and it was a great relief when student representatives could help me with explanations and tips on my schedule. So please drop by during our office hours or write us an email whenever you feel the need. See you around!
Paula, studying BEd English/Spanish
Hi, my name is Paula (she/her). I’m in the BEd programme and my subjects are English and Spanish. As you can tell, I am fascinated with languages and I love working with people. I know what it feels like to be overwhelmed with your two subjects and pedagogy at the beginning of your BEd studies. Finally knowing my way around the department, I decided to become a part of the STV and I am here to help out with anything concerning your English and American studies and especially with questions relating to the teachers programme. Feel free to contact me anytime. Take care!
Simon, studying MA Anglophone Literatures and Cultures
Hi, my name is Simon (he/him). I’m in the MA programme Anglophone Literatures and Cultures and work as a tutor for British PPOCS. Having studied and worked here for so long, I’ve gotten to know the department quite well and am happy to help you in any way I can. If you have a question about your studies drop us an e-mail and we’ll get back to you asap. 😊
Esther, studying MA Anglophone Literatures and Cultures & MEd English/Spanish
Hi everybody! I’m Esther (she/her) and I’m both in the MA (Literatures & Cultures) and MEd programme (English/Spanish) at the department. I’m currently also working as a tutor for ISL2 (BA), LCTC (MA), and as an extra tutor for PPOCS1 (BA & BEd). When I first started studying at the department, I was so lost that it took me two whole weeks to even find the correct lecture hall and I relied heavily on help of others – so now it’s my turn to return the favour. During my six years of studying and working here, I’ve seen and experienced quite a lot and I’m happy to help you wherever I can. Feel free to write us an e-mail any time!
Anita, studying BEd English/French
Hi guys! My name is Anita (she/her) and I’m currently studying English and French in the BEd program. Not only did it take me a few tries to find out what I wanted to study, it also took a while to get adjusted to the big changes that come with university after finishing school, like switching to autonomy and acquiring organizational skills. I know how hard it can be to get the hang out of these things, so as a member of the STV at our department I am more than happy to help students who might be overwhelmed like I was back then. 😊 Don’t be shy, send us an E-mail if you need us!
Sophie, studying BEd English/Latin
Hi! My name is Sophie (she/her) and I’m in the BEd programme at this department, my subjects are English and Latin. I’m always looking for new opportunities and I absolutely love helping people, which is why I decided to join the STV. If you have any questions concerning the BEd programme, the Lateinergänzungsprüfung or your studies in general, feel free to reach out to me. 😊
Anna, studying BA English and American Studies
Hi everyone! My name is Anna (she/her), and I am in the BA program English and American Studies at the department. When I started studying, I was very overwhelmed with all the new things happening around me, so I know what it feels like to feel lost. Fear no more! If you have any questions about your studies or university life in general, feel free to contact us! We are here to help you! 😊
Leen, studying studying MA English Language and Linguistics
Hello folks! My name is Leen (/le:n/, she/her) and I am currently enrolled in the MA English Language and Linguistics. I have been a tutor in the PPOCS1 lab (BE) for over two years now, and I might get a little too enthusiastic talking about phonetics from time to time. I have personally experienced that the beginning, or even the whole study
programme, can be quite rocky and it’s always a good idea to reach out to the STV in case of uncertainty. I’m always glad to help out, so please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions regarding the BA/MA programmes, PPOCS1, or if you just want to chat about current events.