Talks and events for new students - Winter Semester 2020/2021

In the two weeks prior to the beginning of the lecture period and before the official start of the semester, all new students are invited to participate in a comprehensive and diverse programme of talks and events. Find out more about Heidelberg University, get tips and tricks to help you settle in at the start of semester, and make sure you’ve got everything you need to get to grips with studying!

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Please note:

All talks and events will be held in German.

Welcome to Heidelberg University!

A very warm welcome to all students who are beginning their courses at Heidelberg University in the 2020/2021 winter semester. We had planned a first-semester welcome session with the Rector on 2 November, followed by a “freshers’ fair”, but have sadly had to cancel it in view of the current rate of infection with COVID-19. However, the Rector will send all – and particularly new – students a greeting via email and video as a curtain-raiser to the lecture period with good wishes for their studies. So that you get off to a good start, in spite of the restrictive conditions in these times of pandemic, we offer you tips and information, advice and accompaniment services, and individual support.

Tipps and Tricks for New Students

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What’s important to know right from the beginning of my studies? Where can I receive help and support as I progress through the University? To make things easier as you settle into uni life, Heidelberg University’s Central Student Advisory Office will be offering a wealth of useful information in this presentation to help you at the beginning of your studies, but also as you progress through the University, right through to graduation.Date and time:

21 October 2020, 10 am–11 am

 

The University Library (UB) for Beginners - An Overview of Library Services

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How do I register at the University Library and take books out on loan? How do I use the reading room at the University Library and how do I conduct effective research using the library catalogue (HEIDI)? The presentation will give you an overview of the most important library services and will point you towards supplementary assistance and courses.Date and Time:

23 October 2020, 10 am–11 am

Overcoming the Challenges of Studying

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Starting university is time of great change. This presentation will highlight the key challenges of starting university and offers useful tips to help you get off to a good start in your studies at Heidelberg.Date and Time:

30 October 2020, 10 am–11 am

Question and Answer Session for New Students

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How does the semester ticket for public transport work? How do I take books out on loan? Which university cafeteria has the best coffee? With the help of an academic advisor and a Heidelberg student, we’ll answer all of your questions about getting started in Heidelberg in this live question and answer session.Event times (multiple options):

21 October 2020, 4 pm–5 pm
26 October 2020, 1 pm–2 pm
29 October 2020, 4 pm–5 pm

Takes place online, the link will be available here shortly before the event.

Studying Effectively as a New Student

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In this online talk, one of the University’s academic advisors gives helpful tips and explains psychological strategies to help you keep motivated and structure your learning effectively, so you’ll be able to breeze through your studies.Event times (multiple options):

21 October 2020, 2 pm–3 pm
29 October 2020, 2 pm–3 pm
04 November 2020, 2 pm–3 pm

Takes place online, the link will be available here shortly before the event.

STUDYING EFFECTIVELY ONLINE - THAT’S WHAT COUNTS!

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Build a routine for successful online study

How do I get into a good routine and structure my day effectively? How do I organise and motivate myself? How do I connect with others if there aren’t any in-person courses and lectures? How can I make the most of the advantages of online learning? This online presentation provides you with tips and tricks to help you optimise your (online) semester.

Event times (multiple options):

25  January 2021, 12:30 pm-1:30 pm
 

Takes place online, the link will be available here shortly before the event.

 

Mental Balance in Stressful TimesEvent times (multiple options):

18 January, 12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Takes place online, the link will be available here shortly before the event.

Looking forward: strategies for navigating uncertain times

How can I learn to cope with uncertainty? How can I develop sustainable behaviours that help me keep calm? This presentation will offer tips to help you cope with uncertainty and strengthen your resilience and self-efficacy.

Event times :

11 January, 12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Takes place online, the link will be available here shortly before the event.

POLYVALENT BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAMME – BECOMING A TEACHER

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Before the beginning of the lecture period, you will receive information about the structure of the Bachelor’s degree programme for prospective teachers, tips on how to organise your studies and will have the opportunity to meet and talk to other first-semester students.Date and Time:

28 October 2020, 3 pm–4:30 pm

Takes place online, the link will be available here shortly before the event.