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How to Succeed in the New Semester

Susann Kappler from TU4U presents support services for students - Video with subtitles available

The winter semester 2020/21 is just around the corner, but your study plan is not yet in place? No problem. In a new video (english subtitles available) by the TU4U project at Chemnitz University of Technology, Susann Kappler, TU4U sub-project coordinator (for study orientation and the introductory phase of studies) points out the various support services offered by the university - relaxed, student-oriented, visual and informative.

The video offers answers to questions like: What to do in case of knowledge gaps? Difficulties with orientation in the curriculum or in Chemnitz? But also: What helps with exam nerves?

Kappler refers to the numerous programs by TU4U, which make the start of college easier and help to successfully master the first steps in the semester.

Getting off to a good start and getting used to university

These include bridging and preparatory courses in areas such as stochastics or computer science, in which the knowledge gained from high school and basic knowledge from a bachelor's program are refreshed and gaps in knowledge filled. Registration for the courses has already begun and is possible until 27 September 2020.

During the first days at Chemnitz University of Technology, experienced students will help you to get used to the university as part of the mentoring program "Start Smart." https://www.tu-chemnitz.de/qpl/tu4u/studierende/startsmart/index.html.en)

Staying motivated
 
TU4U also offers consulting and support services during the course of studies. The SelfE-Portal  provides tips and instructions to help students organize and motivate themselves. If difficulties or stressful situations arise during the course of study, students can receive support in personal online consultations.

Bring in good ideas

Since students gain experience and insights into everyday university life during their studies, they can best judge from their own perspective what is already going well and where there is still room for improvement. To get involved, the TUCpanel is a good option. Here ideas and suggestions can be made to improve their studies for themselves and the following semesters. The fact that the whole thing is not a one-way street is shown by the establishment of a common room - this was a direct suggestion from the TUCpanel.

All TU4U programs, information and contacts: www.mytuc.org/zfyl

Video "Chemnitz University of Technology: Starting Your Studies": www.mytuc.org/Studienstart

(Author: Lisa Eichhorst / Matthias Fejes / Translation: Chelsea Burris)

Matthias Fejes
21.09.2020

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