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Checkpoint - Student Newsletter

3 July 2017 - English version

 

Important deadlines

  • 01.07.2017 | Online registration for examinations

  • 15.07.2017 | Re-registration for the winter semester 

  • 15.07.2017 | Application deadline for Bachelor's degree programmes

Studies

  • We want your feedback!

  • Crash courses at the Computing Learning Centre

Careers and start-ups

  • Entrepreneurship Summer School for young entrepreneurs

  • Application check - just come and see us!

  • Preparing for interviews with confidence

  • Jobs vacancies for student assistants

Central Unit Sports

  • Holiday programme "Stay fit in the summer"

  • HTW Berlin Football Cup 2017

International

  • DAAD funding to enable international students to complete their studies

  • Summer semester abroad in 2018 - apply now

  • Refugee Summer School on Design Thinking & Intercultural Fashion

  • Visa service for international students

Awards

  • SmartHome Germany Award for "Müllers Smart Home"

  • Current competitions

Upcoming events

  • 03.07.2017 | Introduction into German Constitutional Law: Fundamental Rights and the Organization of the German Political System

  • 04.07.2017 | Campus cinema

  • 05.07.2017 | Clothes swapping party

  • 11.07.2017 | Coping with exam stress

  • 12.07.2017 | Food Competition

  • 28./29.07.2017 | Design and Culture Showcase

Stay up to date

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  • The next issue of Checkpoint will be published on Tuesday, 1 August 2017

 

 
     

Important deadlines

 
 
 

 

 

01.07.2017 | Online registration for examinations

Register for the first and second examination period in summer semester 2017.This does not apply for BIfAW students who are automatically registered. More information
 
 
 

 

 

15.07.2017 | Re-registration for the winter semester 

Please pay the semester fee for the coming semester by 15.07.2017. If you are late and only re-register by 15.08.2017, you will have to pay a late penalty fee. Please remember to validate your student card for the new semester. More information

 
 
 

 

 

15.07.2017 | Application deadline for Bachelor's degree programmes

If you are planning to change your Bachelor's degree programmes within HTW Berlin, you should submit your application now. More information

 
 
       

 

 
     

Studies

 
 
  30 clicks for your studies  

We want your feedback!

HTW Berlin is conducting several student surveys during the summer semester to increase the quality of its study programmes and teaching.

  • Students of Faculty of 3 - HTW Berlin Business School and the BIfAW Master's study programmes "Business Administration and Engineering" and "Project Management and Data Science" are invited to take part in the routine lecture evaluation by 9 July.
  • Every two years, HTW Berlin participates in the Germany-wide study quality monitor (SQM). HTW students from all attended study programmes can evaluate the overall quality of their study programme and the study conditions at the university until the beginning of August.
  • We are also conducting surveys to evaluate many of our study support services, e.g. tutorials and crash courses. The aim is to better tailor these initiatives to students' needs and improve them. The surveys are being conducted in July and August 2017 and at the end of the summer semester.

All evaluations are anonymous and are conducted online. Students will receive an invitation to participate by email to their HTW account. HTW Berlin looks forward to receiving lots of feedback and asks all students for their support.

 
 
  Mathematics tutorial © HTW Berlin/Nina Zimmermann  

Crash courses at the Computing Learning Centre

Need help with preparing for mathematics and statistics exams? Or how about an introduction to version control with Git? For an overview of crash courses (in German) offered by the Computing Learning Centre, please see the HTW Berlin website.

 
 
       

 

 
     

Careers and start-ups

 
 
  Round table of founders  

Entrepreneurship Summer School for young entrepreneurs

You still have until 14 July 2017 to sign up for the 10th Entrepreneurship Summer School of HTW Berlin (in German) which is packed with events for start-ups and young entrepreneurs. The summer school is aimed at all students, alumni and employees of HTW Berlin who are forging their first start-up plans. It is also useful if you are interested in setting up a second source of income or have already taken the initial step towards self-employment. From 14 August to 15 September 2017 a variety of practice-based workshops will be offered for mostly small groups.
 
 
 

 

 

Application check - just come and see us!

Have you already put together your application documents and would like some professional feedback? There's no need to make an appointment - simply come to the drop-in application check offered by the Career Service team on 17 July (in German).

 
 
  Job interview © HTW Berlin/Matthew Schoenfelder  

Preparing for interviews with confidence

While interviews are the perfect platform for some people, others find the idea of being scrutinised very stressful. The workshop offered by the Career Service team on 20 July 2017 provides tips and tricks to make sure you are optimally prepared for such situations.
 
 
 

 

 

Jobs vacancies for student assistants

How about working as well as studying at HTW Berlin? If this idea appeals to you, the university regularly advertises job vacancies for student assistants.

 
 
       

 

 
     

Central Unit Sports

 
 
  Beach volleyball on Treskowallee campus © HTW Berlin/Alexander Rentsch  

Holiday programme "Stay fit in the summer"

If you would like to stay fit and active during the summer, register for the summer sports programme during the holidays.Choose from outdoor courses such as beach volleyball, football, jogging and fitness or indoor activities like bouldering, kickboxing and yoga. The season for open courses starts on 17 July, courses with instruction on 14 August.

 
 
 

 

 

HTW Berlin Football Cup 2017

The best student footballers will be celebrated as the university's champions at the "HTW Berlin Football Cup 2017" on 15 July. Five teams, each consisting of eight HTW students, are still needed. The tournament will take place from 11 am to 5 pm in the sports hall of the Treskowallee campus. The event is being organised by two international students of HTW Berlin and is sponsored by the International Office. To register, send an email to delanolesage@gmail.com or alassanebassiti@yahoo.fr.

 
 
       

 

 
     

International

 
 
 

 

 

DAAD funding to enable international students to complete their studies

International students who are writing their degree thesis in the coming semester can apply for funding from the DAAD under the DAAD-Studienabschlussstipendium programme until 31 July 2017.The funding duration and scholarship amount (approx. 400 euros per month) depend on the respectively available funds.
 
 
 

 

 

Summer semester abroad in 2018 - apply now

From Kookmin University in Seoul to North Park University in Chicago or the CPH Business Academy in Copenhagen, there are many opportunities to study at a partner university abroad for one or two semesters. The application deadline for summer semester 2018 is 15 July 2017. Information on the online application procedure can be found on the website of HTW Berlin.

 
 
  Students © Camilla Rackelmann  

Refugee Summer School on Design Thinking & Intercultural Fashion

The second Summer School on Design Thinking will take place in September. This year, the teams of HTW Berlin students and refugees will be developing ideas for intercultural and sustainable fashion. The participating lecturers are fashion designer and up-cycling specialist Arianna Nicoletti and Heike Ernst, lecturer for "Design Thinking and Human Values" and the founder of the ROOTPACKER Academy for Intercultural Innovation. The Summer School will take place from 8 to 12 September 2017 from 9.30 am to 5.15 pm.HTW Berlin students can gain accreditation for the Summer School als AWE für das Sommersemester 2017. To register, please send an email to Heike Ernst.
 
 
 

 

 

Visa service for international students

The International Office is introducing a monthly visa service for international students. Starting from 13 July 2017, documents can be submitted on Thursdays between 1 and 5 pm at the Treskowallee campus, building A, room 104. Students wishing to use this service must first register for the Moodle course "Visa service".
 
 
       

 

 
     

Awards

 
 
  Screenshot of "Müllers Smart Home"  

SmartHome Germany Award for "Müllers Smart Home"

Nine students from the study programme Building Energy and Building Information Technology dug out their old doll's house and Playmobil figures to cleverly explain how a smart home works. At the SmartHome Deutschland Award, Nora Beranek, Vivien Berg, Dominique Ertelt, Simon Meyerhoff, Matties Kleesiek, Jonas Trepsdorf, Kevin Willers and Marvin Wischer were awarded third place in the category "Best student project" for their video "Müllers Smart Home"
 
 
 

 

 

Current competitions

All current competitions are listed on the HTW Berlin website. Please let us know if you receive an award!

 
 
       

 

 
     

Upcoming events

 
 
 

 

 

03.07.2017 | Introduction into German Constitutional Law: Fundamental Rights and the Organization of the German Political System

The presentation by Prof. Dr. Patrick Ostendorf is part of the English lecture series "Introduction to German Law and Legal Thinking - Some fundamentals". More information
 
 
 

 

 

04.07.2017 | Campus cinema

At 6 pm "Captain Fantastic: Einmal Wildnis und zurück" will be shown. Next up is "Assassin's Creed" at 8.45 pm.Location: Wilhelminenhof campus, building G, room 001 (in German)/002 (in English). More information
 
 
 

 

 

05.07.2017 | Clothes swapping party

The student sustainability initiative at HTW Berlin, einleuchtend e.V., is holding a clothes swapping party. More information (in German)

 
 
 

 

 

11.07.2017 | Coping with exam stress

The workshop offered by the psychological counselling team is all about dealing with exam anxiety and finding ways to constructively cope with it. More information (in German)
 
 
 

 

 

12.07.2017 | Food Competition

Which team cooks the best meal? You can taste it for 3 euros per serving. Both teams and visitors get prizes. More information
 
 
 

 

 

28./29.07.2017 | Design and Culture Showcase

Students from Faculty 5 will be showcasing projects completed over the last year. More information (in German)
 
 
       

 

 
     

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The next issue of Checkpoint will be published on Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Checkpoint informs students of HTW Berlin about selected events, developments and important dates. The editorial work for the newsletter is managed by the Public Relations Office. All university members are welcome to contribute information and image material by sending an email to: webredaktion@htw-berlin.de. Checkpoint is published electronically on the first workday of each month.

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