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Checkpoint - Student Newsletter

4 Oktober 2017 - English version

 

Information for new students

  • Welcome to HTW Berlin!

  • Organise your studies with the LSF

Important deadlines

  • 15.10.2017 | Accreditation of modules completed abroad

  • 02.11.2017 | Allocation of remaining places in the LSF

  • Key dates in winter semester 2017/2018

Studies

  • New semester, new certificates

  • Worried about foreign languages?

Careers and start-ups

  • Drop-in application check and photo session

  • Semester programme for young entrepreneurs

  • Society Disrupted - How start-ups are creating the world of the future

  • Jobs vacancies for student assistants

Central Unit Sports

  • Semester programme starts on 9 October

  • Advent tournaments

  • Two alternatives to the fitness studio

International

  • Visa service for international students

  • A successful start to studying

Awards

  • German Packaging Award 2017

  • DAAD Prize 2017

  • gif Real Estate Research Award

  • Current competitions

Upcoming events

  • Until 15.10.2017 | Berlin Illuminated: events at HTW Berlin

  • Until 14.10.2017 | "Light and Shadows" exhibition

  • 18.10.2017 | Strong women from Bangladesh campaign for a fairer fashion industry!

  • 18.10.2017 | Future of Mobility

  • 24.10.2017 | Information event for alumni mentoring programme

  • 28.10.2017 | Fashion event: Impuls_04 graduate show

Stay up to date

  • Please follow us

  • The next issue of Checkpoint will be published on Wednesday, 1 November 2017

 

 
     

Information for new students

 
 
  Cardboard cone filled with sweets © HTW Berlin/Alexander Rentsch  

Welcome to HTW Berlin!

You are one of the 2,786 new students beginning their study programme this winter semester. To help you navigate university life, our student newsletter Checkpoint will provide you with useful information for the duration of your studies. In each monthly issue of Checkpoint you will find a list of important dates, information about student services and upcoming events.

More information about starting your studies can be found on the HTW Berlin website!

 
 
 

 

 

Organise your studies with the LSF

The Campus-Management-System LSF is an essential tool for organising your studies. In addition to registering for modules and examinations, you can use it to

  • Print out various enrolment certificates and module certificate
  • Change your address
  • Tell us your person email address
  • Submit applications, e.g. for a semester of external leave, part-time study or de-registratio
  • Apply for replacement certificates
  • Apply for recognition of a hardship case if you are unable to take an examinatio
  • Request a statement of your academic prospects

If you have any questions, please contact the Student Service Centre.

 
 
       

 

 
     

Important deadlines

 
 
 

 

 

15.10.2017 | Accreditation of modules completed abroad

If you are a newly enrolled student and would like to apply for accreditation of modules you have completed abroad, you must do this by 15 October 2017 in the Student Service Centre. More information
 
 
 

 

 

02.11.2017 | Allocation of remaining places in the LSF

You can register for modules or cancel your registration for modules via the LSF until 2 November 2017. More information
 
 
 

 

 

Key dates in winter semester 2017/2018

It’s far better to plan in advance than worry about upcoming deadlines! The most important dates and deadlines for winter semesters 2017/2018 can be found in the academic calendar.
 
 
       

 

 
     

Studies

 
 
 

 

 

New semester, new certificates

At the beginning of the semester many institutions - for example health insurance providers or the BAfÖG office (German state student grant and loan) - want to see proof that you are studying. You can download your enrolment certificate (and also other documents) in the LSF. Institutions can verify the authenticity of the documents via the worldwide web service.
 
 
 

 

 

Worried about foreign languages?

Are you afraid of speaking in front of others in a language course? Working in a small group and under guidance of a language teacher/psychologist, this course will help you to overcome language barriers and speak confidently when you're under pressure. The course information meeting will be held on 16 October at 4 pm in the Peter Behrens building, room 4003.
 
 
       

 

 
     

Careers and start-ups

 
 
 

 

 

Drop-in application check and photo session

Have you already put together your application documents and would like some professional feedback? Then come to the application and portfolio check offered by the Career Service on 18 October 2017. You can also take advantage of the opportunity to have your photo taken. More information (in German)
 
 
 

 

 

Semester programme for young entrepreneurs

Starting a business while studying, finding business premises to rent, website tips and speed matching for fellow business partners are among the topics addressed by the events organised by the Start-up Competence Centre for Start-ups and Young Entrepreneurs. New services this winter semester include drop-in consultation hours for creative young entrepreneurs. More information (in German)
 
 
 

 

 

Society Disrupted - How start-ups are creating the world of the future

Many of the technologies and lifestyles of the future are being created by today's start-up scene. A special lecture series providing insights into the work and innovative ideas of successful start-ups is being offered this winter semester. The series will kick off with the "Future of Mobility" event on 18 October. The companies clevershuttle, emmy and German Auto Labs have been invited to participate.
 
 
 

 

 

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 (in German).

 
 
       

 

 
     

Central Unit Sports

 
 
  Yoga © HTW Berlin/Camilla Rackelmann  

Semester programme starts on 9 October

How about signing up for a fitness course or yoga? Or perhaps you’d like to try ultimate Frisbee? On 9 October the sports courses will begin for the winter semester 2017/18. The complete HTW Berlin sports programme (in German) is now online and you can sign up at any time, subject to available places. The sports programme includes five workshops on the topics of nutrition, relaxation and self-defence.
 
 
 

 

 

Advent tournaments

If you want to work off some of that marzipan, gingerbread and Christmas cake, you are warmly invited to participate in the two
Christmas Fun Tournaments (in German) in the sports hall on the Treskowallee campus. Futsal teams will be competing against each other on 18 December and there will be a badminton tournament on 19 December.
 
 
 

 

 

Two alternatives to the fitness studio

The fitness room on the Treskowallee campus offers free weightlifting with machines (in German) every day – including weekends. On Tuesdays and Thursdays an instructor is on hand to answer questions and draw up training programmes with you.

At the Wilhelminenhof campus you can work out without machines (in German) from Monday to Friday.

 
 
       

 

 
     

International

 
 
 

 

 

Visa service for international students

The International Office has changed the opening hours of its monthly visa service. Documents can now be handed in on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1.00 to 4.30 pm on the Treskowallee campus, building A, room 104. Students wishing to use this service must first register via the Moodle course "Visa service".
 
 
 

 

 

A successful start to studying

To help students with a refugee status to get started with their studies, HTW Berlin has developed a new supplementary module (AWE). Participants will learn intercultural communication, presentation techniques, teamwork and academic writing. Registration is via the LSF
 
 
       

 

 
     

Awards

 
 
  Sketch of Anne Bansen  

German Packaging Award 2017

Three HTW Berlin students - the young industrial designers Anne Bansen (née Schulz), Aran Leptig and Tobias Härdtlein - were among the winners of the "Young talent" category of the German Packaging Award 2017 at the end of September. Congratulations!
 
 
  Manh Tuan Nguyen  

DAAD Prize 2017

Manh Tuan Nguyen from Vietnam is the recipient of this year's DAAD Prize. The prize is awarded in recognition of the achievements and commitments of foreign students. Manh Tuan Nguyen is studying Business Mathematics and is one of the top students in his year. During his free time he participates in the student initiative "HTW hilft" (HTW helps) and helps a school pupil with homework once a week.
 
 
 

 

 

gif Real Estate Research Award

Nikola Sarah Thurmann (Facility Management) has been awarded the gif Real Estate Research Award for her Bachelor's thesis. She developed a series of checklists, instruction guides and notices which will help the district office of Spandau Berlin to organise the evacuation of its building in emergency situations, for example in the event of a fire or bomb threat. Her research involved interviewing the various agencies, for example the fire brigade and police, and then combining their different perspectives to create an efficient concept.
 
 
 

 

 

Current competitions

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

 

 
     

Upcoming events

 
 
 

 

 

Until 15.10.2017 | Berlin Illuminated: events at HTW Berlin

Schöneweide is a partner for the first time in the "Berlin Illuminated" (Berlin leuchtet) festival. On the Wilhelminenhof campus and in the Peter Behrens building students and guests can look forward to interactive events, exhibitions and lectures on the topics of mobility, design and industrial culture. More information (in German)

 
 
 

 

 

Until 14.10.2017 | "Light and Shadows" exhibition

Students on the Communications Design study programme have been working for a whole semester on interesting topics relating to the heritage and industrial culture of Schöneweide and key figures in its history. They have created "paper light" installations which will illuminate the shining moments and darker sides of Schöneweide’s past. The exhibition is open daily from 6 to 11 pm on the Wilhelminenhof campus in building H.
 
 
 

 

 

18.10.2017 | Strong women from Bangladesh campaign for a fairer fashion industry!

Two trade union members from Bangladesh will be talking about the working conditions of the clothing industry in their country. Location: Wilhelminenhof campus, building A, room 444. More information (in German)
 
 
 

 

 

18.10.2017 | Future of Mobility

The first event in the lecture series "Society Disrupted - How start-ups are creating the world of the future". More information (in German)
 
 
 

 

 

24.10.2017 | Information event for alumni mentoring programme

HTW Berlin graduates with experience in the professional world are on hand to mentor students for 6 months. The tandem programme provides career orientation and helps students to get started in their careers. Information about the programme will be provided at this event. More information (in German)
 
 
 

 

 

28.10.2017 | Fashion event: Impuls_04 graduate show

27 fashion design graduates will be presenting their degree collections at the Impuls_04 graduate show of the Neo.Fashion project. More information (in German)
 
 
       

 

 
     

Stay up to date

 
 
 

 

 

Please follow us

HTW Berlin keeps you up to date with important university news on a wide of social media channels (in German), including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram. Visit us there!
 
 
 

 

 

The next issue of Checkpoint will be published on Wednesday, 1 November 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.

The copy deadline for the next issue is the 20th calendar day of the month prior to publication.

 
 
       

 

 

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