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Opening Day

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This year’s Opening Day will be taking place on 9 October. Going to university marks a new chapter in life, bringing with it the need to assimilate both knowledge and a great deal of new information. To help make their start at University as easy as possible, all new students are invited to the Opening Day. Academic Advising will be on hand to provide new students with tips for a successful start to their studies. Students can also visit the information market for answers to other questions. Refreshments will be available from the street food vans in the forecourt of the TU Main Building.

The Opening Day is the main reception event for new students at the TU Berlin, and they are all invited to attend. TU President Prof. Dr. Christian Thomsen will welcome new arrivals in person.

Opening day Facebook event

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Please note that the whole event will be held in German.

Recording of October 9, 2017 (three parts, only in German)

10:00-12:00: Starting your studies

In the main auditorium (will be broadcast live in H 104, H 107 and H 110):

  • Welcome to the TU Berlin
    Welcome speech from TU President Prof. Dr. Christian Thomsen
  • Tips and tricks for new students
    How should I approach my studies? Semester program, examination periods, workload, grades, regular study time, Study and Examination Regulations and important contacts within the Central University Administration and faculties (PDF, 1,7 MB).
  • Tools and cheats
    Creating your schedule and finding your way around the campus, technical platforms
  • Top 5 contacts: friends and helpers
    Academic Advising, Psychological Counseling, Course Guidance, Examinations Office, Studierendenwerk 

12:00-14:00: Studying – the right way!

In the main auditorium (will be broadcast live in H 104, H 107 and H 110):

  • Studying - what does it really involve?
    What does studying at university mean? How does it differ from school? Who will I be dealing with and what do I need to be aware of? What exactly is meant by "freedom" and "autonomy"?
  • Making best use of accumulated knowledge
    The library as a place to work. Why and how to use libraries
  • Meet your prof - good teaching, good learning
    Teaching, research, the tasks and requirements of teachers, expectations of, and options for, students
  • Awarding of the Prize for Exemplary Teaching  by the Society of Friends of the TU Berlin (Gesellschaft von Freunden der TU Berlin e.V.)
  • My Uni, my oportunities
    Getting involved as a student and helping shape the University, the benefits and opportunities of attending university

14:00-16:00: From study to career

In the main auditorium (will be broadcast live in H 104, H 107 and H 110):

  • How do I build a career?
    How important is setting goals when studying? Is it possible to plan a career? Will my course still be relevant in the future and what do I need to be aware of? Resumes and the job market
  • Erwin Stephan Prize
    Award for completing studies quickly and with very good grades. How to complete your studies quickly, when it make sense to do so, what is  a "good" degree and how to study successfully
  • Study and practice
    Career, entry into professional life and starting your career, support with planning your career during your studies
  • Going abroad - international studying
    Are periods abroad essential or just an option?
    The session will be held in German

10:00-16:00: Street food

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Forecourt of the main building :

  • Flämingherzen
  • Sunny Burrito
  • Curry 36
  • Lehmofenfeuer
  • Lekkaroni
  • Türkische Spezialitäten
  • Jerk Master
  • Coffee-Bike & Store Berlin
  • Tante aus Marokko

all day: #tucampuswalk - Exhibition

In the blue lobby (main building, ground floor, right):

A photographic expedition through the TU Berlin
The TU Berlin is special. You can view Berlin from its roofs or step from yesterday to today in its staircases. It also has huge laboratories. In the years 2016 and 2017, 60 instagram photographers gained close insights into this particular campus world. The occasion was the Long Night of Sciences, during which the general public has access to the scientific buildings of the TU Berlin. The exhibition shows how the photo enthusiasts see the university through their lenses. Sometimes colorful, sometimes black and white and sometimes filtered.
>> impressions

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