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New Student Day

New Student Day Goes Green: New students were greeted at TU Berlin under this motto on 7 October 2019. Orientation events, an info market, and street food awaited all newcomers. Efforts were made to make the New Student Day as green and sustainable as possible with climate-friendly topics included in the program, a street food market that avoided plastic, and thorough and consequential waste management. 

If you were unable to attend, the event was livestreamed. A video recording of the event is published on TU Berlin's YouTube channel. Please note: We will inform you in good time whether the New Student Day for winter semester 2020/21 will take place virtually or on campus.      

Part 1: Starting your studies

  • Welcome to the TU Berlin
    Welcome speech from TU Vice President Prof. Dr. Hans-Ulrich Heiß
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Social Media at the TU Berlin
    Social media activities by TU Berlin and the university library, photo competition, photo booth
  • Questions from the web community
    Questions about this topic from our socal media channels 

Part 2: Studying – the right way!

  • 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"?
  • 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 TU Berlin
  • Making best use of accumulated knowledge
    The library as a place to work. Why and how to use libraries
  • My uni, my oportunities
    Getting involved as a student and helping shape the university, the benefits and opportunities of attending university
  • Questions from the web community
    Questions about this topic from our socal media channels 

Part 3: From study to career

  • 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
    TU Berlin and its "start up culture"
  • Going abroad - international studying
    Are periods abroad essential or just an option?
  • Wise last words
    Academic Advising
  • Questions from the web community
    Questions about this topic from our socal media channels 

Looking back: Impressions from the New Student Day 2019

Important contacts at TU Berlin

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