GA reflections

During the last GA, we unfortunately all found out once again just how difficult grassroots democracy can be. In the future, we plan to avoid such proliferation by;

– having a speakers list

– having a discussion leader who will

  • highlight the arguments raised to insure that points are not repeated
  • if necessary interrupt overly lengthy speeches
  • keep the whole discussion within a reasonable time frame

– always keep in mind the agenda and the goals of our meeting!

– have a written agenda there, so everybody can see, what topics are discussed in that particular GA and whether it is worth hanging around

– as already stated previously having a definite cut after one hour where all important points have been adressed

– if necessary, outsource topics worthy of discussion to task forces, separate meetings or other means of communication (such as forums or questionnaires…)

 

We’re constantly working on this topic, and GAs will not always be only pleasant and breezy and light, but we hope that this will already contribute to an effective GA culture in which topics can be addressed effectively.

See you Tuesday!

ABROADen your horizon!

Dear fellow students,

In order to inform you about the fantastic opportunities to go abroad and help you survive the bureaucratic jungle on your way there, we are holding an informational event on

Friday // 09.05.2014 // 4pm // KG I 1221

There will be short lectures about

  • UCF exchanges
  • exchanges through the IO
  • Erasmus programs

Afterwards, there will be anĀ exchange of knowledge between the two generations!

Thus, you will be able to talk to 1st cohort students who will soon depart for their adventures. They can provide details concerning the process the have already been through, be it applying through the IO, through this or that faculty with Erasmus, applying for a DAAD scholarship or the UCF exchanges or be it organizing their own free mover project.

You will find answers to many interesting questions that you previously didn’t even know you had!

Hope to see y’all there!

your Abroadening task force