GA News

In today’s GA, we discussed the issue of Financing the students council activites, such as visits from Maastricht, future parties, or other fun activities!

The GA considered it a good idea to have a basic stock of funding money which can be used for committees and interest groups and whatever great UCF-related ideas you have!

We thank the everyday heroes involved in the last cake sales, for you increased our budget by 100%! 🙂

However, since our budget is quite low these days and since it will take a while until we get money from the ASTA and since nobody seems to be very eager to organize and conduct regular cake sales in the future, we have the following proposal:

In the beginning of the next semester, we will ask for a voluntary donation of lets say 10 € of all new and old LAS students. In the Welcome Week, there will then be a party, where people who donated receive a free beer!


Further results of the GA as follows:

1. The Assembly voted in favor of refunding the costs of the Maastricht visit to the Outreach Committee.
2. Concerning the upcoming Welcome Week, it seems like a LAS-HĂĽttengaudi with the Newbees would be a fun idea! Therefore, we already need to organize a task force as such a hut would need to be reserved within the next weeks. If you think this is a good idea, then find others to organize it with and go ahead =)
3. If you are interested in thinking about the (dis)advantages and necessary features of potential Oral English Classes, please contact Marius Merkle:
In fact, our Dean is thinking seriously about implementing such courses at the UCF. Therefor, if we want to have our voice heard we need to refine our arguments.
4. Sadly, the LASer Party is not happening this semester, BUT there will be a PEP – Post Exam Party! Somewhere outside, maybe barbecue, definitely music and definitely beer! However, we’re not sure yet about the date.
Keeping in mind that our students council is organized in a non-hierarchical manner,
Let’s try finding a date that fits best for ALL LAS-STUDENTS!
VoilĂ  the Doodle!
5. As we already wrote in the last Mail, please send us short descriptive texts of charitable projects you want to share with your engaged fellow students, so we can create a nice platform of exchange and inspiration.
6. also, just to clarify; the Erasmus Price celebration has less to do with the Erasmus program, and less to do with anybody winning anything and more with everybody celebrating, namely celebrating our study program! Just forget the name and think of it as a fancy event with a great buffet and influential people who should support the UCF.
once again, if you want to come, just be there, Reading Room, Thursday 26th, 18:15 to see if you get in.


Finally, the Minutes of the GA are available in the Forum.

News from the board

There is going to be an informational event on going abroad with the International Office.

1st of July 2014 – 13.00

Check this out: “Wege ins Ausland”

Also, you can check out the forum for the minutes of the board meeting with everything we talked about!

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 an 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

Language – Discussion


Please sign up for the Forum (upper left corner of this page) and see the respective subforum!

UCF & curriculum –> Languages

There you will find the current StuPo, as well as another account of the topic and considerations that should be on your mind when devising your opinions.

Remember that we want to have a concrete statement that is the product of all UCF students to be represented at the next StuKo on May 8th.

So there’s no time to waist!

Please do read these documents and post a comment, even if it is just a simple one sentence statement as to your ideas of how languages and the UCF should go together in the future!

Let’s shape our program!


your executives!

Common Room Get Together

Dear fellow folks,

The Common Room – our precious space for spontaneous meetings, our platform for liberal Art, our podium for discussions – has lately become rusty.
In order to breathe new life into our friend, there will be a

Thu. 24th April // 7-10pm

There will be two crates of beer, music, some cookies, the newly acquired guitar and hopefully lots of fantastic folks to hang out with!
You are warmly invited to bring more of everything!

Since we will be kicked out of the building at 10pm, we humbly invite you to come early.

Hope to see you all there!


Dear fellow Liberals,

It is a great honor for us to announce the establishment of an online calendar! We will see to it, that it will additionally be printed out and pinned in the Common Room.

As you can hopefully all witness, the most updated version of the calendar will always be accessible on the website. Information regarding General Assemblies, Board Meetings, Eschenbruch Meetings will be regularly posted ahead of time to enable better planning. In order to have an overview, official UCF dates are also included, such as reflection weeks. Most importantly though, specific events by committees and task forces will all be included in this calendar!

Thus, you should soon be able to just take a look on it in order to find out the answers to your most pressing questions;

When is the next Life Science Interest Group Meeting?

When is ABROADen your horizon?

When do the Maastricht students swing by for a visit?

We are still working on the execution of this plan, so we cannot guarantee that there won’t be still some minor troubles of technical and of human kind. Nevertheless we are exited to get ahead and simply take the first step of this project!

To get more organized, to get more input, to get more active!


Yours truly

your executive organizers


Max & Lotte

studentscouncil website is open

Ladies and gents, this is it: The new information hub of the studentscouncil and our idea exchange platform of the years to come.  In its first version we have a news-stream and a forum.

The Stream

The News-Stream will provide you with all fresh fish news concerning UCF and our studentscouncil. We will give an oversight on the assemblies and cover recent events.

The Forum

Facebook is a plain fuck when you want to establish a communication channel that gives everyone of you a say. Rather than having a competition of 150 colleagues on what is the newest post as facebook groups have restricted us to, the forum will give your thought a fair chance to be considered. We organized it around different subjects. Whether you want to discuss recent events of your Life-Sciences major or want to organise a naked cooking session in the courtyard: The forum is your platform to start.


There needs to be a fair discussion and decission making in the future around our website. The forum for instance requires the care of a few moderators. Should all board members be moderators? Should everyone be able to apply as moderators? Marie and I think this is something discusworthy for our next assembly.

Wherever this website will drift: It’s a quick start, in order to get the recent information problems out of the way. How frequent we update, how our updates look like, how many input we will give in the forum: Everything is as always something to be learnt on the go. We hope you are as happy as we are about our first step and will join us on this adventure.


Gregor & Marie