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Welcome Event for First Semester Students

Welcome Event for First Semester Students on 11 October 2021

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The virtual welcome event for all first semester students will take place on Monday 11 October 2021. The welcome event will commence at 9 a.m. and starts with a visit to the President of LUH followed by an introduction of the most important facilities and points of contact for students during the first few months of their studies.

PROGRAMME (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

  • 9 a.m. Words of welcome from the President

    Prof. Dr. Volker Epping, President of LUH, welcomes the student hosts Céline Beckhausen and Lennart Crüwell in his office located in the main building of Leibniz University Hannover.

  • 9.20 a.m. Service and advisory facilities: from enrolment to periods abroad

    Introduction of facilities represented in the ServiceCenter in the main university building:

    • Student Information Service
      The Student Information Service handles queries from prospective students, students and graduates. The team is available via a hotline (+49 511 762-2020) or via email at studium@uni-hannover.de.
    • Student Advisory Services
      The team of Student Advisory Services answers questions regarding practical aspects of your studies and gives advice on choosing the right degree programme. Orientation, information and guidance create transparency while ensuring that students are successful during all stages of their studies - including students with disabilities.
    • Admissions Office
      Whether you would like to begin your studies in the first or in an advanced semester, whether applying for admission to a bachelor's or master's degree programme - the Admissions Office provides prospective students with important information regarding the allocation of places.
    • Examination Office
      The Examination Office organises examinations for Diplom, bachelor's, master's and Magister degree programmes. Other duties include dealing with applications, granting or denying admission to examinations, checking deadlines and issuing certificates or notifications.
    • International Office
      The International Office offers information and services for international students and members of staff regarding their studies or their research stay at Leibniz University Hannover. In addition, it provides advice and guidance for all those interested in spending a period abroad. The team is responsible for exchange programmes and provides information on grants and funding opportunities while maintaining international collaborations of LUH.
    • Student Services Hannover
      Cafeterias, student accommodation, BAföG service: Studentenwerk Hannover (Student Services Organisation Hannover) is a central point of contact for many queries of LUH students.

    Some facilities are located in separate rooms or buildings outside of the ServiceCenter. You can use this database to search for rooms and buildings on campus

  • 9.35 a.m. Foreign languages and transferable skills
    • Leibniz Language Centre
      Each semester, the Leibniz Language Centre offers about 220 language courses and other ways to learn languages for approximately 5,000 students – both within and outside of the lecture period. Moreover, it is one of the largest examination centres in Germany offering German language exams necessary for admission to university (DSH).
    • Centre for Quality Enhancement in Teaching and Learning: Transferable Skills
      Learning strategies, preparing for examinations, academic writing, practical insights, additional qualifications or advice on applications: transferable skills are essential – during your studies, in the context of placements or when launching your career. The Centre for Quality Enhancement in Teaching and Learning (ZQS) supports students from day one.
  • 9.40 a.m. Learning and IT services

    Lectures in winter semester 2021/2022 are scheduled to take place on campus - with as much face-to-face sessions as possible and online learning opportunities as backup. Information on learning at LUH, available IT services and how to use them will be provided by:

    • LUIS (Leibniz Universität IT Services)
      Email account, Wi-Fi, software licences, notebook rental service and much more: Leibniz Universität IT Services (LUIS) provides IT services and IT infrastructure for research, teaching, and administration.
    • ZQS/elsa (Centre for Quality Enhancement in Teaching and Learning/E-Learning Service)
      ZQS/elsa provides services related to digital media in university education, such as advisory services on using digital media in teaching, technical guidance for members of teaching staff, producing audiovisual media and course content, recording lectures or the learning management systems Stud.IP and ILIAS.
    • Prof. Dr. Julia Gillen, Vice President for Teaching and Academic Programmes
    • Dr. Florian Leydecker, member of research staff at the Institute of Applied Mathematics and winner of the award for outstanding teaching granted by the Presidential Board of LUH
  • 10.05 a.m. Psychological counselling, Equal Opportunities Office
    • Psychological Counselling for Students (ptb)
      ptb provides help and guidance for students of all higher education institutions in Hannover facing issues in the course of their studies or in their personal lives – free of charge and confidential, either in personal consultations or during group appointments.
    • Equal Opportunities Office
      The Equal Opportunities Office promotes equality between women and men, advocates family-friendly conditions for students and staff and fosters diversity management.
  • 10.10 a.m. Facilities in the lower ground floor of the main university building

    The hosts will visit the following facilities located in the lower ground floor of the main university building:

    • Study areas
      LUH offers numerous study areas equipped with sockets and Wi-Fi access at all locations.
    • Cafeteria Sprengelstube
      Like all cafeterias, the Sprengelstube is managed by Studentenwerk Hannover and sells snacks and beverages.
    • LeibnizShop
      LUH merchandise is available in the LeibnizShop, including LUH pencils, coffee2go glass mugs, handcrafted chocolate or organic cotton hoodies.
    • Leibniz Exhibition
      The Leibniz Exhibition is devoted to the namesake of LUH and features numerous exhibits such as models of his famous calculating machines. Furthermore, the exhibition provides insights into his ideas and research in the fields of humanities, law, economics, aesthetics and politics.
    • Validating your LeibnizCard
      The LeibnizCard serves as your student ID and your semester ticket and combines many features, such as paying in cafeterias or using the library. In order to remain valid, the LeibnizCard must be revalidated each semester.
  • 10.20 a.m. Student representatives
    • Students' union (AStA)
      The students' union elected by students represents their interests both within and outside of the university. In addition, the students' union provides guidance on BAföG, social and academic issues, as well as information material and events. Moreover, the student’s union negotiates terms for the semester ticket.
  • 10.25 a.m. TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology and University Library

    Passing the International Office building, the tour continues at "TIB Science/Technology", the main location of the university library. The team will explain how to use the library and introduce services available at TIB.

  • 10.35 a.m. Cafeterias

    Studentenwerk Hannover operates several cafeterias across the campus of Leibniz University Hannover. A video demonstrates how to use the cafeteria, from choosing meals to payment.

  • 10.40 a.m. Meeting university management for coffee

    The hosts meet the President of LUH and the Vice President for Teaching and Academic Programmes who will answer questions of first-semester students submitted during the live stream.

  • 10.55 a.m. University Sports Centre

    The SportCampus of the University Sports Centre (ZfH) is located within walking distance of the main university building. The ZfH organises a comprehensive sports programme available for all students and members of staff at LUH, including a gym and a climbing hall. In order to relax from your studies, the ZfH offers many popular sports activities.

  • 11 a.m. End of the live stream

    After the event, a video of the complete live stream will be available via the YouTube channel of LUH.

WELCOME EVENT

Mechtild Freiin von Münchhausen
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Katharina Thehos
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Andrea Wiese
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STUDENT ADVISORY SERVICES

Student Advisory Services
Our Student Advisory Services will be pleased to assist you! Contact us via phone, e-mail or in person!
Address
ServiceCenter
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30167 Hannover
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Student Advisory Services
Our Student Advisory Services will be pleased to assist you! Contact us via phone, e-mail or in person!
Address
ServiceCenter
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Building