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Did you know that Ersti refers to first year students in the German language? This mandatory event is the place for you to learn about key information, make new connections, and find out how to succeed at UE. Taking place the week before classes begin, we offer a variety of sessions to connect you with faculty, staff, and UE students. You will be introduced to strategies, tools, connections, resources, and advice to ensure your smooth transition into your first semester. You will meet faculty, professional staff, the UE Tech team, career specialists, get answers to your immigration and financial questions, and meet with the faculty experts in your study program on campus.

 

You can download the full plan for the Ersti Week here.

 

9:30 – 9:55 am

 

 

 

UE Welcome Ceremony

  • Prof. Maurits van Rooijen, President
  • Prof. Sascha Bosetzky, Vice President
  • Mario Fromm, Chancellor

9:55 – 10:00

 

 

Break

 

 

10:00 – 10:50

 

Mindset Matters

  • Prof. Johannes Kiessler, Programme Head, MA IDM

10:50 – 11:00

 

 

Break

 

 

11:00 – 11:50

 

Participating in an Intercultural Campus

  • Hannah Zoller, International Affairs

11:50 – 12:30 pm

 

 

Break

 

 

12:30 – 1:00 

 

Service Scramble Game Explained

  • Campus Manager

Programme for Berlin/IHUB

You can download the programme for Berlin/IHUB here

Programme for Hamburg

You can download the programme for Hamburg here

Programme for Iserlohn

You can download the programme for Iserlohn here

 

 

9:30 – 10:00

 

Student Citizenship 

  • Marat Usmanov, UE Hub Student

10:00 – 10:55

 

Develop the Skills & Experiences you need to Thrive in your Career

  •  Jan Fischoeder, Career Development Centre

10:55 – 11:00

 

 

Break

 

 

11:00-11:50

 

 

 

Be Tech Savvy: UE Tech Tools & Support

  • Martin von der Heyde
  • Rainer Kruse
  • Oleg Demtschenko

11:50 – 12:30

 

 

Break

 

 

Programme for Berlin/IHUB

 You can download the programme for Berlin/IHUB here

Programme for Hamburg

 You can download the programme for Hamburg here

Programme for Iserlohn

 You can download the programme for Iserlohn here

 

9:30 – 10:25

 

Your Immigration Questions Answered

  • Maryam Youssef, International Affairs

10:25 – 10:30

 

 

Break

 

 

10:30 – 10:55

 

Meet the Librarian: Creating a Culture of Academic Integrity

  • Thorsten Geyer, Librarian

10:55 – 11:00

 

 

Break

 

 

11:00 – 11:55

 

 

 

 

What would Your Professor tell you about Success?

Faculty Panel: 

  • Prof. Angela Lennartz
  • Prof. Johannes Kiessler
  • Prof. Stefan Chatrath

11:55 – 1:00

 

 

Break

 

 

Programme for Berlin/IHUB

You can download the programme for Berlin/IHUB here

Programme for Hamburg

You can download the programme for Hamburg here

Programme for Iserlohn

You can download the programme for Iserlohn here

 

9:30 – 10:00

 

Are you Prepared for Living in Germany?

  • Maryam Youssef, International Affairs 

10:00 – 10:05

 

 

Break

 

 

10:05 – 10:55

 

 

 

 

Congratulations: You Did it!

Student Panel:

  • Adel Rakhimzhanova
  • Marat Usmanov
  • Martin Quiroz Costa

10:55 – 11:00

 

 

Break

 

 

11:00 – 11:50

 

 

Your Finance Questions Answered

  • Geetan Chezhian
  • Reddy Lakshman, Finance Department

11:50 – 12:30

 

 

Break

 

 

Programme for Berlin/IHUB

You can download the programme for Berlin/IHUB here

Programme for Hamburg

You can download the programme for Hamburg here

Programme for Iserlohn

You can download the programme for Iserlohn here

 

9:30 – 10:00

 

Balancing Study & Life

  • Kacper Mezyk

10:00 – 10:05

 

 

Break

 

 

10:05 – 10:55

 

 

How to Get Involved: First Year Fridays & Events

  • Kenmichael Stafford
  • Hassan Omran
  • Kacper Mezyk

10:55–11:00

 

 

Break

 

 

11:00 – 11:50

 

 

Career Success Stories: Alumni Panel

  • Student Alumni Panel
    & Jan Fischoeder

11:50 – 12:30

 

 

 

Ersti Week Survey

Service Scramble winners

Ersti Week Finale

  • Campus Manager

Programme for Berlin/IHUB

You can download the programme for Berlin/IHUB here

Programme for Hamburg

You can download the programme for Hamburg here

Programme for Iserlohn

You can download the programme for Iserlohn here

Get ready & join our Ersti Week

Attendance at Ersti Week is mandatory for all new students unless you are waiting for a visa. You can join in MS Teams using your student access provided during enrolment. This exciting week will lay the foundation for your study experience at UE.

All contents, e.g. the start of lectures or examination periods, can be found in the respective PDF: winter semester 2022/23 and summer semester 2023 

The university information system CampusNet offers everything about:

  • Application and admission procedures
  • Student administration
  • Overview of degree programmes
  • Viewing examination schedules and results
  • Faculty information

It is your responsibility as a student to have the technical equipment (e.g. laptop or smartphone), including the necessary software, at your disposal at the beginning of your studies in order to be able to participate fully in the teaching and examination formats.

Please find a brief description around the usage of MS Office 365 here in our dedicated manual.

How can we provide students with an engaging learning experience on and off campus?

  • If for some reason government guidelines change in the next few months, we can't open our campuses. However, our study guarantee assurance offers you the following benefits:  
    • If your campus is not open, we will offer our programmes through online classes. Your learning experience will match the face-to-face experience and follows a similar schedule.
    • We will offer our programmes via streaming with MS Teams and provide you with all the support you would expect from our career, library and other UE services.

You will find everything about our service and finance team in this FAQ.

Please find all location-related information in regards to COVID-19 across all our campuses here: Hamburg (DE and EN), Iserlohn (only DE), Berlin and Potsdam.