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Update! June 2019

04/06/2019

Topics: The Student Counselling Program / Application deadlines for WU's English-taught master's programs / Last chance to apply for an exchange semester in the 2020 summer semester / Student Social Survey 2019 / Writing advice in the library / Extended reservation times in the library

Mastering challenges in your daily routine: The Student Counselling Program can help

At one time or another, many students experience situations that make them feel alone or overwhelmed. Sometimes it can feel like preparing for classes or studying for exams is just too much to handle.

In phases like this, the Student Counselling Program is there to support you with professional counselling, peer group meetings, and special workshops.

A new division, the Student Counselling Program was created to help address psychosocial and study-related problems that affect students’ quality of life and academic performance.

Who are we?

Our multidisciplinary team is made up of a life coach/social counselor, a specialist with in-depth knowledge of WU’s academic programs and extensive counselling experience, and a WU alumnus with many years of counselling and academic experience.  

We can offer support in situations like:

  • Psycho-social problems affecting students’ quality of life and performance potential

  • Study-related problems, conflicts, and crises (e.g. concentration issues, reintegration into student life after a longer leave period, pre-exam anxiety)

  • Difficult social situations, for example balancing studies with a job or a family

  • Insecurity and anxiety, also with regard to life after university

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How can you reach us?

You can contact us any time by email or telephone:
Tel: +43-1-31336 ext. 4791 or 5636
Email: counselling@wu.ac.at
Our office is located in the LC Building, Level +2

What else can we do for you?

We would be very interested in hearing more about any issues you may be dealing with to help us better tailor our services to your needs. Please feel free to drop us an email or take the survey on our website to let us know your concerns.

Application deadlines for WU’s English-taught master’s programs

The application period for our English-taught master’s programs starting in the 2020/21 winter semester starts on September 1, 2019.

At the time of application, students do not need a completed bachelor’s program. To apply, please use our online application tool.

WU uses a rolling admission system, which means that there are three so-called “priority deadlines”:

  • Priority deadline I: October 8, 2019

  • Priority deadline II: January 8, 2020

  • Priority deadline III: March 8, 2020

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If you apply by October 8, 2020, we will let you know by Christmas whether you have been accepted by the program of your choice. The earlier you apply, the earlier you will be notified of the status of your application.

Please note that for the International Management/CEMS program, only the first two priority deadlines apply. Last chance to apply: January 8, 2020.

Please check the program-specific application requirements and admission procedures online.

Go International: Last chance for bachelor’s students to apply for an exchange semester during the summer semester 2020!

Application period: June 17– June 21, 2019 (noon)

There are still exchange places in Europe and overseas available for bachelor’s students! Apply until June 21, 2019 (12:00 noon), and spend the summer semester 2020 at one of our partner universities.

Come to our Small Group Advisory Meeting on June 13, 2019, 2 pm, at the International Office and learn about the application procedure.

For more information on the application procedure as well as the list with available exchange places, visit our website!

Student Social Survey 2019 - how ’studyable’ is your study program?

How satisfied are you in your current main study program? And how ’studyable’ is it from your point of view?

Participate in the Student Social Survey 2019 and seize this opportunity to help improve the living and studying conditions of students in Austria.

The Student Social Survey is the only comprehensive study that examines the social conditions of student life in Austria. It focuses on different topics such as time budget for studying and employment, students' satisfaction, income situation and housing conditions. The final results provide well-founded information and a decision-making basis for Austrian higher education policy makers.

Each and everyone´s perspective is highly needed in this study. The invitation to participate in the online survey was sent to your student email account in mid-May 2019.

The study is run by the Institute for Advanced Studies Vienna (IHS) on behalf of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF).

www.sozialerhebung.at (Change website language to English in the top right-hand corner)

sozialerhebung@ihs.ac.at

@sozialerhebung

Writing advice in the library

Do you have questions about academic writing? Or how to do research and find suitable literature?

As part of the Mentoring Program for Academic Writing, we offer support for academic writing: Experienced writing consultants and the FIT4Research team of the WU Library are happy to give you tips on your writing strategy, answer your questions, and listen to your concerns and success stories when writing or doing research.

Where? Library LC, 4th floor, News Lounge

When? Dates during the 2019 summer semester:
Monday, June 17, 2019 03:00 pm – 05:00 pm; Tuesday, June 18, 2019 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Duration: 30 minutes

Do I have to register beforehand? No

Do I have to bring anything? Yes, please bring your written paper/text, if you would like to get feedback and/or would like to work on improving it (1-2 pages); or if you have questions on your writing, your writing project or your research.

What can you expect? Our writing advice is intended to help you improve your academic writing; however, your writing project remains your writing project. Writing advice is about the writing process, questions regarding content should always be clarified with your teachers or supervisors. We support you by asking specific questions, encouraging you to reflect on your writing, and suggesting exercises. We also share useful writing strategies and our knowledge of the writing process. 

Possible topics of a writing consultation

  • Writing process

  • Dealing with writing problems

  • Finding a topic and narrowing down your topic

  • Formulating your research question

  • Structure

  • German as a scientific language

  • Techniques for revising your work

  • and much more

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Possible questions to ask during a literature and research consultation

  • I have to do a literature analysis – what is the best way to do that?

  • What is my strategic approach to literature research? How do I find the right search terms for my topic?

  • Where can I find journal ratings and how do I use them? How do I know whether a journal meets the required scientific criteria?

  • I would like to know how often an article or author has been quoted.

  • What do I have to pay attention to when researching on the Internet? How can I search the web better?

  • Which databases are relevant for my research? What search tools are available in general?

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60 is the new 30 - or why longer breaks make you feel fresh and revitalized

Longer breaks are especially important during periods of intensive studying. For this reason, we've extended the reservation times for workstations at the WU Library from 30 minutes to 60 minutes as of June 14, 2019.

And here’s how it works:

  • Grab a break timer.

  • Set the time when you leave your workstation.

  • Make sure to leave your break timer in a visible spot on your desk.

  • Enjoy your break.

  • Come back to your place within 60 minutes.

  • Continue your studying refreshed and revitalized!

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Have you always wanted to have your own break timer? The old break timers have been given a fresh new look and will be available starting June 14, 2019. Grab yours by the elevators next to the library reception desk and have fun on your next break!

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