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Update! March 2018

Topics: Apply for WU’s German-Taught Master’s Programs / Mentoring Program for Academic Writing – Support for Bachelor’s Students / Are You Passionate About Sports? / International Summer Universities (ISUs) 2018! / Are you fit 4 research? Take our quiz and find out!

Application for WU’s German-Taught Master’s Programs opens on March 30, 2018

The application for all German-taught master’s programs for intake in the 2018/19 winter semester opens on March 30, 2018. You can apply via the online application tool even if you have not finished your bachelor’s program yet (but you must have completed a minimum of 150 ECTS credits). We recommend that you apply early so that you won’t have to wait long for feedback on your application documents. The application period ends on May 31, 2018. Detailed information is available online.

Mentoring Program for Academic Writing – Support for Bachelor’s Students WU’s

Mentoring Program for Academic Writing helps bachelor’s students improve their writing skills by focussing on the writing process rather than on the finished product. You will learn strategies to guide you through various writing phases, and try out a number of creative writing methods. In addition, hands-on exercises and (peer) feedback will also contribute to improving your writing skills. Participants in the program will be part of a small group of bachelor’s students led by two writing mentors. With the help of your mentors, you will be working on a writing project and expand your writing skills. If you are you interested in improving your (academic) writing skills, you will find more information hier.

Please note: this program is offered in German and we will focus on academic writing in German.

If you have any questions, please contact schreibmentoring@wu.ac.at

Are You Passionate About Sports?

Volunteering@WU organises a new Summer Sports Camp in July 2018. The Camp offers WU students the opportunity to become Sports Buddies, and children from socially disadvantaged families will gain new experiences through sports and other activities.

Sports Buddies help children discover their talents. The children in our program do not have the opportunity to be members in a sports club or to take part in a tennis camp. At the Summer Sports Camp children between 9 and 12 years will be able to try new sports and to improve their self-awareness and enthusiasm about sports.

As part of a team of Sports Buddies you will be responsible for planning the program and the sports activities for the Summer Sports Camp, with the support of the camp directors.

Facts & figures

What?  Summer Sports Camp

When?  July 22 - 29, 2018 (preparation in summer semester 2018)

Where?  Königswiesen in Upper Austria

Who?  10 Sports Buddys and 40 children between 9 and 12 years

Apply to become a Sports Buddy by March 11, 2018! For more information and to apply, please click HERE.

Ready for a Unique Experience Abroad? Apply for the International Summer Universities (ISUs) 2018 organized by WU!

Application period: March 5, 2018 at 2:00 pm – March 13, 2018 at 12:00 am.

You have always wanted to go abroad while studying at WU, but you prefer spending one summer rather than a whole semester in a foreign country? You have to fulfil the IBW International Experience, but you would like to travel to several destinations and speed up your studies at the same time? We have the perfect choice for you! All International Summer Universities (ISUs) 2018 organized by WU can be accredited as courses and as IBW foreign experience for your WU studies. Check out the scholarships available for ISUs!

Small advisory meeting

  • When: March 1, 2018 2pm

  • Where: Library and Learning Center/Ebene 4/ZAS – conference room

Follow http://wu.ac.at/io/isu for more info.

Are you fit 4 research? Take our quiz and find out!

The University Library has set up two quizzes you can take them online anonymously to test your knowledge on literature research and using the library. Do you know the fastest and most efficient way to find a specific document? How good are your research strategies when looking for information on a particular topic? Are you a library pro who could find your way around the library blindfolded? Do you know when to use which search tools? The Library Quiz will help you find out just how good your information literacy skills really are. And the best part: If you didn’t do so well in a particular area – no problem! The individual questions are linked to the relevant section in Fit4Research, the library’s information literacy learning resource.

You can take the quiz as often as you like here: https://learn.wu.ac.at/bibliothek/quiz

N.b. So far the quiz is only available in German, but we are working on the English version.

If you have any questions or suggestions about the quiz, feel free to drop us a line at: fit4research@wu.ac.at

 



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