Department Student Council British and North American Studies
The Department Student Council (Fachschaftsrat - FSR) is an institution that serves the student self-government and represents the students’ interests.
Each department has an FSR. Students can be elected to the FSR for the period of one year. The elections usually take place every year in January/February.
The FSR’s tasks are diverse. It organises events for members and non-members of the Department, like for example the Freshers’ Breakfast, barbecues or Halloween parties.
As the FSR has its own budget, it can help to finance larger projects, such as theatre or film projects.
Furthermore, the FSR has its own office, which is a point of contact for students during office hours or by arrangement. You can contact the FSR at any time with questions concerning studying, i.e. examination regulations or if you would like to receive old examination papers or would just like a chat over a cup of coffee or tea.
On top of that, the FSR serves as a communicative entity between students and teaching staff and can help in finding solutions to problems. Student matters are discussed at regular FSR meetings and at department student council conferences (FSKs). The FSR always tries to support students, lend an ear to desires and suggestions and improve studying at the Department and the University.