Our Student Handbook is designed to help you find your way around the English department. It provides you with a guide to what English Studies here offers you and what we aim to help you to achieve. The Handbook answers questions on all aspects of English Studies, providing you with in-depth information to take you through from your first lecture to your final exam and on to graduation.
New students in particular may find it a challenge to plan a course schedule. Consult this handbook for all the information you need on:
Typically, other questions arise later in your studies. The Handbook also covers areas such as:
The Handbook tells you all you need to know about these and many other issues.
The Student Handbook is issued annually at the beginning of the winter term. Here are the current (October 2016) versions:
There is also an online version of the Student Handbook: this is the version to consult for the latest updates.
How to use the online version:
Use the list of contents on the left to highlight individual chapters. Scroll through the pages by clicking on the symbols ">>" and "<<".
The sub-sections of the chapter you have highlighted are displayed beneath the list of contents.
Use the search function to search for specific terms (e.g. BAföG). The advanced search function will show you any changes made to the text since the publication of the latest print version.
The history function allows you to track all the updates made and compare older versions with more recent ones.
We want the Handbook to be as informative and easy to use as possible. Please make use of the comment function if you have suggestions for improvements to any of the chapters.