The last year at the department was exciting! After almost three semesters in which due to the pandemic situation most teaching was done online, we were finally able to welcome students back to our lecture halls, seminar rooms and laboratories. It was marvellous to finally meet face-to-face again!
The set-up and start-up of our interim quarters was also a success, and soon we expect to be able to use our reconstructed labs on the campus again.
No one knows what else the pandemic will bring, but we are positive for the future and so we are planning for your first semester of face-to-face teaching.
So make sure to be Rheinbach when the lecture period begins on October 4th. (Mind that October 3th is a public holiday, hence not only will the university be closed but also all shops).
A good study program starts with good preparation - you'll need information about the organization of the study program, the time schedule, the contents, the people involved and how things work with us. We provide our first-year students with these information during the orientation days before the actual start of the lecture period.
We have put together an exciting program for you, starting on Wednesday, 28th of September.
During the orientation week you’ll receive introductory sessions to the study program. You will also learn about the library, international office and have a chance get to know your professors and each other. We’ll also provide you with a city tour and a chance to meet senior students.
Mind that some sessions that will take place during the orientation period are mandatory to attend – e.g. without having taken part in safety instructions you will not be allowed into our laboratories.
The exact planning for your orientation week is currently in full swing and will soon be on our homepage https://www.h-brs.de/en/anna/orientation-weeks. Except for Step 6: “Participation in the LEA course” the checklist also applies to MSc freshers. This page will be updated and extended continuously, so make sure to check it regularly.
If you realize that due to visa problems, you won’t be able to enter Germany in time for the orientation days or the start of the face2face teaching please contact us.
So what to do while waiting for the official start? Keep up your enthusiasm for your study program and your love for science! These are still challenging times but together we will come through and make it a success.
Prof. Dr. Annette Menke, Vice Dean