Last Thursday evening, on November 4th, we met with 35 other students interested in university politics in the HG. After a short round of introductions with name, study program and expectations for the evening, we gave a short introduction to our daily life as Hopo board members. In order to be able to discuss more freely in a smaller setting, we then divided into discussion groups on the following topics;
- Student participation
- General Think Tank
- Mental Health
- Beyond Covid
- Performance elements and testing
- Soft skills, marketability
Accompanied by vegan sushi and drinks, we exchanged views on what the respective status quo is and what the areas for action are. From this, concrete measures were then formulated, which were then presented in plenary. These were, for example, the demand to revise the academic calendar, one of our projects with the new rector, and making it easier to do an internship outside the academic framework. After that, there was the opportunity to exchange ideas independently of the groups and to get to know each other in a relaxed setting. In the final feedback session, we were particularly pleased to hear that even the participants who were only attracted by sushi were involved in interesting discussions and were themselves positively surprised by the evening. Due to the overwhelming demand, we will hold another Hopo round table this semester on December 13th (register for it here), where we will, among other things, discuss the academic calendar.