The diversity of the work in the student council
My name is Pauline Uhrmeister and I study Political Science and Communication Science in Bachelor.
For me, the work in the FSR was and is a great opportunity to plan and implement projects together with fellow students, but also to be active in university politics - for our student council.
As a member of the events working group, I am able to help shape various events, such as our workshop weekend for further semester planning or the upcoming Buchenwald excursion.
I especially appreciate the team and debate culture in our FSR with many joint actions and lively discussions - both in the meetings and afterwards :)
My name is Maximilian Volz, I'm 25 years old and I'm studying political science and German literature for my bachelor's degree.
I joined the FSR about a year ago, mainly because I wanted to organize exciting events for the student council. That worked out well right away:
For example, we organized an information evening on Nawalny & Russian politics. We also organized an election podium for the 2021 Bundestag elections. But I was also able to help shape and learn a lot more in the FSR: In my function as treasurer, I got insights into the world of accounting and take care of our finances together with the budget officer.
Another task that I really enjoy is representing the FSR in the Institute Council. In addition to the professors, all lecturers and employees of the Department of Political Science sit there. It is sometimes difficult to discuss at eye level with the lecturers, but after a while it actually works very well and it is a great opportunity to stand up for the interests of the students. For example, we want gender-appropriate language to be made possible in term papers and to secure its use in the institute's guide.
Being a member of the FSR is not only a great way to develop and learn new things, but it's also a lot of fun and you get to know great people!