STUDY

Welcome Days

FOR FRESHERS – WINTER SEMESTER 2021/22

What can you expect?

ENJOY AN EASY START INTO EVERYDAY UNIVERSITY LIFE

The Welcome Days provide you with all you need to know about starting your degree programme as a fresher. We will show you how to manage your studies in an efficient and focused manner, while also enjoying your time as a student. The Welcome Days are an opportunity for you to receive specific information about your chosen degree programme, as well as general information, which will simplify your daily life as a student.

The Welcome Days count as a course and you will receive 1 ECTS credit for participating. No other courses for freshers will take place during the Welcome Days. This ECTS credit will be added to your record following the Welcome Days from early December onwards.

During the Welcome Days, we offer interactive lectures, video clips and degree-specific information to get your studies off to a perfect start. In order to receive your first ECTS credit, you need to complete the seven interactive lectures on the Moodle learning platform. Attendance is also mandatory at one session on degreespecific information. These sessions will take place on 4 and 5 October and are designed to provide answers to your degree-specific questions. The video clips on the website provide you with additional helpful information material.

Studierende vor einem Laptop in der Aula

Interactive Lectures

Click on the Moodle icon to access the Moodle learning platform. Here you will find all of the mandatory interactive lectures. These lectures are available online from 1 September to 30 November.

In order to receive your first ECTS credit you need to complete the seven interactive lectures. 

Video clips

The Clips provide you information about university’s service and support facilities. They are online from 1 September.

These programme items are optional and highly recommended.

Start with “Introduction to the Campus System

Degree-specific information

Your first lecture on degree-specific information will take place on campus on 4 and 5 October. Here, programme directors, student representatives and
student union representatives will be happy to answer any questions you may have about your chosen degree programme. The attendance at one such lecture is mandatory to ensure that you receive your first ECTS credit.

The Process

  1. Watch the video clip “Introduction to the Campus system”.
  2. Register for the course 000.100 Welcome Days at campus.aau.at (Campus system).
  3. Click on the Moodle icon to access the Moodle learning platform. Here you will find all of the mandatory interactive lectures. These lectures are available online from 1 September to 30 November.
  4. On 4 and 5 October, you can gather your degree-specific information in a personal session. The attendance at one such session is mandatory. Here, programme directors, student representatives and student union representatives will provide you with some initial insights into your chosen degree programme and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. You will find up-to-date information on times and places online at aau.at/en/welcome­-days.
  5. Once you have completed all seven interactive lectures on the Moodle learning platform and attended a session on degree-specific information, you will receive one ECTS credit point and you will have successfully completed your first course at the University of Klagenfurt. Congratulations!
    This ECTS credit point will be added to your record following the Welcome Days from early December onwards. 

The Video-Clips provide you information about university’s service and support facilities. They are online from 1 September. These programme items are optional and highly recommended.

Interactive Lectures

On the Moodle learning platform you will find the seven interactive lectures. They are mandatory and available online from 1 September to 30 November 2021.

Register for the course LV 000.100 Welcome Days at campus.aau.at (Campus System)
Click on the Moodle icon to access the Moodle learning platform. Here you will find the seven mandatory interactive lectures.

Welcome Information

(available online from 1 September to 30 November)

Here you can get general information about the University of Klagenfurt and especially about the Welcome Days. We give you tips on how to plan your studies efficiently, which topics our workshops cover and how you can participate. We also provide the ultimate check list for freshers: Details on registration, information about the AAU card, particulars about the student union fee, tips on registering for courses, an introduction to the online student portal and the Campus system, and some general information about our university.

Legal Regulations

(available online from 1 September to 30 November)

Here we inform you about terms, abbreviations and the culture of the University of Klagenfurt. Furthermore, we clarify the question of what studying actually means and what a curriculum is. In addition, we offer information about the Universities Act, university statutes, provisions concerning study matters (e.g. What are the deadlines?), and much more.

ZID

(available online from 1 September to 30 November)

At the University of Klagenfurt you will be supported in learning, teaching and research by one of the best IT service providers. The Central IT Service (ZID) helps you to achieve your scientific and administrative goals with a comprehensive base of user-oriented IT Services.

Moodle

(available online from 1 September to 30 November)

Moodle is our learning platform at the University of Klagenfurt and corresponds to a virtual course space. Here, for example, working materials and learning activities are provided by teachers for our students.

Library Tour

(available online from 1 September to 30 November)

The University Library is the scientific information centre of the University of Klagenfurt and ensures the provision of literature and information carriers for study, research, teaching and further education. We show you how to use our books and databases for your studies and where you can find which information.

Writing Centre

(available online from 1 September to 30 November)

The Writing Centre at the University of Klagenfurt offers writing courses, writing groups, writing advice, text coaching and writing workshops on academic writing for students, and also on job-related or creative writing.

Campus Tour

(available online from 1 September to 30 November)

Our campus tour will show you the most important places around the university. You will find out who is responsible for what and where. You will get to know where you can find what at the University of Klagenfurt.

Video clips

The video clips are available online the whole semester and they are optional.

Here, you will get additional information about many of the university’s services:

English video clips:

  • International Office
  • Student union
  • USI sports
  • Introduction to the Campus system

All German video clips can be found here.
Topics: Introduction to the Campus system, Green Campus, Studying Sustainably, International Office (study trips abroad), mentoring programme BeFirst!, student union, Student Counseling Service, USI sports, Scholarship Office, and Career Service. We recommend that you start with the clip “Introduction to the Campus System”.

Introduction to the campus system

International Office

Student union (ÖH)

USI sports

YOUR DEGREE-SPECIFIC INFORMATION

Programme Directors, teaching assistants and student union representatives will provide you with essential information. These lectures will take place on 4 and 5 October. This means that you can choose a session that suits you. The attendance at one such session is mandatory to ensure that you receive one ECTS credit.

Find the schedule below: BA = Bachelor; MA = Master

Timetable Welcome Days: Studienspezifische Infos
4 & 5 October LECTURE Hall A
Lecture Hall B
lECTURE HALL C
8-9 am Bachelor’s teacher training programme in secondary general education with a focus on the foundations of educational science and pedagogical-practical studies
9-10 am BA Business Administraion, MA Applied Business Administration 9 am: BA Information and Communications
Engineering

9:30 am: MA Information and Communications Engineering

BA/MA Philosophy
10-11 am BA Educational Science,
MA Adult & Vocational Education, MA Diversity Education in School and Society, MA Social Education and Social Inclusion
10 am: BA Technical Mathematics

10:30 am: MA Mathematics, BA/MA of Education -Mathematics

MA Media & Convergence Management

ATTENTION: will be held on 4 October, at 10 am in HS C. The alternate date on 5 October, will be held at 3pm and online only: Online Session – Welcome Days: Media & Convergence Management

11 am-12 pm BA/MA History, BA/MA of Education – History, Social
Studies and Political Education
BA/MA Romance Studies, BA/MA of Education – French, Italian, Spanish BA International Business &  Economics
12-1 pm BA/MA Psychology BA of Education Movement & Sports MA International Management

ATTENTION: will be held on 4 October, at 12 o’clock in HS C. The alternate date on 5 October, will be held at 12 o’clock online only: Online Session – Welcome Days: International Management (aau.at)

1-2 pm 1 pm: BA Applied Informatics,  BA/MA of Education – Computer Science

1:30 pm: MA Informatics,

BA of Education Ethiks 1 pm: BA Management Information
Systems

1:30 pm: MA Information Management

2-3 pm BA/MA Business & Law
MA Business Law
MA Game Studies and Engineering MA Visual Culture
3-4 pm BA Media & Communication,
MA Media, Communications & Culture
BA/MA Applied Cultural Studies
4-5 pm BA Geography, MA Geography &
Regional Research: Geographical Systems Sciences, BA/MA of Education – Geography & Economics
BA/MA Slavonic Studies, BA/MA of Education – Slovenian

ATTENTION: takes place on 4 October at 4 pm online only: Online Session – Welcome Days: Slawistik
On October 5th at 4 pm on site in HS C.

5-6 pm BA/MA English & American Studies, BA/MA of Education –
English

Extension Programmes: Digital Competences, Gender Studies, Sustainable Development and Energy

Extension Programmes: Writing Studies, Transdisciplinary Peace Studies, Intercultural/Transcultural Competences
6-7 pm BA/MA German Studies, MA German Studies in an Intercultural
Context, BA/MA of Education –
German

ATTENTION!

The sessions on the following fields of study will take place separately:

  • MA Science, Technology & Society Studies: will only take place on 4 October at 2 pm, in room M.0.22. The alternative appointment on 5 October is cancelled.
  • MA Artificial Intelligence & Cybersecurity: will only take place on 5 October at 1 p.m., in room S 1.42 and will also be broadcast online. LINK follows! The appointment on 4 October is cancelled.

OFFICE HOURS
ADMISSIONS AND EXAMINATIONS OFFICE

The Admissions and Examinations Office can be visited by appointment for personal enrolment and for important matters that cannot be postponed.

To make an appointment, please contact the Admissions and Examinations Office by telephone. The telephone numbers are listed on the website of the Admissions and Examinations Office. You can also submit various applications online using the student portal.

CONTACT

FEEDBACK

We would be pleased if you could give us feedback on the orientation course. You can find the feedback questionnaire for this course in your student portal.