Easing into the start of the semester

“The time of your life begins now!” – but even the best of times must be well organised. Here you find a collection of tips and hints that will make the next semester at the University of Vienna an unforgettable and easy one. (Updated in September 2023) Organising the start of the semester Every semester … Continued

Good enough? Coping with insecurities when studying

University requires a different kind of learning than school and this change can be very challenging. While at school the subject matter was usually still manageable and clearly defined, at university this task is often more difficult. This article will help you better understand and manage some of these initial uncertainties.

Getting to know myself as a learner

Are you dissatisfied with your organisation when studying, doubt your learning strategies and regularly postpone preparing for exams? The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) supports you with improving your learning process and mobilising available resources for this purpose.

How to cope with exam anxiety?

Before an exam, worries and anxieties can become a burden. They become a problem when they lead to procrastination, avoidance behaviour or even mental blocks during the exam. The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) has compiled tips to help you deal with exam anxiety. Exam = exceptional situation An exam is an assessment situation … Continued

Exam failure – learning from experience

Failing an exam is an unpleasant thing. Suddenly, you find yourself in a situation in which you wonder: Why did I fail the exam? Did I study ineffectively? How can I motivate myself again? What can I do to pass the exam next time? With this article, the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) wants to support … Continued

Transforming Superblocks to Super-Grätzl: 4CITIES Spring School on methods and transdisciplinary skills 2023

Delving into urban complexity by researching Superblocks, or Super-Grätzl, as coined in Vienna, underpins the need for inter- and transdisciplinary skills and in-depth knowledge about different methodologies for urban studies. Therefore, for the second year in a row, the Urban Studies working group at University of Vienna organised a 5-day long Spring School on transdisciplinary … Continued

Your Feedback Improves Courses – Course Evaluation

You know the drill: At the end of the semester numerous e-mails reach your inbox asking you to evaluate a course. But why should you do a course evaluation? And what exactly is happening with your feedback?   What is happening during a course evaluation? In every degree programme, the courses must be evaluated by … Continued

Exhibition ‘Unissued Diplomas’

Yevhen Yashchuk is the co-organizer of the ‘Unissued Diplomas’ exhibition that’s placed in front of the library entrance of the University of Vienna. In this blogpost, he shares what the emotional exhibition is about and what you can expect. University of Vienna presents “Unissued Diplomas,” an exhibition marking one year of the full-scale Russian invasion … Continued

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