UNIVERSITY POLICY NEWS – LATEST UPDATES
We are back to provide you with valuable insights and first hand advice for your time at TUM.
We hope you are all in the Christmas spirit and are enjoying the beginning of the Christmas break to the fullest. If you want to acquire some background knowledge in regard to your studies, check out the following paragraphs.
Your Voice Matters: The Positive Impact Rating is Online Now!
As you know, us students from TUM School of Management will take part in this year’s Positive Impact Rating (PIR) for Business Schools. It evaluates our schools contribution to solving societal challenges and acting as a lever of change to the transformation of the business school landscape. This rating gives you the unique chance to contribute to the assessment of TUM School of Management’s positive impact. Keep an eye out for your individual participant link to the survey which will be shared with you at the start of the new year.
Exam Period and Online Teaching
As you might have noticed already, all exam dates have been published via TUM online and the registration period for your exams is currently ongoing. Here is an overview of the most important dates:
- Examination period of TUM SOM: 08.02. – 06.03.2021
(special block courses and seminars could differ)
- Registration period: 07.12.2020 – 15.01.2021
- Deregistration period: 07.12.2020 – 7 days before exam date
Postponement of academic progress requirements for WT20/21
Excerpt from the TUM Corona website
For students who are enrolled in the winter semester 2020 and not on leave of absence, the deadlines to achieve academic progress requirements will be extended by one semester to accommodate any problems arising from the Coronavirus. This decision is made for all students and does not require a separate application to the responsible examination board.
As for summer semester 2020, the standard duration of study (Regelstudienzeit) is extended by one semester. This legislative amendment specifically aims to extend automatically the maximum period of BAföG eligibility by one semester. A confirmation of this individual standard duration of study is printed on your certificate of enrolment, available in the Print Documents section of your TUMonline account.
For degree programs requiring a certain number of fundamentals module examinations to be taken by the end of the second semester of enrollment in the program, the deadline is extended by one semester.
Revision of Bavarian University Law
Currently, the imminent revision of the Bavarian University Law is a controversially debated issue and you may have already come across it in the media. The student representatives across all faculties of TUM have been working intensely on the current legislative proposal to take a united stand for their position towards the other parties involved and raise concern on what is regarded as critical. A common statement will be released soon. Keep an open eye on our social media channels as we will share it with you as soon as it has been published. If you miss out, do not worry, in the next Newsletter we will also report on the progress.
In the meantime, you can already dive deeper into the topic by reading the statement of the Landesstudierendenvertreter (student representatives of Bavaria) here.
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Trouble with your Online Studies?
We would like to finish off with a short reminder:
We are here to help you get the best out of the new teaching formats by reaching out to the respective faculty, chair or lecturer in the name of all students of TUM School of Management. This means that you will stay anonymous with your suggestions for improvements. So in case you are facing difficulties in any of your subjects, do not hesitate to contact us via [email protected].
We hope you are all happy, safe and healthy!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,
Your Student Council TUM SOM