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Podcast: How to HoPo

How to HoPo – Our new podcast is here! Do you have no idea about university politics? We shed light on the university policy landscape and talk to students and politicians about it BAföG, semester ticket, diversity and why getting involved in the AStA helps against heartache. Listen now – wherever podcasts are available.

Bonus episode: You can BAföG save up? 

If you have any questions about studying, you've probably stumbled across an article from Studis Online @studis_online, because there are answers to almost everything here. And we also wanted to hear this from Oliver Lost personally, the managing director and founder of the website. Listen to the podcast, maybe there will be one or two tips for you.

Episode 1: Is the semester ticket over? 

Will there no longer be a semester ticket at your university from the winter semester onwards? In this podcast episode we talk to Cong and Steffi vom AStA of the HTW, how this came about and why university political commitment helps against heartbreak.

Episode 2: Student Administrative Council 

Representing the interests of students and actively participating in important decisions – this is part of everyday life for Ann Kris and Malte from the Student Administrative Council studierendenWERKs BERLIN. We'll find out exactly what that is and what happens in this podcast episode! 

Would you like to get involved and become a voting member? The Board of Directors is looking for new talent!
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Episode 3: Marcel Hopp - SPD

Have you always wanted to speak to a politician in person? That's what we did - in this episode we'll shed some light on it Marcel Hopp from the SPD, what students need (spoiler alert: dry lecture halls, living space and cheap mobility) and what role state politics can play in this.

Don't miss this exciting podcast episode and find out first-hand how political decisions can influence student life!

Episode 4: FZS

student poverty, BAföG-Structural reform, contract periods for student employees - these topics and much more have been addressed fzs written on the flag. The free association of student bodies supports students nationwide and we wanted to know from Rahel and Carlotta what exactly that looks like.


Episode 5: Laura Neugebauer - Greens

Student, part-time politician - or rather the other way around?
Laura Neugebauer von den Grünen tells us in the podcast how she got into politics and advocates for student issues: Berlin rent freeze, quality and accessibility of teaching and the relevance of universities for society.

Episode 6: Sustainability Office HU 

“The Office” in eco?
In this episode, Vero, Pascal and Franz from the HU explain to us what the student initiative is Sustainability Office and how the campus can become greener – literally and figuratively.

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