[oeh] Newsletter March Nr. 2/2015

Dear students,

The lecture-free time is coming closer again and we have prepared several events for you, which we would like to introduce to you in this newsletter. Furthermore, we would like to inform you about a very important point when it comes to politics:

The ÖH elections are taking place from 19th to 21st of May.

You are only eligible to vote at the ÖH elections if you have paid your ÖH or tuition fee until March 31st (!). So don’t forget to pay on time!

Your team of chairs,

Flo, Sanel, Cathi






Overview of topics:


# Call for management of the summer drinks stand 2015

# Diagonale 2015. Festival of Austrian film

# Diversity Mainstreaming of the ÖH

# Excursion to EXPO 2015 in Milano


Overview of events:

# Chamber of Labour (AK) Counselling

# Queer Regulars’ Table

# BINARY MY ASS – queer-feminist festival

# Coffee house – culture

# Soccer as culture? A challenge

# Department of Cultural Affairs UniCinema special event

# Cultural evening „Views on Kyrgyzstan”


Other information:

# Research project ELFIIiight – do you want to learn how to fly?

# Student card also available online

# 18th April: International TTIP-action day



# Call for management of the summer drinks stand 2015

All information on:



# Diagonale 2015. Festival of Austrian film

As cooperation partners of the Diagonale Graz we are sending you the following information:

With the Austrian premiere of Karl Markovics’ “SUPERWELT” the 18th Diagonale opened on Tuesday in Graz. The festival of Austrian film is still running until March 22nd and presents the vast range of Austrian filmmaking with several competitions and a large number of international and Austrian premiers. In the framework of the Diagonale Prize-giving ceremony on 21st March Austrians most highly-recognised film-prizes will be given. All information about the programme and tickets can be found on:



# Diversity Mainstreaming of the ÖH

Only an inclusive ÖH is a legitimate and believable students representation and acts as a role model. The opening of the ÖH brings more active students into the house, which in turn is good for the image of the ÖH.

Here you can find the final report of the Diversity Mainstreaming Project of the ÖH Uni Graz:



# Excursion to EXPO 2015 in Milano

We were asked to share an excursion to the EXPO 2015 in Milano with you. All students from all areas of study can participate. All information about the excursion can be found here:


The excursion is financially supported by the special projects fund of the ÖH Uni Graz.


# Chamber of Labour (AK) Counselling

Thanks to a co-operation with the Chamber of Labour Styria you can regularly make use of counselling offered by a legal expert of the Chamber of Labour.

Bring your timekeeping sheets, your contracts of employment, complicated questions… whatever you need. The legal practitioner will check it for you!

Every first Wednesday of the month in your student union.

Date: 1st April, 2015
Time: 11am-12pm
Location: Department of Employment, ÖH Uni Graz, Schubertstraße 6a, 1st floor

Datum: 1.4. 2015
Zeit: 11-12 Uhr
Ort: Arbeitsreferat ÖH Uni Graz, Schubertstraße 6a, 1. Stock

More information: http://arbeit.oehunigraz.at and https://www.facebook.com/events/296275680559426/


# Queer Regulars’ Table

Soon there will be lecture-free time again. In order to meet and before that in a cosy atmosphere, we are meeting again in La Meskla.

You want to meet people in a nice environment, to take care of old friendships or simply to let the day end at a nice venue? Come join us! We look forward to meeting you (all genders, sexual orientations and identities are welcome!)

Datum: 24th March, 2015
Time: 8pm
Location: La Meskla, Kaiserfeldgasse 19



# BINARY MY ASS – queer-feminist festival


The new queer-feminist form of the Department for Queer Affairs in Graz is here! “BINARY MY ASS” can be understood either as defiance towards, but also as progressive thinking and the breaking of ruling norms about gender, identity and sexuality.

Our goal is to combine political workshops with great party and to consciously give you free space in-between.

Free registration for all workshops here: queer@oehunigraz.at

Date: 23rd to 24th March, 2015Datum: 23.04-24.04.15
Location: Mozartgasse 14

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/524847694321403/ or www.queerstudent.at (as soon as the website is online)


# Coffee house – culture

Graz has a great ad diverse culture of coffee houses and “Beisls”, but for our taste collective cultural exchange is not receiving the attention it deserves. With your help, that’s exactly what we want to change. Coffee house – culture is an open forum, with which we give you space for all of your creative ideas. No matter if you write texts, poems or songs, practice expressional dance, love to act, are a stand-up comedian or are a really good teller of stories and jokes, let yourselves be inspired by our topics and engage in exciting coffee house evenings with us.

Submissions of any form should take between 3 and 10 minutes.
If you want to join simply write a short email to: kultur@oehunigraz.at

To kick-off the event Sigi FASCHINGBAUER will introduce his newest book “Blau” (Edition Keiper, 2014).
Date: 26th March, 2015
Time: 7pm
Location: Cofeba (Goethestraße 42)



# Soccer as culture? – a challenge

Klaus ZEYRINGER and Gilbert PRILASNIG together

Regardless if in intellectual or regular’s table discourse – soccer moves, excites, thrills, emotionalises. Political instrumentalisations of sport (used to) define also the historical development of soccer in Germany, Spain, Argentina and, lastly as could be seen, during the World Cup in Brazil. Where does the most popular type of sport come from? Is sport its own culture? Does soccer reflect social problems? Are sports to be seen as a duplication of the working world? Those are questions that will be discussed in the framework of this event.

Date: 19th March, 2015
Time: 7pm
Location: HS 06.02 (Vorklinik Lecture Hall B)
# Department of Cultural Affairs UniCinema special event

HOMESICK – first it was responsible for a surprise at the Berlinale, then as a blockbuster at the Diagonale and, before its official start in cinema, and now it’s part of a Department of Cultural Affairs special event in the lecture hall! In the framework of the Diagonale, festival of Austrian film, the psychothriller HOMESICK (A2014, 98 min) can be exclusively viewed with the presence of the director, Jakob M. ERWA.
Free POPCORN and drinks!

Date: 23rd March, 2015
Time: 7pm
Location: HS 12.01 (Heizhaus)



# Cultural evening: “Views on Kyrgyzstan”

“Visiting the nomads – Kyrgyz new year”

Not everywhere is the New Year celebrated on 31st December. The Kyrgyz population for example will celebrate it on March 21st, the beginning of spring. The festival is called Noorus Majram.

During the cultural evening you will find out more about the traditional festival, the Kyrgyz culture and history. Typical foods like “Boorsok”, “Plov” and other delicacies will be prepared.

Afterwards the Department for Foreign Students will show a film by the Kyrgyz director Sadyk- Sher- Niyaz: „Kurmanjan Datka“.

Date: March 24th, 2015
Time: 7pm
Location: Meerscheinschlössl, Mozartgasse 3


# Other information


The Department for Feminist Politics would like to share the following event:

# Research project ELFIIiight – do you want to learn how to fly?


Apply now to be a part of a scientific research cooperation between the Institute for Mechanics of the TU Graz and the aviation school AAC Austrian Aircraft Cooperation at the Graz-Thalerhof airport.

This project is funded by the National Ministry for Traffic, Innovation and Technology and by the research support society in their programme FEMtech Talents.

We are looking for 25 women aged between 18 and 25 years to research new teaching methods and teaching materials for learning how to fly.

What you can expect:

– free of charge theory course (ca. 40 hours)

– free practical flight exercises in the flight simulator (ca. 2 hours) and plane (ca. 5 hours) of the aviation school AAC, Flughafen Graz-Thalerhof, 8073 Feldkirchen

– free practical flight exercises in the flight simulators of the TU Graz (ca. 15 hours), Steyrergasse 17 und Kopernikusgasse 24, 8010 Graz

– free coaching with professional pilots

Participation in the test run:

– surveys are regularly filled out, your heart rate is analysed

– all research data is dealt with in an anonymous form

– the data you supply will not be evaluated individually but on a group level

– participation takes place while taking into account the legal provisions about data protection.

Starting dates: (6 females and 6 males each)

Group 1 – already running

Group 2 – from April 2015

Group 3 – from July 2015

Group 4 – from October 2015
Group 5 – from February 2016

To be submitted as early as possible with CV, motivational letter and mention of the preferred group(s) with starting date.

Contact for applications and information:

Flugschule AAC TU Graz

Michael Riesel & Ioana Koglbauer

E-Mail: m.riesel@aac.at E-Mail: koglbauer@tugraz.at

Tel: +436641022033


# Student card also available online

The student card for public transport can also be ordered online, starting from this year.

All information can be found here: https://ticket.holding-graz.at