Notifications for the SummerSemester 2018

Dear Applicants for the Semesterticket Subsidy of the HU,

notifications for the SummerSemester 2018 will – though we are in solidarity with the striking student employees – be posted by the end of June!

Unfortunately this semester we are one week late, but we are working as fast as possible so that you will receive your subsidy before the re-registration period ends.

Applications for the WinterSemester 2018/19 can be handed in right now up until the end of Juli (incl. A two week extension period).

Your Semtix

Emergency Office Hours

Due to our declaration of solidarity with the student employees‘ strike (see below) we will only offer very reduced emergency office hours from the 4th until the 16th of June 2018!

These reduced emergency office hours will be Wednesdays from 12 – 3 p.m. in the aforementioned period at our office in Berlin Mitte.

Your Semtix

EDIT: Again, we will only offer very reduced emergency office hours from the 18th of June until June 22!

These reduced emergency office hours will be Wednesdays from 12 – 3 p.m. in the aforementioned period at our office in Berlin Mitte. In Adlershof, the office hours are cancelled!

 

Declaration of solidarity with the current strike

The Semesterticket office of Humboldt University condemns the grotesque negotiation strategies employed by the university administrations in the talks with the TV-Stud bargaining committee, and asks them to agree to an immediate pay raise for student employees. In addition, we declare solidarity with the student employees and explicitly support the strike planned for June 4th-16th 2018.
The devaluation of academic work continues within the system. The conditions of employment for Berlin‘s more than 8000 student employees have so far been regulated by a collective wage agreement (TV Stud II). The last wage raise within this agreement dates back to 2001, almost two decades ago – even though the historical inflation since 2001, combined with the price trend in Berlin‘s housing market, has caused a significant raise in the cost of living for student employees. Despite these worsening living conditions and the continuing inflation the universities also stopped paying the Christmas bonus in 2004.
By failing to raise the wages, the responsibilities of student employees are not adequately honoured, particularly in comparision to universities in several other German states. This state of affairs is unacceptable for employees of Berlin‘s universities and in no way reflects the worth of their work.
During the latest negotiations on May 24th the employers once again refused to agree to a binding provision for raising the wages parallel to those of non-student employees in the future. They are also unwilling to raise the wages above their current offer of 12,13€ in order to reflect the loss of actual wages over many years. The universities continue to consider students second class employees and thus want to refuse them regular pay raises in the long term. Berlin‘s government has already released a joint press statement declaring that the universities have been obligated in the university contracts (Hochschulverträge) to adjust their employees‘ wages. Accordingly, the financial means have already been provided to the universities.
These cynical negotiation tactics are meant to suppress the employees‘ frustration, stringing them along for five more years and breaking the motivation for another strike. In reality, the adjustment of employment conditions to social changes, and thus a long-term raise of actual wages, has long been past due.
Through our work, the semester ticket office is particularly aware of the precarious situation many students find themselves in due to the massively increased costs of living. With this background we have decided to show solidarity with the students going on strike and offer only very reduced emergency office hours.

Sincerely,
the Semtix

End of the Application Period

The application period (including a two week grace period) ended on march 14th, 2018.

From now on we only accept applications in case of the following exceptions:

  • If you are newly enrolled in SoSe 18 (e.g. students in the first semester at Humboldt or first semester Master) please apply within six weeks after your enrolment. If that is the case, please mark “I was newly matriculated…” on the application form
  • If you could not apply in the application period for reasons that you are not responsible for (e.g. due to illness etc.). Please add a short explanation of the situation to your application and if possible provide proof (e.g. doctor’s statement).

If you are unsure if one of the above applies to you or if/how you can prove either please do contact us personally or per telephone during our opening hours.

Late applications without any information about the reasons for the delay will be sent back.

Semesterticket vote

From November 7th – 9th 2017 there will be a vote to continue the semester ticket for the next three semesters. You will be able to vote whether you want to keep the ticket for the current price (193,80€ per semester) until summer semester 2019 or not keep it under these conditions (which might mean there won’t be a semester ticket at all).

If you’re matriculated at HU Berlin, you may vote in the following places between November 7th-9th:

  • Mensa Nord: 10:30-17 Uhr
  • Adlershof: 10:30-17 Uhr
  • Grimm-Zentrum: 10-18 Uhr
  • Audimax (Mitte Süd): 9:30-18 Uhr

Please bring a picture I.D. and your student I.D.