When you start your studies, from many sides you hear „build a network“ – but what does that actually mean? Sandra Dittrich answers this question in today’s „Ersti-Tipps“. In the definition of the technical term, a network is a system in which there are many different connections. In practical terms, this means: Find people with whom you have a good connection with and with whom you can possibly start a study group. For it is always important to exchange information about the study content and to get opinions from others. In addition, fellow students can be a great help in clarifying questions from lectures. Of course, lecturers or academic staff can also help if you have questions about study content. Thus, not only does it mean that you can build a network with fellow students, but generally with people who are connected to the university and across all faculties.

Such a network can be of great importance for the future, be it professional or private. More specifically, it means that a large, systematically structured network contributes to successful study – and not just that. It stands for building and maintaining relationships that can be important for a lifetime. A lot of information is passed on through the personal informal channels.

But how can you build such a network? Very easily! Among other things, our SRH University has organized the so-called „Startklartage“. They serve the purpose of on the one hand you becoming familiar with the SRH CORE principle, getting to know the university and the campus and, on the other, making initial social contacts. This is achieved through the campus and city rally, but also through the Ersti party on Thursday, April 4 (not to be missed, it’s worth it!), and through group work. Especially because of the latter, I got to know my group of friends, with whom I also study after “Startklartage”, exchange ideas and spend the weekend together. Networks can also be found in the student councils of the respective faculty or in cross-university committees such as the Wir-Online editorial office – new editors are welcome! We write about everything – current topics from the university or student life, we interview fellow students from other courses or report on events. If you are interested, feel free to contact the editorial board.

In addition to the events of the university students can explore the city and its attractions on their own. This links the connecting with fellow students with getting to know the beautiful city of Heidelberg and contributes to a relaxed end to a student’s everyday life.