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Grilling Event & Pub Crawl

19. 11. 2021

Hi everyone,

as you probably heard, there will be a grilling event tomorrow, Saturday November 20th, at the Grilplatz 4 Eichen at noon. We provide some drinks, snacks and grilling equipment, just bring something for yourself to grill. The weather will probably be nice and we’re going to have a good time. A registration via the link in the mail/on Discord is necessary, you’ll also have to provide proof of vaccination/recovery (we’ll check!)
See you tomorrow!
Your SRs

Aditionally, we’re organizing a Pub Crawl next Wednesday, November 24th – register while there are still free spaces! Meeting point is the S-Bahn at 6pm, again registration and proof of vaccination/recovery is absolutely necessary.

SR meetings have started – join us!

30. 10. 2021

This semester our meetings will take place every Thursday, 1pm. We will stick with a hybrid setup (in person at the Student Representatives’ room + online via Webex) for now. If you want to join us, just come by or write us a message!

Information for the semester start

13. 10. 2021

Dear students,

now that the IMS is open again and lectures are starting soon we want to keep you up to date with some information.

  • In the coming semester courses will be mixed in how they take place, definitely check C@mpus for whether any courses you attend are online, in presence or hybrid.
  • Attending any course in presence will only be possible if you confirm your “3G”-status (vaccinated, recovered or tested). To do that, come to the tent in front of the CS building (Nr. 38), where they’ll load your status onto your ECUS mark. You’ll then be able to scan it with a CactUS-scanner to enter a building.
  • Events: The first-year party UNO is cancelled for now and may be held at a later date. Find all other events stuvus offers as part of their intro week here: stuvus.uni-stuttgart.de/ese.

First-year introductory events

08. 10. 2021

Our introductory events for new students will take place at the following dates:

M.Sc. Computational Linguistics: Monday, October 11, 2pm

B.Sc. Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung: Tuesday, October 12, 10am

You can attend in presence (Pfaffenwaldring 5b, room 0.018) or online via Webex. The slides from the events will be uploaded here afterwards.

We look forward to seeing you! Your student representatives

Slides from the Bachelor’s event (in German): Main slides, Stefanie Anstein’s slides

Slides from the Master’s event: Full slides, handout

Learning Space at CS building now open to IMS students

13. 08. 2021

While opening a learning space in the IMS turned out to be not really feasible due to space constraints, we were able to enable IMS students to access the learning space of the Computer Science institutes at the CS building (ground floor, room  0.008 – old Info-Bib) starting Monday. You should have recieved an e-mail with information from Dr. Katrin Schneider, their study manager, regarding all of the details of booking and rules, but here’s a short version:

The access to the building is via your ecus ID card. To use this room, you have to register as participant of the course „Lernraum Informatik (Info-Bib)“ in C@mpus. Please note that this course is located in the summer term 2021! After registration you’ll get access to the ILIAS course and there the booking of a place can be done. Here is a short summary of the most important rules:

  • The building has to be entered alone, i.e. not in groups of 2 or more people.
  • You have to follow the hygiene rules and the rules of keeping distance to other people.
  • You have to wear a medical or an FFP“ mask in the building AND during your stay in the study room, without any exceptions! This mandatory use of these masks is still valid, even though you are allowed to take off the face masks during exams. This is not the case in this study room!
  • You can book a seat in the study room only for yourself, not for any other person. The study time you have booked must not be exceeded, i.e. you have to leave the room at the end of the time slot you have booked to allow the next people top enter the study room.
  • You have to fill in the form for the contact tracking and drop it into the letterbox near the entrance of the room. This form can be downloaded in ILIAS (at the bottom of the page where you have booked the place) or you find it as paper form in the study room near the entrance.
  • You are not allowed to learn in groups. There are only single places!
  • Everybody has to clean its desk at the beginning of the time in the room. Cleaning agents are available.

At the moment the study room can be used Monday to Friday between 8 am and 11 pm in time slots of 3 hours each. At the moment you can book more than 2 time slots per day as there are not so many students who use this offer. However, this may change in the future. —

A full list of rules (only in German) can be found here. We implore you to adhere to these rules, if you break them you may be banned from the learning space. In case of any question, problems or when you notice that others do not stick to the rules, please immediately get in contact with the student council of computer science or with Katrin Schneider.

We’d like to thank Dr. Schneider and the CS student representatives for their help. Please note that the stuvus learning spaces are still open to you as a seperate service (see post below). We hope this additional opportunity helps you prepare better for your remaining exams, for which we wish you all the best. Love, your SRs <3

We wish all students a successful exam season

28. 07. 2021

Hey all,

with the lectures having ended, we enter the lecture-free period – and with it, exam season is once again upon us. Us student representatives of course wish you a successful preparation and all the best for your exams. To help you manage your exams as best as possible, here are some things we’d like to bring to your attention:

  • If you could use old exams to help you prepare four your exams, we might be able to help you out – just write us in the forum or on the discord or shoot us a mail! Unfortunately, our stock of old exams has become over time quite small and out of date. So if you want to help us provide this service to future generations, we’d be very grateful for memory protocols from your exams or for old exams you get from your lecturer.
  • If stress or pressure block you from being able to fulfil your academic potential, consider reading through the previous news post regarding psychological counseling.
  • The stuvus offers learning spaces where you can study in a concentrated atmosphere, for more infos visit stuvus.uni-stuttgart.de/en/faq-corona/. You can book the rooms on Ilias: stuvus.de/lernraum. We’re also trying to get bookable learning spaces going at the IMS asap, but for now we have to refer you to stuvus.
  • Know your rights! The rules for withdrawing from exams are still softened, so you can withdraw from exams in presence up to the day before the exam wiothout giving reasons.
  • Last but not least: If you have any questions or issues, as always don’t hesitate to write to us on the forum, via mail or via discord and we’ll do our best to help you.

Psychological counseling in English

01. 07. 2021

Once again the exam season is upon us and your student representatives wish you all the best for the exams you take this semester. For many students however, the stress of the exam season takes a toll: many of us are struggeling with pressure, anxiety, motivation or other problems. If you feel overwhelmed or feel like you could use some professional help, you might want to consider the International Service Point’s service of offering counseling; from their website:

“Faculty 5 now offers psychological counseling for its international students in English. In a confidential conversation, our counselor can help you to cope with your current issues, feelings or doubts and gain new perspectives and solutions. Topics of the talks could be study-related and work-related (beyond organizational or content-related questions/concerns), anxiety, isolation, depressive moods, homesickness etc.

Please note that faculty 5 can’t provide a long-term therapy, but the number of consultation hours per student is limited.”

Further information: https://www.f05.uni-stuttgart.de/en/faculty/international-students/degree/psychological-counseling-in-english/ or contact Stefanie Anstein.

This offer is mostly meant for English speakers, for German speakers the counseling of the Studierendenwerk is the first address. More info under https://www.studierendenwerk-stuttgart.de/beratung/psychotherapeutische-beratung/.

Committe Elections

10. 06. 2021

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Committee Elections at the University of Stuttgart are taking place again – we have a simple request for you: Go vote!

The elections for the senate, the student parliament and the faculty councils will take place online. You can vote from 08 June (10 am) until 17 June (3 pm). To do so, log in to siam.uni-stuttgart.de with your st-user ID and click on “Elections”.

At stuvus.uni-stuttgart.de/elections you will find information on how to vote, which offices are at stake, and who you can vote for. You have the opportunity to vote for the student representatives in the university committees and the composition of the student parliament. This is your most important opportunity to influence the processes at our university. Hence the call: Take part in the elections and cast your votes!

Since you couldn’t see any information stands on the campus this year, we have the following options for you to view the lists and candidates:

You can find a “Mahlowat” (German only) at stupamat.stuvus.uni-stuttgart.de. You can position yourself to theses and see which of the Student Parliament lists corresponds best to your opinion and why the respective list is positioned that way.

The following lists stand for election this year:

Student Parliament: “Liste 42”, “Die Fachgruppenliste”, “Liberale und Innovative Liste”, “Nachhaltige & Soziale Liste” and “Spezielle Unitäre Gruppe”

Senate: “Gemeinschaft aus Fachgruppenliste, Liste 42 und Nachhaltiger & Sozialer Liste” and “Liberale und Innovative Liste”

Faculty Council for Faculty 5 (our faculty): “Fachschaften der Fakultät 5”

If you have any questions about the elections, or any other topics, we are there for you. You can contact us at wahlen@stuvus.uni-stuttgart.de or info@stuvus.uni-stuttgart.de, and via Instagram and Facebook (stuvus.unistuttgart). We look forward to hearing from you.

Your students’ council stuvus

Our new Mentoring-Programm

14. 05. 2021

Are you struggeling navigating your studies in Stuttgart or have study-related questions and don’t know who to ask? Maybe you’re new to Germany or the university? If that is the case, don’t hesitate to come to the meetings of our new mentoring/Buddy program by students for students. Our mentors offer twice-weekly Webex sessions, namely Tuesdays 10:00-11:00 am and Thursdays 12:00-2:00 pm. Feel free to join at any point! For further information visit their website under https://www.ims.uni-stuttgart.de/en/institute/news/news/Mentoring—Buddy-Program/. If you are interested and want the link to the webex room or have questions about the program, just write a mail to sekretariate-hiwis@ims.uni-stuttgart.de.

Exam registration: info meeting with Stefanie Anstein

14. 05. 2021

The exam registration period has started: until June 10th, you must register for all your mudules and exams on C@mpus. To help you with that, our study manager Stefanie Anstein is offering an info meeting on Wednesday, May 19, 1:05-1:55pm online via https://unistuttgart.webex.com/meet/stefanie.anstein. There she will explain the process of exam registration and be open to your questions. Especially if you are a new student, this certainly is useful to attend.

Pub Crawl for students and employees

11. 05. 2021

Join us Thursday, May 20th, 7 pm for a pub quiz to test your quizzing skills and win great (and tasty) prizes! Join us at wonder.me: https://www.wonder.me/r?id=74mohn-r4rf4

How it works: You can come alone or with friends and sit together with others at a “table”. Together you’ll try to answer the questions as good as possible, hand them in and in the end one table will stand as the winners and get the main prize. Whether you’re good at trivia or not, we have something for everyone, so don’t hesitate to join!


Games Night tomorrow, April 17th

16. 04. 2021

Don’t forget our Games night tomorrow, Saturday April 17th, 7pm! We’ll play games, chat and have in general a good time. You can join at any time via discord: https://discord.gg/TBFKvMY. Especially our new Master’s students are warmly invited!

New Ilias forums for all your questions

15. 04. 2021

We are happy to announce the launch of two new ILIAS forums: The first one will be operated by Stefanie Anstein and serve as a hub for questions regarding your studies, courses, modules, exams etc. and all official rules about these things. It can be found on the Ilias page “Studying@IMS“. Link to the forum: https://ilias3.uni-stuttgart.de/goto_Uni_Stuttgart_frm_2344950.html

The second one will serve as a communication channel between you and your student representatives: You can ask us anything, e.g. about tips for studying, old exams, life at the IMS etc. You can find the forum under https://ilias3.uni-stuttgart.de/goto_Uni_Stuttgart_frm_2392266.html. You’ll have to join this Ilias group first, which is the main group for IMS students.
Both of these are a quick and convenient way to get information and resources, especially if you feel others could also benefit from answers to your query. We are looking forward to your questions!

CL-jobs Mailing List

15. 02. 2021

You might not have heard about the mailing list cl-jobs@ims.uni-stuttgart.de: On this mailinglist managed by the student representatives job offers aimed at NLP or CL graduates will occaisionally be distributed. If you want to see them we recommend signing up to the mailing list. To sign up, click this link; after our mail person accepts you you will be sent an e-mail asking you to confirm your subscription.

If you yourself have or know of job offers that would be of interest to IMS students or graduates, we encourage you to send them to cl-jobs@ims.uni-stuttgart.de.

Student Representatives Elections for the 2021 summer term

15. 02. 2021

The student representatives held elections for their offices on Friday, Febuary 12th. For the new semester, the main offices will be filled as follows:

Chairperson: Urs Zaberer
Vice Chairpeople: Tilman Zorn, Marc Petzchen
Treasurerers: Tilman Zorn, Momo Takamatsu

We’d like to thank everyone who has held an office in the past semester or volunteered to hold one in the 2021 summer term.

Our Discord Server

14. 02. 2021

Would you like to meet new people? Communicate more with your fellow students more? Join our Games Nights? We invite you to join our discord server via https://discord.gg/TBFKvMY

All the best for your exams!

11. 02. 2021

Your student representatives wish you all the best for the upcoming exams. If you’d like old exams to help you prepare, just send us a mail to fscl@ims.uni-stuttgart.de; maybe we will have some!

Our new study guides

To help new students with the many questions they have about courses, modules, exams and other topics the student representatives have created a helpful document for Bachelor’s and Master’s students respectively that we can recommend to everyone. It includes a FAQ, information, tutorials and many useful links and references.

How to Bachelor

How to Master

Don’t miss our Game Crawl next Saturday!

There’ll be a game crawl organized by your student representatives on Discord next Saturday, November 14th 2020.

Read more

Questions with Stefanie Anstein

25. 11. 2020

A special event for all freshers: Stefanie Anstein will answer all open questions about your studies, the IMS and everything else. We encourage you to attend!

MSV: Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1:10h, Webex room S. Anstein

CL: Thursday, Nov 4, 1:10pm, webex room S. Anstein

Our student representatives meetings

All students of the IMS are welcome to come to our weekly student representatives meetings during the lecture period – we’re happy about every new member  🙂

Meetings take place every Friday, 1 pm

About us

Who are we? What are we doing?

Both our B.Sc. NLP and our M.Sc. CL are relatively small programs with each about 30 first term students per year each. On average, one or two of these students becomes a member of our group, representing the voice of all our students in any official discussion at the institute, improving our study conditions through student feedback. During the semester we meet once a week and discuss updates and what’s coming next.

Currently (WiSe 21/22) our meetings take place every week on Thursday, 1pm. If you are interested in joining us, just come by to the student representatives’ room or write us!


  • represent student interests in both the study commission and the examination board
  • work on the design of the examination regulations and the syllabus
  • co-organize the welcome meeting for freshmen
  • organize events: We’re responsible for the summer party and the Christmas party at our institute as well as other parties, grilling events, pub crawls and Games Nights
  • provide exams and thesis examples of past terms
  • serve as student contacts for questions regarding studies and equal opportunities
  • organize student conferences/meetings (TaCoS and StuTS) in Stuttgart

The student representatives of the department of computer science (FIUS) additionally provide you even more support, such as a beginner’s Java course, locker rental and a freshmen weekend.

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