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German and Dutch

 

Staff-Student Liaison


Within the Section of German and Dutch, there are regular opportunities to consult members of staff on all matters relating to the Tripos and the course of study in general.

The Director of Section, Prof Andrew Webber, is happy to be consulted at any time and students are welcome to e-mail him at ajw12@cam.ac.uk.

From October 2021 the incoming Director of Section will be Prof Sarah Colvin. Students are welcome to e-mail her at sjc269@cam.ac.uk. The Undergraduate teaching and Examining Office, Dr Sheila Watts, co-ordinates the undergraduate teaching arrangement and chairs the Staff-Student Liaison Committee. Students are encouraged to e-mail her at sw271@cam.ac.uk

The Section holds a number of meetings for students throughout the year including receptions for Freshers and students returning from their year abroad, and meetings to explain the German Year Abroad options and to present the Part IB and Part II scheduled papers. The Section also has a Staff-Student Liaison Committee, which meets regularly to consider questions that arise at all levels of undergraduate and postgraduate study.

The Section welcomes feedback at any time. At the end of each term online questionnaires are organised asking for comments on the term's work. Notification of these is sent out by email. Students are strongly urged to participate and responses are discussed by the Director of Section and teaching staff.

At Faculty level a Staff-Student Liaison Committee aims to ensure that good communications are maintained. Additionally, student members of the Faculty Board convene meetings of the colleges' student representatives to consult them on matters of concern, take up suggestions made by college reps, etc.

Latest News

Book announcement

30 August 2021

The Section is pleased to announce the publication of a fine collection of essays by Emeritus Schröder Professor of German, Roger Paulin: From Goethe to Gundolf: Essays on German Literature and Culture . The book is available with open access at: https://www.openbookpublishers.com/product/1425 .

New publication: Writing the Economic Subject in Modern Western Europe: Representation, Contestation, Critique

20 August 2021

We are pleased to announce the publication of Writing the Economic Subject in Modern Western Europe: Representation, Contestation, Critique .

Tiarks scholarship awardee won the Postgraduate Prize of the British Association of Jewish Studies

13 July 2021

Congratulations to Martin Lindner on the award of the Postgraduate Prize of the British Association of Jewish Studies for an essay on works by Anna Mitgutsch and Doron Rabinovici. Martin completed the ELAC MPhil this year, with a focus on German and supported by a Tiarks Scholarship.

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