Today, at first we presented and explicated to the Alumni’s group what we did at the open house day and how we organized it.
In a second part, each of the three subgroups received a new mission in relation with what they did for the open house day:
The subgroup charged of writing the satisfaction Survey is now in charge to enter the results of their Survey in a excel program. In order to be able to process it later, they have to adapt what they already did on excel to the answers of the free comment section on the survey.
The subgroup that had to take pictures and videos and do some interviews of teachers, school children and families for the open house day, now have to make a montage of it.
And the last subgroup charged of organizing the open house day, is now charged to be the translator group for all our productions.
Today, there were not many of us because some classes were not at school.
The teachers have told us that we will have to write a CV for the European Union and explained us how to do it. Then, a part of us started to process the results of the survey that we had done during the open house day. And it seems it is going to take quite a long time.
Another group has begun a presentation about the French education system. They have to build a short Powerpoint Presentation that they will present in Spain, so they started searching information, pictures, graphs, etc.
Every year on 10th November 2017, the university of Aachen hosts the „Wissenschaftsnacht“ (Science Night) event for soon to be college students, who are indecisive about which university to apply for. We, the Erasmus team, decided to visit the event out of interest in the field of engineering. This year, the engineering team decided to perform a musical show with their self-made laser harp. After a stunning performance, we took the opportunity and interviewed one of the performing students, a former student of Gesamtschule Hardt, Johannes Rinck.
Q: Is mechanical engineering really that difficult?
A: There are times, when you have to study for a few months straight. It’s a challenge, but you will get used to it it and at some point it won’t be a burden any more.
Q: Are the rumours about the RWTH having a 60% drop-out rate true?
A: Unfortunately, yes.
Q: What makes the RWTH Aachen special?
A: You have the chance to work on different large projects and develop something like the “laser harp“; there are many institutes where you can work and do research.
Q: How high is the independent learning effort?
A: You have to study quite a lot by yourself. You go to the lectures and honestly, don’t understand much, because it’s too much and too fast. Which leads to you having to study during your holidays to understand everything that you should have learned before. We study a lot and do not have much free time because of that reason.
Q: Do I need to take mathematics or physics „Leistungskurs“ (advanced courses) to apply at RWTH Aachen?
A: No, it’s not necessary. Maybe it will be easier at the beginning, but what you learn in those courses will be worthless after two weeks and you’ll have to figure stuff out on your own.
We also filmed the laser show. Here is the link to the video:
As part of our current Erasmus+ project, our Year 12 students do some research on training and study opportunities after their A-levels. Currently, our team is organising interviews, in which they ask alumni about both their life at school and after their A-levels. The aim is to create realistic anticipations and to be prepared for possible disappointments. The interviews are being conducted on the school’s open day (25th November 2017) or at the interviewee’s place of training, study or work. Continue reading “science night” and “futurebox”→
Today , we were still split into two groups : one group continued to work on the interview and the other one continued to work on the movie. For each of us, we have defined the tasks we will have to do for the alumni’s forum.
Our work group, which is responsible for working on the School Open House Day, was split into three subgroups. For each subgroup there are three students.
The first subgroup, with people who will not be able to attend the Open House Day, is dealing with the survey about to be given on Saturday. Indeed, those surveys used over the past few years were not suitable for statistical analysis. So the group has made a new one which aimed at simpler, quantifiable questions.
The second subgroup is taking care of the organization of the day. Quite simply, they will manage all the younger student guides to the school who will attend the School Open House Day. They have planned where the students should go and what they will have to show to the families who turn up.
In the third subgroup, we are supposed to make a report of Saturday, and in the order to do that, we have to interview people (teachers, school children, families…) and to take photos of the event. So I brought my camera along and we carried out the interviews. And of course we came up with a few questions we can put to people on Saturday.
In the course of the so-called “founders‘ week“, a “day of entrepreneurship“ will take place at Gesamtschule Hardt on 25th Nov 2017 (school’s open day). On this occasion, alumni were invited to come to their former school and support future graduates in their career decision making process. The project will be prepared and realised by participants of the current Erasmus+ project “Developing and creating our future”. We are trying to answer the following question: Continue reading Interviews & picterviews→