Writing Night at Mensa
Keyboards clack from busy typing, a highlighter is drawn. Here a sigh, there an encouraging smile. "We'll get there," someone whispers. It's a scene like the one that might just have taken place at Writing Night in the dining hall. On June 22, 2022, Writing Night was held again for the first time after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Around 80 students gathered in the Mensa to write on their term papers in a productive working atmosphere and receive advice from writing and subject experts.
"We are surprised that so many have come, which of course makes us very happy," says Martin Preußentanz, co-organizer of the Writing Night. The fact that it didn't get too crowded despite the high demand is also thanks to the Studierendenwerk Seezeit, which made the refectory premises available for the Writing Night. Veronika Weber-Schopp, a lecturer for teaching and learning research at RWU, adds: "Having a time and space to devote oneself entirely to work without being alone seems to go down well with the students." Together you're less alone, and that's also true when writing term papers.
Writing Night is offered by RWUalive, a program at Ravensburg-Weingarten University of Applied Sciences funded by the state program "Mitigating Pandemic Learning Backlogs" of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts (MWK). In addition to the Writing Night, there are numerous other events, such as the Learning Café, workshops or counseling services. For more information, visit: www.rwu.de/alive