Campus Vocabulary

Campus Vocabulary comprises ca. 100 words and phrases which are related to the situation of a university student. The list includes German translations and useful collocations in English.
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  1. freshman
    a first-year undergraduate
    I feel like going into your freshman year at college, it will make things that much easier.
    Student im 1.Semester/ Studienjahr
  2. lecturer
    a public educator at certain universities
    The lecturer said the exam elements of MBA courses were being removed, with assessment focusing entirely on coursework instead.
    Dozent, Akademiker, der eine Vorlesung hält
  3. department
    a specialized division of a large organization
    This document was published by the accounts department.
    Abteilung
  4. grade
    a number or letter indicating quality
    Every student wants to get good grades.
    Note
  5. A level
    the advanced level of a subject taken in school
    The student passed her A-level exams last summer.
    Abiturprüfung
    to do your A-levels - Abiturprüfung ablegen
  6. subject
    some situation or event that is thought about
    “The entire discussion about compromise is difficult subject,” Johnson added.Salon (Feb 19, 2013)
    Ausbildungsfach/Fach
  7. module
    a self-contained component used in combination with others
    Not all students need to attend this module.
    Modul
    core module - Pflichtmodul; wichtiges Modul im Studium
  8. pass
    go successfully through a test or a selection process
    If you want to pass this test, you need to get at least a score of 50% .
    bestehen
    to pass an exam - eine Prüfung bestehen
  9. lecture
    a speech that is open to the public
    The lecture on Plant Physiology was cancelled due to the lack of interested students.
    Vorlesung
    lecture hall - Auditorium
  10. laboratory
    a workplace for the conduct of scientific research
    In addition to his work in the laboratory, Butler has written four books on DNA testing and is now working on a fifth volume.
    computer lab - Computerlabor
    language lab - Sprachlabor
  11. gymnasium
    athletic facility equipped for sports or physical training
    In the school, cameras are located in cafeterias, hallways, gymnasiums and other interior spaces, including classrooms.Salon (Oct 8, 2012)
    Turnhalle
  12. library
    depository containing books and other materials for reading
    The library estimates 46 million sound recordings are held by institutions, but a very small percentage have been preserved.Seattle Times (Feb 13, 2013)
    Bibliothek
  13. canteen
    a room with food sold to personnel at an institution
    The new Canteen in Pollard Street was opened before Christmas.Delafield, E.M.
    Kantine/Mensa
  14. placement
    contact established between applicants and prospective employees
    His father, Ken, mentors unemployed teenagers in London, helping them fulfil their potential by finding them work placements and apprenticeship schemes.
    Praktikum
    placement semester/internship - Praktikumssemester
    work placement - Praktikum
  15. undergraduate
    a university student who has not yet received a first degree
    This programme is ony offered for undergraduate students.
    Bachelor- oder Diplomstudent
    undergraduate programme - Bachelor- oder Diplomstudiengang
  16. compulsory
    required by rule
    Marketing is a compulsory module for all business students of the university.
    obligatorisch
    compulsary subject - Pflichtfach
  17. optional
    possible but not necessary; left to personal choice
    An optional information pack add-on provides more details on visible celestial objects and artificial satellites.Scientific American (Dec 25, 2012)
    fakultativ
    optional subject - Wahlfach
  18. exercise
    systematic training by multiple repetitions
    Simple exercises performed as little as 12 minutes daily can help you become more mindful.Scientific American (Feb 18, 2013)
    to take part in an exercise - an einer Übung teilnehmen
  19. attend
    be present
    Around 250 viewers of various ages and nationalities attended the special showing.
    Übung
    to attend a seminar - ein Seminar besuchen
  20. take up
    turn one's interest to
    Maria A. took up her studies in Barcelona.
    etwas beginnen
    to take up my studies - mein Studium beginnen/aufnehmen
  21. postgraduate
    of or relating to studies beyond a bachelor's degree
    And it works,” said Ms. Zhu, who plans to take up postgraduate studies.
    postgraduate student - Student, der bereits einen akademischen Abschluss hat
  22. even
    divisible by two
    In the even weeks we start our sessions at 08:00 a.m.
    gerade
    even week - gerade Woche
  23. odd
    not divisible by two
    Next week is an odd week, right?
    ungerade
    odd week - ungerade Woche
  24. experience
    the content of observation or participation in an event
    Erfahrung
    work experience - praktische Arbeitserfahrung
  25. period
    an amount of time
    The first double period starts always at 07:30 in the morning.
    Zeitperiode
    double period - Doppelstunde
  26. facility
    something designed and created to serve a function
    He shows me around the hospital, an amazing facility that has become virtually self-sufficient.
    Einrichtungen
    study facilities - Studienbedingungen; -einrichtungen (z.B. Bibliothek)
  27. faculty
    the body of teachers and administrators at a school
    The faculty members suggested that other compromises might have better served Wagner’s purposes.Salon (Feb 19, 2013)
    Fakultät
  28. apprenticeship
    the position of one working for an expert to learn a trade
    His father, Ken, mentors unemployed teenagers in London, helping them fulfil their potential by finding them work placements and apprenticeship schemes.
    Berufsausbildung
  29. interest
    a sense of concern with and curiosity about something
    We are not interested in how well you can carry out film-school assignments.Salon (Feb 20, 2013)
    Interesse
    to be interested in = sich für etwas interessieren
  30. apply
    ask for something
    bewerben
    to apply for an semester abroad - sich für ein Auslandssemester bewerben
  31. requirement
    something that is needed in advance
    No specific training requirements are needed for the physician either.Forbes (Feb 12, 2013)
    Voraussetzungen
    to meet entrance requirements - Eingangsvoraussetzungenn erfüllen
  32. secondary education
    education beyond the elementary grades
    “I like being around kids, teaching people, so secondary education could be one of those things,” Parker said when asked what he might major in.
    Sekundarschulausbildung (inkl. Gymnasium)
  33. tertiary
    coming third in position
    In some countries it is common to pay for tertiary education.
    drítte
    tertiary education - Universitäts- und Hochschulausbildung
  34. break
    interrupt a continued activity
    Pause, Unterbrechung
    smester break - Semesterpause
  35. tutorial
    a session of intensive instruction
    We still need to prepare for our tutorial with Mr. Kraut.
    Turorial
    to attend a tutorial - ein Tutorial/eine Fachkonsultation besuchen
  36. tuition fee
    a fee paid for instruction (especially for higher education)
    Unfortunately, I cannot complete my studies as the tuition fees are too high for my personal budget.
    Studiengebühren
    to pay tuition fees - Studiengebühren bezahlen
  37. assignment
    an undertaking that you have been told to perform
    Your assignments will be read by Scott, the Teaching Assistant.Salon (Jan 26, 2013)
    Belegarbeit
  38. skill
    an ability that has been acquired by training
    Fertigkeiten
    to train skills - Fertigkeiten trainieren
  39. elective
    not compulsory
    What elective will you choose in your final semester?
    Wahl-
    to choose an elective - ein Wahlfach belegen
  40. major
    have as one's principal field of study
    My major is International Law.
    Hauptfach
  41. minor
    of a secondary field of academic concentration
    His minor is Psychology.
    Nebenfach
  42. oral exam
    an examination conducted by spoken communication
    Mr. Holmes took his oral exam on June 7.New York Times (Aug 27, 2012)
    Mündliche Prüfung
  43. written report
    a written document describing the findings of some individual or group
    A written report on the findings will be released next month, regulators said.
    Schriftliche Bericht
    written exam - Schriftliche Prüfung
  44. assessment
    the act of judging a person or situation or event
    His assessment was backed up by the pink paper's front page headline: "A warning to the big clubs."
    Einschätzung
    continuous assessment - Kontinuiertliche Bewertung (Alernative Prüfungsleistung)
  45. staff
    the body of teachers and administrators at a school
    Stars of the week are selected by The Seattle Times staff and published Tuesdays.Seattle Times (Feb 19, 2013)
    academic staff - Lehrkörper
  46. administration
    the act of governing or exercising authority
    Administration officials insist that Obama is acting legally to protect the United States from further attacks like the September 11, 2001, strikes.
    Allgemeine Verwaltung
  47. incoming
    arriving at a place or position
    We will welcome our new incoming students and show them around the campus.
    incoming students - Programmstudierende von Partnerhochschulen
  48. outgoing
    leaving a place or a position
    This is a meeting for outgoing students to instruct them on legal regulations.
    outgoing students - Studierende, die ins Ausland gehen
  49. mature
    grow old or older
    The number of mature students at our university has significantly grown.
    mature students - reife Studierende, die nicht sofort nach dem Abitur studieren
  50. representative
    standing for something else
    Vertreter
    student representative - Studentenvertreter in Fachschaft und STURA
  51. freelance
    working for yourself
    There a several freelance teachers at the language centre.
    freiberuflich
    freelance teacher - Lehrbeauftragte/r
  52. aptitude
    inherent ability
    If you don`t pass the aptitide test, you will not a chance to study Design at our university.
    Eignung
    aptitude Test - Eignungstest
  53. certificate
    a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts
    Students get language certificates after the successful completion of the final test.
    Zeugnis
    language certificate - Sprachzeugnis
  54. academic year
    the period of time each year when the school is open and people are studying
    Graduate students can borrow $20,500 per academic year.
    Studienjahr
  55. term
    a limited period of time during which something lasts
    "At the end of this term, we will have been in public service over 32 years."
    Semester
    winter term = Wintersemester
  56. duration
    the period of time during which something continues
    The exact date and duration when Apple freezes those rankings is not fixed or announced in advance.
    Dauer
    programme duration - Regelstudienzeit, Studiendauer
  57. academic degree
    an award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study
    This programme leads the first academic degree.
    Akademischer Abschluss
  58. seminar
    a course offered for a small group of advanced students
    Welcome to our first seminar on Mechatronics.
    seminar room - Seminarraum
  59. hostel
    inexpensive supervised lodging
    "Most of them are college-going students living in hostels or lodges," he said.New York Times (Jul 12, 2012)
    student hostel - Studentenwohnheim
  60. accommodation
    living quarters provided for public convenience
    If you want to study abroad, you need to find suitable accomodation.
    Unterkunft
  61. part-time
    for less than the standard number of hours
    Part-time workers are much more likely to end up working for minimum wage, according to the BLS's analysis.
    part-time job - Teilzeitjob
  62. dean
    an administrator at a university or college
    “Students are doing the math,” said Michelle J. Anderson, dean of the City University of New York School of Law.
    Dekan einer Fakultät
  63. sandwich
    insert or squeeze tightly between two people or objects
    Sandwiched Generation: More middle-aged adults are caring for both children and aging parents, reports USA Today.
    sandwich course - Studium mit einem Praktikum
  64. roommate
    an associate who shares a room with you
    His roommates said he liked watching funny clips on YouTube to unwind, enjoyed a cup of tea and would relax listening to classical Indian music.
    Mitbewohner
  65. classmate
    an acquaintance that you go to school with
    And after the first year I was looking for somewhere to live with some classmates in Silicon Valley.
    Kommilitone
  66. applied science
    the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems
    The Department has made significant progress in breaking down the walls between our basic science and applied science programs.
    University of Applied Sciences - Fachhochschule
  67. agreement
    the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises
    George Osborne says an international agreement to amend tax rules is vital.
    learning agreement - Leistungsvereinbarung für Auslandssemester
  68. deadline
    the point in time at which something must be completed
    But as the deadline approached, he began making excuses, according to the complaint.Seattle Times (Jan 30, 2013)
    Abgabetermin
  69. scholarship
    financial aid provided to a student on the basis of merit
    After attending a Roman Catholic high school, Mr. Shugg earned a scholarship to the Victoria College of the Arts in contemporary dance.
  70. loan
    the temporary provision of money (usually at interest)
    “Trying to make sure you can cover your credit costs in this interest rate environment is difficult on small-business loans,” he said.
    Kredit
  71. workload
    work that a person is expected to do in a specified time
    “You have a heavy workload and it is exhausting,” Mr. Xi said.
    Arbeitsbelastung ( bezogen auf ECTS-Punkte)
  72. project
    any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
    Students have to plan their project work carefully.
    final project - Abschlussarbeit/Bachelorarbeit
  73. skill
    an ability that has been acquired by training
    Add your langugae and intercultural skills to your CV.
    soft skills - Schlüsselkompetenzen
  74. sideline
    an auxiliary activity
    Most students have a sideline job to finance their studies.
    sideline job - Nebenjob
  75. present
    deliver (a speech, oration, or idea)
    He presented other authors’ writing as his own.Scientific American (Feb 13, 2013)
    to give a presentation - einen Vortrag halten
  76. campus
    a field on which the buildings of a university are situated
    The map of the campus gives you a good overview about all facilities of the university.
    university campus - Universitätsgelände
  77. research
    systematic investigation to establish facts
    Overall, the research shows that one in five UK kids is living in poverty.
    research paper - Forschungsarbeit
    research proposal - Forschungsthema/ -vorschlag
    to research/ to undertake research - forschen
  78. intellectual property
    intangible property that is the result of creativity
    "We also want to make sure that people's intellectual property is protected."
    Geistiges Eigentum
  79. field trip
    a group excursion for firsthand examination
    Science classes regularly make field trips to meet Mr. Immortal Jellyfish Man.
    to conduct a field trip - eine Studienreise durchführen
  80. supervisor
    one who has charge and direction of
    In Miami, he quickly found a job as a supervisor in an auto parts factory.
    to contact a supervisor - einen Betreuer ansprechen
    supervision - Betreuung
  81. application
    a verbal or written request for assistance or admission
    application letter - Bewerbungsschreiben
    online application - Online Bewerbung
  82. eligible
    qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen
    to be eligible for a scholarship - für ein Stipendium geeignet sein
  83. collaboration
    act of working jointly
    multidisciplinary collaboration - interdisziplinäre Zusammenarbeit
  84. recruitment
    enlisting people for the army (or for a job or a cause etc.)
    recruitment fair - Jobmesse
  85. education
    activities that impart knowledge or skill
    excellent educational oppotunities - sehr gute Ausbildungsmöglichkeiten
  86. tailor
    adjust to a specific need or market
    the course is tailored to the students' needs - der Kurs ist auf die studentischen Bedürfnisse zugeschnitten
  87. funding
    financial resources provided to make some project possible
    to apply for funding - sich um finanzielle Unterstützung bewerben
  88. career
    the general progression or course of one's professional life
    academic and professional career - akademische und Berufliche Entwicklung
  89. expertise
    skillfulness by virtue of possessing special knowledge
    to gain professional expertise - berufliche Qualifikation erlangen
  90. session
    the time during which a school holds classes
    to partizipate in a session - an einer Sitzung/Beratung/Veranstaltung teilnehmen
  91. qualified
    meeting the proper standards and requirements for a task
    highly-quilified staff - gut ausgebildetes Team
  92. regulation
    an authoritative rule
    to inform about exam regulations - sich über Prüfungsbestimmungen informieren
  93. accreditation
    the act of granting official approval or recognition
    ask for accreditation of previously attended modules - Anerkennung von Studienleistungen beantragen
  94. knowledge
    the result of perception, learning, and reasoning
    to improve knowledge - Wissen erweitern
  95. theory
    a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the world
    Theorie
  96. practice
    systematic training by multiple repetitions
    practice-oriented study programme - praxisorientierter Studiengang
  97. topic
    the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
    the topic of a presentation - Vortragsthema
  98. requirement
    something that is needed in advance
    to meet the entry requirements - Zulassungsvoraussetzungen erfüllen
  99. graduate
    receive an academic degree upon completion of one's studies
    to graduate in July - das Studieum im Juli abschließen

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