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Semester ticket

Dear students,

the contract with the conditions for the semester ticket is negotiated between the student bodies and Deutsche Bahn and can be terminated every two years. As long as the contract is not terminated, it continues automatically under the previous conditions. Every two years there are regular new discussions and negotiations regarding the costs and scope of the semester ticket.

After last year the German Railway first announced the termination or a price increase, but did not notice the termination date and did not seek any further talks, the amount last year has remained at the current 30.90 EUR.
Since 14th March we are again in negotiations with the DB Regio and other participating railway companies.

Offer of the Bahn

The Bahn now offers us to increase the semester ticket fee from 30.90 EUR to 50.88 EUR for the summer semester 2019, which means an increase of 64.66%.

This is justified by an alleged additional use of the semester ticket. Unfortunately, the Bahn was unable to provide us with comprehensible proof of this additional use upon request. They also charge the amount they would have received if we had agreed last year to the offered increase of Deutsche Bahn.

For comparison

  • In the summer semester 2009, the increase of 10.00 EUR to 24.90 EUR extended the ticket to the entire Thuringia route network (previously there were three connections included: Ilmenau-Erfurt, Arnstadt-Saalfeld and Arnstadt-Meiningen).
  • The last increase of 6.00 EUR to 30.90 EUR was made for the winter semester 2014/2015. However, this increase also made it possible to extend the ticket to include the free transport of children and grandchildren up to and including the age of 14, as well as the connection to the state ticket of the neighbouring federal states.

In the course of the current negotiations unfortunately neither an extension of the ticket nor a higher frequency of the station Ilmenau could be promised for the price of 50.88 EUR.

That is why this increase seems too high to us.

Our counter offer

The counter offer we have submitted amounts to EUR 33.81 and means an increase of 9.4%. These are the increases in normal ticket prices in the DB region with compound interest since the last increase in 2014.

Our offer was rejected by the Bahn and no better offer was presented to us even after several rounds of negotiations this year. Furthermore, the Bahn is not prepared to refrain from the increase to 50.88 EUR or to approach the student bodies.


If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at semesterticket@stura.tu-ilmenau.de .

With kind regards

Your StuRa

Raising the semeser fee by 2,50 EUR

The Students' Council (StuRa) wants to increase the semester fee from 7,50 EUR to 10,00 EUR. At the elections this week you can vote if you want to pay more.

How is StuRa using my money?

Many activities on the campus would not be possible without support from StuRa.

These are the projects we are supporting right now:
*First Semester Introduction Week (Erstiwoche) with 15.000 EUR
*ISWI Week with up to 15.000 EUR
*Semester begining party (SAP) with an average of 10.000 EUR
*ILSC e.V. with up to 9.000 EUR (f.i. Club birthday weeks, Campus Noir, many live bands and DJs)
*KuKo e.V. with up to 8.000 EUR (f.i. the most famous sections: Street Food Festival, Wohnzimmerkultur, film club HFC)
*Bergfest Woche with 5.000 EUR
*Some other projects with up to 9.000 EUR (in the past: Second Unit Jazz, Team Starcraft, Market Team, Jazz Club, ...)
*hsf e.V. 5.000 EUR (they bought parts of a new studio)
*further education for members of the students councils
*5 Students Councils of the faculties each with 2.200 EUR (partys, Pub Crawling, Nikolausvorlesung, barbecue evenings and much more)
*Allgemeiner deutscher Hoschschulsportverband (ADH) member fee
* the departments from StuRa summed with 5.000 EUR for projekts like f.i. info events from department Soziales and Internationales, discussions from department political education, different events from department Kultur like visiting a theater, StuRap, picture exhibitions and MenSAParty or the Vereihnachtsmarkt from department Ehrenamt.

Why should I pay more?

At the moment the money reserves are rapidly shrinking:
*End of 2014: 70.000 EUR money reserve
*End of 2015: 50.000 EUR money reserve
*End of 2016: 30.000 EUR money reserve
if they will shrink further StuRa will not be able to finance the many activities at campus as it now does. Also the fee was never raised since its introduction at the beginning of the nineties (it just changed from 15 DM to 7,50 EUR in 2002) but the costs are rising (f.i. inflation, higher artist fees ...). Because reserves will be gone in nearby future, big events like SAP, Bergfest or ISWI have to be cut down and the clubs will may be not able to bring as much well and popular artists to Ilmenau. This is not what StuRa wants, due to that StuRa wants to raise the semester fee, to make sure campus live can be as diverse and wide as it is now.


And now?

During the elections from 29.05. to 02.06.2017 YOU can decide if you want to pay 2,50 per semester more or if you want to cut down student projects.

If you have any questions, please write an email to wahlen@stura.tu-ilmenau.de

Register now for Theatre trip to opera "Fidelio"

Registration until 19.12.2016 required.

Dear fellow students,
the cultural department of the student's council proceeds with our tradition of theatre trips. We will visit the Theatre Coburg with the performance of Beethoven's only opera Fidelio. A trailer to this production you can find here: http://www.landestheater-coburg.de/57-0-Musiktheater.html?e_id=296

A bus will leave at 17:45 at the Mensa Ehrenberg and will, of course, bring us back as well (return around 23:30).

As students in our group we get the best tickets for 10,50€ and the bus will cost you 4€. (People who are not students, please write the cultural department, the bus for you is 8€)

Binding registrations are possible until 19.12.2016. Please write your name and whether you are a student or not to theaterfahrt@stura.tu-ilmenau.de

information evening on exams

The department for social affairs of the Students' council invites you to take part in an information evening about exam law.
It takes place
    on Tuesday, the 20th of January 2015
    at 8:30 p.m.
    in the interclub (basement of dormitory L, Max-Planck-Ring 6c)

During the event we can give you hints and answer your questions.
If you cannot attend or have further questions, you can also write us an email to ref-soziales@tu-ilmenau.de.

Trip to CeBIT 2014

Dear lovely students,

We are curently organising a trip to CeBIT 2014 in Hannover.

CeBIT is the world's largest and most international computer expo. The trade fair is held each year on the Hannover fairground, the world's largest fairground and is considered a barometer of the state of the art in information technology.

We are offering you a bus transfer including the expo ticket, for 10EUR.

The daytrip on March 11 starts at 5.10am at Mensa-Busstation.

If you like to participate, you have to buy a ticket at Mensa. We will sell them from 11-13am, on Friday, Monday and Tuesday.
Or you buy them at StuRa office in basment house A.

P.S. If you take part, please bring enough to eat and drink for the trip and do not forget to validate your ticket:
Opens external link in new windowhttp://cebit.de/ticketregistration


The Students Council (StuRa) is the elected representative of the student body of the TU Ilmenau



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