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German Society

Are you from a German speaking country?  Do you speak German or want to?  Or are you just interested in the culture?  If so, German Society is for you!  We aim to organise events relating to culture and language over the year including Kaffee und Kuchen, film screenings, winter Glühwein. All are welcome to join! 

Non-members are welcome to come and drop in to our events. If you have any questions and queries please do not hesitate to contact us on our email: german@societies.sussexstudent.com or check us out on Facebook



Meet the 2017/18 committee!

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Media and Communications:   Lisa                Events:   Ruby                 


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    Welfare and Inclusivity: Tom               President: Clara



Committee Roles

· Media and Communications: Responsible to letting everyone know what events we've planned through keeping the Facebook events up to date, as well as sending out regular Newsletters to everyone. Communicate with members and non- members, through social media, email etc. on queries and interests for socials etc. 

 - Events: Establishing event timelines, location, what is happening, including  safety protocols for the Events we have planned and want to bring out to our members. This als includes communicating and interacting with potential organisations/ locations and act as convenor between other societies.

· Inclusivity: responsible for making sure events and meetings are open-minded and inclusive of all attending and make sure events cater for all demographic ranges from ethnic minorities to those less able-bodied. Just to make sure everyone feels safe and welcome. Further responsible to make sure everyone is aware of the safe space policy

- President: is responsible for the running set up meetings, agenda and start discussion, get everyone from committee involved as well as spread workload evenly between all. Write up meetings and give short brief to all members in society. Before meetings should also ask for input from the whole community to be discusses through poll and comment availabilities. 


Leaf Awards

What is the Leaf Scheme?
Leaf awards reflect contributions of the society or sports club towards its members, the University of Sussex Students’ Union, the University of Sussex, the local community and the public. Leaves can be attained at bronze, silver or gold levels by meeting three, six or nine criteria. Leaves apply for an academic year as a symbol of what the present committee have achieved.

Groups can work towards nine leaves:

CLICK HERE to see our current ranking in the Leaf Award Leader Board.


Below are the Leaves that have been achieved by previous committees:

Inclusivity Leaf

The Inclusivity Leaf is awarded to groups who have taken positive steps to increase the diversity of their membership and include as many members as possible. They have made specific efforts to include students that don’t traditionally engage, without ignoring or neglecting their current membership or other student groups.


Social Leaf

The Social leaf is awarded to groups who have taken active steps to include as many members as possible and regularly engage in various social activities, including those organised by - and with - other societies/sports clubs.


Fundraising Leaf

The Fundraising Leaf is awarded to groups who dedicate their time to organising a variety of different fundraisers. Groups who have achieved this leaf will have raised money for their own group or another group at Sussex to help fund themselves to expand and develop, as well as for local, national & international.

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  • German Society Standard Membership£0.00

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Societies and Student Media Administrator - Liz Alcock

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Phone: 01273 873415
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