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Fachschaft Anglistik

Welcome to the Homepage of the Fachbereich Anglistik – aka Fachschaft Anglistik – of the University of Freiburg!

Are you looking for information about our program for first-years and other Fachschaft events, or just curious what we're up to all the time? Then you're in the right place! 

The English Fachschaft

Your Fachschaft

What the heck is a Fachschaft?

As your Fachbereichsvertretung (departmental representatives), we take care of you, the students of the English Department. That doesn’t mean we make you soup when you’re sick, though; we’re your first point of contact if you have questions or problems concerning your English studies, and we represent your interests in communication with the department and the university administration. Furthermore, we’re your representatives in various areas of student government, e.g. in the university’s Studierendenrat (student council) and in the Philological Faculty’s Fakultätsrat (faculty council). You can find our official Geschäftsordnung (bylaws) here.

To ensure campus social life doesn’t get neglected, we also organize various events, e.g. during first-year orientation week.


What we do

Fachschaft meetings

Usually Thursdays at 19:00 c.t., currently online. You can access our Big Blue Button meeting in the Fachschaft’s ILIAS folder, where you’ll also find minutes from previous meetings.

Under normal (non-pandemic) circumstances, we meet in thunder, lightning, or in rain (…and in winter) in the Fachschaftsraum on the 2nd floor of Belfortstraße 24; during the summer, we can often be found in the Asta courtyard or in the Mensagarten. English students are always welcome to join us – feel free to show up whenever!


Ersti-Woche & Ersti-Hütte

In the week before the winter semester starts, we organize communal activities for first-years, like scavenger hunts, pub crawls, hangover brunches, or hikes.

Every winter semester - except during pandemics - the Fachschaft also organizes an Ersti-Hütte, a weekend trip for first-semester English students. For three days, we rent a cabin (Hütte) in the Black Forest and plan games and other activities to give you the opportunity to get to know each other and us in a relaxed, fun environment.

At the beginning of each winter semester, you can find current info about first-year orientation right here!


Book Sale

We generally host a book sale in KG IV every semester, giving you the chance to browse through our broad selection of used books. If you want to sell your own books, just write us an email, slide into our Insta DMs, or join the Facebook group books4sale (FSA Freiburg).

You can find the date & time of the next book sale here or on our social media. At the moment, the book sale is unfortunately on Corona hiatus.




You can find all information about regular and/or upcoming events on our Facebook page, Instagram, or right here.


Pub Quiz

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We're currently hosting a regular virtual pub quiz. All students of the English Department are warmly invited to join us! If you want to play, just join the quiz’s ILIAS room, always published in our ILIAS folder shortly before the quiz starts.

You can always find information about upcoming pub quizzes on FacebookInstagram, and here on the website.



Contact us!

We’re always open to questions or concerns, whether via email at, via Instagram and Facebook or in person at our regular meetings. English students are welcome to attend any and all Fachschaft meetings.

Join us—we’d love to see you!

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