The student council offers many activities for students and other members of the chemistry department. In addition to the activities that are organized by the student council from time to time, such as the guided tours of the working groups or the orientation week (OWo), there are also activities that you can take advantage of throughout the whole semester.

Although, in our experience, everyone in the department usually wants to pull together, sometimes conflicts may arise that cannot be easily resolved on their own. Whether it's a lack of answers from the administration, unfair grading during a presentation, unequal conditions in a lab course, poor supervision during a thesis or anything else: the Chemistry Student Council is happy to mediate between you and employees of TU Darmstadt.

Feel free to contact us in problematic situations, describe the situation to us and let us listen to the other side before we try to find solutions together. If you want to keep your anonymity, you can be sure that we will do our best to do so. And for those who would rather turn to another body, please refer to the Complaints and Help page.


The Tutor:innenzentrum organises a regular range of courses that complement the range of lectures at the department. In the past, for example courses on stress management or on how to use LaTeX were offered. If you have ideas or wishes for certain types of seminars or workshops, please contact the Tutor:innenzentrum by e-mail. We will then try to arrange funding, scheduling and application.


Most members of the student body are always looking for opportunities to spend time with their fellow students outside of the academic context. That's why we are happy to offer movie nights, board game evenings or barbecues. Since we are usually very busy, it is not always easy to find someone to organize such events. Therefore we are also happy to receive suggestions from outside; whether it is an idea for an event, a fmovie request, an offer to lead a role-playing game or a barbecue: We are happy to organize events and/or support you in planning, implementing and promoting your activities!


The student council sends out a newsletter every fortnight on Sunday evenings or Monday mornings. This newsletter concentrates the (university-political) happenings at the department, informs about current participation opportunities, contains job offers and spreads other surveys, conferences, workshops, etc. that might be interesting for people at the chemistry department. During the OWo, you will usually be given the opportunity to subscribe to our mailing lists, which are also used to send out the newsletter; if you have not yet done so, if you have problems with delivery or if you would like to unsubscribe, please contact us by e-mail, stating your degree programme.

Mailing lists

In order to be able to send information to all members of the department as easily as possible, we maintain several mailing lists. If you ever want to send a message, e.g. with a survey, an event announcement, a job advertisement, etc., to all

  • chemistry students
  • BME students
  • students of teaching
  • PhD students
  • Working groups
  • teachers

please contact us by e-mail and we can agree on whether the content should be included in the newsletter or whether we should distribute it separately.

Traditionally, there is a lab party at our department after every completed lab course, and many study groups also like to strengthen their bonds at one or another barbecue party. We from the student council support such celebrations by renting barbecue grills and beer tent sets (within the university). These can be borrowed from us for a deposit and rent ( not required for students of our department).

Procedure for borrowing

  • First of all, please write us an e-mail or come to the student council’s office to ask if the items you want to borrow are available on the desired date.
  • Afterwards, you will have to fill out a contract and pay the corresponding deposit and if applicable, rent.
  • Once this contract is filled out, the items will be taken out of storage together (can also be done 1-2 days later depending on the rental contract).
  • Please remember to register the party properly with the facility management and to observe the safety regulations when using the barbecue. Also, please take care of the rented equipment and do not leave it unattended and freely accessible overnight.
  • After the party, we ask you to return the borrowed items to the student council in a timely manner, have them briefly checked for condition and, if everything is in order, to collect the deposit again.

You can find the complete loan conditions in this document (opens in new tab) .

We all know the struggle: a lecture is informative, all well and good, and in the exercise you understand what the instructor is doing quite well. In the exam, however, the whole thing is a different story, not only because of the (time) pressure, but also because the tasks are often set a little differently than in the exercises. And even if this is not the case, practice makes perfect and a few more tasks that are as similar as possible to test one's own abilities give an immensely important feeling of security for an upcoming exam. Students like to acquire this by working through old exams or reconstructions from memory of old exams.

Thanks to resourceful people with good memory skills and the kind permission of individual professors, the student council has reconstructions of past exams as well as some old exams. These can be borrowed from us for a deposit. The part for which explicit permission has been given is also available online on moodle in the Electronic Learning Centre Chemistry (ELZC).

Reconstructed exams and old examinations can be photographed or copied within the student council office (please bring your own paper), but can also be borrowed for a maximum of one week. If the corresponding exam is less than a week away, we reserve the right to limit the loan period to 1-2 days.

The benefit of the exam lending service is largely depending on the up-to-dateness of the collection. For this reason, we ask all students of the department to contribute to its preservation and enlargement by taking notes after your exams and maybe reconstructing the exam together with others. We and all students heartly thank all students who contribute by turning in reconstructed exams!

Lending procedure:

Drop by the student council office spontaneously or make an appointment in advance by email.

Leave a deposit of 25 € for complete folders, or 1 € per exam. You will get the deposit back as soon as you return the borrowed documents to the Student Council Office.

The Tutor:innenzentrum (TuZ) lends books and old scripts, similar to the University and State Library (ULB).

You can find the current list of available books in this document (opens in new tab) .

We also have some molecule kits, whiteboard markers and cleaning materials for the whiteboards that can be borrowed.

Loan procedure:

Email us with your borrowing request. The regular loan period for books is one semester.

There is a printer in the basement of the learning centre during opening hours. The student council and the Tutor:innenzentrum take care that the printer works and provide the toner. You can use the printer for free, as long as you bring your own paper.

Usage procedure:

  • Turn on the computer, log in with the access data provided on site and load your print data onto the computer.
  • Turn on the printer, you may need to flip the small toggle switch on the back.
  • Check whether a previous user has left print jobs in the queue and delete them if necessary.
  • Put your paper in the feed tray and print your documents according to the default settings.
  • If you have any problems, please let us know by talking to us in the office on the top floor or by e-mail!

Improvement of the study conditions

The student council is involved in higher education politics by representing students in all committees of the department and by networking with other student councils in the student council conference (FSK). This representation includes, among other things, ensuring sufficient funding for tutorials and lab courses in the distribution of funds for quality assurance of studies and teaching (QSL), as well as participating in the revision of study programmes in the study committee (more details under committee work).

We try to involve the entire student body in such processes by asking for feedback on certain points in the FS newsletter or setting up surveys on individual topics. In order to be able to represent you well, we are dependent on your participation in these areas and ask for your active involvement. But we would also like to strongly encourage you to contact us whenever you observe problems in the structure or implementation of one of the degree programmes in our department and/or perhaps even have concrete ideas for improvements.