No, please, you go ahead
Evaluate me maybe?
I can't for this!
Share the #hertielove: Attend an online festival
COVID-19 has left people disappointed over cancelled events, but one festival is still bringing people together—albeit digitally. The Social Distancing Festival is being held online to celebrate art from all around the world—including plays and musicals, writing, and photography. The website hosts live streams where viewers can tune in to see live performances—and also offers submissions for any artists looking to virtually share their craft. True to any festival, there is also a “Beer Tent” where community members meet up in an online chatroom!
Points for consistency?
Share the #hertielove: Unwind with cinema
Tired of Netflix? The Yorck Cinema Group in association with MUBI are offering three months of access to their archive! There are a lot of non-English-language, indie and mainstream movies on offer. Sign up for your free 90-day trial before 19 April 2020!
Yes!!! What they said!
Share the #hertielove: Get cultured
You can still have your morning, afternoon or even night at the museum. Take a virtual museum tour! Under the Instagram hashtag #MuseumFromHome, cultural institutions have shared several informative posts about their collections and other artworks in an effort to continue to share knowledge and culture with the public, despite the closings. TIME Magazine has also put together a handy list of the virtual offerings of major museums and galleries.
Spot the difference ;)
Share the #hertielove: Ready, set, game!
Bored of routine calls with friends and the occasional Netflix viewing party? Mix things up with an online game! Studies show that playing online games as an adult can do everything from tackling stress to boosting your overall well-being—something that we all need during these heavy times. Check out these articles by Forbes and other gaming websites for recommendations!
Reality vs. expectation
Share the #hertielove: Don't stop moving
A look behind the scenes
Thank you to everyone who shared their #hertielovefromhome and #hertiequarantine impressions. We've put together a selection below. Keep tagging your posts on social media so that we can find them and share the #hertielove :)
Hello from the other side
Share the #hertielove: Usher in the good vibes
Overwhelmed by the constant influx of worrying news about the Coronavirus from different parts of the world? We recommend balancing it out by subscribing to John Krasinski's new Youtube series, Some Good News. The show, which only launched on 25 March 2020, focuses on spreading positive developments to help us tide through these tough times. Also subscribe to the Instagram handle, @goodnews_movement. Bonus: The first episode includes an interview with Steve Carell to celebrate the 15th anniversary of The Office!
How you holdin' up?
Daily brilliance courtesy of @hertie_memes
Share the #hertielove: Get lost in an Audiobook
There are several audiobook options ranging from Librivox, a free audiobook website to Audible, Amazon's audiobook app which has a free one-month subscription. The Cut has a list of engaging books, to begin with, in case you're too lazy to search! Bonus: For students who are parents and/or trying to improve their German language skills, Audible Stories is a website full of children's books for free during the quarantine, available in 6 languages.
Trousers are still not optional :)
Share the #hertielove: A (virtual) afternoon at the zoo
While going for a jungle safari seems near impossible in the coming weeks, we can always witness a slice of wildlife via the internet. The Cut has a long list of zoos which are live-streaming, meaning you can watch polar bear cubs discover dirt or giant pandas wrecking a bamboo stick. If pet animals are more of your thing, check out this live broadcast of puppies being trained to become service dogs.
Testing, testing, is this thing on?
Share the #hertlelove: Thank you for the music
Explore a world of music (literally): Browse radio stations from across the world with Radio Garden - a Google Earth for radio. You can click and drag a 3D globe around, and zoom in on local stations around the world - maybe even those of your home country or city, for those of us who are homesick. For the more adventurous, you can listen to everything from AfroBeats to Norwegian evangelical rock to Japanese J-pop to Deutsch Rap!
Shout out to the IT crowd
Class is in session
23 March 2020 - Glory Nix, MPP Class of 2021, gives us a tour of her home classroom - right in time for the first official day of online classes.
What you need to know
- Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
- Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate.
- Go outside to the park and walk or go jogging.
- Keep active. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
- Eat well and stay hydrated.
- Try to stay connected. At times of stress, we work better in company and with support. Try to keep in touch with your friends and family (e.g. via Telephone or Videoconference). Talk with people you trust about concerns and how you are feeling.
- Try to relax. It is normal to feel vulnerable and overwhelmed as we read the news, especially if you have experienced a mental health problem in the past.
- If you are in self-isolation or in quarantine: Create a daily routine. Plan how you will spend your time. It might help to write this down on paper. You could read more, start a new exercise routine, or try new relaxation techniques. Try to view this as a new experience in unusual times that may have unforeseen benefits.
Please familiarise yourself the new tile on Moodle called “Online Teaching and Learning”
Keep an eye out for emails from Christine Reh, Curricular Affairs and the Digital Learning team, with updates about online teaching.
The Hertie School's administration is still fully operational. You can find the contact details for the different teams below:
- Advancement, Career Development and Alumni Affairs
- Assistance to the Faculty
- Centres of Competence
- Communications and Marketing
- Curricular Affairs
- Doctoral programmes
- Examination Office
- Executive Education
- Facility Management
- Finances and Third Party Funding
- International Office and Student Life
- Legal Affairs and Human Resources
- Library and Information Services
- Office of the Dean of Research and Faculty
- Office of the Managing Director
- Office of the President
- Project staff
- Recruitment and Admissions
Our student counsellor – Polina- is switching to online sessions, if you would like to schedule an appointment please email Polina Vulykh Vulykh[at]hertie-school[dot]org directly.
If would you like to talk or just have a friendly video chat, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We are here for you!
Please note that the city of Berlin has taken measures to limit public life and therefore the spread of the virus. All public and non-public events, as well as special types of businesses (e.g. dance halls or studios, trade fairs, exhibitions, specialty markets, Cinemas, theaters, concert halls, museums, bars and clubs, sports facilities, swimming pools, gyms) may not be open to the public.
Perhaps of most importance, grocery stores and pharmacies will stay open – including on Sundays.
Can you see me?
Share the #hertielove: Start a 30-day yoga challenge
Our tip of the day: Yoga with Adriene’s ’30 days of yoga’ series on YouTube is completely free and caters to all levels of Yogis, ranging from beginner to expert. Adriene’s channel also has tons of other videos, including meditation for anxiety and under-ten-minute Yoga routines - for the lazy ones among us ;)
Instagram takeover: Isabella Ringe
Follow MPP student Isabella Ringe over the next two days as she shares her #hertielovefromhome experience on the Hertie School's instagram profile.
Theme of the week: Work, work, work but from home...
This weeks’ #HertieQuarantine theme is: Hertie Home Office!
Have you set up your work or study space yet? Share your home office view with the rest of the community by using the hashtags #HertieQuarantine and #hertielovefromhome on Twitter and Instagram (don't forget to tag @thehertieschool). We will share a few highlights in a gallery on this page.
20 March 2020 - Christian Blumhagen, Associate Human Resources, kicks off the first installment of #hertielovefromhome with a message to the whole community.
A meme a day...
Theme of the week
Every week, we’ll feature a new #HertieQuarantine theme, where we post a “shared” activity that everyone can get involved with, or will probably be doing at some point during the week. Use the hashtag and be sure to tag @thehertieschool on Twitter or on Instagram for a chance to be featured on the site :)
Share the #hertielove: We're in this together
We’ll be sharing a daily link focusing on well-being activities covering everything from useful apps, entertainment, online concerts, tips for beating cabin fever and more.
Here's your Hertie School at home well-being tip for the weekend.
Check out a concert: Chris Martin put on a free performance on Instagram for his fans, calling it ‘Together, at Home’, after which many stars including John Legend, Lizzo and Charlie Puth followed suit. Check out this page to watch all of their performances and keep track of the upcoming ones!