The poster competition of the German Student Union has entered its 36th round, 692 posters from 46 universities were submitted on the topic “Campus life digital – How do the pandemic and digitalisation affect studying?” Two media design students from DHBW Ravensburg came out on top. Third place and 1000 € went to Luisa Maier (2nd semester)! Anna Jauch (2nd semester) also made it into the top 29 and additionally won the public voting. Both posters will go on a touring exhibition through various student unions throughout Germany.

“Campus life digital”: The German Student Union wanted to know from design students how campus life has changed due to the pandemic digitalisation of studies. How does digital learning affect student life on campus? What impact does digitalisation have on the social life of students? What opportunities and challenges do students see in digitalisation?

Luisa Maier took third place with her poster “at home” – and this is what she says about her poster:

For many, “digital campus life”, especially in times of the lockdown, meant being at home. But where is home? The digital lectures allowed me to be not in my shared room in the city, but where I feel most comfortable, in the Alps. There, I was able to perfectly combine everyday life on campus with my hobbies. Whether it’s a paragliding flight during the lunch break, or snowboarding after the lecture. For others, being at home may be somewhere else, with loved ones, alone. But no matter where we lived the digital campus life, we were probably all a little less on campus and more at ourselves, at home. My poster is an allusion to the many facets of being at home, which often remained anonymous due to the camera being switched off.”

Anna Jauch made it into the top 29 with her poster “Reasons to go to university”. Her poster was also one of four motifs with the most votes in the public voting:

“For me, digital campus life meant not being able to experience things I had been looking forward to during my studies. Moving out of home and meeting new people, but also the exchange in studies was greatly reduced by online teaching. I had assumed that everything would change in the new phase of my life – but somehow everything stayed the same. Life went on. And yet it has also allowed for completely new experiences. Breakfast with grandma at class or else mobile participation in the seminar at your favourite vantage point somewhere outside – these are things I will miss and look back on fondly.”

The two Media Design students were supervised by Prof. Andrea Hennig and lecturer Lena Koop.