campus.stories: Lea Helle

Student Lea Helle at the Foyer of St. Pölten UAS

The student of the Bertha von Suttner Private University is looking forward to modern facilities and study and lounge areas for flexible use

From autumn 2021, the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences and the Bertha von Suttner Private University will share a common location: the new Campus St. Pölten.

Interview with Lea Helle

Lea Helle is a part-time student at the Bertha von Suttner Private University and works as a student assistant. In this interview, she tells us what difference moving to the new building will make for her studies and why the Campus St. Pölten is so special to her.

What are you looking forward to in particular when it comes to the new campus? 

Helle: I am looking forward to new, modern facilities, which will centralise the activities of the university’s students, lecturers and staff members. Open, cooperative and future-oriented collaboration is a key principle at the Bertha von Suttner Private University and I am looking forward to being guided by this idea at the new Campus.    

(How) will your day-to-day activities at the university change?  

Helle: As a part-time student, I only come to the university in person about once a month. But this makes these presence days even more important. I hope for a space for exchange and collaboration as well as quiet areas, which will allow for both reflexion and introspection. I am particularly curious about what the new self-study spaces and the lounge area will look like.  

What is it that makes the new campus a “Campus of the Future” for you? 

Helle: The wide range of study programmes by different institutes will be offered all on one campus: this opens up opportunities for launching cross-professional projects, promoting synergies and bringing motivated and open-minded people together.  

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