The events are held.............
At beginning of each semester we organise a prelude event, which is planned for a Friday (15.00 - 18.00). This is followed by a "social event" in the evening. The gatherings are held in conjunction with the first seminar event to reduce the amount of necessary travel as much as possible.
At the prelude event the semester's structure is explained and there is the opportunity to meet and get to know the lecturers involved and your fellow students. Attendance is optional.