Social counselling in the university counselling network

A secure social and economic situation is important in order to be able to study in a concentrated and successful manner. Social counselling services are therefore a crucial component of the social infrastructure at universities.

In the counselling network at universities

Students can overcome social challenges in their studies if good counselling is ensured. This includes well-trained counsellors, but also comprehensive support and good referral of those seeking advice to various counselling centres.

The social counselling centres of the Studierendenwerke work closely with other institutions and service facilities in the higher education sector, in some cases in fixed projects and cooperations.

These include:

  • International offices
  • University representatives for students with disabilities
  • Equal opportunity officers
  • Family service offices
  • Student initiatives
  • Psychological counselling
  • University communities

In the counselling network of cities and municipalities

Studierendenwerke also work with municipal counselling services and authorities to provide targeted referrals.

  • Debt counselling
  • Pregnancy conflict counselling
  • Psychosocial counselling services of the independent welfare agencies
  • Employment agencies
  • Job centres

Social counsellors are often the experts at the university location for special legal and social regulations for students. The social counselling centres are therefore often in professional exchange with authorities. A special form of this professional exchange are institutionalised forms such as round tables.