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How to study successfully

Programmes for students

Still active:

Despite the closure of the university, the staff* of the ZSB is still available. Mon - Fri we offer a telephone consultation time from 10 - 12 o'clock and Mon and Wed from 14.30 - 16.40 o'clock under 0551-39-26146. Alternatively, you can send us an e-mail via - we will get back to you as soon as possible. You can contact the InfoLine on 0551-39-113 for brief information or to arrange a telephone appointment.

Personal counselling

We offer personal and interdisciplinary counselling to promote your success in your studies. We support you throughout all phases of your studies in…

  1. …providing orientation

    e.g. during crises in your studies, or when you are not sure about your study goals or future career

  2. …making decisions

    e.g. before a possible change of subject, or in deciding how to continue after completion of your bachelor’s degree

  3. …realising your plans

    e.g. by implementing suitable learning strategies to complete your studies successfully.

In all such cases, make use of our confidential personal counselling opportunities during your studies.

Other counselling options:

Academic degree programme counselling

We support you in planning your degree programme with interdisciplinary support – for individuals and groups. Appointments upon request.

Funding and scholarship counselling

By appointment

Calendar of events

Mid- SuSe

“Monday Check digital!” for questions concerning change of subject/reorientation

  • Additional hours: application for a new subject?

    Every Monday, from June 15th to July 13th from 14.30 to 16.30 in BigBlueButton

  • Screencasts covering the topics of change of subject and reorientation

Past events

Start SuSe

Workshop: “Guiding stars” for your studies: motivation, goal orientation, strategies… (in German)

Wednesday, 01.04.2020, from 10:00 to 16:00 at the Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung.

Time to look ahead: How to find your way? (in German)

Workshop with Career and Central Advisory Services.
Saturday, 25.04.2020, from 9.45 to 16.30 o'clock at the Heyne-Haus, Papendiek 16.

Start WiSe

Late arrival? Get started quickly! A get-together with information and tips

Tuesday, 22.10.2019, 18:15
Venue: Office of Student Affairs, Wilhelmsplatz 4

Coaching: Failed your exams? What to do?

three part coaching workshop: Starting on Monday, 11.11.2019 from 18:15 to 20:15.
Venue: Atelier am Wilhemsplatz 4

Information Day: How to finance your studies

More information:
Wednesday, 20.11.2019, 11:00 to 15:00, Foyer der Zentralmensa

Mid- WiSe

Series: “Mid-term check” for a first review of your studies

  • Additional opening hours: already settled in at the University?

    Monday, 09.12. and 16.12.2019 from 14:00 to 16:00 at the Office of Student Affairs, Wilhelmsplatz 4

  • Information event: “Changing subjects” as an option (in German)

    Monday, 07.01.2020 from 18:15 to 19:15 at the AP26, Goßlerstraße 10 (ZESS).

  • Workshop: Good learning strategies for the examination phase. (in German)

    two part workshop, 13.01. and 20.01.2020 from 18:15 to 20:15 at the Office of Student Affairs.