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Writing Troubleshooters

Studying during the Corona Crisis

The "Troubleshooters" initiative enters its second phase in June

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In the first phase of the "Troubleshooters" initiative, students shared their strategies for dealing with these challenges in times of "social distancing" and a digital semester. The contributions range from exciting "DIY projects" such as the construction of a space-saving desk, to a program for optimizing Opencast or practical suggestions for working in the home office. Many thanks to all students who participated in the initiative and shared their creative ideas with their fellow students here! To the contributions By students for students

Phase 2: "We are still there for you!"

In the second phase of the "Troubleshooters" initiative, we take up the suggestions from the students and focus on the numerous support and counselling services the Osnabrück University offers for students. Do not hesitate to take up contact!

SOS e.V.: Many students lost their jobs in the Corona crisis and therefore face financial difficultys. For these students the association "Sozialfonds für Osnabrücker Studierende" offers an immediate financial aid. The cooperation program of Osnabrück University and Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences as well as the Protestant Student Community (Evangelische Studierendengemeinde) and the Catholic University Community (Katholische Hochschulgemeinde) provides short-term, fast and unbureaucratic immediate help for students in trouble.

Study Deaneries and deaneries are available in cases of conflicts with lecturers or conflicts regarding courses.

The Equal Opportunities Office offers comprehensive consultation services on equal opportunities and sexual harassment as well as on various forms of discrimination.

The Service for Students with Families provides consultation on issues such as the reconciling of studies and family.

The officer for handicapped or chronically ill students, Christine Kammler, is the contact person for students with a chronic illness or handicap.

The Madame Courage Osnabrück sponsorship programme supports single parent students by providing temporary support (max. 2 semesters), thus enabling them to complete their studies.  The support programme is provided by Sozialdienst katholischer Frauen e.V. Osnabrück and is supported by the cooperation partners, Osnabrück University and Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences.

The AStA with its various sections offers a wide range of consultation services.

The student associations of the schools provide information and counselling on issues such as study planning.

The Study Counseling Service Osnabrück bietet The Study Counseling Service Osnabrück provides consultation on all topics concerning the choice of study, the studies or reorientation and gives helpful information on the current situation.

Among other things, virtUOS provides information for students on how to deal with digital teaching.

The University Library organises access to scientific literature during the Corona period, helps with research and all questions concerning the use of the library and its printed and electronic media.

The International Office advises and takes care of international students, PhD students and visiting scholars.

The Admissions Office supports prospective and current students throughout their studies in all administrative matters concerning their studies.

The Center for Teacher Education (ZLB) advises students on questions concerning teacher training

The psychosocial counselling office at Student Services (Studentenwerk) provides guidance for problems in everyday student life and for personal difficulties.

The ombudsperson for good scientific practice is the contact person for questions concerning the safeguarding of good scientific practice.

The Staff Council (Personalrat) is the contact institution for all matters relating to employment relationships.

The Career service supports students of Osnabrück University with the transition into the professional world. The services include advice relating to professional orientation, development of the individual profile as well as creating of convincing application documents.