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Family Friendly University Working Group

Family Friendly University Working Group

The working group Family Friendly University advocates for the interests of students with family responsibilities. This includes, for example, students with children or students taking care of relatives.  The working group was formed in 2007, based on a petition initiated by students. Since then, we have been developing concepts and measures to improve the situation for students with family responsibilities. The working group operates under the leadership the Administrative Unit 04: Equal Opportunity / Anti-Discrimination Office. We are invloved in a wide range of topics, some of our projects will be presented on this page. 


About us

Bettina Schweizer holds a diploma in pedagogy, works as a research officer in the Administrative Unit 04: Equal Opportunity, and has headed the "Family-Friendly University" project and the Family Friendly University Working Group since 2007. In her work, she is especially interested in gender and diversity aspects. 

Alejandra (23)studies sociology at the University of Bremen and speaks German, English and Spanish. She is responsible for social media, is part of the Parent Café team and participates in the "Study Saturdays" project.

Ella (24) studies English and Law at the University of Bremen, speaks German and English, and is part of the team organizing the Study Work Life Week. She also edits the website.

Melina (21) studies political science at the University of Bremen and speaks German and English. She is part of the team organizing the Study Work Life Week. 


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Current Projects

  • Study Work Life Week '21. For further information click here
  • Multigenerational (play-) area on University grounds. Further information will soon be available here. 
  • Parent Café for students (from February 2 2021 every Tuesday over Zoom. With Ines from the Family Care Office):

Zoom Link:

Zoom instruction download: Zoom guide

Ines Gürlevik
Head of the Family Care Office 

 ☏ 0421 218-60850


E-Mail: agffsprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

You can send us an e-mail in German, English, Spanish or French. 

Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, no in-person office hours can be held at this time, but you can still reach us via email. Please give us a few days to respond to your emails, as we are a team of students working flexible hours. We are looking forward to your request and always try to answer it as soon as possible!

There is also a WhatsApp group for networking for students with family responsibilities. If you are interested in joining this group, feel free to contact us via email. 


Past Projects

  • Family café (Before the pandemic, the parent café was held weekly in the office on the Boulevard in front of the library. Due to the current situation, the meeting is now held via Zoom.)
  • Study Work Life Week '20: The first Study Work Life Week took place from November 30 to December 4, 2020.