“Study account funds” means…
Funded projects in the academic year 2017/18
The foreign language center's tutor program, financed from the revenue from the Study Accounts Act, has existed since 2008 and since grown into a major service institution. It owes its importance and great success to the integration of four main guiding principles: Improving the study situation through:
- Making the learning process more flexible in terms of time and location, while at the same time being committed reflective, goal and success-oriented
- Individual counseling and tutoring by specially trained students
- Practice and productive application of autonomous and at the same time cooperative forms of learning
- Orientation towards the action- and competence-oriented principles of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
Offers in the tutor program range from targeted advice on writing papers to open consultation times in the self-study center. They explicitly serve the development of research-based learning strategies.
„EULe“ stands for your university life and is the only medium on campus that is made by students for students and not under the guidance of teaching faculty.
The idea of EULe is that from their own point of view and their background experience, students give other students new insights into what is happening on campus, and through their proactive involvement encourage their fellow students to follow suit. An important prompt for this project was the semester summit in 2010 and talks with the Vice-President Academics, in which the students complained about the lack of information on campus events and discussed how individuals could contribute. Moreover, EULe helps with activating and networking student groups and initiatives as part of the university's diversity activities, as well as demonstrating the diversity of the student body and their interests in order to promote understanding and acceptance. EULe serves to stimulate university culture and discourse on campus, thus bonding and activating students.
kompass is a program of and for international students. It is organized and supervised by the International Office of the University of Bremen. Working together with almost 20 international communities on the campus, cultural events are organized to get to know each other, engage in dialog and to network. During the appropriation period 2016/17, two new event formats were tested: the International Urban Gardening Project and the International Sports Days. The reports and applications to date indicate the steady development and optimization of the project, which is characterized by an orientation to the needs of the target group. The program’s expansion into the overall concept “kompass forum international” follows the ideas and expectations of the Vice President Diversity and International. In addition, with its operational measures it supports the University’s strategic understanding of interculturality as a cross-sectional task, so that the University of Bremen remains successful in the recruitment of the best international students. Priorities for the academic year 2017/18 are:
- Intercultural sensitization of students as a complementary study offer
- Stabilization of cooperation with the regional student communities
- Regular kompass events
- Advice and service, e.g. organization of a “Free Shop” (brokerage for used furnishings and utensils) in cooperation with the Academy for Continuing Education and senior citizen students
Networking with other stakeholders in the University (for example, the Foreign Language Center, Studierwerkstatt, Studentenwerk, and the AstA), and cooperation with external actors (e.g. ESG / KHG, Bildungsstätte Tagungshaus Bredbeck, Social Peace Service Bremen, “Round Table” Bremen).
There are a number of support services at the University aimed at students with disabilities. These offers should help to make their daily routine of studies as smooth as possible. The KIS serves as a point of contact for students handicapped by an impairment or acute / chronic illness. The IGH is an independent initiative of students for students with disabilities. In the past, two projects from KIS / IGH were funded from study account funds.
The student project „Campus barrier free“, has been compiling lists of physical barriers in words and pictures since 2011. Its members participate in the development of a new guidance system in GW2 for better orientation on the campus.
The project „LoB-Lernen without Barriers“ was launched in 2013 and addresses barriers in teaching. The goal is to continually sensitize students and teachers for the topic and thereby to facilitate teaching and learning. The project has drafted guidelines for teachers and organized a meeting of disability counselors from around the North of Germany at the University of Bremen. It promotes exchange among the disability counseling facilities of other North German universities.
Since 2007, the University of Bremen has been successfully participating in the audit family-friendly university under the leadership of the Office of Equal Opportunities. One of the projects is the working group "Family-Friendly Studies" set up in the same year, which meanwhile established itself at the university as a contact point for students with family responsibilities. Under the direction of the Office for Equal Opportunities its members have developed concepts and measures to improve the situation of students with children or other family responsibilities. In addition, the task group participates in the expansion of family-friendly campus locations and operates a family service office.
UNIKRÜMEL thus has established itself as a highly flexible, free child care provider for students' children. Students can have their children aged from one to five looked after by student assistants for a total of 9 hours per week. UNIKRÜMEL what set up by the working group AG Family-friendly studies on the frame of the university-wide audit Family-Friendly University in winter semester 2011/12. It has since been supported from study account funds. Two years ago, a cooperation agreement signed with the Welcome Center (International Office) for visiting academics. The UNIKRÜMEL also supports international academics and doctoral candidates in this way.