Showing Diversity: Second Study Work Life Week

How can studies and career be reconciled with family responsibilities? This is what the second Study Work Life Week will address. The university is inviting its staff and students to take part in online events from Monday, April 26, to Friday, April 30, 2021.

“Being family-friendly is an important issue for us,” states Frauke Meyer, Director of Finance and Administration at the University of Bremen. “I am pleased that we have once more organized such a diverse program. The broad span of topics shows how very different family models are today. We want to meet the different needs of the staff and students.”

Each day of the week is dedicated to a different area.

The week will start on Monday, April 26, with the topic of “Carework: Family.” Reports on care given by relatives in national and international contexts will be given. Additionally, a parent coach will hold a talk on the realities and wishes of fathers.

Tuesday, April 27, focusses on the topic of “Critical Periods in Life and Mental Health.” Talks on mental loads in relationships, grief in children, and also dealing with crisis situations will be offered.

On Wednesday, April 28, the participants can expect a day looking at “Carework: Children.” Talks on foster families, travelling and living with a disabled child, studying with family responsibilities, and society’s role expectations for boys in (primary) school.

Thursday, April 29, will have the motto “Selfcare and Health.” Workshops will be offered, such as “Cooking with Children,” tips for a better work-life balance whilst working from home, and carework itself.

Friday, April 30, will round off the Study Work Life Week with presentations on LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual) and FLINTA (women, lesbian, intersex, non-binary, transgender, agender) lives. There will be a self-empowerment workshop and input on the topic of “Deconstructing discrimination of trans people in day-to-day work life.”
One author and activist will present the “co-parenting” family model. A further event of the Study Work Life Week will shine a light on Queeraspora, an organization for queer black, indigenous, and people of color, of which the majority have come to Bremen as refugees.

Further Information

Information on the events and registration possibilities can be found here:


Administrative Unit 08: Central Administrative Affairs / Organizational Development
University of Bremen
Phone: +49 421 218-60857
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Bettina Schweizer
Administrative Unit 04: Equal Opportunities / Anti-Discrimination
University of Bremen
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[Translate to English:] Mann zuhause am Laptop, neben sich Gemüse auf einem Schneidebrett
How can studies and career be reconciled with family responsibilities?