Study Guidance

Study Guide

At the faculty of Society and Economics the Study Guide provides Social and Academic Advisory counselling for all enrolled students. Almost every student experiences some difficulties at one point or another during the course of their studies, it is normal and expected. For any questions, worries or problems regarding your studies feel free to contact your Study Guide.

The Study Guide offers support, advice and guidance on many issues. Among them:

  • General counselling services for important milestones (e.g. first semester as a student, choosing electives, writing the thesis)
  • Counselling services on general academic questions or issues
  • Helping students develop personal study plans to balance academic and social needs
  • Actively reaching out to students struggling to keep up with the standard course curriculum
  • Giving Student Orientation events and workshops for various stages of your studies


Where needed, your Study Guide can help you find the proper contact person on campus or refer you to the appropriate off-campus support service.

Contact Study Guide

Verena Macziejek, B.A.

You are also welcome to visit the open, virtual consultation hours for a short conversation:

Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesdays from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the WebEx room:

We are happy to arrange an individual appointment with you here, by telephone from Monday to Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. or by email for more detailed issues.

You can reach us at +49 (0) 2821 / 80673-9909

If you have general questions about your studies, please contact the program managers of the Faculty of Society & Economics or the ZSB.