Whom to address on study related questions?

If you are struggling with academic related issues (e.g. planning, self-organisation, learning and exam preparation as well as first steps and important milestones in your studies) make sure to get in touch with our Study Guide Ms Buksmann.

Starting at university is challenging. We want you to have a good start and are happy to offer you our support. In addition to institutions such as the Student Advisory Service our study guide Ms Buksmann will be glad to help you with any questions, worries or problems regarding your studies.


The following counselling services are available:

Open virtual office hours on Webex:
Tuesdays from 2pm – 3pm
Thursdays from 1pm – 2pm
No appointment neccessary

Open walk-in office hours on campus:
Tuesdays from 1pm – 2pm in KAM 02 01 450

By telephone on +49 2821 806 73 9816
Mondays to Fridays from 10am – 5pm


Group consultation hours on various topics (Webex)
During the lecture period on Fridays starting at 12pm
Webex Meeting link: https://hsrw.info/groupcounselling (PW: Study 1)

Topics in winter semester 2022/23:

  • „Study planning“ every 1st Friday of the month (October 7, November 4, December 2, 2022)
  • „Preparatory internship“ every 2nd Friday of the month (October 14, November 11, December 9, 2022, January 1, 2023)
  • „Internship semester, voluntary internship and thesis“ every 3rd Friday of the month (October 21, November 18, December 12, 2022, January 20, 2023)
  • “Exam preparation” every 4th Friday of the month (October 28, November 25, 2022)
  • „Change of degree programme“ (September 30, 2022)

Registration is not necessary, but please note that you need join on time in order to participate.


Weekly interactive sessions „Onboarding Freshers“ (peer to peer)

Wednesdays 2.30 pm, alternating on campus and online

Online on Webex: https://hsrw.info/22ce 
on Campus: Building 2 | 1st Floor | Room 310

Topics in winter semester 2022/23:

  •  “(My) first steps at HSRW” On campus: October 5, 2022 / Online: October 12, 2022
  •  “Essentials of the degree programme: (preparatory) internship, CP-thresholds (examination regulations, module descriptions)” On campus: October 19, 2022 / Online: October 26, 2022
  • “Get connected for future success (networking, extracurricular activities, study groups)” On campus: November 2, 2022 / Online: November 9, 2022
  • “Exam preparation: How to prevent common mistakes (requirements and special preparation tips)” On campus: November 16, 2022 / Online: November 23, 2022
  • “All about exams: registration, repeating and postponing (deadlines, regulations, restrictions)” On campus: November 30, 2022 / Online: December 7, 2022
  • “Jobs for students within the university (student assistants, tutors, how to find)” On campus: December 14, 2022 / Online: December 16, 2022 (exception! Online on Fri 4 pm on https://hsrw.info/22tb)
  • “Private Q&A session with senior students only: Christmas Party (Faculties of Communication and Environment /  Technology and Bionics)” Online: December 21, 2022
  • “Emergency Q&A: Examination Phase” On campus: January 11, 2023 / Online: January 18, 2023


Information and Support on Moodle

  • Resources and tools
  • Presentations from introductory events
  • Links to additional contact points
  • Dates and topics of "Onboarding Freshers" sessions
  • Individual counselling


Individual Counselling
To schedule an appointment, please email elena.buksmann@hsrw.eu and include the following information:

  • Your degree programme
  • Communication data, e.g. telephone number
  • The time slots you are available at Monday to Friday, from 10am to 6pm, for a fortnight in advance
  • A brief description of the topic you would like to discuss





+49 (0)2821 80673 9816