Social and Academic Advisory

Coordinator for Study Guides


Dear students,

The University’s advisory structure saw many changes in winter semester 2016-17. In particular, new ‘Study Guides’ are being introduced in each faculty as first contact points for students. Their job is to provide helpful advice and guidance for all questions or issues, and they can refer you to the right person or organisation if additional support is required.

Study Guides:

provide general counselling for students at important milestones (e.g. first semester, electives, thesis) or regarding general academic questions or issues,
help you come up with a personal study plan for social, organisational or academic reasons,
provide counselling before and after withdrawing from the University,
can refer you to off-campus professional support services (if needed).


If you would like to speak with your faculty’s Study Guide, please contact them directly:

Technology and Bionics:  Benjamin Curdts;

Communication and Environment: Carina Terlinden;

Society and Economics and Life Sciences:

These faculties do not yet have Study Guides. Until they do, please contact Dr Rebecca Müller, Coordinator for Study Guides, who will contact you when your faculty has a Study Guide and refer you to him or her directly. 

Consulting hours in Kleve: Thurdays from 9.30 am to 14.00 pm in room 2A 01 008 (3-5 walking minutes from Campus). Please arrange an appointment beforehand.


Please speak with your faculty’s designated contact person to schedule an appointment.



Dr Rebecca Müller is the Coordinator for Study Guides at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences. Her job involves:

establishing and promoting Study Guides within each faculty,
promoting an active, cross-faculty exchange among Study Guides,
developing materials for common cases in conjunction with the Study Guides,
developing and introducing quality assurance and assessment methods,
coordinating counselling services across the entire University and promoting an active exchange among all involved parties,
developing and maintaining counselling services across the University,
developing and maintaining a clear overview of available counselling services,
identifying typical reasons for counselling within the ‘student life cycle’ and developing appropriate informational materials and services in response,
tracking the success rate of counselling services, particularly with regard to student withdrawal rates.



Social and Academic Advisory:

Dr Rebecca Müller