Social and Academic Advisory / Study Guides

Dear students,

at Rhine-Waal University the Study Guides provide Social and Academic Advisory counselling for all enrolled students. You can find a Study Guide at each faculty.

If you are a prospective student please contact the Student Advisory Service for any questions you might have.

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 the respective Study Guide at your faculty (see below).

The Study Guides offer 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
  • active reaching out to students
  • giving Student Orientation events and workshops for various stages of your studies

Where needed, your Study Guides can help you find the proper contact person on campus or refer you to the appropriate off-campus specialist support services. You can also find out whom to turn to by looking up the most important counselling services, both on- and off-campus, listed in our brochure ‘Counselling and Services from A-Z for Students’.


Technology and Bionics:

Ms. Elena Buksmann, M.Sc.

Walk-In Office Hours:
Tuesdays, 10 am - 12 am, 2 pm - 3 pm
Registration for individual counselling
please register on the schedule at the office door

Office: KLE 08 01 016

Study Guide Moodle TB



Life Sciences:

Lena Völkel, B.Sc.

Walk-In Office Hours:
Tuesdays, 11 am- 12 am
Thursdays 3 pm - 4 pm
Individual appointments available upon request

Office: Kleve, 12 02 014



Society and Economics:

Anthony Efonemchi, M.Sc.

Walk-In Office Hours:
Tuesdays, 10 am - 11 am, 2 pm - 4 pm
Wednesdays, 11 am – 1 pm
Thursdays, 11 am - 12 pm
Individual appointments available upon request

Office: Kleve, 02 02 021

Study Guide Moodle SE



Communication and Environment:


In case support is needed please write an email to:






Study Guide Coordination

Dr Rebecca Müller coordinates the work of the Study Guides across the University. Her responsibilities include:

  • establishing harmonised quality standards for counselling services across the faculties,
  • developing and coordinating the Study Guides’ services and orientation workshops across the faculties,
  • identifying and assessing common motivations for counselling,
  • coordinating and developing university-wide counselling services,
  • facilitating a regular exchange among on- and off-campus counselling services.

contact person: Dr Rebecca Müller



Coordination of Study Guides and Counselling Services at HSRW:

Dr Rebecca Müller