Social and Academic Advisory

Coordinator for Study Guides

Dear students,

Beginning in summer semester 2017, Study Guides will take over student counselling responsibilities within the faculties. Study Guides’ main responsibility is to provide students with advice, guidance and support for important questions or issues. Where necessary, Study Guides can also refer you to the right off-campus contact or organisation for specialist support.

Additional responsibilities of Study Guides:

  • 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,
  • Counselling for students considering withdrawing from the University, as well as follow-up counselling after withdrawing
  • Referrals to off-campus specialist support services (where needed).

Please contact your faculty’s Study Guide directly:

Technology and Bionics:  Benjamin Curdts,

Life Sciences: Maria Hinckers,

Society and Economics: Anthony Efonemchi,

Communication and Environment: Carina Terlinden,


The Coordinator for Study Guides is Dr Rebecca Müller. Her responsibilities include:

  • establishing and promoting Study Guides within each faculty,
  • promoting an active, cross-faculty exchange among Study Guides,
  • developing supporting materials for common counselling scenarios,
  • developing and introducing quality assurance and assessment methods,
  • coordinating counselling services university-wide and promoting an active exchange among all involved parties,
  • developing and maintaining university-wide counselling services,
  • developing and maintaining a clear overview of available counselling services,
  • identifying common motivations for counselling within the typical ‘student cycle’, developing appropriate supporting materials and services in response, and tracking the success rate of counselling services (with particular focus on student withdrawal rates).