Rhine-Waal Reach-Out Initiative

Every semester the University reaches out to students whose studies differ in certain ways from the standard recommended progression. By letter these students are invited to arrange a non-obligatory meeting with the Faculty’s responsible Study Guide.

The University strives to actively support all its students in their efforts to successfully complete their degree and offers additional support if desired.

By reaching out to particularly high-achieving students we aim to promote their abilities in a way that allows them to realise their full potential.

The criteria for sending out an invitation vary from winter to summer semester:

Winter semester:

  • Two unsuccessful attempts at passing a module examination
  • <30 CP earned in 3rd semester
  • <60 CP earned in 5th semester

Summer semester:

  • Two unsuccessful attempts at passing a module examination
  • Duration of study > 10 semesters
  • <10 CP after more than two semesters in a master’s degree programme
  • Students ranking in the top ten per cent in their degree programme with regard to mark average

Only the relevant study progression details are accessed and analysed by the University Administration. To ensure privacy, neither your name, nor your marks will be forwarded to your Study Guide before the meeting, and accordingly students receiving a consultation offer are free to decide whether they wish to accept it.

Invitations are usually sent out in November and May. By this time all marks and academic achievements of the previous examination period will be available to the administration.

A standardised survey form will be used to record the consultation topics as well as the stage of your studies at the time of the meeting. That way the Social and Academic Advisory Service seeks to gather insight into general difficulties and problems related to specific stages in the course of studies or to degree programmes in general. Based on their findings the Study Guides will be able to develop additional target-oriented services and make recommendations to the faculties.




Contact person for questions:

Dr Rebecca Müller