The Student Guidance section covers the work of the student counsellors, university psychologists and career adviser.
The task of the student counsellor is to inform and provide advice, support and coaching to students in personal interviews. They also cater for workshops, written information and information sessions. In addition, the student counsellors handle complaints about the behaviour or actions of staff and organisational sections of the university towards students (ombudsman function). One of the student counsellors is the confidential counsellor for students with regard to sexual intimidation, aggression and violence. If it appears that other functionaries or institutions could be of more help, the student counsellors will refer the student to them.
The university psychologists help student resolve issues that prevent them from studying properly.
The aim of the initial, exploratory interview with one of the psychologists is to clarify any complaints or problems. The student and the psychologist analyse the link between the problems and the study. This initial interview is sometimes enough to help people on their way, but further guidance is usually required. This can be done by participating in a group or through individual therapy.
If the university psychologists are unable to provide the necessary help, they will refer the student to other care providers.
The career adviser provides information about job applications and the job market, offers individual career guidance and provides career training. In this way the career adviser contributes to the successful careers of students.