SOCIAL COUNSELLING VIA E-MAIL AND TELEPHONE

From now on and until further notice, the social counselling service will only offer advice by telephone or e-mail.

If you want to seek individual counselling, you can contact us in the following ways:  

OPEN TELEFPHONE CONSULTATION

  • call us during our telephone consultation hours:
    •  Tuesdays 09.00 to 11.00 a.m. at:
      • +49 1761 9659 679 (Ms. Wehling)
      • +49 341 9659 941 (Mr. Dägling)
    • Thursdays 1.00 to 3.00 p.m. at:
      • +49 1761 9659 673 (Ms. Kuppardt)
      • +49 1761 9659 674 (Ms. Engelmann)

Do try to call several times during the office hours: you will hear a dial tone even if the line is already busy.

SCHEDULING APPOINTMENTS

  • Use our online booking tool to schedule telephone consultation appointments outside of our open office hours. One of our social counsellor will then contact you by telephone at the time agreed upon.
  • for short requests send us an e-mail with your request and telephone number for a return call to sozialberatung {{ätt}} studentenwerk-leipzig {{punkt}} de (.)
  • for detailed advice on pregnancy or child rearing and studying, please send us an e-mail enquiry to sozialberatung {{ätt}} studentenwerk-leipzig {{punkt}} de and we will get back to you with a suggested date.

The Student Family Center “StuFaz” is a meeting and networking place, a place to go to and a place for counselling and events for (future) students parents who are enrolled at one of the 8 universities/academies in Leipzig. Our Social Counselling deparment offers various information events, workshops and counselling for student parents whose children are not yet in childcare. Additionally, in StuFaz, student parents have a place to play, relax, meet and study. Student parents are welcome to bring their children along. However, we do not offer childcare—but all events are made for taking your children with you.

The latest information and opening hours will be announced on this webpage or in Studentenwerk Leipzig's Facebook group "Studium mit Kind Leipzig".


Who we are

Ms. Engelmann

Social Counsellor & Contact Person for Students with Children
+49 1761 9659 674
sozialberatung {{ätt}} studentenwerk-leipzig {{punkt}} de

Counselling in English possible.

Find out more about StuFaz and on Studying with Child(ren)

Jenny Wehling

Social Counsellor for students with child(ren) and international students
+49 1761 9659 679
sozialberatung {{ätt}} studentenwerk-leipzig {{punkt}} de

Counselling in English possible.


Program and Opening Hours in Summer Semester 2020

Every semester, we have an interesting program for (future) student parents at StuFaz. Please note that due to the current situation there is no date yet for the start of the StuFaz programme. As soon as dates can be determined, we will publish them here on the website.

An Overview of our Offers:

  • Relaxation course offered by Techniker Krankenkasse
  • Outdoor course offered by Techniker Krankenkasse
  • Workshop: Writing workshop "Writing/Learning with child" 
  • Information event "Nachwuchs erwartet - was nun?
  • Writing Lab for students with children
  • Individual appointments for counselling sessions
  • Open spaces (space usage possibilities for student initiatives)
  • Reading area

You don't want to miss any of the Studentenwerk Leipzig's news and events on the subject of studying with child(ren)? Then just sign up for our mailing list! To do so please send an e-mail to sozialberatung {{ätt}} studentenwerk-leipzig {{punkt}} de. You can unsubscribe anytime by sending a short e-mail to the same address.

TECHNIKER KRANKENKASSE OUTDOOR COURSE

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In cooperation with Techniker Krankenkasse, an outdoor course for student parents is will be offered in winter semester 20/21. The course is intended to give student parents the opportunity to actively exercise in the fresh air, as well as the chance to exchange and network.

The course has been designed in such a way that the baby buggy is included as "sports equipment" and your children are very welcome. ( Please note: no baby sling!) The course is offered by LAUFMAMALAUF. The outdoor course takes place every Thursday on ten dates.

  • Starting date: Thursday, 8 October 2020 (10 dates in total)
  • When: 10.00 to 11.00 a.m.
  • Meeting place: StuFaz, Nürnberger Str. 42, 04103 Leipzig

Max. 15 participants. The offer is free of charge.
Please send a binding registration by e-mail to sozialberatung {{ätt}} studentenwerk-leipzig {{punkt}} de with the subject "Outdoor course" and your enrolment number.

Techniker Krankenkasse Outdoor Relaxation Course

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In cooperation with Techniker Krankenkasse, we offer an outdoor relaxation course for student parents in winter semester 20/21. During six sessions you will get to know relaxation methods and will be invited to practise different mindfulness exercises such as breathing meditation, walking meditation or fantasy journeys.

In this course the students not only get to exercise in the fresh air but also have the opportunity for self-reflection and exchange with other student parents. The offer is free of charge and children shall be brought along!

  •     Starting date: Wednesday, 4 November 2020 (6 dates in total, always on Wednesdays)
  •     When: 10.30 a.m. to 12.00 noon
  •     Meeting place: StuFaz, Nürnberger Str. 42, 04103 Leipzig

Maximum 15 participants
For a binding registration please send an email to sozialberatung {{ätt}} studentenwerk-leipzig {{punkt}} de with the subject "Relaxation Course" and your enrolment number.


Information on the Individual Offers

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Due to current situation, this option is no longer available, as the StuFaz will remain closed until further notice.

In StuFaz we have a reading corner with carefully chosen literature  on the subjects parenthood, family and education for local reading. We also have selected books for the kids. The reading corner is accessible when we have Open Rooms and when the writing lab takes place.

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Due to current situation, this option is no longer available, as the StuFaz will remain closed until further notice.

You have your own ideas and you would like to share them with other student parents? You can use our rooms in StuFaz center for your projects/events on working days. Contact engelmann {{ätt}} studentenwerk-leipzig {{punkt}} de.

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Studying with children presents special challenges for young parents. In particular, term papers and final theses, whose deadlines are initially "far away", often seem difficult to integrate into everyday life with a child. They are therefore often postponed in favour of short-term (household and child-related) tasks. Also finding time for exams preperation while organizing everyday life with a child can be difficult

In our workshop we will show you different possibilities of how you can use your time well and efficiently, not only despite the time restrictions caused by the children, but maybe even because of them.

In addition to some theoretical input, various ways of implementation will be tried out and discussed with the other participants.

In order to be able to apply the contents of the workshop immediately, the writing workshop of the StuFaz is open to you after the theoretical part. During this time you can also take advantage of the possibility of individual counselling by the counsellor of our Psychosocial Counselling Service.

You are welcome to bring your children. However there is no childcare on site - the children will be present during the workshop.

It is possible to either take part in both theory courses or to be present only in the morning or afternoon.

Timetable:

  • 9.00-09.15 a.m.: arrival
  • 9.30-11.00 a.m.: theoretical input
  • 11.00 a.m.-12.30 p.m.: writing time and implementation of the input/individual counselling
  • 12.30-13.30 p.m.: Break (Please bring your own food. Baby food can be heated).
  • 13.30-15.00 p.m.: theoretical input (repetition)
  • 15.00-16.30 p.m.: writing time and implementation of the input/ individual counselling

Even if a start date is not yet clear due to the current situation, you can make a non-binding reservation, as places are limited. Please send an e-mail to: sozialberatung {{ätt}} studentenwerk-leipzig {{punkt}} de. We will inform you about the start as soon as a date can be predicted.

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We are happy to advise you individually around the subject of "Studying with children". Your partner and child are also welcome. Our advice covers your personal and family as well as your financial situation and supports you in finding the best possible solution.

Due to the current situation, no personal counselling sessions will take place. However, you can send us an e-mail to sozialberatung {{ätt}} studentenwerk-leipzig {{punkt}} de and let us know possible telephone times so that we can carry out the consultation by telephone. A social counsellor will then be happy to advise you by telephone:

  • Child benefits
  • Organizing your studies (vacation semester/part-time studies)
  • Financing 
  • BAföG (exceeding the standard period of study, childcare bonus)
  • Housing allowance
  • AlG II, additional demand,
  • Maternity Protection Law/Maternity Pay
  • Parental allowance
  • Children's allowance
  • Child support/advance payment for child support
  • Single parenting
  • Childcare in Leipzig
  • Possibilities of reducing the parental contributions for childcare
  • Benefits for education and participation (e.g. covering the costs of lunch)

Insight into StuFaz

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Location & Accessibility

The Student Family Center StuFaz is located in student hall of residence Nürnberger Straße 42. The front entrance can only be reached by stairs but the back entrance is accessible with strollers. Both entrances have a doorbell, please ring it.

Address:

Nürnberger Str. 24, 04103 Leipzig

Accessibilty

The StuFaz does not have barrier-free access. 

Visit us:

  • By Tram: Stop "Bayerischer Bahnhof", Lines 2, 9, 16
  • By Bus: Stop "Bayerischer Bahnhof", Line 60
  • By S-Bahn: Stop "Bayerischer Bahnhof", Lines S1,S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, S5X
  • By Car: There are no separate parking spaces, only public parking nearby may be used 

Stroller Accessibilty at StuFaz Center

If you would like to visit StuFaz with a stroller, please use the back entrance of the building in Nürnberger Straße 42 (via Brüderstraße). At the back entrance, you will find a ramp which leads you directly to our door. Please ring our doorbell. Inside the building we have a room where you can park and lock your stroller—protected from all weather conditions. We recommend locking your stroller; Studentenwerk Leipzig does not assume liability.  When you're in the building, follow the signage to our StuFaz center.