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. There will be no personal counselling in our offices. Personal counselling sessions that have already been booked at StuFaz will be conducted as telephone consultations. 

If you have not yet booked an appointment and have questions, you can contact us in the following ways:  

  • for short requests you have the following possibilities:
    • call us during our telephone consultation hours at +49 1761 9659 674 or +49 1761 9659 670: 
      • Tuesdays 09.00 to 11.00 a.m. and 1.00 to 5.00 p.m
      • Thursdays 09.00 to 11.00 and 1.00 to 3.00 p.m.
    • or send us an e-mail 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 family breakfast, planned for 16 May 2020, is cancelled. 

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

Annett Engelmann

Social Counsellor & Contact Person for Students with Children
+49 1761 9659 670
sozialberatung {{ätt}} studentenwerk-leipzig {{punkt}} de

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


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

Techniker Krankenkasse Relaxation Course

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In cooperation with Techniker Krankenkasse, we offer a relaxation course for student parents in winter semester 19/20. Apart from exchanging experiences with other parents, you'll learn and practice relaxation methods in 10 sessions.

The course is about e.g. mindfulness and progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) as well as implementing these practices as a parent in everyday life. The course starts on 15 October and ends on 17 December 2019. It takes place every Tuesday from 9 to 10 am in Student Family Center. The offer is free of charge and kids can be brought along! Even though a starting date is not fixed due to the current situation, you can make an advance registration with sozialberatung {{ätt}} studentenwerk-leipzig {{punkt}} de, because places are very limited. We will inform you about the starting date as soon as it can be predicted.

TECHNIKER KRANKENKASSE OUTDOOR COURSE

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In cooperation with Techniker Krankenkasse, an outdoor course for student parents is will be offered in summer semester 2020. The course is intended to give student parents the opportunity to actively exercise in the fresh air, as well as 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 should take place every Thursday from 1.45 to 2.45 p.m.

Even if a starting date is not 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 it can be foreseen.


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.