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Studying and working with a child

In addition to the principle of sustainability, being family-friendly is an important feature of our guiding principles at Ulm University of Applied Sciences.To help you cope with the challenges of studying and working or caring for relatives, Ulm University of Applied Sciences and external service providers offer a range of support for students and staff.
The most important details are summarized in our flyer: A Family Friendly University of Applied Sciences.
If you have any questions, please contact us at gleichstellung@thu.de​.
Find out more about equality here.

An overview of what we can offer

Studying with a child

Studying part-time: Care information: an overview
Student parents can apply to study part-time. This means the deadlines specified in the course and examination regulations can be extended if required (Course and Examination Regulations Part A(5), 7 f). Naturally this also applies if you are obliged to care for relatives or if you have limitations due to a disability.It is our goal to provide the greatest possible flexibility for students with family responsibilities.An appropriate study plan should be created with the relevant program adviser and approved by the board of examiners.Required practical components of the degree course can also be done part-time, in cooperation with the responsible Internship Office.

You can de-register from your examinations if your child falls ill.

The same applies for those with care responsibilities and those with disabilities.

Sabbatical semester:
Students may apply to take a sabbatical, if, for example, they are unable to visit classes due to the impending birth of a child and subsequently caring for a newborn baby.

Career support:
Seminars on job applications, voice training, mentoring as well as the opportunity to acquire additional qualifications while studying: in languages, business studies and technical skills which are not included in the course content.

Supporting young talent:
Annual participation in Girls' Day: www.girls-day.de
Program for female school pupils:
Jugend forscht (German youth science competition): www.innovationsregion-ulm.de
WiMINT-AG maths tutorial: kommunikation@thu.de

School holiday childcare for the children of students and employees at Ulm University of Applied Sciences:
Information for parents at Ulm University of Applied Sciences with school-age and preschool children.
In cooperation with Ulm University, Ulm University of Applied Sciences offers a ranges of school holiday childcare for school-age and preschool children.
We want to help ensure you have the childcare you need in the school holidays, and hope this will help make your life easier.
Click here for a summary of school holiday childcare available for Ulm University of Applied Sciences employees: School holiday childcare in 2020

Breast feeding and family room:
At the Prittwitzstrasse campus, room F027 (room F011 from 2020) is available for students and staff for breastfeeding and as a family room. It is equipped with a breastfeeding chair, breastfeeding cushion and a baby changing table.Couches and a sink are also available.
Students can borrow a key for the day from Ms. Böhnke or Ms Liebig in the Info- Center.

Psychosocial Support:
Ulm Students' Union offers courses and consultations for all students at Ulm University of Applied Sciences.The Students' Psychosocial Support Center (PBS) can provide individual advice on learning difficulties, fear of examinations and also for personal problems and difficulties in your studies or everyday life.
The consultations are free of charge and confidential.

Working with a child

Flexible working times:
To enable you to combine your career with family life, it is very important to Ulm University of Applied Sciences that we offer our staff the opportunity to work from home.
With the agreement of your line manager, you can choose what is most flexible for you from a variety of week models.
The Federal Ministry's "career restart calculator" will help you better get a better idea of what your financial situation is when going back to work after a break.

School holiday childcare for the children of students and employees at Ulm University of Applied Sciences:
Information for parents at Ulm University of Applied Sciences with school-age and preschool children.
In cooperation with Ulm University, Ulm University of Applied Sciences offers a ranges of school holiday childcare for school-age and preschool children.
We want to help ensure you have the childcare you need in the school holidays, and hope this will help make your life easier.
Click here for a summary of school holiday childcare available for Ulm University of Applied Sciences employees: School holiday childcare in 2020

At the Prittwitzstrasse campus, room F027 (room F011 from 2020) is available for students and staff for breastfeeding and as a family room. It is equipped with a breastfeeding chair, breastfeeding cushion and a baby changing table.This applies in particular if your childcare arrangements fall through at short notice and you cannot find any alternative childcare.At the Prittwitzstrasse campus, room F027 (room F011 from 2020) is available for students and staff for breastfeeding and as a family room. It is equipped with a breastfeeding chair, breastfeeding cushion and a baby changing table.Couches and a sink are also available.
Employees' key authorizations can be extended as required.

Psychosomatic consultations:
In cooperation with Ulm University Hospital, Ulm University of Applied Sciences employees have the chance to seek support when going through difficult times.Please contact Ms. Anita Gutbrod to make an appointment (anitagutbrod@uniklinik-ulm.de).

Workplace integration management (BEM)
The aim of workplace integration management is to maintain health and well-being at work and boost job security, as well as preventing job-related ill-health.The priority is to work together to find individual solution approaches, to avoid disability, chronic illnesses and potential complications.
Find out more at: HSC:R:\org\Hocchschulservicecenter\Betriebl.Eingliederungsm._(BEM)

Combining career and care work

Advice from the University of Applied Sciences "Care Pilot".
The Ulm University of Applied Sciences Equality Assistant offers help and advice on, for example, care work, maternity leave and childcare options.She is in contact with official institutions and has access to a wide range of information which could be useful as a starting point.
Please contact our "Care Pilot", Ms Hoffmann-Gottinger to arrange an appointment (Birgit.Hoffmann@thu.de.)

When it comes to combining family life and career, we would like to support all members of the University of Applied Sciences with practical tips and an overview of the help on offer and the responsible institutions.
If you are interested, we recommend our

Government funding and support

You can find detailed information, the latest notifications and other offers at www.bmfsj.de, the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth homepage or at www.familien-wegweiser.de.
A valuable and up-to-date source of information for students in any phase of life is www.studis-online.de

Especially for parents:
Kindergeld (child benefit): www.familienkasse.de
Kinderzuschlag (child allowance): Ulm@arbeitsagentur.de or www.familien-wegweiser.de
Kinderbetreuungszuschlag (childcare allowance): www.bafög.de
Elterngeld (parental allowance) and Elterngeld calculator:www.familien-wegweiser.de, familienfoerderung@l-bank.de

Offers from the Students' Council (BAföG): www.bafög.de

Grants: You can find special sponsors for student parents for at www.hs-ulm.de/Studienfinanzierung or www.stipendienlotse.de

Information on care and family care periods:
www.wege-zur-Pflege.de or from your health insurance company

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