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Information for Senior-Buddies

Would you like to volunteer alongside your studies and pass on your experience to future students? Then you've come to the right place. We will help you to find a suitable Junior-Buddy who you can support during your studies. In addition to acquiring a volunteering certificate, you can take part in various workshops and acquire important soft skills for your professional life.

  • Support with questions and problems relating to your studies
  • Voluntary work
  • Workshops
  • Opportunity to help shape the programme and organise individual activities
  • Building a network in your own peer group
  • Personal development and acquisition of soft skills

You will get to know your buddy partners at the first event. After that, we will meet every four to six weeks for joint exchange and information events. We also offer workshops where you can learn important skills for everyday university life. Participation in three of the four workshops is compulsory. In between, you will meet up to get to know each other better and do something together. How often, when and for how long - you agree this among yourselves and can vary from person to person (but at least five meetings). It is important that you are reliable when it comes to making and keeping appointments. At the final event, we celebrate your successes together and award the Senior-Buddies their volunteer certificates.

To have your work as a Senior-Buddy certified, you and your Junior-Buddy must complete a log of hours (see right). From 60 volunteer hours, you can be issued with a volunteer certificate for your work. This includes all the time you have spent together, whether at one of our events, at a barbecue in the park, at the cinema or in the old town.

...there are major problems to overcome or advice is required?

You are not alone. If there is an issue that you cannot resolve on your own or if you have problems with each other, talk to us in the Diversity section. We will give you initial advice and, if necessary, refer you to the organisations that can provide you with specific help.

...the matching does not fit?

Please let us know in good time if you are unhappy so that we can re-match if necessary. This is fair to everyone involved.

...a buddy moves or stops studying?

Then please get in touch as soon as possible so that we can find a suitable solution as soon as possible.

Register as a Senior-Buddy

Admission criterion: Interested students from the 4th semester onwards.

Application: Simply fill out the application form for Senior-Buddies and send it back to us at . We will then get in touch with you as soon as possible.

- The registration form is currently being revised. You will soon be able to register here. -

Please note: It is important that confidential information remains between you. Should there be a gross breach of trust, we reserve the right to exclude participants.

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