Central Study Advisory and Counseling Service Events

Central Study Advisory and Counseling Service Events
University of Bonn Days - Natural Sciences and Medicine Day
Nov 20, 2021 from 10:00 to 03:00

The University of Bonn Days are an excellent opportunity for high school students to get to know our degree programs, enabling them to make well-informed academic choices. The event takes place on two consecutive Saturdays at the beginning of the winter semester, each with a different academic focus: - “Natural Sciences and Medicine Day” around Poppelsdorf Campus - “Humanities, Law & Economics Day” around City Campus (main building)

University of Bonn Days - Humanities, Law Economics Day
Nov 13, 2021 from 10:00 to 03:00

The University of Bonn Days are an excellent opportunity for high school students to get to know our degree programs, enabling them to make well-informed academic choices. The event takes place on two consecutive Saturdays at the beginning of the winter semester, each with a different academic focus: - “Natural Sciences and Medicine Day” around Poppelsdorf Campus - “Humanities, Law & Economics Day” around City Campus (main building).

Academic Advising Night
Jun 24, 2021 from 05:00 to 09:00

This event is designed especially for prospective students who want to begin their studies in the winter semester and still need guidance and support with choosing the right field of study. From 5 pm to 9 pm, they are invited to take advantage of a diverse range of counseling and information services.

Student Orientation Weeks
Jan 01, 2041 to Feb 01, 2041

During “Student Orientation Weeks,” many universities in North Rhine-Westphalia invite high school students to visit their campuses, learn more about what it’s like to study there, and benefit from special advising opportunities. The University of Bonn is part of this state-wide program every year, offering a diverse range of services and events.

For Parents: Helping Your With Academic Orientation
Jan 01, 2041

We want to support parents of prospective students in becoming informed mentors during this phase. This information event provides an overview of basic university-related terminology as well as insights into the degree programs offered at the University of Bonn. In addition, we present means of orientation for new students.

Doubts about your studies
Jan 01, 2041

Each semester, in cooperation with the regional Employment Agency, the Central Study Advisory and Counseling Service offers an event for students who consider changing degree programs or dropping out of university altogether. Learn in time about topics such as transfer credit for previous studies or university applications and take advantage of the opportunity to get in touch with vocational training experts.

Workshop: “Abitur - What’s Next?”
Jan 01, 2041

Some things are easier to find out when discussing them in a group. The two-day workshop “Abitur – What’s next?” is intended for upper-level high school students who want to engage in guided discussions about their future together. Learn to systematically explore your interests, abilities and aspirations. Take a test (Explorix) that can support you in your self-exploration. Get an introduction to the most important resources for information on choosing university programs and careers from our study advisors.

Workshop: “Learning Strategies and More”
May 26, 2021 from 10:00 to 12:00

First-year students in particular often find that learning at school and learning at university are two very different matters. In your final years of high school, you were told what to learn and possibly experienced guided learning settings. Learning at university, by contrast, requires a high degree of independence and self-organization. The workshop introduces participants to different learning methods and helps them develop individual strategies for different situations of learning. Target group: First-year students (primarily in their first program-related semester) What to expect? In active group work, you will become familiar with various learning techniques such as mind mapping, the loci method, reading techniques, etc. The second date in particular will be devoted to sharing experiences with regard to experimenting with and applying what you have learned in your daily study routines.

Workshop: “Doubts About My Studies - What is Right for Me?”
Jul 09, 2021 from 08:45 to 01:30

Over the course of their studies, most students at some point have doubts over whether they have chosen the right field of study. To find out about possible alternatives – or whether your current program of study is still the right one for you – it is crucial to be aware of your own abilities, interests and values. In this workshop, participants explore their own competences and interests. Another goal is to engage with one’s own ideas about possible future careers. Target group: This workshop is designed for students who have doubts about their studies. What to expect? Aside from some brief input from the workshop leaders, participants work actively in small groups and in plenary sessions. After the workshop is over, participants will have an opportunity for informal conversations with other participants and the workshop leaders. To register, please email fabian@verwaltung.uni-bonn.de

“Master’s or No Master’s: What’s Next After the Bachelor’s?”
Nov 04, 2021 from 09:30 to 01:30

A workshop offered by the Central Study Advisory and Counseling Service and the Career Center You are nearing the end of your bachelor’s degree studies. You may be struggling with some of these questions: What do I want to do with my bachelor’s, and what are my options? Should I continue with a master’s degree or start working right away? Is a master’s degree worth the investment for me? Which type of master’s do I want to pursue? Should I continue straight into the master’s degree or take a break from my studies first? Aside from pursuing a master’s degree or starting a career, what other options do I have after earning my bachelor’s degree?

Short Workshop: “Academic Orientation” (Date 1)
May 04, 2021 from 02:30 to 04:30

In our two-hour short workshop on “Academic Orientation,” participants explore various questions to help them decide what and where to study. Working in small groups, students and counselors of the University of Bonn get together to discuss possible orientation activities that can help them make structured academic choices. This involves not only an exchange of information but also conversations that help students reflect on their own abilities, interests and preferences.

Theme Week: "Doubts About My Studies”
Jun 28, 2021 to Jul 02, 2021

In the week from June 29 to July 2, supporters from inside and outside the University will be there to offer a wealth of guidance and support on the following topics: doubts about one’s studies, changing degree programs/universities, dropping out of university. Counseling formats will range from telephone, video and face-to-face advising sessions to podcasts, videos and personal testimonials from university dropouts.

Short Workshop: “Academic Orientation” (Date 2)
Jun 01, 2021 from 02:30 to 04:30

In our two-hour short workshop on “Academic Orientation,” participants explore various questions to help them decide what and where to study. Working in small groups, students and counselors of the University of Bonn get together to discuss possible orientation activities that can help them make structured academic choices. This involves not only an exchange of information but also conversations that help students reflect on their own abilities, interests and preferences.

Short Workshop: “Academic Orientation” (Date 3)
Jun 29, 2021 from 02:30 to 04:30

In our two-hour short workshop on “Academic Orientation,” participants explore various questions to help them decide what and where to study. Working in small groups, students and counselors of the University of Bonn get together to discuss possible orientation activities that can help them make structured academic choices. This involves not only an exchange of information but also conversations that help students reflect on their own abilities, interests and preferences.

Seminar: “Mastering Examinations Successfully”
May 27, 2021 from 02:15 to 03:45

This seminar helps students beat exam stress and anxiety and optimize their skills, empowering them to prepare effectively for upcoming exams and master them successfully. Participants engage in intensive preparations for upcoming exams with the help of relaxation methods, study techniques, self-management techniques, constructive approaches to obstructive and beneficial patterns of thinking and doing, and role plays simulating exam situations.

I Am Worth It! Improving Your Self-Esteem
May 28, 2021 from 09:30 to 04:30

Are you familiar with self-doubts and insecurities? Are you often self-critical? Are your high expectations of yourself setting you up for unhappiness? When comparing yourself to others, do you often think of yourself as inferior? If you feel that these or similar patterns of thinking and behavior are holding you back in your (student) life and if you have the impression that you are keeping yourself from achieving your goals, this two-part workshop may be right for you. Improve your self-esteem by silencing your “inner critic” and by developing a benevolent attitude toward yourself. This workshop will provide you with input and suggestions on filling your “self-esteem treasure chest.” By engaging in active exchanges with other participants, you will learn about the causes and effects of self-esteem problems and strategies to boost your self-esteem. Active participation is expected. Second part on 18.06.2021, from 2:00 - 5:00 pm.

Workshop: “Time Management”
May 04, 2021 from 02:00 to 03:30

Sounds familiar? The first exams are coming up, studying is the only thing on your mind, your week barely leaves time for fun things – then it’s about time you sign up for our “Time Management” workshop. Working in a small group, participants are introduced to strategies and techniques that may help them set the right goals and priorities, structure tasks and keep a healthy study-life balance. Target group: First-year students (primarily in program-related semesters 1-3) What to expect? Active group work and learning techniques The second date in particular will be devoted to sharing experiences with regard to experimenting with and applying what you’ve learned in your daily study routines. Further dates will take place on 11.05.2021, and on 18.05.2021.

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