Studying with a Child
Especially students with children are in need of support. This support is important and valuable in order to guarantee fair studies to all students, no matter if with or without a child. There already are some exceptional rules in the exam regulation of each department and there is financial support for students with a child. However, this is not enough. What is lacking is sufficient awareness of teachers to consider the needs of students with a child. Apart from that, there are not enough counselling and information services for these students. A further problem is the search for a day nursery or kindergarten place. The provision of childcare for children of students is definitely not sufficient.
To counter this lack, AStA offers a babysitting service for students with children. This service is not a substitute for a day nursery but can offer a great amount of support. All students are invited to register for the babysitting service, no matter if they have a child or not. Students who would like to babysit can find a job here and students with children can connect and alternate looking after each other’s children.