Photo: Felix Noak
Photo: Felix Noak
Photo: Felix Noak
Photo: Felix Noak
Photo: Felix Noak
Photo: Felix Noak
Photo: Felix Noak

The services offered by the Psychological-psychotherapeutic Counselling, Social Counselling, Counselling for Barrier-free Studies, and the Writing Center for Berlin students, are listed here.

Counselling

Writing Centre

Write yourself smarter!

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The Writing Centre supports Berlin university students in academic writing through personal advice, workshops and writing groups. Our services are aimed at Bachelor or Master's degree programmes or state examination study courses. Our team of trained writing consultants will gladly accompany you in all writing process phases from A to Z.

Our Team

How do I find a topic? How do I start writing? How do I cite correctly?

Our team of trained Writing Consultants will be pleased to accompany you in all phases of the writing process.

Offer

If you have general questions about writing as part of your studies, or about writing habits, or about a specific writing project, you can arrange a personal appointment with us.

How does the writing advice session work?

  1. You write an email to schreibberatung@stw.berlin and let us know briefly what issues you have. Please state which university you are studying at.
  2. One of our writing advisors will contact you to suggest an appointment.
  3. When a suitable appointment has been found, write to us again and let us know what questions you want to discuss during your session. If you want a feedback on a text excerpt (max 5 pages), send the text as an attachment (as a .doc file, font size 12 pt, line spacing 1,5, margin 2 cm).
  4. During the advice session, you will speak with a trained writing advisor about your writing project. The writing advisor will work with you to answer your questions and provide you with support material. The session usually lasts no more than 45 minutes.
  5. If you have not been able to cover all your questions during your session, you can make another appointment.

Our consulting approach is non-directive. This means that we work with you to develop strategies for improving your writing. Writing advice can help you to develop and improve your textual skills, kickstarting the writing/working process and helping you to get organised.

The responsibility for the text itself lies with you. We do not provide support for the content of your text. Likewise, we do not provide editing or proofreading services.

We offer workshops on various topics related to academic writing. All workshops are aimed at students at Berlin universities who want to gain deeper knowledge about academic writing or get more practice with a particular topic. The workshops are designed in such a way that alongside theoretical material, they also contain writing exercises, so that the theoretical knowledge can be put to use immediately.

If you want to participate in any of these events, please register within the registration period. To do so, email us on schreibberatung@stw.berlin, stating your full name and the name of your university. Alternatively, you can call us on the following number: 030/93939-8411/-8426

The workshops are held in German. So the detailed information are in German, too. 

You’ve done your research and you want to finally begin writing? 

You’re right at the start of your writing project and can’t get started? You want to dedicate a day to working intensively on your writing project? 

During this day-long event, you and other participants will begin by getting familiar with the Pomodoro work method before trying it out yourself. After a lunch break, you will have time to dedicate yourself to your project. And if you end up getting stuck with your work, you can speak with the writing advisor who will be supervising the writing day.

Registration by email to schreibberatung@stw.berlin

Next Days of Writing:

Fri, 25 October 2019 | 10 AM - 4 PM – registration period: 14 - 21 October 2019

Fri, 08 November 2019 | 10 AM - 4 PMregistration period: 28 October - 04 November 2019

Fri, 13 December 2019 | 10 AM - 4 PMregistration period: 02 - 09 December 2019

 

The writing group for thesis projects is aimed at students of all disciplines who are writing their theses this semester and already have a topic and a plan for how they will approach their essay. Participants will attend ten writing meetings. Within this pedagogical framework, students will be offered the opportunity to regularly get together with others to work on writing their own final theses. Each meeting is initiated with a 45-minute joint session on writing, followed by a three-hour individual writing session and finally by a joint wrap-up session.

Where? Hardenbergstr. 34, 10623 Berlin

Language: German

The writing group is scheduled to take place on the following dates:

Fr, 06.12.19 | 9:30 -13:30 Uhr

Fr, 13.12.19 | 9:30 -13:30 Uhr

Fr, 10.01.20 | 9:30 -13:30 Uhr

Fr, 17.01.20 | 9:30 -13:30 Uhr

Fr, 24.01.20 | 9:30 -13:30 Uhr

Fr, 31.01.20 | 9:30 -13:30 Uhr

Fr, 07.02.20 | 9:30 -13:30 Uhr

Fr, 14.02.20 | 9:30 -13:30 Uhr

Fr, 21.02.20 | 9:30 -13:30 Uhr

Fr, 28.02.20 | 9:30 -13:30 Uhr


At the kick-off meeting on 6 December, participants will also learn the basics of writing didactics, briefly present their topics in small groups and draw up a semester schedule. The writing group is supervised by a trained student writing tutor who is available at all times for questions and individual writing advice in all work phases.

The number of participants is limited to 16 students.

The prerequisite for participation is the willingness to participate punctually and regularly in the ten dates. You should also already have a topic and a (rough) question for your thesis, which you will briefly present in the first session in small groups.
Before the writing group begins, there will be a short telephone briefing to clarify whether the concept of the writing group corresponds to the expectations and timetable of the participants.

Registration from 21 October - 1 November 2019
Please send an e-mail with your full name, telephone number, university, study programme and topic of your thesis as well as the planned deadline to: schreibberatung@stw.berlin

Only registrations with complete information within the registration period will be considered.

If you are interested in further information about what we have on offer, please register for the schreibberatung@stw.berlin newsletter.

Location

Location

Our counselling services are available at these two locations (please click the links below):

Hardenbergstraße 34
10623 Berlin (Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf district)
Frau Keiderling
(Projektleiterin und Schreibberaterin)
030 93939-8411
Frau Ziethmann
(Schreibtutorin)
030 93939-8426
Herr Besel
(Schreibtutor)
030 93939-8426
Herr Fleischer
(Schreibtutor)
030 93939-8426
Herr Kammer
(Schreibtutor)
030 93939-8426
Herr Maresch
(Schreibtutor)
030 93939-8426
 
U-Bahn: U2 (Ernst-Reuter-Platz);
S-Bahn: S3, S5, S7 (Zoologischer Garten);  
BUS: M45145 (Steinplatz)
 
UdK: 0,1 km

Karte

Our range of tasks and our offer

<h3>Social counselling service<br></h3>
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Social counselling service

A team of qualified social workers will gladly help and assist you in many personal, social and financial issues, such as:

Howdo I finance my studies and my degree?

Do my parents have to support me or would BAföG be an option for me?

What and who can help with hassles with the authorities?

Questions about health insurance, housing allowance, child benefit?

Pregnant - what now? Child (ren) and studying - how does that work?

Social rights - too complex, or you have specific questions?

Our offices are located in Friedrichshain, Charlottenburg and Dahlem.

<h3>Psychological-psychotherapeutic counselling service</h3>
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Psychological-psychotherapeutic counselling service

The counselling services are aimed at all students studying at Berlin universities.

There are many different aspects to studying, and it makes demands on all parts of your daily life. Things don’t always run smoothly. Even if you can deal with many challenges on your own, there can still be issues for which might you need professional advice.

We are legally required to maintain confidentiality. You can find us in Charlottenburg and in Friedrichshain.

<h3>Writing Centre</h3>
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Writing Centre

Competently dealing with texts, as a reader and also as a writer, is indispensible for successful studies. Writing can also be a tool for learning and thinking, rather than a hurdle.

The counselling services are aimed at all students in bachelor-, master- and state exam degrees.

It is our guiding principle that one can learn academic and scientific writing and that this is a process in which we would like to guide and support you.

Our team of trained writing advisors offers personal advice on academic writing as well as workshops and groups at the Hardenbergstraße and Thielallee sites.

<h3>Counselling service for barrier-free studies</h3>
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Counselling service for barrier-free studies

Our services are aimed at students or prospective students with disabilities or chronic diseases. This includes, in addition to students with walking disabilities or hearing-impaired or visually-impaired students, also students with chronic diseases such as e.g. Morbus Crohn, cancer, HIV infection, rheumatism, diabetes, epilepsy or any other non-visual impairments. Of course, our consultations are confidential and, on request, also anonymous.

The counselling centre provides integration assistance in according with the Berlin Higher Education Act. This entails integration aids such as study assistance, text book allowances or other technical aids.

Our offices are in Friedrichshain, Charlottenburg and Dahlem.

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