Plan A – Forum Study Success
The goals of the project Plan A – Forum Studienerfolg are to improve study orientation, to increase passability, and to identify possible risks of dropout with the help of data-based monitoring. As part of the study data monitoring, students are to be made aware of possible difficulties in the course of their studies and provided with early, targeted counseling and support services. These are offered by the first contact points in the Central Student Advisory Service and in the International Office of the University of Leipzig. Their services are aimed at all students at the university and deal with the individual problems of the students.
Project coordination Catharina Hampel / Susen Heinz, Goethestraße 3-5, 04109 Leipzig, 0341 9731991
Central Student Advisory Service, Anne Kränkel, Goethestraße 3-5, 04109 Leipzig, 0341 9731990
International Affairs Office, Dorothea Tkadleckova, Goethestraße 3-5, 04109 Leipzig, 0341 9732060
Leipzig University of Applied Sciences
Together with its network of partners, HTWK Leipzig offers a wide range of consulting services. These are oriented to student life and problems.
The consultations are aimed both at students who have doubts about their studies, with whom a perspective for successful completion of their studies can be worked out, and at students who are looking for alternative paths to their studies.
Students can check out the advising map for student life situations or for their successful path through college.
HTWK Leipzig offers counseling services in cooperation with the Plan B(eruf) project for students who have doubts about studying.
Melanie Eulitz, Tel. 0341 3076 8931
Student Union Leipzig
The Studentenwerk Leipzig is a contact point for students of all Leipzig universities who are confronted with doubts about their studies and thoughts of dropping out. The difficulties may occur during the beginning of the study, during the course of the study and during the time of the final thesis. The Studentenwerk offers a wide range of free counseling services and support – from psychosocial counseling and social counseling to legal counseling. Main areas of counseling: e.g. doubts about the choice of studies, exam nerves, stress, procrastination, graduation problems, anxiety, self-doubt, endangering graduation, financial emergencies, study organization and study financing.
Contact: Psychosocial counseling: email@example.com
Social Counseling: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Employment Agency supports students who have doubts about their studies and those who have dropped out in all matters relating to career choice. The counselors provide comprehensive information, develop career alternatives together with the target group, and then support them in realizing their personal career aspirations.
In a cooperative and confidential conversation, individual interests, inclinations and abilities are discussed together and information is provided on the following topics:
- regional and supra-regional training in companies, vocational schools and technical colleges,
- Application and Selection Process,
- Fields of activity and opportunities for advancement,
- Occupational and labor market data,
- Bridging options,
- and ways abroad.
Contact: Georg-Schumann-Str. 150 04159 Leipzig Leipzig.email@example.com
ZEFAS (Center for Skilled Workers and Good Work Saxony)
ZEFAS supports Saxon companies and employees as a state-wide service center on the topics of integration and labor market-related immigration, vocational training and continuing education. ZEFAS offers referral consultations as well as podcasts on general topics related to skilled labor.
Leipzig Chamber of Commerce and Industry
The Leipzig Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) advises students who are in doubt about apprenticeships in industry, commerce and services, thus enabling them to start a successful apprenticeship after completing their studies. Assistance is also offered in finding apprenticeships and applying for them.
Offers for dropouts are in particular:
- Personal and confidential advice for dropouts on dual vocational training
- Support in the search for apprenticeships
- Information on the shortened dual vocational training
- Advice on certified IHK further education (DQR)
- Networking with other consulting and support services in the region
The Leipzig Chamber of Industry and Commerce works intensively with the advisors from Plan B(eruf) at KOWA Leipzig.
Leipzig Chamber of Crafts
The Chamber of Skilled Crafts offers counseling services for career orientation, vocational training and entry-level qualification in the skilled crafts sector – also for university dropouts.
Naomi e.V. offers counseling on the topics of education search and visa matters. Language courses are also offered to promote language skills.
Tel.: 0175 8840 304
Work and Life Leipzig e.V.
The labor market mentors in Saxony at Arbeit und Leben e.V. help migrants find a training position when they drop out of university or graduate as a skilled worker.
Chamber of Notaries Saxony
The Chamber of Notaries of Saxony advises university dropouts on training as notary clerks. Work in the notary’s office is as varied and colorful as life itself. Notaries handle cases that come from the middle of life. You need a flair for dealing with people and an open ear for questions.
Whether it is a will, the formation of a company or the purchase of a house – the profession is never boring. In contrast to lawyers, notaries are neutral public officials. They provide legal advice to the parties involved and prepare and implement deeds. Notary clerks help with this. They process documents independently and are in constant contact with clients, authorities and courts.
Contact: Notary Assessor Tim Hofmann,
Dropouts have the opportunity to learn a so-called green profession. Today, modern farms additionally take on service, ecological and balancing functions for our society, nature and the environment. They also make a significant contribution to economic development as contractors and employers in rural areas.
Contact: Saxon State Office for the Environment, Agriculture and Geology
Specialized Information Center for Immigration
The specialist information center for immigration provides information on questions relating to residence and residence titles, recognition of a foreign qualification, language acquisition and questions on how to cope during studies.
Contact: Georg-Schumann-Str. 173, 04159 Leipzig
Tel. 03 41/ 580 88 20 20
Plan B(eruf) – Career prospects after dropping out of university/ Cooperation Center for Science and the World of Work (KOWA) Leipzig
Within the framework of counseling, we offer support in clarifying and improving the current study situation and, if necessary, help to develop new career objectives and to examine appropriate educational options for oneself. In particular, we provide information on how to succeed in starting a career with vocational training after dropping out of university. We provide an initial overview of the structure and process as well as the possibilities of shortening the vocational training, support with a professional orientation and, if necessary, pass on suitable contact persons. The counseling is open-ended and thus oriented to the needs of those seeking advice.
Contact: Sandy Mann, firstname.lastname@example.org, 0341/97-30037
Brochure “Change of Course?!” – Guide for study doubts