Courses

Students in Magdeburg, Stendal, Halberstadt and Wernigerode can register at the beginning of the semester for the different courses of our Social counselling and Psychosocial Counselling for Students. Please note that face-to-face courses can currently only take place at the Magdeburg location. Some offers also take place digitally. 

a) Weekly courses

Social skills training

To be able to say “no”, to claim one’s rights, to give presentations but also to speak about one’s feelings. All these things can sometimes be difficult for us and yet we have to face these situations again and again in everyday life. The social competence training should be about strategies as well as tips and tricks to deal better with these conditions. It is an open group offer where it is not absolutely necessary to keep all the dates on offer. However, several areas can be worked on with the full participation. (for 6 to 12 participants).

when:from May 4th, 2021, Tuesdays from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Course guidance:M.sc. Rehab. Psych. Martin Smuda
Registration:https://www.studentenwerk-magdeburg.de/soziales/kursangebote/anmeldung/
language, fees:German, free of charge
where:Magdeburg: Campus Theater, Dorm 7, J.-G.-Nathusius-Ring 5, OVGU campus

Coping with stress through progressive muscle relaxation (PMR)

Not only in exam phases, but also in normal everyday study life or in dealing with partners, parents, lecturers and fellow students, situations that are stressful and overwhelming sometimes arise that we cannot cope with. The teaching of progressive muscle relaxation should make it possible to relax quickly and effectively even in stressful situations. Through group exchanges, we can learn to reflect more consciously, recognize our own stress patterns, and expand personal resources that help us cope with stress more sustainably. We recommend bringing a blanket, a towel and, if necessary, a pair of warm socks. (for 6 to 12 participants)

when:from April 29th, 2021, Thursdays from 1.30 p.m. to 2.30 p.m.
(17.06. And 24.06. Not applicable – alternative dates will be arranged after the start)
Course guidance:Mrs. Hieber
Registration:https://www.studentenwerk-magdeburg.de/soziales/kursangebote/anmeldung/
language, fees:German, free of charge
where:Magdeburg: Campus Theater, Dorm 7, J.-G.-Nathusius-Ring 5, OVGU campus
Info:We recommend to bring a blanket, a towel or similar as a support for the mats and, if necessary, a pair of warm socks.

Stress-free through your studies – TK Mentalstrategien (PhD)

The TK Mental Strategies (PhD) seminar is the first empirically evaluated stress management training in small group settings (max. 12 people) at universities in Germany. The focus is on the topic of stress and self-management in order to be able to keep the balance between requirements during the doctoral thesis and relaxing phases. In practice, for example, “time and learning management” is learned and practiced “to cope with exam anxiety”. The course is a cooperation between the Studentenwerk Magdeburg and the Techniker Krankenkasse and is aimed at students who want to improve their stress management over the long term. The training is free of charge for all doctoral students regardless of health insurance. (for 10 to 12 participants)

when:Exact dates will be announced from 6 registrations
Course guidance:Dipl. Psych. Mareen Eisenblätter
Registration:https://www.studentenwerk-magdeburg.de/soziales/kursangebote/anmeldung/
language, fees:German, English on request, free of charge
where:digital via big blue button

“My thesis has Corona” – group coaching for students in the phase of the thesis

“Tomorrow I will start writing” from this sentence to its implementation, there are often unexpected hurdles that are compounded by the current situation. As part of this group coaching lasting several weeks, individual work and time schedules are to be drawn up and effective work techniques learned. The concrete timing as well as the mutual support, which is primarily about encouragement but also help with crises and doubts, help so that the last stage does not become a never-ending story and the work does not have to be quarantined.

when:expected start in mid-April, exact dates will be announced from 6 registrations
Course guidance:Dipl. Pych. Mareen Eisenblätter
Registration:https://www.studentenwerk-magdeburg.de/soziales/kursangebote/anmeldung/
language, fees:German, free of charge
where:presumably digitally via BigBlueButton

I am worth it – mindfulness & self-care

This course is about you because you are important. In our fast-paced western society, feelings tend to fall behind. Sometimes you also believe that it is selfish to think of yourself or that compassion and understanding are more of a gift that is reserved for our counterpart. It’s about self-worth, resources, strengths and a positive view of ourselves. But it is also about acceptance, undesirable feelings and dealing with you. The aim is to accept yourself and learn to like yourself, because corners and edges make us unique and important. Because the others already exist. (for 6 to 12 participants)

when:Wed., April 28, 2021, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Course guidance:Dipl-Reha.-Psych. Angela Nossack
Registration:https://www.studentenwerk-magdeburg.de/soziales/kursangebote/anmeldung/
language, fees:German, free of charge
where:Magdeburg: Campus Theater, Dorm 7, J.-G.-Nathusius-Ring 5, OVGU campus

b) One-time workshops

I can do it – Fit for the exam

Every student knows the tension and excitement before an exam. Exam anxiety is not a rare problem. This workshop is about accepting this fear and learning alternative strategies for action in order to be able to deal with it better. But it is also about recognizing where our fear comes from and to learn that we have the possibility to change our actions and our feelings by evaluating the situation. (for 6 to 12 participants)

when:probably in June, the exact date will be announced from 6 registrations
Course guidance:Dipl. Rehab. Psych. Angela Nossack
Registration & Fees:https://www.studentenwerk-magdeburg.de/soziales/kursangebote/anmeldung/
language, fees:German, free of charge
where:Magdeburg: Campus Theater, Dorm 7, J.-G.-Nathusius-Ring 5, OVGU campus

Survival training digital semester

The digital semester presents completely new challenges for students:
• Loss of liabilities, e.g. regular timetable
• Increased individual learning through the elimination of learning and working groups
• Creation of new learning and jobs through the changed availability
In the course of this workshop, different solution strategies and techniques will be presented and tested. Pack your personal survival kit! (for 6 to 12 participants)

when:Exact dates will be announced from 6 registrations
Course management:Dipl. Psych. Mareen Eisenblätter
Registration:https://www.studentenwerk-magdeburg.de/soziales/kursangebote/anmeldung/
language, fees:German, free of charge
where:digitally via BigBlueButton

empowerment against racism in daily life

I know it is a big issue, but it affects us all. For me, empowerment means self-determination and exploring one’s own potential. This course should give everyone the chance to talk about their experiences and the issue of racism. The aim is to encourage you and make you more confident in standing up for your rights.

when:june
course guidance:Dipl-Reha.-Psych. Angela Nossack
registration:https://www.studentenwerk-magdeburg.de/soziales/kursangebote/anmeldung/
language, fees:English, free of charge
where:will be announced