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Counseling for Students with Health Impairments / Chronic Conditions

This video can be seen with subtitles in English and German on the YouTube Channel of the University of Potsdam.

How can we make a study program inclusive? What is important to know for this purpose? And which applications can I submit before or during my studies (equality measures, hardship cases)? The most important questions regarding this topic will be answered in Study Stream #5 "A University for Everyone - Inclusive Studying" (in German only) by Robert Meile, Commissioner for Students with Disabilities, Lucas Mielke, Counselor on Inclusive Studies and students from the University of Potsdam.

Better together: The University of Potsdam is committed to removing existing barriers with regard to construction, communication, structures, and didactics. Hence, the idea of inclusion also plays a special role in the context of our advising and counseling services.

On the following websites, you will find information about your specific options for the implementation of equal opportunities at the University of Potsdam.

Robert Meile is your point of contact at the Central Student Advisory Service and advises prospective and current students with health impairments/chronic conditions.

Advising offer for inclusive university studies and academic writing support.

You can find information here on peer-to-peer advising on the initial stages of your studies, the further course of your studies, study conditions, and much more.

Student-run leisure and communal activities for students with health impairments, chronic illnesses and neurodivergent students.

The opportunities for studying abroad with a disability or chronic illness are numerous, and we encourage you to embark on the adventure of studying abroad.

You can find information on PC workstations for students with impairments and options for borrowing laptops, software, and Braille displays here.

You can find interviews here by our student tutors with students, staff, and many other players at the University of Potsdam on issues related to the topic of an inclusive university.

You can find the Inclusion Concept approved by the Senate on March 17, 2021 here.

You can find information and guidance on the implementation of digital accessibility in teaching here.

Overview on accessibility of buildings at the University of Potsdam for individual with mobility restrictions.

You can find more information on the topics of diversity and anti-discrimination here.