Are you nearing the end of your degree program? No matter if it is a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or a state examination in Law, you will be asking yourself this question:
Together with the Commissioner for Students with Disabilities, you can develop ideas and find new people to advise you. It is also worthwhile to have a look at the website Looking Towards Graduation.
Preparing for your university studies has a considerable effect on your success as a student. After all, it is important to choose the right degree program and a suitable university and clarify any specific issues in advance. You might be asking yourself:
Visiting the university and meeting for individual advising with Mr. Meile and the student assistants will give you the opportunity to discuss any questions and make the necessary arrangements together in advance.
Getting to experience campus life first-hand can also greatly influence a decision in favor of a certain degree program or university. We therefore recommend you participate in our Discovery Days and the University Open House.
The reduction of possible disadvantages already starts during the application process. You may be entitled to take advantage of some of these special application forms.
If you have any questions, you can also contact the Commissioner for Students with Disabilities.
We recommend that all students attend the introductory events offered for the initial stage of your studies. At this time, we will also be organizing a discussion and workshops on the topic of “Studying with health impairments/chronic conditions”.
If you are asking yourself the following or similar questions, feel free to arrange an individual counseling session with Mr. Meile.
These and many other questions can easily be answered individually in a counseling session. We can also include further advising and counseling offers, such as the Mental Health Counseling Service or the Departmental Advisory Office.
The first few weeks spent studying are over and dates have been set for written exams, presentations, term papers or oral examinations. At this point, it is time to look more closely at possible equality measures to compensate for disadvantages.
You will find more detailed information on the websites dedicated to “individual equality measures”. Together with Mr. Meile, you can discuss appropriate and individual solutions. We encourage you to ask any questions you might have!
That is why we would like to point out additional advising offers inside and outside the university.
Providing good services for students is also a priority for our IT service ZIMand in our library. This is especially true for all questions and wishes from our students with health impairments/chronic conditions.
The Center for Information Technology and Media Management ZIM at the University of Potsdam goes to great lengths to create equal opportunities for students with health impairments/chronic conditions. There are special workstations at all three university campuses. They undergo regular checks and are updated by the employees to offer you the latest state of technology. Collecting information on the individual locations can assist you in organizing your studies and planning your semester.
At the Griebnitzsee campus, you have access to a separate study room (3.01.1.61) with three computer workstations in the ZIM. One of the PCs has a refreshable braille display, voice output and screen magnification software. You can use the study room for individual work. If you are interested, please contact the employees in charge.
At the Am Neuen Palais campus, you can also use a separate study room (1.08.0.72) with one computer workstation. The room is located in close proximity to the office of the Commissioner for Students with Disabilities. He is also responsible for coordinating the usage of the room.
The ZIM at the Golm campus also has a special workstation (2.08.0.01). It is equipped with screen magnification software. If you are interested, please contact the ZIM employee in charge.
Phone: 0331 977-3581
Am Neuen Palais
Phone: 0331 977-1820
Ms. Grabsch would also be happy to receive any feedback or information on the accessible design of our website.
Phone: 0331 977-2418