Family-friendly university

It is the goal of KSH to support the compatibility of family and study or career. The university is a member of the Bavarian Family Pact and the Best Practice Club “Family at the University”. It is thus committed to guaranteeing and further expanding family-friendly offers for students, employees and teachers.

The university has set itself the following development goals within the framework of signing the charter “Family in the university”:

  • Studyability of our study courses including their practical phases in the compatibility of family and studies
  • Further development of external and internal communication to reconcile study, work and family life
  • Examination of support options in the event of occasional childcare bottlenecks as well as daycare close to the place of work
  • Examination and implementation of support during parental and nursing leave and when re-entering the company
  • Review of the further development of flexible workplace design

    Further information on the Charter can be found on the website of Familie in der Hochschule.

    The KSH supports the compatibility of family and studies through a wide range of offers:

    consultation

    Students with children can obtain information about all aspects of their individual study planning from the Women’s and Equal Opportunities Officers, the Student Secretariat and the Faculty Officers.

    At the beginning of your studies, you will be offered advice from “parents for parents”. Special information events for parents also take place at the Munich campus during the transition to the practical phases. In addition, the Women’s and Equal Opportunities Officers regularly offer events on the topic of reconciling work and family life with a view to starting a career.

    Studying with a child abroad

    Studying parents also have the opportunity to study abroad. In addition to the basic partial scholarship, Erasmus also offers a grant for single parents.

    For a successful study organisation an individual consultation regarding the choice of country, accommodation and care possibilities is absolutely necessary. Therefore, please arrange a personal consultation with the International Office.

    emergencies

    The women’s and equal opportunities officers will also advise you in cases of financial hardship resulting from the compatibility of family and studies.

    interconnectedness

    Networking meetings of the student parents are held at regular intervals at both locations, which also serve to exchange information with the women’s and equal opportunities officers.

    The Family Room at the Munich campus gives students parents of the KSH the opportunity to exchange ideas, discuss and view information online. The Moodle platform thus opens up the possibility of networking independently of commercial social media forums. Access is via a password that can be obtained from the Women’s and Equal Opportunities Officer on the Munich campus.

    rooms

  • Room J 109 on the Munich campus is used as a family room and serves all students with children as a meeting point and, if required, as a nursing room, nappy-changing room and retreat.
  • At the Benediktbeuern campus, students with children have a parents’ room in room E 22 at their disposal.

    Childcare – Campus Munich

    From the 2018/19 winter semester, a cooperation agreement will be in place with the Casa Don Bosco children’s home in Munich. This includes a contingent of five crèches and one kindergarten place for KSH students. Registration is made via the Kitafinder in combination with personal registration with the management of Casa Don Bosco. In addition, feedback on the registration must be given to the Women’s and Equal Opportunities Officer at the Munich campus.

    An overview of all other kindergartens and crèches in the city can also be found on the website of the Studentenwerk München.

    Offers for children – Campus Benediktbeuern

    At the Benediktbeuern campus, students with children have a parents’ room in room E 22 at their disposal. In cooperation with the parents’ initiative Regenbogen, childcare is offered twice a week, which can also be used by student parents by arrangement. Further information can be obtained from the secretary’s office.

    Further information can be obtained from Andrea Huber, e-mail: [email protected] at the Student Secretariat.

    Useful Information for Studying Parents

    In the following, we have compiled some useful information which we have found to be in demand from parents who are studying:

    Nursing relatives

    The compatibility of family and career is still a great challenge. Family responsibilities are not limited to parenthood and childcare alone. More and more often, caring for relatives is a challenge that has to be balanced with the requirements of studying or working.

    The Women’s and Equal Opportunities Officers have taken this topic into consideration and provide students and employees with some useful information in the following:

  • Information on the (Family)Long-Term Care Act
  • External counselling services for elderly people and caring relatives

    The Women’s and Equal Opportunities Officers at the Munich and Benediktbeuern campuses are happy to take your suggestions on board and support you with questions and problems. Do not hesitate to contact them and make an individual appointment.

    contact persons

    at Campus Benediktbeuern

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