Freedom means being able to make your own decisions – including choosing what to study. But what if the choice you made no longer feels right? What if you can’t cope with the stress, or doubts and second thoughts start to grow? In such situations, the project “Plan A – Your plan. Your path. Your choice.” can support you.
Orientation: Choosing the Right Course of Study
Successful studies start with selecting the right subject. Are you still unsure about what you want to study? Are you having trouble navigating your way through the jungle of subjects and deciding which one suits you best? If so, you’re like many other prospective students!
And that’s why, as part of the project Plan A – Your plan. Your path. Your choice., we offer an interactive online workshop on selecting a study programme. This is an opportunity for you to try out different methods and instruments in small groups. Find out how you can explore your interests and skills and choose the right study programme for you.
You alone decide where your path leads you. But we can help you to walk that path successfully.
The Plan A project team
Pretty Practical: Our Early Warning System
Are you familiar with our Study Data Monitoring initiative? It is a method of evaluating how a student is progressing on their course of study. One area where we use it is our early warning system, which is a voluntary service under the project Plan A – Your plan. Your path. Your choice.
While you concentrate on what’s most important – studying! – we can keep an eye on the ratio of semesters you’ve been enrolled to the number of credits you’ve earned so far, taking into account the standard length of your degree programme as per the study regulations.
It’s Good to Talk: Advisory Service for Anyone Having Second Thoughts
Sometimes it helps to get an external perspective and talk to a neutral person.
As part of Plan A – Your plan. Your path. Your choice. we offer German and international students confidential and impartial advice. Particularly in critical situations, such as if you’re unsure about your studies or are thinking about dropping out, we can support you and work with you to develop individual solutions to ensure that your time at university is a success.
The advice helped me because it made me face my doubts and I was able to talk about them with a neutral, impartial person.
Martin, Business Information Systems student
During my consultation, I was immediately shown that changing my subject wouldn’t be the end of the world. I was able to clarify the necessary formalities and am now completely happy with my decision.
Charlotte, teacher training student