You have a chronic disease or a disability and are studying in Karlsruhe or the surrounding area.
Since the winter semester of 2010, KIT and Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe have been providing the possibility of personal encounters at the accessible studies venue Treffpunkt Studium barrierefrei.
In addition to exchanging information and getting to know fellow students, the venue offers the opportunity to reflect on one's own topics in a group within a protected and moderated framework.
What can you expect at Treffpunkt Studium barrierefrei?
- Exchange of experience on the subject of studying with disabilities
- Listening and being heard
- Becoming familiar with each other and with everyday university life
- Developing solutions together and creating something new
- Networking on an equal footing
- Joint experience and commitment
Always from 04 pm to 06 pm
You are invited by:
Angelika Scherwitz-Gallegos, Representative for Students with Disabilities and Chronic Diseases (KIT) Horst Brandschert, Representative for Students with Disabilities (Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe)
to once a month during the semester meet in the meeting room of Studierendenwerk, building no. 1.12., 1st floor, cafeteria side wing. Members of the Students‘ Union Executive Committee AStA (Allgemeiner Studierendenausschuss) are also invited to take part in the events.
Comments and press releases
- Report by the Representative for Prospective Students and Students with Disabilities at KIT: Treffpunkt Studium barrierefrei WS 2010 to WS 2012 (in German only)
- From: CampusLIFE, January 2011, Excerpt: Treffpunkt Studium barrierefrei: You are alone only if you choose to be.
There are students with disabilities or chronic diseases at every university. But often, you do not know anyone in a similar situation and can feel isolated very quickly for lack of exchange with others who feel the same way. From this need, the idea was born to create a regular meeting and offer a platform where disabled and chronically diseased students can exchange ideas, make contacts and benefit from the experiences of others.
In the new year, too, we will meet again and will discuss things which concern your studies and everyday life at the university. We will talk about problems and will try to solve them.
Often, it is the everyday things that cause problems. From our discussions, we were able to initiate a number of positive developments. To name just one example: the key switch at the entrance door of the cafeteria at Studentenhaus has been repaired and can now be operated again by wheelchair users for barrier-free access to the student residence.