Learning centres

The learning centres offer Paderborn University students support in their learning, especially with subject-related questions. However, the learning centres are also available for the acquisition of interdisciplinary skills such as academic work and self-organisation.

In addition, the LehramtsNavi and the Career Service's event and workshop programme offer various opportunities to acquire interdisciplinary skills.
Students from all subject areas can also take advantage of the learning counselling offered by the Central Student Advisory Service and receive advice on topics such as problems with procrastination, increasing motivation and difficulties, exam preparation and worries.

Interdisciplinary learning centres

Writing competence centre

- Contact point for students of all degree programmes
- Individual counselling
- writing diagnosis
- student writing counselling
- Subject-specific and interdisciplinary workshops for every study phase

Media library of the Centre for Language Teaching (ZfS)

- Free use of language learning programmes and audio materials to improve language skills
- Textbooks, dictionaries, practice materials and language learning magazines are available
- pronunciation training and free speaking with the help of games or tandem materials is possible in the adjacent SPEAKING room

Individual writing counselling for international/multilingual students

- For students who write texts in German as a foreign or second language
- Advice on topic selection, structure and formulation
- Support with grammar, style and academic language
- Text structure, writing strategies and error correction

Faculty of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Mathematics

Electrical Engineering Learning Centre

- Contact point for Electrical Engineering students (BA, teaching degree)
- Workroom with workstations and media equipment
- Specialist counselling for questions about studying

Computer Science Learning Centre

- Contact point for computer science students (Bachelor, Master, teacher training)
- Support with subject-related problems and counselling during studies
- Workshop offers
- Materials, e.g. for scientific work
- Consultation hours, e.g. for support with exercise slips

Mathematics learning centre (GyGe)

- Contact point for students studying to become teachers for grammar schools and comprehensive schools
- Support with subject-related problems and counselling in mathematics studies (GyGe)
- Study room with group and quiet workstations, computer workstations, literature
- Regular, supervised consultation hours

Maths meeting (G & HRSGe)

- Contact point for students studying to become teachers for primary, secondary, intermediate and comprehensive schools
- Support with subject-related problems and counselling for mathematics studies (GHRGe)
- Wide range of teaching and learning materials
- Workshop programmes

Study Centre Mathematics/Technomathematics

- Contact point for students of mathematics/technomathematics (Bachelor, Master)
- A room that offers space for learning, working and discussing
- Whiteboards, special PC software and mathematical work materials
- SHK consultation hours
- Consultation appointments for seminar papers and theses
- Moodle group of the mathematical learning centres

Faculty of Science

Chemistry learning room

- Contact point for students of Chemistry and Nutrition Science
- Room for individual and group work with competent learning counselling

Learning Centre for Nutrition, Consumption & Health (LEKG)

- Space for individual and group work with competent learning counselling
- Assistance with lesson plans and work placement reports
- Advice on seminar papers
- Study-related workshops & crash courses
- Organisational help with questions about studying in the subject area
- Media collection & material hire
- Tips on learning and reading strategies

Physics meeting

- Contact point for students in the first four semesters (physics BA, teacher training)
- The courses are supervised: Experimental Physics A-D, Experimental Physics I, II and III, Theory A-C
- Support with writing practical reports
- Clarification of study planning questions (e.g. regarding the LPA)

Sachunterrichtstreff

- Students in the first four semesters (physics BA, teaching degree)
- Support with subject-related problems and counselling during studies
- Testing of materials and lending of materials for seminars, presentations, practicals, etc,
- Inspection of examination papers
- Research and group work
- Literature (basic didactic and scientific literature)

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

German get-together

- Contact point for students (teaching degree, BA), lecturers and guests
- Counselling on all aspects of studying
- Workshops to accompany your studies
- Co-operation with schools and extracurricular institutions,

Centre for Child Education Research (KiBi-Z)

- Contact point for students with child-centred or teaching-related questions
- Counselling, workshops, literature, technical equipment and workstations
- Advice on academic writing
- Research in the practical semester
- Research-based approach to the child and their perspective
- Co-operative use of the EW research workshop

Centre for Spelling Competence

- Contact point for students of all degree programmes
- Individual counselling sessions on the development and expansion of your own spelling skills
- Workshops to accompany your studies

Contact us

Are all your questions still unanswered? Then the Central Student Advisory Service will be happy to provide you with further information: zsb@upb.de