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This Is Study'n'Health

study'n'health is the Student Health Management (SGM) for the student body at the FH Münster. At our university, SGM is a collaborative project of FH Münster and AStA, supported by our health partner, Techniker Krankenkasse.

To put it simply, the objective of this project is to promote a healthy study environment at the FH Münster. In order to achieve this, we are creating a variety of offers and changing structures at the university. The foundation of our efforts is your input! We regularly conduct surveys to seek your feedback.

Current Initiatives

study'n'health has been created for you and your health. That's why we provide and support numerous offers for you. These include, for instance:

In the study’n’health folder in Ilias you will find a variety of links and offers on the topics of financial security, counselling/mental health, spending time together online and exercise.

You will also find other interesting content such as videos, challenges and the exam bingo.

Treat yourself and challenge yourself with our Mental Health Challenge. 31 small challenges are awaiting you here in the study'n'health Ilias folder


The challenge sequence is designed for July 2021. The challenges therefore fit best if you start on a Thursday. However, feel free to start them whenever you have the time. You are free to do the challenges however you like, so swap them, skip them or adapt them to what feels right for you.

Being alone when facing your troubles is sometimes quite painful. Talking about it may be helpful and a valuable source of strength.

In cooperation with Der Paritätische we offer student support groups. For more information check out https://www.fh-muenster.de/hochschule/personal-entwickeln/gesunde-hochschule/gesund-studieren-selbsthilfegruppen.php

We regularly offer workshops and/or seminars to support you and your health. Check here for currently planned events: https://www.fh-muenster.de/hochschule/personal-entwickeln/gesunde-hochschule/studentisches-gesundheitsmanagement.php

Get Involved

In an effort to tailor our activities more closely to your needs, we would like to get you on board - which is why we are currently looking for committed students who would like to contribute their own ideas and/or actively participate in shaping the future of studying at the FH.

You don't want to jump in all the way, though you have some promising ideas? Or maybe you have some feedback?

No matter what - if you would like to chat with us, feel free to contact us at: sgm@astafh.de

The Study'n'Health Team

Our team is highly dynamic - students may join us for short or long periods of time, topic-related or simply supporting us. And we want to keep growing! If you would like to participate, please contact us at sgm@astafh.de.

 

That's us:

Operational And Strategic Management

Hannah Ehlert

is responsible for strategic and operational management.

Pronoun: they/their

sgm@astafh.de

The project is also strategically guided by Dr Cona Ehresmann.

[Translate to English:] Michelle Dietrich

Event Planning

Michelle Dietrich

actively supported the project in planning the study'n'health day.

'Digitale Bewegte Pause' (Digital Active Break)

Christian

has provided weekly online exercise for regeneration in the home office setting.

'Digitale Bewegte Pause' (Digital Active Break)

Niklas

stretched and elongated online every week along with everyone who joined.

'Digitale Bewegte Pause' (Digital Active Break)

Julie

has perked up tired students every week.

[Translate to English:] Vivian

'Digitale Bewegte Pause' (Digital Active Break)

Vivian

among other things, offered exercises to strengthen & mobilise the spine for all students.

Questionnaire Conception & Evaluation

Niemah Reuning

actively supported the drafting and evaluation of the student survey for December 2020.

Assistant/Helper

Marc Wietis

has helped out in all matters, especially in communication and action implementation.

Student Surveys

Please find the results of the current student survey from December 2020 here. You have access to the detailed health report as well as result graphics for all questions in the study’n’health Ilias folder.

Life Situations

How well do our results relate to you?
The figures shown are most often averages or summarised categories. Please refer to the student health report from July for a detailed presentation of all results, including all categories and statistical variables. 1,870 students participated in the survey in December 2020.

Support services for financial problems:

The AStA's social counselling service offers you  individual counselling and can advise you on contact points that match your needs. You may also apply for the hardship grant here, which awards you €500 per semester in the event of financial hardship.

If you are experiencing financial hardship because of Corona, the bridging aid for students might be a useful option for you. It provides you with €100-500 per month and there is no obligation for repayment.

There is a comprehensive list of these resources and much more in the study'n'health Ilias folder.

Would you like to share your ideas on how to improve the quality of your studies at the FH Münster or would you like to be involved in shaping the programme yourself? If so, please write to us at studynhealth@astafh.de. Or perhaps you can offer some ideas on how to relieve the burden on students with family responsibilities. Or you may have some incredibly good advice on how to lighten the burden of commuting. No matter what you want to share with us, we're listening.

study'n'health is a collaborative project of the FH Münster and the AStA, supported by Techniker Krankenkasse.

COVID-19 Pandemic

Did you start your studies before COVID-19?
By now we have reached the 3rd online semester and there are students who still have not seen the inside of the FH even after 1,5 years. The pandemic presents us with a variety of challenges. Please find some support here (links in the bio):

In case of financial hardship due to Corona, the bridging aid for students offers help. It grants you €100-500 per month and does not have to be repaid. In addition, there is a hardship grant at the FH, which provides you with €500 per semester in case of financial need. To apply for this, contact the AStA's social counselling service.
 

Being alone can be quite painful. There are a number of initiatives at the FH to combat such feelings. Are you familiar with the student self-help groups, for example? Anyone who is feeling isolated is welcome to join one of these groups and chat with other students who share similar difficulties.

For anyone wanting to meet new people, the Study’n’Social Server server is the place to be. There are weekly events and numerous contact opportunities.

Another good place to socialise are the events organised by the various student councils. Check with your student council to see if there is anything going on at the moment.

For more help and advice, please refer to the Zentralen Studienberatung (Central Student Advisory Service).

The figures in the images are simplified survey results. A detailed presentation of all results including all subcategories and statistical variables will be available in the student health report as of July. Until then, please feel free to send us an email if you have any queries - we'll be happy to provide answers.
1,870 students took part in the survey in December 2020. Do you have suggestions on how to improve the quality of your studies at the FH Münster or would you like to get involved yourself? If so, please write to us at studynhealth@astafh.de.  Or maybe you have other ideas on how to tackle social isolation. Whatever you want to tell us, we'll listen.

study'n'health is a collaborative project of the FH Münster and the AStA supported by the Techniker Krankenkasse.

Study Situation

Are you satisfied with your progress in your university studies?
Most of us know from our personal experience that the prejudice about lazy students is hogwash. Based on the survey results, we are now able to back this up with figures. 1,870 students at the FH Münster took part in the survey in December 2020. Find out more in the student health report, available as of July.

 

Support services for the course of studies:

In the Pluspunkt workshops, covering exam nerves, stress management and motivation problems, you will learn how to counter your problems and develop individual strategies to overcome them.

The 'Zentrale Studienberatung' (Central Student Advisory Service) offers a listening ear and personal counselling sessions to provide help in every individual situation.

If the regular course of study is simply too much, an individual study design may help. In this case, you extend your studies, so you have fewer modules per semester.

If you lack motivation in your studies, it may help to talk to others who share the same experience. Find other FH students with similar challenges in the student self-help groups and support each other. 

Do you have ideas on how to promote a healthier environment at the FH Münster or would you like to get involved yourself? If so, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at studynhealth@astafh.de. Perhaps you have other ideas about what the FH should do or how you can combine everyday life and studying in a healthy way. Whatever you would like to share with us, we are listening.

study'n'health is a collaborative project of the FH Münster and the AStA supported by the Techniker Krankenkasse.

Studying At The FH Münster

How satisfied are you with your studies at the FH Münster?
Our survey results indicate that the FH is definitely on the right track. For the critical aspects mentioned, we have compiled a list of support services for you:

 

For students with impairments, you can be compensated for disadvantages. Depending on the individual circumstances, certain examination modalities and the like can be adapted.

Did you know? If you are signed in as a student on the FH website, you have the possibility to submit proposals for changes to the building management by filling in a contact form

If you want to meet new people, the Study’n’Social server is the right place to go. There are weekly events and numerous contact opportunities. 

Another good way to socialise is to attend the events organised by the various student councils. Check with your student council to see if there is anything going on at the moment.

If you feel isolated, the student self-help groups might be the right address for you. Anyone suffering from loneliness is invited to get in touch and talk to other students who share the same experience.

1,870 students took part in the survey in December 2020. A detailed presentation of all results, including all categories and statistical variables, will be available here as of July in the student health report.
You told us what you appreciate - but also where you see room for improvement. We wish to work on these shortcomings, so please feel free to contact us at studynhealth@astafh.de if you would like to share your ideas on the topics of compensation, learning spaces and social interaction. We would like to hear your thoughts! 

study'n'health is a collaborative project of the FH Münster and the AStA supported by the Techniker Krankenkasse. 

Mental Health

How are you?
A vital question that is all too often posed as a mere empty phrase. In December 2020, we genuinely asked you - and got genuine answers. We want to advocate for your health. That's why we are presenting existing support services here while working on new initiatives as we go along. We are keen to include your ideas in the process. Feel free to contact us with any ideas, wishes or thoughts you may have; studynhealth@astafh.de.

 

Support services (links in bio):

You have access to psychological counselling at the 'Zentralen Studienberatung' (Central Student Counselling Office). They will listen carefully and advise you on all matters. The advisors there are familiar with numerous other programmes and may be able to point you in the right direction to help you. The FH has cooperation partners who provide counselling in psychologically stressful situations - in Steinfurt and in Münster.

Stundentischen Selbsthilfegruppen In many cases, it may help to share your experiences and talk about your troubles. Precisely for this reason, the 'Stundentischen Selbsthilfegruppe'n (student support groups) are available. So far, there are groups addressing the topics of loneliness&social environment, body image/eating behaviour, motivation during your studies and studying with physical impairments.

You can find a self-care tutorial for students in the study'n'health folder in ilias. This folder contains many other useful resources that you can refer to.

study'n'health is a collaborative project of the FH Münster and the AStA supported by Techniker Krankenkasse.

Health Behaviour

If you are what you eat, then who are you?
At the FH Münster, it seems that people mainly eat fresh foods and are fairly healthy in general. Only about one tenth of a total of 1,870 respondents considered their own diet to be unhealthy. Find out more about the survey results in the student health report, available as of July.

Besides, do you already know the following offers?

Mondays to Fridays from 11.45 am - 11.55 am the 'bewegte Pause' (moving break) takes place, allowing us to unwind together and recharge our batteries for the upcoming lectures.

Prof. Guido Ritter and FH alumni Wieland Buschmann have a chat about various exciting topics related to nutrition science in the FH's very own podcast 'Klausurrelevant!'  For instance, they discuss food porn, sustainable nutrition, coffee, wine and even aphrodisiac (sexually stimulating) foods.

The Brainfood-brochure informs you about certain foods that help you think and it gives you a few practical recipes to go along with it.

Is there anything else about nutrition that might interest you? What workshops should we organise for you? Let us know by sending an email to studynhealth@astafh.de. Or perhaps you have some suggestions on how to improve the university's health. No matter what, we'll listen.

study'n'health is a collaborative project of the FH Münster and the AStA supported by the Techniker Krankenkasse.

Addictive Behaviour

Do you know someone who displays patterns of addictive behaviour?
We are especially vulnerable to taking refuge in other matters in situations where life overwhelms us. The pandemic, new situations and settings, your studies in general - all kinds of things can overburden us. However, there are certainly a number of other triggers for substance use. Often helpful for those affected: personal counselling in which the individual story is being heard. This is available here, for instance:

Drogenhilfe Münster provides services for addiction prevention, a breakfast meeting and a women's café along with withdrawal-oriented support and assistance for self-help.

Caritas in Steinfurt supports people suffering from addiction and those at risk of addiction through counselling, mediation, cafés, an open lounge, outpatient rehabilitation and psychosocial guidance.

Check out the platform 'Dein Masterplan' (Your Master Plan) for further ressources on the types of substances and additional counselling services.

More information on our survey results will be available here in the Student Health Report as of July. Would you like to share your feedback with us or do you have a request for a topic to be featured? Please feel free to reach out via email to studynhealth@astafh.de. Or you might have some thoughts on how to promote a healthier study experience at the FH. No matter what, we will listen.

study'n'health is a collaborative effort of the FH Münster and the AStA supported by the Techniker Krankenkasse.

What Is Health?

What is health for you?
Do any of these slides reflect your idea of health? We appreciated the diversity of the replies we received. They reveal how individual health may be. At study'n'health we seek to foster the health of all students. For this purpose, we work with the results we got and aim to support you in the areas you indicated in the survey. And you have a say in what we offer! For instance, by getting in touch via email at studynhealth@astafh.de or by joining our focus groups in the upcoming semester. In these groups, we will discuss in detail how to proceed.

More results and information about the survey will be available soon in the student health report. Have a look!

study'n'health is a collaborative project of the FH Münster and the AStA supported by the Techniker Krankenkasse.