25. May 2023 | Press releases:

One university, many possibilities! TU Braunschweig offers advisory services to help with choosing a degree programme

“What do I want to study?” or “Do I even want to study?” – these are the questions currently on the minds of many high school graduates. However, they are not left to fend for themselves. The Academic Advice Service (ZSB) of TU Braunschweig has developed a complete programme of online lectures, workshops and advisory services to accompany prospective students on their way from deciding to study to applying for their favoured degree programme.

“University is not something you have to do, university is something you want to do,” says Yvonne A. Henze, Head of the Academic Advice Service at Technische Universität Braunschweig. “The decision to study at university is often the first important decision for the future that high school graduates make in their lives.” In order to help prospective students find their way through the wide range of degree options and find the right degree programme, the Academic Advice Service has developed a multifaceted semester programme to support them in their decision.

Until September, the Academic Advice Service (ZSB) offers a variety of advisory services. In lectures, workshops and talks, the ZSB team provides information and advice on subjects, the decision-making process and applying to study. Many of the lectures and workshops can be attended online. This means that prospective students can connect from the comfort of their own home and find out more about TU Braunschweig. Registration is not required for most of the online events. Registration is only necessary for face-to-face workshops and lectures with a limited number of participants. Those who would like to get to know the university on site will have the opportunity to do so on 22 June at the first Sneak Peek for prospective students and at the University Information Day (Hochschulinformationstag – HIT) on 22 September.

Positive response in the test phase

Last winter semester, the semester programme was already tested in a trial run. The feedback from the participants was extremely positive. “Studying is a completely new stage of life. In addition to many subject-specific questions, many prospective students simply wanted to know what to expect during their studies,” reveals Yvonne A. Henze.  For the coming winter semester, the Academic Advice Service is planning a continuation of the semester programme and a version for students. The offers will grow with the students and are based on the needs of prospective students and current students.