During your studies there are times when not everything runs as smoothly as planned. Sometimes you do not pass an exam, other times the sheer amount of learning material seems unmanageable, or time is running out. We support you in all situations where you are not making the progress in your studies that you would like. Our team advises you in challenging times - so that you can successfully get through your semester and your studies.
Talk to us!
We are here to support you during your studies. Therefore, please contact us by e-mail: email@example.com
We are happy to arrange a coaching session by phone, videoconference, or in person. Our personal meetings take place in our offices at the Munich main campus (Arcisstr. 21, Munich) in the area of the Service Desk (Room 0144)
Reasons for an academic coaching can be
- General learning difficulties
- Language and cultural hurdles
- Feelings of self-doubt and of being overwhelmed by the workload
- Stress and anxiety in exam situations
- Lack of motivation and willpower
- Procrastination issues
- Feelings of being on your own
All topics that you discuss with us will of course be treated confidentially. We are subject to professional secrecy.
Individual coaching: In the coaching sessions we take the time to analyze your learning behavior and to develop individual solutions for your success in your studies. Further information and registration at coaching. @cst.tum.de
Workshops: Our courses in the area of personality development & self-management are aimed at all students who want to improve their learning behavior and their effectiveness. You will have the opportunity to reflect on your learning behavior and develop new strategies. To the program
NEW: Managing Your Studies Successfully: Self-management in Challenging Times (online course in German). Further information and registration
Check-in bachelor’s and master’s thesis: 3–5 students and a coach meet online on a weekly basis for an hour to discuss the goals for the next week and to exchange ideas about the challenges of writing the thesis. If you are interested, write to coaching. (The current group is in German, if there is enough interest, we will start an English language group.) @cst.tum.de
FAQ: Frequently asked questions about coaching
Please send a short email to coaching with your name, number of semesters, field of study, degree, and a short summary of your issue. One of the coaches will contact you by mail with a suggestion for an appointment. Your email is only read by one of our coaches and will be handled confidentially. @cst.tum.de
Normally you get a first appointment within 2 weeks of contacting us. When there is high demand it might take longer. The first meeting takes about 45 to 60 minutes. It is mainly about information exchange. We as coaches want to get to know you and your topic. We will also explain what coaching is all about and discuss, if coaching is the appropriate method for your specific issue. The appointments are by video call or in person at our downtown Munich campus, depending on your preference.
Coaching can best be described as “helping you to help yourself”. As coaches, we reflect your situation together with you and assist you through questions, exercises and suggestions. We support you in changing your perspective, considering other points of view or having new insights. We encourage you to find the best ways and solutions for your specific topic.
As coaches we do not make any diagnosis and do not treat mental illnesses. For mental illnesses please contact the psychotherapeutic counselling service at the Munich Student Union, go to a clinic or make an appointment with a psychotherapist. Check here for further information. However, we are happy to discuss with you in an initial consultation what kind of support you need and where to possibly go next. If you are already undergoing psychotherapeutic treatment, coaching can also be a useful additional measure.
It makes sense to contact the coaching team in the first half of the semester, i.e. in good time before the exams. Towards the end of the semester and just before the exams, it is usually not possible to achieve fundamental changes in learning behavior through coaching. Effective coaching takes time and is rarely a quick fix.
For questions relating specifically to your degree program, please contact the student advisory service for your field of study. If you are not sure whether you are in the right study program or are considering a change, then contact the General Student Advising. If you would like to learn about and try out new learning methods, contact ProLehre.