Student engagement

1) Adtendo
Adtendo e.V. is a student-led association and a University of Konstanz group that offers free psychosocial advice to refugees in the Konstanz area. The organisation makes sure that refugees have access to local leisure opportunities and/or professional institutions. Students working for the organisation have the opportunity to gain practical experience and contribute their own ideas. This is also how an arts and crafts workshop for children and teenagers housed in shared refugee accommodation came into being. Working for Adtendo counts as a transferable skill. Further information is available at: www.uni.kn/hsg/adtendo

2) Student union (AStA)
AStA student union plans student mentorships for refugees and organises action days and events on the topic of “taking flight”. Further information is available at: http://www.asta.uni-konstanz.de/en/

3) Balu und du
Nationwide mentoring project for primary school pupils. In Konstanz, especially refugee children are being accepted into the programme. Student mentors receive training at the University of Konstanz during key competencies seminars. Further information is available at: http://www.balu-und-du.de

4) b-welcome
b-welcome is a university group as well as an independent work group of the “Save me” campaign Konstanz. They strive to make the arrival in Germany easier for refugees and to minimise language barriers. b-welcome offers, for example, a multi-language welcome package, a translation agency and assistance with meeting government authorities. A mentor programme for refugees interested in university study is being planned. For their commitment the initiative receives the University Council Prize 2015.
Further information is available at: www.b-welcome.org