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We wish you a wonderful last summer holiday and a good start into the new nursery, kindergarten and school year!
Your Family Service
The University of Passau awards the "Studying with a Child Prize" once a semester to all faculties. The prize is awarded to the best graduates with a child or children in each faculty who have successfully combined raising a child with studying. The prize money is 500 euros each.
Application documents can be sent by 18.10.2021 by e-mail to email@example.com or by post to the Women's Office of the University of Passau, Innstraße 39, 94032 Passau, Room JUR 010, Attn: Ms Isolde Höfler.
More information on the website https://www.uni-passau.de/studieren-mit-kind-preis/.
On the school-free Day of Prayer and Repentance, the Diversity and Equality Office will coordinate the Family Day at the University of Passau again this year. School-age children of students and employees of the University of Passau and the Studentenwerk will have the opportunity to spend a day on campus and attend exciting workshops while their parents work or study.
A big thank you already goes out to all the participating professorships, chairs and institutions who are taking part in the Family Day with their offerings!
Registration will start in October; the exact date will be announced in time in the next Family Service Newsletter and on the Family Day website as well as in the information for employees.
Today (02.09.) and tomorrow (03.09.) the play mobile will be available in the Bschüttpark from 1 to 5 p.m. The play mobile is a free offer by the city of Passau for children between 6 and 12 years of age. The children can look forward to a range of creative and sporting activities.
Further information can be found on the website of the City of Passau.
To coincide with the start of school on 14 September, the Europa Library in Passau has a number of bookson the subject of starting school on display in the children's books section on the ground floor. There are also educational games on this topic.
More information on the website of the Europabücherei Passau
The new regulations of the "Second Act Amending the Federal Parental Allowance and Parental Leave Act" came into force on 1 September 2021. For children born on or after 01.09.2021, parental allowance for premature births will be increased or extended, the income limit for top earners will be lowered, and more part-time work will be possible while receiving parental allowance.
The aim is to provide families with more time freedom and to further support the sharing of working and family time between the two parents.
More information on the website of the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ)
Almost every day-to-day task in family or couple life involves a long tail of mostly unpaid planning, documentation and coordination tasks that usually remain invisible. The accompanying feeling, especially among women, that they are responsible for everything can lead to serious stress with symptoms similar to burnout.
The steps for a fairer division of labour in the family on Equalcareday.de show how this mental load can be distributed fairly.
The mental load self-test "DO YOU EQUAL CARE?!" provides information about your own load.
To the short interview with author Patricia Cammarata on the topic of mental load on the Instagram channel of the Diversity and Equality Unit