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In this newsletter, we would like to draw your attention to services offered by the Family Service of the Executive Support Unit Diversity and Gender Equality as well as to events and publications by our external cooperation partners.
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The application phase for the new round of mentUP* has started. Interested Master's students, students about to take their state exams, doctoral students, post-docs and post-doctoral researchers with diversity characteristics from all faculties can apply for the University of Passau's mentUP* diversity mentoring programme until 1 July 2023.
With mentUP*, the University of Passau supports members of groups that have been underrepresented in universities and in leadership positions.
The mentoring programme aims to motivate and prepare participants for an academic career or a leadership position.
The mentors selected by the mentees pass on their personal and professional experiences in regular tandem discussions and support mentees in their professional development. To do this, they use their in-depth experience, their know-how and their network.
In addition, personal and methodological competences of the participants are further developed in interactive trainings, in two to three individual career coaching sessions and in the exchange within the network.
We are looking forward to receiving applications from mentees for the next round, which will start in October 2023 and end in October 2024.
To the online application
The Family Service cordially invites you to a talk with Matthias Matlachowski, 1st chairman of the German Alzheimer Society of Bavaria e. V. 'Selbsthilfe Demenz' on Thursday, 15 June 2023 from 9:30 to 11:30 am. The event will take place in room WIWI 301.
Contents of the lecture include:
- What is dementia and how do I recognise it?
- How do I deal with the disease - especially with the changes in the behaviour of the affected person?
- How can I take good care of myself in this situation?
- What support services are available?
Afterwards, there will be time for questions and exchange.
The event will be held in German.
Registration via Stud.IP, event number 69018.
The digital scholarship programme of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is open to applicants of all disciplines (with the exception of artistic subjects and architecture) who are pursuing a full Master's degree at a foreign university and is open to degree programmes all over the world. Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the pilot programme is intended to appeal in particular to students who have previously refrained from studying abroad for health or family reasons.
Further information can be found on the DAAD website.
DIE ZEIT, the infas Institute for Applied Social Science and the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) have published the Legacy Study 2023 in cooperation with the initiative Chef:innensache. In its fourth survey wave, the thematic focus is on issues of persistent gender inequality and its consequences. The study shows: Women take an average of 13 months off when they become mothers. However, only 45 percent of fathers would opt for parental leave — usually shorter and only when the children are already almost a year old.
All results and evaluations can be found in the official publication (in German).
The German dossier "Kinder, Haushalt, Pflege - wer kümmert sich?" (Children, Household, Care - Who Cares?) was published by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ) in April 2023. It addresses the question of the distribution of unpaid care work and forms the basis for a broad social discussion on how care work and gainful employment can be divided more fairly between the sexes.
Nummer gegen Kummer e. V. is the umbrella organisation of currently 87 local providers of counselling telephones, mostly local associations of the German Child Protection League and other welfare organisations. The network is the largest free telephone counselling service for children, young people and parents in Germany. Specially trained and mainly volunteer counsellors support the callers and help them to help themselves with everyday problems and in difficult life situations.
Parents' hotline: 0800-1110550