Family-friendly University

Since 2010, Reutlingen University has held the Certificate for "Family-friendly Universities", making clear that it attaches great importance to family-friendly policies. Combining work or studies with the demands of a fulfilled family life involves many challenges. This applies to bringing up children as well as caring for relatives or friends.  

Reutlingen University helps students and employees to combine these very different worlds satisfactorily. To this end, a number of measures have already been implemented, for example, the Campus Children’s Day Care Centre, flexible working hours and a play corner in the Students Office. Various other steps to improve the situation for families are being planned.

Care for Children

Whether through its Day Care Centre, Campus TigeR or babysitter exchange – the University is keen to make it easier for parents to combine family and work or study and has a variety of child care facilities for this purpose.

Child Care for University Employees

Campus Child Care Centre (Kita)
The Campus Child Care Centre is the result of an initiative by Reutlingen University‘s Equal Opportunities Officer in collaboration with the Tuebingen-Hohenheim Students’ Union. Its aim is to offer child care facilities for the children of  University employees. There are 10 full-day places for children between the ages of 6 months and 3 years (place-sharing is also possible). As long as places are available, students’ children can also be accepted for short periods.

For further information contact:
Nathalie Raith
Tel. +49 (0) 7121/284 66 82

Babysitter Exchange

The Babysitter Exchange is an online portal of the university where students and employees have the opportunity to offer their services as babysitters for children between 0 and 12 years of age to the university´s students and employed parents. The babysitter exchange can be found on the intranet at Servicestelle Familie.

Child Care for Students

Students Day Care Centre
The Students Day Care Centre in Hermann-Ehlers-Strasse 35 is situated close to the Campus and offers 16 full-day places for children from 2 to 6 years of age. Only students’ children can be accepted.

Campus TigeR
Campus TigeR was opened in the autumn of 2011, thanks to a joint venture with the Tagesmütterverein Reutlingen e.V. (Reutlingen Childminders Association). On the edge of  Campus, in Pestalozzistrasse 39, there are also two childminders who can care for students‘ children.
Campus TigeR is a child care centre in suitably equipped rooms which offers 9 full-day places for children between 0 to 3 years of age.

Further information: Studying with a child

Campus Holiday Project & Campus Academy

The children of University employees have the opportunity to take part regularly in the varied holiday programmes organised by the Campus Holiday Project and the Campus Academy here at the University.

Campus Holiday Project

Reutlingen University also organises day care during the holidays for the children of University employees. The Campus Holiday Project is aimed at children between the ages of six and eleven and takes place in the Easter holidays and in the summer holidays. Alongside sport, games and nature activities, the children are also able to obtain a fascinating insight into their parents’ world of work at the University. What makes the Campus Holiday Project special is the involvement of the Schools.

Children can attend the Campus Holiday Project on a full-day or half-day basis. The full-day programme is run from Mondays-Thursdays from 08.30 – 16.30; the half-day programme from 08.30 – 13.00.

Campus Academy

The Family Services Centre also offers activities for the 11-15 age group. In the first week of the summer holidays, pupils can get to know and experience different professional fields both on and off Campus. In 2012 these were especially offered in the so-called MINT subjects (mathematics, informatics, natural sciences and technology). The programme included excursions to various companies such as  SWR in Baden-Baden, to ERBE electrical medicine in Tuebingen, to the glass-producing company Albgold in Trochtelfingen and to the Robert Bosch Centre for power electronics (RBZ) in Reutlingen. The degree programme Transportation Interior Design of the School of Textiles and Design presented work on car development and offered pupils the opportunity to design their own models.

The Campus Academy is aimed at children of University employees and is organised in cooperation with pupils from the Eduard Spranger School in Reutlingen. The aim of the cooperation was to give young people the opportunity to get to know the University early. The activities were also intended to provide careers orientation, especially for girls, and were designed to awaken interest in the MINT subjects.

Advice

The Family Services Centre is the first point of contact for mothers and fathers at the University. It provides information, contacts and advice on questions concerned with combining family responsibilities and study or work.

The Family Services Centre was founded in February 2011.  It is the first point of contact for all employees and students at Reutlingen University who have questions concerned with combining family responsibilities (including caring for relatives) and the demands of work or study.

We treat your concerns confidentially.

Contact
Family Services Centre
Aula Ground Floor
E-mail

Tel. +49 (0)7121/271-1085
Consultation times by appointment

familienservice@dont-want-spam.reutlingen-university.de