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Student Counselling Service

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As the International Office would like for you all to feel as comfortable as possible during your time here, we would like to point you to an important service: Our university offers counseling and advise for all kinds of challenges in life: If you feel tired, overhwelmed, lonely or need advise, our Student Counselling Service is your point of contact!

Their advise is free, strictly anonymous and without any obligations.

This is a service for any small or bigger emotional issue and everything that is discussed there is kept a secret between you and the counsellor.

The person you can speak to is Dr. Marita Ripke. Her office is in the A-building of FH Bielefeld, third floor: Room A 341.

Dr. Ripkes office hours are:
Monday: 10:00 – 12:00 AM and 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 – 12:00 AM
Wednesday: 3:30 – 5:30 PM
Thursday: 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 – 12:00 AM

Is advise on the campus building still not anonymous for you? Then you can go to Dr. Ripke and ask about free counseling addresses in the city of Bielefeld, points of contact that offer a service in English.

Please note: You are always welcome to come to the International Office for advise, but especially emotional support is best done by the uni's Counselling Service. You can go there directly without involving the International Office if you want to.

Don't let your time here be in vain. Seek help, if you need it!