Studying with family at KIT



Studying with family at KIT

Registration for the mailing list "Studying with a family"
Comment: KIT students can subscribe to the mailing list "Studieren mit Familie" (Studying with a Family) to be notified about interesting event information and to receive information about studying with a child.
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Campaign "Kind & Campus: So geht's!"

KIT supports students with a family of their own.

To increase support of students with families in future, this project group was established within the framework of the Karlsruhe Alliance for Families (Karlsruher Bündnis für Familie). The campaign mainly focuses on public relations and is to present options for balancing childcare and studies and to increase the respective awareness. New postcards and posters distributed on the campuses of the partner universities as well as special lunchboxes for students with a child inform students about the advice and support services. In addition, topic-specific events are organized at the universities. More information on the campaign may be obtained here. To have a look at the lunchbox, click here.

***There are still lunchboxes available***


Flyer "Financing studies with a child"

Providing material security for the family is a particular challenge for students with children in order to be able to successfully organise and complete their studies in parallel with looking after and caring for their children. The SFS flyer "Financing studies with a child" provides an overview of essential financial support services that student parents can fall back on depending on their situation. Source: Deutsches Studentenwerk.

Only in German
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Training course "First Aid for Children" | Short report on the event from November 10th, 2022

The project group "Studying with Family" with its representatives of the Karlsruhe universities, the student union and the children's office of the city of Karlsruhe organizes an offer for student parents every semester. On Thursday, November 10th, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., a first aid course on children for student parents was held this time in the ballroom of the Studierendenwerk. Students from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the University of Education (PH) and the Technical University (HKA) took part in the cross-university course, led by paramedic Julian Fang. The first-aid course was well received by the students and provided information about important steps in first aid for children.
Instructor Fang gave practical instructions on how to perform first aid and answered all of the students' questions in a targeted manner.

Special thanks go to the children's office of the city of Karlsruhe, which paid the fee and thus made the event possible in the first place. We would like to thank the Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe for the organization and for providing the room.

The project group will also offer events for students with children in the coming year - more detailed information on other "Child & Campus meetings" will be published on the websites of the participating universities.

Follow-up report 4th Kind&Campus-Treff, SL-SW-KIT-11/28/2022.


Invitation to the Round Table "Studying with a Child at KIT

The concerns and wishes of you, the students with children, are very important to us, which is why various actors regularly meet at the round table "Studying with Children at KIT". We would like to enter into an exchange with you and find out what concerns you, where you would like support or which events and offers interest you. Therefore, we would like to invite some student parents to our next meeting and would be very pleased if you would like to participate in the round table. We would also be happy to include you in the scheduling to enable your participation. If you would be willing to support us and would like to join us at one of our meetings, please contact Ms Sarah Wenz, Head of the Equal Opportunities Office, by email at sarah wenz does-not-exist.kit edu.

We look forward to your participation!


Dr. Marianne Soff
Image source: CHG | KIT

Farewell to Dr. Marianne Soff from the "Studying with a Family" project group

On 29 June 2022, the project group "Studying with a Family in Karlsruhe" said goodbye to its founding member Dr. Marianne Soff, private lecturer at the Institute of Psychology at the PH Karlsruhe. She was one of the initiators of the project group and its associated activities and advocated for student parents for many years.

One of the first major projects of the group, which was founded in 2009, was the creation of a guidebook for student parents. This online brochure listed contact persons at the various institutions and provided helpful knowledge on various topics such as student financing, housing and studying abroad with a child. This guide still exists today and is regularly updated and expanded by the project group, see

On behalf of the entire project group, Sarah Wenz, head of the KIT Equal Opportunities Office, presented a bouquet of flowers and thanked Dr. Soff for her many years of commitment to the group.



"Studying with family" - information stand in the canteen | 05/04/2022

Bildquelle: KIT | CHG
Image source: KIT | CHG

On May 4th, 2022, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., in the foyer of the canteen at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the project group "Studying with a family" provided information about offers for students with children and about the possibility of networking at the students with families.

In addition to representatives of the Office for Equal Opportunities at KIT, representatives of the University of Education (PH), the University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe (HKA) and the Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe were gathered at the information stand to exchange ideas with the students on the topic of "Compatibility of family and studies". At the information stand, student parents also had the opportunity to pick up a "Studi-Kind-Box" free of charge - a colorful bread box with giveaways that children of students can take with them to kindergarten, daycare or school, thereby increasing the visibility of student parents. There was also the opportunity to register for the newsletter "Students with families at KIT", which the Office for Equal Opportunities publishes about twice a year, in order to report on interesting information events or to draw attention to helpful offers, such as "First Aid for Children". close.

The event in the canteen was well attended and will also be offered to all students at other universities in Karlsruhe at regular intervals.





3rd Kind & Campus - meeting 


Student parents in Karlsruhe are cordially invited to participate in the 3rd Kind & Campus meeting of the campaign "Kind & Campus: So geht's!“ The event will take place on 12.11.2020 from 16.00 to 17.00 o'clock in digital form. Students with children will be informed about offers of the Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe, will have the opportunity to ask questions and to exchange and network with each other. Registration for the event is possible until 10.11.2020 at , the link to the dial-in will be sent to registered participants in advance. Here you will find further information.