Student Day 2023 - "Together@LMU"

To celebrate diversity at LMU, we take the Student Day as an opportunity. Advice and contact points inside and outside LMU, inspiring people in the Living Library and a talk on mental toughness, all contribute to this special day for our students.

Under the motto "Together@LMU," the Diversity Initiative 2023 aims to highlight the diversity of its student body while raising awareness of the importance of inclusion, belonging, and togeherness. A variety of events and activities are planned for 20 June 2023 to encourage dialogue between students from different backgrounds and cultures.

The counseling and contact points inside and outside LMU will present their numerous support services and students will receive valuable tips on the topic of mental strength and togetherness. Let's get together!

Event Overview

20 June 2023, 12:00-6:00pm
LMU Main Building
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1,80539 Munich

Language: German / English


  • 12:00pm: Opening
    Senate Hall, LMU Main Building
    Prof. Dr. Francesca Biagini, Vice President for International Affairs and Diversity
  • 12:15 - 5:00pm: Meet the Counselling and Contact Points
    Lichthof, LMU Main Building
  • 1:00 - 4:00pm: Living Library - People tell their inspiring stories
    Speerträgerbereich, 1st floor, LMU main building
  • 4:30 - 5:00pm: Success with empathy and togetherness.
    Ex-FC Bayern spokesman Markus Hörwick provides insights
    Senate Hall, LMU Main Building
  • 5:00 - 6:00pm: Champion Mindset: The inner attitude makes the difference.
    Talk with Mental Health Coach Christoph Herr
    Senate Hall, LMU Main Building
  • 6:00pm: End of the event

Meet the counselling and support services

Discover the various counselling and support services available to LMU students to create an open, inclusive and supportive study environment. Whether it's about topics such as student finance, mental health, equality or promoting diversity, our experts will be on hand at information stands on Student Day to help you and answer your questions.

The Anti-Klassismus-Referat of the Student Council at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München represents the interests of all students who are or will be economically and culturally located in society and as a result experience discrimination and oppression (Kemper/Weinbach 2009: 13). In the university context, this refers to those persons who are affected by unequal participation opportunities and participation resources along the lines of their class position and origin: Workers and workers' children, the working poor, students with Hartz IV experience and others. is an initiative in the German-speaking countries that aims to increase the proportion of non-academic children at universities and to support them on their way to successfully completing their studies. Arbeitkind informs pupils about the possibility of studying and accompanies students on their way from entering university to successfully completing their studies.

The Center for Leadership an People Management is a research, training and consulting institution that offers scientifically based personnel development measures in the areas of personal, leadership and teaching skills specifically for LMU academics. The offer includes:

  • Digital and analogue workshops and seminars as part of the seminar programme
  • Individual in-house workshops
  • Consultation hours for individual concerns
We are happy to provide LMU doctoral students with a certificate of attendance after attending each event. In addition, doctoral students can obtain a certificate of continuing education for all the seminars they have attended.

Das Gleichstellungsreferat of the Student Council (StuVe) der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München deals with the issues of equality and equal rights at the university and in society. We take care of all students who are disadvantaged due to a wide variety of (potential) discrimination.


  • We are contact persons and mediators for students at LMU Munich
  • We shape and change university life at the university.
  • We raise awareness and promote acceptance of groups and individuals affected by discrimination.
  • In the case of (potential) discrimination, we support students.

The KHG's counselling service is aimed at:

  • all students of the LMU, regardless of religious orientation, as well as
  • all doctoral students and staff

The service includes psychological counselling, coaching and pastoral care on personal and professional challenges in the context of studying, doing a doctorate and working at LMU.

Counselling languages: German, English, French, Spanish

Further information on our counselling approaches, main topics and the respective contact persons can be found on the KHG website.

Gathering experience, discovering talents, developing skills, making the most of opportunities - LMU's Career Service supports you in all aspects of your career and career entry.

  • Job exchange
  • Career events & career fairs
  • Career Mentoring
  • Internships abroad
  • Workshops and seminars
  • Individual counselling
Our services are aimed at all LMU students, from first-year students to doctoral students. We also have exclusive offers for international students at LMU. We look forward to getting to know you!

You can find all the information and registration links on our website.

The LMU Diversity Management forms the interface to the diversity actors at LMU. It supports the

  • Implementation and further development of the diversity approach at LMU as well as conception, further development and process support of diversity measures
  • Bundling of the many central and decentralized diversity-related measures and promotion of consistent and integrated diversity management
  • Advising stakeholders on the development and implementation of measures that support the removal of barriers and the development of the potential of all university members.

TheMunich Student Union offers a comprehensive range of services for all aspects of student life: BAföG and psychosocial counseling, refectories & cafeterias, 500 daycare places and around 10,000 dormitory places.

The Queer-Referat of the Student Council of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich sees itself as a representation of interests of all people who locate themselves outside a cis/heteronormative conceptual framework. The department represents the interests of queer students in university policy contexts, educates about gender and sexual diversity, carries out anti-discrimination work, offers advice and organises events.

Through various initiatives, the Queer-Referat aims, among other things, to help LMU Munich present itself as an open, accepting, and respectful institution that has a place for all students, regardless of their gender or sexual-romantic identity. In this way, the Queer-Referat contributes to ensuring that all students feel completely comfortable at LMU Munich from the very beginning.

In order to enable inclusion and participation in everyday student life the Office for Disability Services offers a comprehensive range of counselling and support services for students with disabilities and chronic illnesses.

Support offer
This includes, for example, equipping students with impairment-specific aids such as hearing systems, laptops and visually impaired software, as well as sharing the use of the rest and service room in the stressful everyday university life. We also offer new students guided tours of the campus and support them in manoeuvring through the university buildings without barriers.

Counselling service
Students can obtain information and advice on the topics of study selection and admission, study organisation such as leave of absence and extension of study time, challenges in everyday study and compensation for disadvantages.

Peer groups
An exchange also takes place within so-called peer groups, in which students with similar impairments can support each other.

Inclusion tutors
The Counselling Centre also trains inclusion tutors, who work in closeThese tutors are in close contact with us, the faculties and the lecturers and thus serve both as a mouthpiece and a listening ear.

The Social and Scholarship Counselling Service of the International Office supports international students with:

  • General orientation problems
  • Questions about starting your studies or finding a place to live
  • Formalities with authorities
  • Financial bottlenecks or questions about scholarships
  • Finding the right contact person inside and outside the university
The Counselling Centre also offers a social counselling service and free German language courses for people with a refugee background who are interested in studying at LMU.

The counseling center Studying with a child of the Central Student Advisory Office is a contact point for students who

  • studying parents
  • pregnant students and expectant fathers
  • prospective students with children
  • students in family planning

The counseling center informs and advises you on all questions regarding the compatibility of studies and family. This can be basic information about studying with a child, but also individual problems of study orientation, semester planning or questions about exam organization. If necessary, the counseling center also contacts the departmental study counseling or the examination office.

The University Women's Officer is the point of contact for matters of equality in studies, science, research and teaching at LMU. In accordance with the BayHIG, the women's representatives ensure that disadvantages for female academics and students are avoided and support the universities in implementing equality.

Areas of responsibility

  • Advice on career planning in studies and science, awarding scholarships, conflicts at the university workplace and in cases of sexism and sexual harassment, equality issues
  • Public relations
  • Committees

Offers for students

  • LMU PLUS: Workshop programme for students
  • tandemPLUS: Mentoring programme for students with family responsibilitiesGender certificate for students

Offers for female academics

  • LMU EXTRA: Programme of events for young female academics
  • Scholarships from the Bavarian Gender Equality Promotion Programme (BGF)
  • Funds for gender equality in research and teaching

Other offers

  • Seminars in the area of gender and diversity in teaching
  • Certificate in Gender and Diversity Competence in Teaching and Research
  • Course catalogue Women's Studies/Gender Studies

Open conversations in the Living Library

In our Living Library you don't borrow books, but life stories of people you might otherwise never meet.

A Living Library is an event where people with very different life stories and backgrounds act like books in a library. The "readers" can choose a "book" and have a conversation with the person to hear more about their experiences and gain a deeper understanding of their perspective.

The length of the talk depends on the availability of the "book" and the demand of the "readers". As a rule, however, a talk lasts about 15-20 minutes. During the event, you have the flexibility to come to the Living Library information desk and choose the most exciting stories.

Yes, 'readers' can choose a particular 'book' that best reflects their interests or questions.

Yes, we try to make the Living Library as accessible as possible. If you have any special requirements, you can contact us in advance so that we can make arrangements.

Success with empathy and togetherness

Register now for "Success with empathy and togetherness" (in German)

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Ex-FC Bayern spokesman Markus Hörwick provides insights

How can top performance be strengthened through togetherness? What are the advantages of heterogeneous teams and how can different backgrounds and perspectives be used to achieve top performance? Markus Hörwick is a former spokesperson for FC Bayern Munich and now works as a consultant. As part of the Student Day "Together@LMU", he will talk with Vice President Prof. Dr. Francesca Biagini about how peak performance is made possible in the community and how this relates to communication, humanity and empathy.

After the talk, participants will have the opportunity to ask Christoph Herr questions.

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Francesca Biagini, Vice President for International Affairs and Diversity

Language: German


Senaatssaal, 1. OG,
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 Munich

To the registration

Markus Hörwick worked for more than 33 years as head of media and communications at FC Bayern Munich, and in 2013 he was voted "PR Professional of the Year. Today, Markus Hörwick is an independent media expert, media manager and consultant for media and public relations. He gives lectures and workshops.

Champion Mindset: The inner attitude makes the difference

Register now for "Champion Mindset" (in German)

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A conversation with Christoph Herr, sports psychology expert and coach of the U21 women's national football team

Top athletes are winners. They are celebrated as heroes in the media and by fans. But of course athletes are only human. With challenges and new tasks our mental strenght can grow, but we can also become ill if the pressure is too high - or at least it can prevent us from using our full potentials. For a long time, mental illnesses in competitive sports were only noticed on the sidelines. However, the topic has become increasingly important and sports psychologists and coaches are hired to support professional atheletes.

Christoph Herr works as a sports psychology expert. As the person responsible for the DFB Academy of Sports Psychology, he supports the U-21 women's national soccer team in developing their mental strength. In this event, Vice President Prof. Dr. Francesca Biagini will join Christoph Herr to talk about how to deal with performance pressure and stress in everyday life, what our environment positively contributes to it and what role togetherness plays. He will also talk about effective strategies to promote one's own mental health.

After the talk, participants will have the opportunity to ask Christoph Herr questions.

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Francesca Biagini, Vice President for International Affairs and Diversity

Language: German


Senaatssaal, 1. OG,
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 Munich

To the registration

Christoph Herr is a sports psychology expert and freelance coach. He has been working with competitive athletes (U21 Women's soccer team) and private individuals throughout Germany since 2014. His passion for sport and the challenges it poses, especially in the mental area, led him to support other people in the long term.


We want to ensure that all participants can fully enjoy our events. If you have an impairment and need assistance, please contact us in advance via e-mail so that we can work together to find a solution for your participation. Please note that we will do our best to accommodate your needs. The sooner you contact us, the better we can accommodate your needs.

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