Students with disabilities: advice and the chance to talk to others
The Office for Disability Services, Central Student Advisory Office offers assistance with everyday student life as well as serving as a networking platform for exchange with other students.
Open Consultation Hour Barrier-free
In the winter semester 22/23, the representatives for students with disabilities will offer an Open Consultation Hour together with the Counseling Office. This will take place once or twice a month via Zoom. In addition to the possibility of consultation regarding questions of study organization, compensation for disadvantages and concrete support offers, you should also have the opportunity here to make comments on changes or improvements and development potentials towards a barrier-free university and a study for all.
24. October 2022 09:30-11:00 - Please register via the following link: zoom-event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about attending the meeting.
Representative for Students with Disabilities
Our representative and his deputy will support you in organizing and optimizing your campus environment. They will also act as the strong link between you and the University. Whatever you need, they'll try and help. Whether it's making physical adjustments to a building, accommodating your needs in examinations or modifying studying regulations—they've got it down.
The consultation hour of the representative, Prof. Dr. Peter Zentel, takes place on Thursdays 14:00 to 16:00 via Zoom (prior registration by email to Ms Maricic at the latest one day before the consultation hour). His deputy, Dr. Gabriele Wimböck, can be reached at her consultation hour on Tuesdays 09:00-12:00.
Advisory Services, Central Student Advisory Office
Academic Advisor, Romy Hoche and her team of assistants run the Office for Disability Services. Romy provides advice covering all areas of university life that include; choosing your degree and admissions, receiving organizational advice on matters such as taking a leave of absence or extending your period of study, coping with day-to-day challenges, and compensation for disadvantages.
Student assistants offer initial consultations and personal support in tackling everyday university life. Topics that they will help to cover include:
Our slogan "Studying with disabilities—you are not alone!" really does mean what it says. Firstly, many other of your fellow students are affected by disabilities. And secondly, help is always at hand in the form of our inclusion tutors. You are certainly not alone! Our tutors keep open lines of communication to the Office for Disability Services, individual faculties and their teaching staff. They are always there to put in a good word or provide a sympathetic ear. Looking for someone in the know when it comes to the unique circumstances you face in your faculty? Would prefer to have someone at your side as you tackle the removal of barriers? Or just looking for a friendly chat? Feel free to get in touch.
According to the guidelines laid out in the TutorPlus program, it's an inclusion tutor's role to act as liaison between students and teachers. And to keep channels to all faculties open as both contact person and inclusion expert.
You can get in touch with the Office for Disability Services via email. They will then put you in contact with an inclusion tutor.
Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and the Study of Religion
Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences
Faculty of Languages and Literatures
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Faculty of Economics
Special interest groups
The Interessengemeinschaft behinderter und nicht behinderter Studierender, IBS (Interest Group for Students with and without Disabilities) and other peer groups focus on improving conditions for students with disabilities and offer forums for in-depth discussions on a regular basis. IBS also has an advocacy role, and acts as point of contact for the University's administration.
In 2004, LMU founded the Interessengemeinschaft behinderter und nicht behinderter Studierende as the result of a collaboration initiated by Verena Bentele—a student living with blindness—with the ZSB's Office for Disability Services. This interest group has already had a major impact on improving conditions for studying at LMU. But we can't do this without your engagement. After all, it's your feedback, needs and suggestions that get translated into real change, improving things for students with disabilities over years to come.
Peer group meetings take place regularly and tackle a range of questions concerning specific disability groups. We currently coordinate peer groups for students with visual, hearing or mobility impairments, ADHD, autism as well as chronic and mental illnesses.
We'd be delighted to put you in touch with IBS and the different peer groups. Reach out to us at Behindertenberatung@lmu.de for more information.
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