The ‘NEXT STEP niederrhein’ project is aimed at students who are having doubts about their studies or who are playing with the idea of leaving university altogether. The subject, the university or even studying as a form of learning can be generally questioned.
of Bachelor's students drop out without graduating
- Website next-step-niederrhein.de: We offer students the opportunity to a gauge their position without any time or location restraints.
- individual, neutral and confident coaching
- Co-Counselling (Verweisberatung) with internal and external counselling offers
- digitale materials for self-reflection
- special seminars and workshops (digitale and at the university).
- Working together with a large network of players on the regional employment
- Digitale list of companies – an overview of regional companies which give trainings and are open for early university leavers
- inform companies about the potential of early university leavers.
because we are always behind you.
because we are always behind you.
The four project objectives
Presentation of perspectives and possibilities in case of study doubts
Individualisation of transitions in case of study doubts
Individual orientation coaching & workshops for students who have doubts about their studies
Removing the taboo of study doubts and dropping out of studies
Interested? Project management & contact
The Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences (HSRW) and the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences (HSNR) are jointly responsible for the implementation, planning and management of the project.
Hochschule Niederrhein | Coaching & Interes
Hochschule Rhein-Waal | Coaching & Kooperationen
Tel. +49 2821 80673-9747
NEXT STEP niederrhein’ is funded by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (Ministry of Culture and Science: Project Study Dropouts NRW – Next Career). It runs from 2017 to the end of 2023 (funding phase I: 2017-2020, funding phase II: 2021-2023).
Since summer 2017, a total of 13 regional projects (covering 20 universities) have been funded by the Ministry through the project ‘Studienausteiger/innen NRW – Next Career’ on the topic of study doubts and study dropouts.
Alliance partners of the support network
The project ‘NEXT STEP niederrhein’ has built up a large alliance network with many alliance partners on the left side of the Lower Rhine.
The goal of this network is to work together on the topic of study doubts in the Lower Rhine region. The aim is to provide advice to those seeking advice in a network, to remove the taboo surrounding the topic of study doubts in society, and to raise awareness of study dropouts in the business world.
Counselling Network Study Doubt – from counsellors for counsellors
The nationwide ‘Counselling Network Study Doubt’ consists of university counsellors who exchange information about the topic ‘Study Doubt and Dropout’ via a newsletter.
The newsletter is a possibility to exchange professional information (e.g. tested material, literature, links, further education) among colleagues. The aim is to professionalize the counseling of students who have doubts about their studies or who drop out and to share good ideas for counseling practice.
Who is the target audience of the newsletter?
The newsletter has been published approximately three times a year since 2018.
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