People work in the Studierendenwerk Tübingen-Hohenheim. They look after 55,000 students. These are people who study and learn a lot. You can study at a university or college.
The Studierendenwerk Tübingen-Hohenheim looks after students in the cities of Tübingen, Stuttgart-Hohenheim, Reutlingen, Rottenburg, Albstadt, Sigmaringen, Nürtingen, Geislingen and Trossingen. The Studierendenwerk helps students with many tasks:
- Many students have little money. The Studierendenwerk tells students where they can get money.
- Riding the bus is expensive. That’s why there is a semester ticket. Students can travel by bus and train for half a year for little money. The Studierendenwerk invented that.
- Students need a place to live. The Studierendenwerk gives students rooms in halls of residence. A hall of residence is a place where many students can live. Students don’t have to pay much money there.
- Of course, students also need something to eat and drink. The Studierendenwerk has cafeterias and dining halls at the universities. These are places where students can eat cheaply.
- Some students have children. The Studierendenwerk has day care centers. Children can play, eat and sleep there during the day. Students can then study better.
- Sometimes students have worries or problems. Then they feel bad. Students can talk to someone at the Studierendenwerk. It feels good when someone listens and helps.
- Many students come from abroad. They can only speak a little German. At the Studierendenwerk, there are people who speak other languages. They can then help.
- Some students are ill and need help. Some cannot walk. They need a wheelchair. The Studierendenwerk can help them. There are rooms for students with wheelchairs.
The Studierendenwerk Tübingen-Hohenheim is a non-profit organisation. Non-profit means that people help other people. The Studierendenwerk receives money from the state of Baden-Württemberg for this.