To help first-year students during the current crisis, the Studierendenwerk has teamed up with IKEA Sindelfingen to put together 50 starter sets for life in a hall of residence.
Tübingen/Sindelfingen. On Jan. 20, Marion Oswald-Bracher from the IKEA in Sindelfingen presented donations in kind totaling nearly 900 euros to Carmen Braun and Philipp Mang (Public Relations & Communications Department) from the Studierendenwerk Tübingen-Hohenheim.
The Studierendenwerk used the donations in kind to support first-year students in particular, who will begin their studies in the summer semester of 2023. This group has been hit particularly hard by the current economic crisis. “The financial budget of many students is extremely stretched in the face of exploding costs for housing, gas, electricity, heat and food,” explains Philipp Mang, head of public relations and communications at Studierendenwerk. “That’s why we’re pleased to be able to relieve at least a small part of the burden on first-year students in the region with this donation project.”
50 sets have been put together to make the start in the hall of residence or shared apartment easier. The packages contain cutlery, various plates, cups and glasses. In addition, a bath towel, fitted sheets and bed linen. With this basic equipment, the first-year students are well equipped for the first weeks in their new home.
To receive one of the fifty hall of residence starter sets, students were able to contact the Studierendenwerk via Instagram, Facebook or email last month. The packages were then handed over to students in person at the beginning of March in time for the start of the summer semester.
About the Studierendenwerk Tübingen-Hohenheim
In cooperation with the universities, the Studierendenwerk Tübingen-Hohenheim provides social support and assistance to students. Its core tasks include operating catering facilities (refectories and cafeterias), building, renting, leasing and arranging housing, implementing the Federal Training Assistance Act (BAföG), establishing and operating daycare centers for children, and maintaining facilities for counseling and health promotion. In the winter semester 2021/22, Studierendenwerk was responsible for more than 50 thousand students at 9 university locations.
About IKEA Germany
IKEA has been present in Germany since 1974, and the Swedish home furnishing group currently operates stores at 54 locations with the vision of “creating a better everyday life for many people.”