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Application for support for academics by student assistants during pregnancy, maternity leave, pa-rental leave and care obligations

Application for support for academics by student assistants during pregnancy, maternity leave, pa-rental leave and care obligations

Who can apply for support and what is it for?

The student assistant is available exclusively to academic staff and serves to relieve pregnant women and parents during routine laboratory tasks and/or office work.

Pregnant women can hand over physically strenuous work or laboratory work that they are no longer allowed to perform according to the regulations of occupational health and safety or maternity protection to the assistant. Parents of small children (0-3 years) can apply for assistance during their parental leave or in the event of care bottlenecks (e.g. if the child is ill or if there are short periods of care in day care). The assistance can also serve to provide general relief for a parent with children under 14 years of age.

What can be applied for?

You can apply for assistance for 5-10 h per week. A student assistant can be hired as an assistant, who must be able to complete the tasks involved. The requirements for hiring student assistants must be met. Applications can be approved for a maximum of 6 months at a time with the possibility of reapplication. The equal opportunities team of Faculty VI welcomes the hiring of female student assistants as a priority for this gender equality measure.

How can the support be applied for?

An application for support by student assistants can be submitted at any time to the Faculty equal opportunities office:

There is no legal entitlement to support by student assistants from the faculty's equal opportunities funds. The committee examines and decides on the scope of the requested support. The applicant assumes responsibility for the correctness of the information provided. Approval is subject to the availability of sufficient equal opportunities funds. Please take into account that the hiring of student assistants also follows the normal time schedule for new hires (currently approx. 4 weeks).

The following application must be submitted (only available in German; in case of questions please contact us):

Application for assistance by student assistants

(Changed: 2021-10-12)