Healthcare Week 2024: Online-Lecture on 04.06.2024

Online-Lecture "Motherhood, mental load and mindset - "There's more than on type of good mother"

Even in our decade, women do more care work every day than men, as the Federal Statistical Office's time utilisation survey shows. Women who have children work around 40 hours a week unpaid, in addition to their job. Society's and their own expectations of mothers and the role of motherhood are high and unattainable for many. What are the consequences of this and how can we deal with it? Against this background, we want to look at old and new beliefs together and discuss them with the help of quotes from current literature, TV series and other media: What helps and what can be removed?

As part of Health Week 2024, we are offering an online lecture on 4 June 2024 from 09:30 to 10:30 under the motto "Motherhood, mental load and mindset - "There's more than on type of good mother".

In preparation for the lecture, take a look at the images of mothers in your favourite series and bring a quote with you. You can find more information about the full programme and the application form here.  We look forward to seeing you there! 


Holiday care offer in the summer holidays 2024

During the first three weeks of the summer holidays, Studierendenwerk OstNiedersachsen and TU Braunschweig offer holiday childcare for school children between the ages of 6 and 12. The offer is aimed exclusively at children of employees and students of TU Braunschweig and Studierendenwerk OstNiedersachsen.

The childcare weeks take place from 24.06. to 12.07.2024
Childcare hours: Mon-Fri from 7:30 - 16:00
Cost per child and week: €70

Up to 15 children between the ages of 6 and 12 are looked after by three carers per week. Registration is possible for 2 weeks of childcare (possibly for all three weeks depending on availability). Childcare can be offered with a minimum occupancy of five children.

Premises & programme:
The childcare rooms are located in the seminar room in the "Zwerge" daycare centre, Fallersleber-Tor-Wall 10, 38100 Braunschweig.
The programme is adapted to the age structure of the respective group. Planned activities include exploring local playgrounds, a visit to the zoo, mini golf, other excursions, a fancy dress party and much more.

Drinks and lunch are provided by the Studierendenwerk. Please bring breakfast from home.

Registration & contact:
Registration is possible from Monday, 05.02.2024, 9:00 am, please send an e-mail to Jan Schwarz:
Registration deadline is Friday, 31.05.2024, later registrations are only possible after consultation with Jan Schwarz
Please state when registering: desired holiday week(s), name and date of birth of the child, telephone number

The new parent-child room in the old building is available for use

Altgebäude Spielecke

There is news: The new parent-child room in the old building is open!

In the context of the family-friendly university, the family office of the TU Braunschweig has set up a parent-child room in the old building, which can be used by both staff and students with their children. The room with the number -029 is located on the first floor and can be reached barrier-free via the rear entrance of the old building and the elevator. The key to the room is in a key box next to the entrance door. The code for the box is available upon request at the Family Office (0531 391-4536,

After the water damage in the old parent-child room, we are very happy that the main campus now again offers a space for parents and children to work, play and take a break. We look forward to your requests!

Welcome meeting with our President on December 15th

Welcome meeting

On behalf of the President, Professor Dr. Angela Ittel, we cordially invite all parents who have had "TU offspring" in the last year or who were unable to attend the last appointment to a welcome talk. Of course, your children are also invited if they have time :-).

In a pre-Christmas atmosphere with a hot drink and biscuits, we would like to talk to you about your experiences as a (part of) a parent at the TU and give you the opportunity to talk to the other guests and explore the room.

When: 15.12.2023, 10-11 a.m., followed by an open exchange until 12 noon
Where: Parent-child room in the old building (room 029)

Please register (with the number of people) in the family office
                                                                     until 1.12.2023: familienbuero(at)




Supra-regional offer "Care in focus"

Online event series of the network of family service offices at universities in Lower Saxony and Bremen

In the winter semester 2023/24, the family service offices of Lower Saxony and Bremen universities will offer an online event series entitled "Pflege im Fokus" (Care in Focus) as part of a cooperation.

Five different online events on changing topics are aimed at employees, lecturers and students at the colleges and universities in Lower Saxony and Bremen. Register if you care for or support relatives or organise care for them, even at a distance, or even if you are simply interested in the topic or expect care responsibilities in the future. Participation is free of charge.

Registration and information at:Care in Focus

Picture books on the subject of war & flight

How do we talk to children about war and flight?
The images of the war in Ukraine are currently everywhere, and children are asking questions, wanting to know more and trying to understand what is happening. But how do we talk to younger children about the war without overwhelming them? The Association of Binational Families and Partnerships has put together a selection of 12 international picture books that can help children and adults.

Download the book list as a PDF file (unfortunately only available in German).


News and information from the Family Office also in the new TU Messenger

Since 01.02.2022, Matrix has gone live as the new TU Messenger and will replace the previously used Rocket.Chat in the future. Rocket.Chat will be switched off at the end of the summer semester 2022.

We invite all interested TU members with family responsibilities to our "Family Office" room, where we can share news and information and exchange ideas:


New mailing list for students with child(ren)

Subsrcibe Studierende mit Kind(ern)

The new mailing list for student parents at the TU Braunschweig is here. In these times exchange and contact is more important than ever. After you have registered with a TU mail address, you can write your own contributions to the list and read the mails of other students with child(ren) and reply to them. This way, uncomplicated exchange is possible. Subscribe now!