Information about the Awareness Department


The Awareness Department is the student equivalent of the FIN Equal Opportunities Officer.

If you have any problems, you can always come to us and we will find a solution together. That includes discrimination, sexual harassment, disadvantage, advice or support for your studies or by the authorities and similar things. Our support is frequently used by international or queer and trans* students. For example, we campaigned for the first unisex toilets in the FIN building, which were quickly introduced on floor 3 with the help of the dean.

The Awareness Department is currently led by Bolli and Falke.

You can reach us at any time at fin-awareness-l@ovgu.de or anonymously via contact form.

If you want to get an idea of the people at the Awareness Department, you can also meet us at events. We plan to be represented more often at events e.g. we were at Campus Pride. To stay up to date on where we can be seen, please subscribe to the interest list (newsletter) or check out the he #fara-news channel on the FIN Emporium Server on Discord. Since the server now has a considerable number of members, there is also the opportunity to make good connections with your fellow students despite Corona and to exchange views on subjects or general topics that you need help with or as well as simply for socializing.

You are welcome to contact us if you are a student from another faculty. Furthermore, there is AG Antidiskriminierung from the medical faculty (you can find more information in the following lines), as well as plenty of other contact points that you can contact.

Do you have ideas on how we could make our faculty and university more inclusive? Or would you like to join us? Then feel free to write to us!

Best wishes from your

Awareness Team


We can recommend the following sites for advice or socializing:


AG Antidiskriminierung

The AG Antidiskriminierung (AG anti discrimination) of the medical faculty is a point of contact for students studying human medicine and immunology. The aim is to be the contact person for the students and to provide support if necessary.
In addition, the topic should be sensitized at the faculty and, in the long term, non-discriminatory and equal medical studies should be made possible for everyone.

The AG can be reached by email antidiskriminierung@fara-med.de.


Hängematte - Auffangen und Anstoßen

Hängematte is an offer to listen and talk to give a space to topics or difficulties that concern you. It doesn't matter whether it's exam stress, problems in the family, the partnership, with friends, your flat share or something completely different! We can find new perspectives together and initiate solutions confidentially and with professional discretion.

A counseling service from students for students and employees of the OvGU.

Please send an email with your request in the subject line to haengematte@ovgu.de



Wildwasser Magdeburg e.V.

Wildwasser is an association against sexualised violence. Here you'll find an offer of consultation for all those affected by sexualized violence, support persons and specialists, as well as psychosocial process support as support in criminal proceedings.

There is also advice on identity, sexuality and gender for children, young people, parents and other legal guardians.




Psychosoziale Beratungsstelle (PSB)

The Psychosocial Counselling Service (PSB) of the Studentenwerk Magdeburg is open to all university students and employees within the competence of the Studentenwerk. It offers free, non-binding and strictly confidential counselling in all life situations. The consultants are obliged to professional discretion and qualify regularly through supervision and professional training. Problems with motivation, the feeling of being overwhelmed, the fear of exams or anxieties about the future, difficulties in relationships with parents or friends and partners cannot always be solved on one’s own or with the help of friends or relatives.

Website: https://www.ovgu.de/gesundheit_psb.html


Wir sehen hin

Wir sehen hin is an initiative that raises awareness of sexualised violence as an issue. Testimonials can be shared with others both on the website and on Instagram (anonymously if desired). You can also find further regional and national contact points under the tab “Hilfsangebote” (“help offers”).


OVGU Pride

OVGU PRIDE is a queer university group supported by the CSD Magdeburg e.V..

Every second Tuesday (odd calendar week) you have the opportunity to connect and exchange ideas with other students. This can be about suggestions for university politics or queer topics, but also simply about having a nice evening with like-minded people.

If you have any further questions, send an email to gruppe@ovgupride.de or get in touch via Facebook or Instagram (@OvGU_Pride).

Queer Campus

Is a Student LGBTQIA* department at Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg. Queer students and allies are welcome! We're activists organizing events to boost LGBTQIA* visibility, but mostly we offer a space to meet new people and make friends. Our weekly sessions are on Wednesdays starting at 7 pm, and there's a regular or FLINTA*-meetup (for women, lesbians, inter*, trans* and agender people) on Fridays starting at 6 pm, all in the basement of student dormitory 1, Hohepfortestraße 40, 39106 Magdeburg.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/queercampusmd/