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Support for refugees
The Peer Quartier (formerly Oase) has been the home of the Ruhr University’s Psychological Student Advisory service since 2022, and Zhenya Landiak has been part of the counselling team since January 2023.
She is the first point of contact for prospective and existing refugee students seeking psychological support. Possible topics could be processing experiences of fleeing, dealing with the political situation in the home country, cultural integration in Germany or student life in general.
Landiak offers regular workshops for prospective and existing Ukrainian students from 15 February onwards, with a regularly changing main focus. All information is available on the website of the Psychological Student Advisory Service.
Those seeking advice can reach Landiak by email and phone, she is available for individual appointments and also leads group sessions. Her position is co-funded by the university's Lore Agnes Programme.
The Ukrainian earned her Bachelor's degree in psychology in Kyiv and successfully completed her Master's degree in London. She worked as an independent psychologist in Ukraine and Sweden for the past seven years and is looking forward to her new role at Ruhr-University: "I already appreciate the work here in our local team, my colleagues are very supportive and make it very easy for me to settle in."
15 February 2023