Student (winter term 19/20) regarding the SchlüsSL-Seminar

I liked the varied seminar sessions and I learned many new skills through working with the cooperating institutions.

Student (winter term 19/20) regarding the SchlüsSL-Seminar

SchlüsSL - Key com­pe­ten­cies-ori­en­ted Ser­vice Learning

Leading an anti-bullying workshop for girls, developing a podcast about poverty or organising a critical walking tour through Kassel; participating in a seminar which gives you relevant inputs and space for reflection; writing a project report; all while earning study credits - this is SchlüsSL!

Since 2014, students can take this interdisciplinary Service Learning-seminar in which they cooperate with non-profit institutions and initiatives in Kassel, plan and organise a self-selected volunteering project within 60 hours over the semester, and earn up to 6 credits for additive key competencies.

In 2020/2021 and 2021, international and German students could also participate in the SchlüsSL-Interkulturell-seminar, which additionally covered "intercultural competencies". In the summer term of 2021, the SchlüsSL-Interkulturell-seminar was offered in English and German, with a focus on projects and campaigns against the isolation of international students during the coronavirus pandemic. In the current semester (winter term 2021/2022), the English-language SchlüsSL-Interkulturell will not be offered.

Student (winter term 19/20) about the SchlüsSL-seminar

tangible insights and more than just theory

Student (winter term 19/20) about the SchlüsSL-seminar

Student (summer term 2020) about their most important learning experience in the SchlüSL-seminar

Working in a team with new and unknown people, having confidence in your own abilities

Student (summer term 2020) about their most important learning experience in the SchlüSL-seminar

Student (summer term 19) about the SchlüsSL-seminar

Help was provided. It was fun to work in the teams.

Student (summer term 19) about the SchlüsSL-seminar

Student (summer term 2020) about the lecturer of the SchlüsSL-seminar

An absolutely media competent professional as a lecturer

Student (summer term 2020) about the lecturer of the SchlüsSL-seminar

97% of students surveyed found the SchlüSL-seminar content interesting and instructive.


97% of students surveyed say they enjoyed participating in the service learning seminar.


88% of the students surveyed say that their key competencies (teamwork, project management, time management, etc.) have improved as a result of participating in the seminar.


82% of the students surveyed say that their practical skills (job-relevant skills) have improved as a result of attending the seminar.


94% of the students surveyed would recommend participation in a comparable service learning seminar to fellow students.

(Data of the seminar evaluations summer term 19, winter term 19/20, summer term 2020)