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A new phase of life begins

Abschlussfeier Fakultät S
Vivian Missel

Glasses clink, excited, joyful looks. Today is a day of celebration. Around 120 guests gather in the foyer of RWU's main building on Friday 16 June 2023 for the graduation ceremony of the Faculty of Social Work, Health and Nursing. Many graduates are on hand with friends and family to receive their graduation certificates and awards.

"This is certainly a very special moment for you as graduates, but also for us teachers who have accompanied you through the many semesters," Professor Dr Jörg Wendorff introduced the ceremony. A new phase of life is now beginning for the 65 Bachelor's and ten Master's graduates, said the Dean of Faculty S. "I wish you all the best for your professional and private future." Sebastian Mauser, Prorector for Studies, Teaching and Quality Management also congratulated the graduates: "You have achieved great things in the last few years. You can be proud of what you have achieved." He also cast a glance into the future, because "generative AI like ChatGPT and Co. will also have a great impact on social, societal and ethical issues."

Award-winning theses

Janina Kurevic, a graduate of the bachelor's degree programme in nursing, was presented with the prize of the city of Weingarten by Weingarten's mayor Clemens Moll for her outstanding final thesis. "An important piece of work that we would like to honour with the prize of the city of Weingarten," said Clemens Molll. In her work, Kurevic dealt with the role of a school nurse in disease prevention among children and adolescents.

The prize of the Ravensburg District Office was presented by Andrea Müller, Head of the Social Planning Department, to Sandra Maria Müller for her outstanding thesis in the Bachelor's degree programme in Social Work. The topic of her thesis was: "Lonely together - a subjective feeling advances to a social problem. Mission, possibilities and limits of social work."

Jonas Kunze, bachelor's graduate of the nursing degree programme, was honoured with the prize of the ZfP Südwürttemberg. Martin Holzke, Director of Nursing at the ZfP, presented the prize for the excellent final thesis on the topic of media education in the prison for people with special needs.

A total of 224 graduates of the Faculty S completed their studies last year: 140 in the summer semester 2022 and 75 in the winter semester 2022/23. The Bachelor's degree programme in Social Work comprises the most graduates with 140 in the summer semester and 37 in the winter semester, closely followed by the degree programmes in Applied Psychology and Nursing.

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