The Mentoring Programme is open for all students enrolled in the M.A. in Religious Studies as well as the discipline’s B.A. Extension Curricula. In the course of one’s studies, there may be times that pose particular challenges: for example, difficulties with time-management; problems with a certain exam, or the recognition of credits; questions regarding the planning and implementation of terms spent abroad; concerns about one’s choice of study programme or career prospects; personal concerns that can impede the course of the studies. Likewise, difficulties regarding the writing of a seminar paper or a thesis may also be part of a student’s academic routine. The mentor and the mentee will attempt to find solutions together and, if relevant, the mentor will provide further helpful contacts and guidance. A trustful relationship at equal footing lays the foundation for the mentor-mentee interaction. The mentoring programme is based on absolute confidentiality; all conversations are kept between the mentor and the mentee. Equally, the mentees’ identity is protected.

The mentor at the Department of Religious Studies is Gino Poosch. As a graduate of the M.A. programme in Religious Studies, as well as being a staff member at the Department he combines the student perspective with sound knowledge of the administrative dimension and rules.

Mentoring times: Every first and third Thursday of each month in Room 012 (fifth floor), starting from 1:30 p.m. or upon agreement. Gino can be reached at