Representative for student employees (BSHK)

Our responsibilities include:

  • supervision as well as compliance with applicable law in the selection and employment of student assistants,
  • to work towards appropriate working conditions,
  • the treatment of complaints from affected persons,
  • the provision of information materials.

In addition to general advice, you will also receive help with all problems or questions related to your work as a student employee. One of the long-term goals is to work towards an own staff council for the student employees.

Consulting services

The consulting service is aimed at students who are employed as student or research workers at RWTH Aachen University. Help can be provided via mail, telephony or internet conference.

Tel.: 0241-8093792
(Office of the AStA)


For many students, working as a student employee is the best way to combine studying and working. It offers the opportunity to gain initial work experience while still studying and to earn money on the side. This work is an employment relationship like any other and the following applies: It needs a representation that takes up and represents the interests of the student employees.

Most German universities do not yet have their own staff council for student employees. The Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, the Hochschulzugangsgesetz and the Vertrag über gute Beschäftigungsbedingungen für das Hochschulpersonal apply, which RWTH is obliged to fulfill.