Photo: Sinje Schuck
Sinje Schuck is Advisor for the topic Open University Access at the Department of Socioeconomics. Her objective is to increase the number of applicants without traditional university qualifications (without Abitur) for the BA in Socioeconomics at the Department of Socioeconomics. To this end she identifies relevant factors in the German education system and develops concepts for the project “Studieren ohne Abitur”. Additionally she facilitates contacts to other actors in the field of educational and social mobility and coordinates the advertisement and publicity campaign of the project.
Since June 2013 Sinje Schuck holds a Magister Artium in North American Studies and Musicology of the Freie Universität Berlin. She spent her academic year 2008/2009 as a DAAD-Scholar at the Department of American Civilization at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. During her studies she worked from 2009 until 2011 as a T.A. at the John-F.-Kennedy-Institute at Freie Universität Berlin, where she taught tutorials for the introductionary B.A. course Understanding North America Part A. From 2003 until 2006 she worked as a counselor for students on the subject of BAföG (german grant awarding body) at the Students Union at Freie Universität Berlin and from 2007 until 2008 she worked in the same capacity at the Self-Organized Student Counselling System at Humboldt University. Following her studies she worked as a freelance texter and editor, as a radio correspondent and from 2014 until 2015 for the academic publishing house Peter Lang.