Student support

Read about how we accompany you every step of the way

Studying is one of the greatest adventures you can embark upon: you’re meeting new people, learning new things and, in many cases, getting to know a new place.

While this can be exciting, you may also find yourself dealing with questions, emotions or challenges you did not expect to face.  That’s why all our students have access to a powerful support network that is there to give you a helping hand whenever you should need it.

Whether you want to give your study skills a boost, are looking for a part-time student job, have questions about your course, or need support with your mental or physical health, our team are always here to offer confidential support and guidance.

You’re never alone when you’re at BIMM Institute. Our community makes sure of that.

Having concerns about your studies? Our Education Team are on hand to help.

We work with you on a 1-2-1 basis to resolve anything related to your studies you may be facing. Whether that’s giving assistance with academic writing, reading scores, revision or preparing for exams and coursework, no question is too great for our team.

Should you need it, our team will also work with you to put together an Individual Support Plan to help you overcome any hurdles and come back stronger than ever.

Music Marketing, Media and Communication students at BIMM

Your wellbeing is our top priority. During all the highs and lows, we are here to support you throughout your studies.

All students have access to counselling with their college’s dedicated Student Services Team. All trained Mental Health First Aiders, they are your first point of call for confidential counselling.

Whether you want to talk to them about your mental health, homesickness, money worries, housing, relationships, personal issues, stress management or just need to offload, they can offer the guidance you need or support you in getting additional professional support.

We work hard across all areas of BIMM Institute to make our environments, policies and practices inclusive.

Disability can mean many things to many different people and can range from long-term medical conditions (including medically recognised mental health difficulties like anxiety disorder or depression), neurodiverse conditions like ADHD or Autism or specific learning differences like dyslexia, dyspraxia, attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyscalculia and dysgraphia.

All our buildings are fully accessible and we work to put plans and accommodations in place to allow all students to fully engage in student life at BIMM.

Whether you’re looking for a role to build up your creative CV and portfolio or looking for a part-time role during your studies, your college’s Careers Team is on hand to support you in your search.

They are also primed and ready to support you in creating your CV and cover letter, preparing for interviews and giving advice about how to make the most of your professional experiences.

Our supportive community doesn’t end at our staff – our student community also contains a number of supporting figures there to help you settle in and during your studies. As students themselves, they are full of useful tips, tricks and resources to help you make the most of your BIMM experience.

 

Student Presidents

Each year, one representative from second or third year is elected to officially represent students at their college.

Dedicated to improving the BIMM student experience, our Student Presidents campaign on the issues that matter most to you.

Find out more about our Student Presidents at BIMM Institute Berlin and BIMM Institute Hamburg here.

As a student at BIMM Institute, you’ve got a whole host of perks and discounts at your fingertips. From studio monitors to Macbooks, from headphones to your caffeine fix, we’ve got you covered.

Unidays

Unidays offers students free discounts across an extensive range of retailers including Apple, Canon, JBL, Levis, Hello Fresh, The Body Shop and hundreds more.

How do I get my discount?

Simply head to the Unidays website and sign up using your BIMM Institute email.

Audio equipment, instruments, and vinyl

Shure

With a history of innovation that began in 1925, Shure has turned a passion for making great microphones and audio electronics into an obsession. Shure continues to set the worldwide industry standard for superior, reliable products.

Iconic performers, leaders and communicators trust Shure to deliver their messages clearly for all to hear. From microphones to headphones, and conferencing gear, Shure makes products that help define sound. The company takes equipment issues out of the audio equation so that people can concentrate on their message or performance with confidence.

What discount do I get?

BIMM Students can get a 25% discount on products at Shure.

How do I get my discount?

Berlin students: email careersberlin@bimm-institute.de

Hamburg students: email davemeisner@bimm-institute.de

hhv Berlin (Berlin only)

If you’re looking for the best hip hop and house vinyl store in Berlin, this Friedrichshain cavern will have it hiding somewhere. This store boasts hugely knowledgeable and welcoming staff, alongside a refreshingly unpretentious atmosphere. There’s a remarkable streetwear selection on offer too. Situated just around the corner from BIMM Berlin, you don’t want to miss the additional treat of in-store gigs featuring touring bands.

What discount do I get?

5% on vinyl and music, 20% on clothing and shoes, 15% on food and drinks.

How do I get my discount?

Simply come to Reception at BIMM Institute Berlin and pick up a discount card

JustMusic

JustMusic is the place to go if you are looking for musical products in the areas of guitar and bass, drums, keys, traditional instruments, DJ equipment, studio and recording, and lighting and sound technology.

JustMusic also have a Berlin flagship store for our students to enjoy, with a 7,000m2 sales area spread over six floors. Thousands of ready-to-test instruments and expert salespeople are ready to provide professional advice.

What discount do I get?

  • 5% on the complete selection
  • 10% on cables, bags
  • 15% all articles of the brand JustMusic

How do I get my discount?

Pick up your edu-card from Reception at BIMM Institute Berlin or BIMM Institute Hamburg and show this at the cashier when paying. Alternatively, you can also present your BIMM Institute student ID.

If you’re shopping online, simply send a scan of your enrolment confirmation to info@justmusic.de and once registered, you will be able to use your discount for online purchases.

BIMM students also receive other benefits with the edu-card, find out more here.


German language classes

Sprachenatelier (Berlin)

Sprachenatelier is more than a language school. Alongside offering German and over 50 other languages, Sprachentelier offers creative courses, excursions in- and outside of Berlin, and concerts, exhibitions and workshops. Their bright and spacious rooms in a beautiful art nouveau building in the centre of East Berlin contribute to a special learning and working atmosphere.

What discount do I get?

15% discount for current and former students of BIMM Berlin in their first German course.

How do I get my discount?

Head to their office or send them an email with your confirmation of studentship letter/your degree certificate: office@sprachenatelier-berlin.de

Speakeasy (Berlin)

Conversation-based and with exactly the right mix of theory and practise – this is how you learn German for the real world in Berlin. Small groups with average of 8 to 10 students (min 4; max -depending on classroom- 12 or 14) giving you lots of one-on-one time with your teacher.

What discount do I get?

BIMM Berlin students get 10€ discount off their course.

How do I get my discount?

Simply reach out to speakeasy and let them know you’re a BIMM student. Contact them here: info@speakeasy.berlin

Germania Akademie (Hamburg)

Germania Akademie offers German classes on various levels using a colourful mix of methods that meets the different learning needs of the course participants.

What discount do I get?

BIMM Hamburg students can receive a 10% discount on any course fee.

How do I get my discount?

Get in touch with Germania Akademie and let them know you’re a BIMM student. Contact them here: sekretariat@germania-akademie.de

did Deutsch Institut (Hamburg)

did Deutsch Institut offers top-quality German courses across all levels.

What discount do I get?

BIMM Hamburg students can receive a 15% discount on course fees.

How do I get my discount?

Get in touch with did Deutsch Institut and let them know you’re a BIMM student. Contact them here:  office@did.de

Streaming Services

Spotify – Student Discount

What do you get?

All BIMM students receive a student discount

How to get it?

BIMM students can apply for the student discount here. Please note, that you must be actively in semester at BIMM Institute to be eligible. If you try to sign up during the holidays, or before semester begins you are likely to be declined.

Public Transport

HVV – Hamburger Verkehrsverbund GmbH Discount on Public Transport (Hamburg only)

What do you get:

Students at BIMM Institute Hamburg are eligible to a student discount to the public transport (HVV – Hamburger Verkehrsbetriebe). With a proof of entitlement stamped by us and filled in with the student’s personal details, the student will receive his or her ticket at an HVV service point.

How to get it:

Please come over to reception at BIMM Institute Hamburg to receive your proof of entitlement or send an email to gretakahle@bimm-institute.de.

Please find further information over here.

Fitness

fit x

What is it?

This gym has branches all over Berlin. Closest to BIMM would be the one in the East Side Mall.

What do you get?

fit x offer a 25 % discount. So instead of 24 Euros per month, you only have to pay 20 Euros.

How do you get it?

Ask at reception or send a message to berlinreception@bimm-institute.de for the code.

Rehearsal Space

Noisy Rooms (Berlin only)

What is it:

noisy Rooms is our neighbor in the House of Music in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg offering:

  • 23 rehearsal studios, 15-65m2 in size
  • High-quality equipment only
  • Bookable by the hour or by the day
  • Excellent acoustics
  • Air conditioning (100% fresh air)
  • Guitar service
  • Instrument storage lockers
  • Music shop

What do you get: BIMM Berlin students receive 10% on everything.

How to get it: Please show your student ID when booking at their counter.

Pirate Studios Discount of 20% off studio rental  (Hamburg only)

What is it? Pirate.com is a global network of rehearsal rooms, DJ-, podcast-, dance- und sound studios with 24/7 access. Supporting thousands of creative artists and organizations around the globe – and they have now landed in Hamburg!

What do you get? 34 rooms are waiting for you and your next project in their brand-ne self-service studios in Bahrenfeld. Pirate Studios are constantly looking for upcoming talent to support and their studios are the perfect location to achieve greatness – all without distraction.

How to get it: When you create an account with your BIMM email address – you will receive a long-term educational discount of 20% off all studio bookings.

Software and hardware

Ableton – Education Discount

What is it? Ableton makes Live, Push and Link – unique software and hardware for music creation and performance.

What do you get? Educational discount at Ableton Live.

All students at BIMM Institute Berlin and Hamburg receive a 40% education discount on Live Standard or Suite.

How to get it: Please upload a copy of your student ID in the Ableton online shop that proves that you study with BIMM Institute.

Apple – Education Discount

What is it? Educational discount at Apple.

What do you get? BIMM students have access to savings on Apple software and hardware, such as discounts on a new Mac or iPad with Apple education pricing.

How to get it:

  1. Go to the Apple Education Shop
  2. The page will ask you to sign up at UNiDAYS, a discount website.
  3. Once you have completed the process of signing up, you can then proceed to purchase your Apple product.

Izotope –  Edu discount of 50% off products

Following our BIMM Masterclass on with Jonathan Wyner, we are sharing the discount offered by iZotope to all BIMM Germany students.

At iZotope, we’re obsessed with great sound. Our intelligent audio technology helps musicians, music producers, and audio post engineers focus on their craft rather than the tech behind it. We design award-winning software, plug-ins, hardware, and mobile apps powered by the highest quality audio processing, machine learning, and strikingly intuitive interfaces. iZotope: the shortest path from sound to emotion. 

What you get and how to get it:

You can buy any product in the iZotope Academic Store and during check out, be sure to identify yourself as a BIMM student.

Sonarworks Free extended trial keys of Reference 4 Headphone Edition (Hamburg only)

What is it?

Want neutral sound on your headphones? Reference 4 is a software that removes unwanted sound coloration and delivers the same accurate studio reference sound on all headphones and monitors using Sonarworks SR technology.

Accurate sound on headphones and presets for 200+ supported headphones are included with the software. Apply correction using the plugin in your favourite DAW or use the Systemwide app to correct sound from any source on your computer. Interested?

What do you get?

Sonarworks is offering all BIMM Hamburg students a free extended trial key of their Reference 4 Headphone Edition valid until 30 June 2021.

How to get it: Contact Dave Meisner for free access now!

Mental Health

We recognise that this year has been incredibly challenging for everyone, and that mental fitness is something we should all be working on to stay healthy now, and into the future. At BIMM, we are looking at additional tools to help keep you supported through this time, and so we are delighted to have partnered with Fika for our students.

FIKA App Free account and app access

BIMM Student Services is very pleased to introduce you to our new partnership with the mental fitness app Fika

What is it?:

Fika is a Mental Fitness platform which helps you to improve your 7 Skills of Mental Fitness and enable you to stay motivated, productive, focused and connected.

Fika is a remotely accessible mental fitness platform, empowering organisations, education institutions and individuals with guided mental skills development courses with proven benefits on mental wellbeing and performance. Built from a robust evidence-base by an expert team, Fika draws on methods and theories spanning sports psychology and positive psychology as well as acceptance and commitment therapy, solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness to build Mental Fitness.

How to get it:

To gain access BIMM students can download the FIKA app and register with their BIMM email address.

Local cafes

Milch & Zucker

What is it?

A cosy café just around the corner from BIMM Berlin, with free wifi. Our students can enjoy a healthy breakfast, hot coffee, delicious sandwiches, hot lunches, and tasty desserts. There are always vegan-friendly options, and everything is freshly prepared with a lot of love.

What do you get?

Milch & Zucker offer BIMM Berlin students 10% discount.

How do you get it?

Present your BIMM Berlin ID card.

Roots Café

What is it?

Roots Café is all about great coffee, food to indulge in, and a cosy atmosphere to sit down with and kickback. Our students can enjoy a hot chocolate, salad, hot lunch or home-baked cake whilst working on their projects using the free wifi service.

What do you get?

Roots Café offer BIMM Berlin students 10% discount.

How do you get it?

Present your BIMM Berlin ID card.

Goodies

What is it?

Goodies offer a variety of healthy vegan and vegetarian food. They value sustainability and good food. You can get breakfast, lunch and sweets at this Café, that is located on Warschauer Straße. 

What do you get?

Goodies offer BIMM Berlin students 10% discount.

How do you get it?

Present your BIMM Berlin ID card.

Ben & Jerry’s

What is it?

Ben & Jerry’s offer a variety of different ice cream flavours, such as Chocolate Fudge Brownie or Strawberry Cheescake. They also have a free coworking space in the back with free wifi.

What do you get?

Ben & Jerry’s offer BIMM students 10% discount.

How do you get it?

​​​​​​​Present your BIMM Berlin ID card.

Health insurance

All students at BIMM Institute (including non-EU students since last year) are eligible for cover under TK Insurance. Health insurance is a legal requirement for all residents in Germany.

TK (Techniker Krankenkasse) is a German public healthcare provider which offers, in addition to comprehensive medical services, a Welcome to Germany Service, which supports foreign students with an English-speaking team during their arrival in Germany.

Please find current information for students, including monthly fees here.

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Any questions?

For any questions relating to student support or if you’d like more information on how to apply to BIMM Institute please contact our Admissions Team on+49 (0)30 311 99 186 or email admissions@bimm-institute.de.

 

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