Student Support

No matter how you feel and whatever you’re going through, you can lean on us.

We understand that sometimes you might want a helping hand. That’s why our friendly and fantastic support network is here should you ever need it.

Whether it’s a problem with your study skills, your course, mental health or student life, our teams are always here to offer confidential support and guidance.

Each of our eight colleges has a Student Support team. The size of the teams varies depending on the size of the college, but offer every student a named contact within each team; someone who’s there to support you and who understands the individual demands required by your specific course.

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

Supporting your journey

We work hard to make sure you have access to the support you need to succeed throughout your studies.

That’s why we have schemes in place to help you before you start and while you’re here. Our full-time team are fully trained professionals and always ready to listen, help and put in place action plans when needed.

We’re committed to a policy of equal opportunities. This means we aim to make all our services available to every student, regardless of background, culture, gender or sexuality. Discover some of the ways we help our students below or visit our Alumni Support page for the specific ways in which we help our graduates.

BIMM Student - Anton Rangardt

“The constant support from, and interaction with the tutors comes in ways you don't find at an everyday university, and it’s so useful for developing your own career in the music industry. You're surrounded by industry professionals who take your ideas or current projects very seriously and their input is invaluable. They’ll help you with everything from finding an industry placement through contacts, to developing an idea into a real functioning project.”
Anton Rangardt

Our Personal Tutor scheme is here to ensure you have a smooth transition into life at BIMM Institute.​

Personal Tutors are all trained graduates, here to listen when you want to talk about worries, concerns or simple questions about assessments!​If there is anything they can’t help you with, Personal Tutors will be sure to point you to right person to help with any issues you’re having at BIMM Institute.​

We can support you if you have specific learning difficulties, dyslexia, medical conditions or other disabilities.

Our Student Support team can put together an Individual Support Plan, created specifically for you. Working with you on a one-to-one basis during your studies, our lecturers will help you develop skills to assist with academic writing, music reading, revision, approaching exams and coursework.

Music Marketing, Media and Communication students at BIMM

We’re also here to help with any queries or troubles you might have about housing and funding. Our Student Services Teams have access to training and resources which gives us the ability to offer advice and guidance on life outside the college.

For example, if you have questions about your tenancy agreement, or want to make sure you’re receiving the maximum funding available to you, make an appointment to come and see us.

Creating a sense of community is important to us. Your Student Support and Guests & Events Team can help you to realise any ideas you have for clubs, societies and social events.

We’ll also ensure that you’re kept regularly updated with everything that’s going on around the college.

Find out more about our Student Association


"The Student Support Team are always here to help you reach your full potential."
Alex Hilonen, on the move from Stockholm to BIMM Institute London

We’re here to help if you’re making the leap and joining us from another country.

You will also be supported by our student mentors to help you settle in.

Information for international students

Your well-being and welfare are at the heart of everything we believe in.

If you ever experience any difficulties, it’s always better to talk to someone. Our Student Support Team are trained listeners and always here. They offer a safe space to discuss any of your concerns, whether you want to talk to them about your mental health, being away from home for the first time, you’re having financial worries, personal issues, or you just want someone to offload to.

We can offer counselling and stress management. This is done on a one-to-one basis and is strictly confidential. We are constantly reviewing any additional perks and discounts for our students and will update this regularly, especially if the situation allows more onsite opportunities again.

Within our BIMM Extra classes we are also hosting a series of mental health and well-being sessions. These sessions are carefully designed to support students through taking bite size chunks of daily self-care as well as advice on how to incorporate these into their musical routines and bind them to their sense of self as artists.

 

At our Berlin and Hamburg colleges, we now have two Student Presidents who represent the student body and are building the local student community at BIMM Institute through activities such as developing student societies and organising events. Just like you, they are students at BIMM and are here to help and support you and are always open to hear about your concerns, suggestions and ideas.

You can discover more about our current student presidents through our interview with them below:

Introducing our new student presidents at Hamburg and Berlin

Berlin and Hamburg are the creative cities that boasts the most diverse and welcoming music scenes in the world. We’re incredibly proud of all that we offer our students during their studies here at BIMM Institute Berlin and Hamburg, including the outstanding support from our industry partners.

Here are some of the incredible perks and discounts that all students BIMM Institute Berlin and BIMM Institute Hamburg have access to during their studies. From studio monitors to MacBooks and a cosy coffee on lunch breaks, we have you covered!

Audio equipment, instruments, and vinyl

Adam Audio

What is it?

Adam Audio are one of the most popular manufacturers in professional studio monitors. Used in a huge number of studios around the world, Adam studio monitors are amongst the most dependable and desirable audio monitoring tools available.

Ideal for both professional and home project studios, Adam’s monitors are built to deliver high-quality sound you can trust.

What will you get?

Adam Audio provide BIMM students with an incredible 25% discount on all products!

How to get it: To get your individual code, please contact Nora via norawarmedinger@bimm-institute.de

Next Steps:

Step 1: go to this site.

Step 2: pick your item and put it in the shopping cart.

Step 3: follow the payment process, and type in your code.

Shure

What is it?

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 will you get?

BIMM Students can get a 25% discount on products at Shure, please visit their Germany shop over here. The discount for 2022 will be availably soon.

How to get it: For more information, please contact Nora Warmedinger via norawarmedinger@bimm-institute.de

hhv Berlin (Berlin only)

What is it?

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 will you get?

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

How to get it: If you would like to get a discount at hhv come to reception at House of Music and pick up a discount card.

JustMusic

What is it?

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 do you get? 

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

How to get it:

Students can either show the edu-card that’s at reception when at the cachier or they show their student ID and take advantage of the above discounts in the store.

Alternatively, students can send a scan of their enrolment confirmation with their address to info@justmusic.de. After they’re registered, they can then use their discount for online purchase.

BIMM students also receive other benefits with the edu-card, all further info here: https://www.justmusic.de/educationcard#


German language classes

Expath

What is it?

Expath help expats and new arrivals get settled in Germany and provide premium German classes online and in Berlin.

What do you get?

BIMM Berlin and Hamburg students get a 10% discount that is valid throughout 2021.

How to get it:

Ask at reception for the discount code or email to berlinreception@bimm-institute.de or hamburgreception@bimm-institute.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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