Support System

Counseling Office

In response to requests to provide a central location with easy access to a variety of information, counseling services are now available at the Mayudama Space on each campus. Please feel free to visit at your convenience.

1. “Silk Network” counseling provided by senior researchers

Senior researchers (mentors) offer counseling to young researchers and graduate students (mentees).

Topics include how to get started after assuming a new post, how to achieve balance between research and life events, how to maintain employment, and how to shape a career. The counseling and mentor introductions are arranged through the Gender Equality Office.

<Details of counseling>

  • How to establish and develop a career in research
  • How to maintain work-life balance
  • How to achieve balance between research and life events
  • Other

* Counseling is available to young researchers and graduate students at Gunma University.

* Counseling is provided by senior researchers (recipients can be introduced to male or female mentors).

* Applications need to be filed in advance (it may take some time to make arrangements).

For more information, contact the Gender Equality Office at Aramaki Campus (extension 7146) or send e-mail inquiries to kyodo-sankaku@jimu.gunma-u.ac.jp.

2. Counseling provided by a work-life balance advisor

A work-life balance advisor with expertise in nursery school and after-school child care offers counseling on how to achieve balance between work and family.

The advisor can assist you with any questions, concerns, or issues related to caring for children or family, such as slight problems in day-to-day or family life, pregnancy, having and raising children, or nursing care. The advisor is on hand at Mayudama Space, ready to help you find solutions.

<Details of counseling>

  • How to take time off to care for a newborn or family member
  • How to use the support system to assist with having and raising children
  • How to use the support system to assist with nursing care
  • How to use the child care support services such as the child care facilities
  • How to balance family life with research, work, school, etc.

* Counseling is available to teachers and students at Gunma University.

* Counseling is provided by Harumi Nakamura (work-life balance advisor).

* Consultation hours

<Aramaki> Tue/Thu: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
<Showa> Wed: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
<Kiryu> 4th Tue each month: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

* E-mail inquiries are accepted at the following address:
kyodo-sankaku@jimu.gunma-u.ac.jp

counseling

Counseling Office (Mayudama Space at Showa Campus)

Work-life balance advisor brochure

 

3. Counseling provided by a coordinator

A coordinator with a license to practice social work offers counseling on how to use the support system to assist with work-life balance and life events (caring for or tending to family members, getting married, having and raising children, etc.). Topics include how to utilize the resources available through the gender equality operations, university system, and support aimed at promoting female participation at the university.

* Counseling is available to teachers and students at Gunma University.

* Counseling is provided by Megumi Nagayasu (Full-time Instructor/Coordinator at Gender Equality Office).

* Consultation hours are available as needed (on weekdays, the counselor is stationed at the Gender Equality Office at Aramaki Campus).

* Telephone and e-mail inquiries are accepted.
For more information, contact the Gender Equality Office (extension 7146) or send e-mail to kyodo-sankaku@jimu.gunma-u.ac.jp.