Full course description
The Mentor Programme BA AC serves to help students to tackle academic challenges during their studies, especially in the first year. Transition from secondary school to university is never easy. Many students will sooner or later experience a period during which their study does not work out the way they expected it to and this especially happens in their first year. The Mentor Programme has been designed with this in mind and is first and foremost aimed at easing transition to university and helping students ‘survive’ the first year. The core component of the Mentor Programme for first-year students is the student-mentor relationship. Students are assigned to a mentor and a mentor group in their first year. They will have group meetings and individual meetings with their mentor. Meetings centre on the study expectations and experiences of the students. The objective of the Mentor Programme is twofold. First, it aims to assist students in becoming a successful student. To become a successful student they need to become engaged in their own academic development; to become what is often termed a “self-regulated learner”. Second, the programme offers students a social and academic community of peers in which they can exchange experiences, reflect on successes, challenges, opportunities and problems and learn from each other. Students receive 1 ECTS for completing the Mentor Programme.