Innovative academic structures
Academic advising structures are extremely important. This applies to subject-specific advice for students, as well as networking and exchange between degree course counsellors. Subject-related info packages distributed during Welcome Week not only help first-time students get off to a good start, but also international students and those who have changed majors. We recommend carefully organising and structuring the academic orientation phase, during which preparatory courses can be offered for additional support.
- Additional recommendation:
Establishing mentoring systems can be especially useful for navigating the pitfalls of both the introductory and examination phase of study. It is especially helpful to provide continuity in mentoring partners for the entire duration of one's degree programme.