Our faculty has a Mentor system for both first year SEPA students and new EPA en MOT international students. The mentor system is a form of study guidance provided by student mentors during the first six months of the course. The mentor receives special training on guiding mentor groups. academic counsellors select the mentors on the basis of study progress and motivation.
Mentor system for first year students
At the start of the first year, students are assigned to mentor groups. This is based on registration for first year projects. The project group is therefore also the mentor group. Each group is given a student mentor (senior student). The group normally consists of around 10 students. Over a number of sessions, the first year students receive information about the course and about student life, they can talk to fellow students and find out about study skills.
Mentor system for EPA and MOT students
At the start of the academic year, two mentors are assigned to EPA and MOT students: one senior international student and a senior Dutch student. Compared with the mentor system of first year students, here there is more focus on the exchange of experiences between students.