University Guidance Programme NESTOR depends on the Vice-rector’s Office for Post-graduate Studies and Continuous Formation.
Its aim is to support students in their integral learning process during their years of stay at the UdL by providing them with personal, academic and professional guidance that will allow them to make well-founded decisions throughout their degrees and later as future professionals.
The basic elements of the university guidance programme Nestor are:
- Welcome Sessions: Students starting bachelor's degrees at the UdL have their first contact with the university during the week prior to the beginning of the academic year. During these sessions students are informed about the organization of the courses and schools, given information about the main services and tools to be used and shown available facilities.
- Tutorials: Meetings in which students and tutors interact. Students can find answers to their questions and receive support and guidance individually or in groups.
- Workshops: Each school or faculty organizes non-curricular thematic workshops according to the needs and demands of students. These workshops are free to students and will help them in their education.
On the days prior to the start of the course each school or faculty organizes Welcome Sessions for each group of students admitted to a course or degree at that school.
This activity is initiated by the respective school’s management or dean’s offices with the aim of facilitating a fast integration of new students into the university environment of the UdL.
Students are not only informed of the general organization of the university and the school or faculty where they will study. They also learn about other services they can use during their degree, such as the University Information and Support Service (SIAU), the Virtual Campus and the Library. The academic aspect of the degree they have chosen is explained and the students are offered an opportunity to meet their colleagues.
Every student who enrolls at the UdL is assigned a tutor who is, if possible, a member of the teaching staff of the degree they are taking. This person will be willing to attend to students’ concerns and advise them about any particular matter during their stay at university.
Students can learn about their tutor by clicking on the link below. They can contact him/her by going directly to their office or by sending them an email to make an appointment. Contact information is located at the following link:
The workshops are voluntary training activities aimed at allowing students to acquire transferable skills which are useful both for studying some or all degrees and for students’ subsequent professional life.
Every year at the request of students or on the initiative of tutors or school managements some workshops are offered during the academic year for one or all courses of a faculty, open to all students of the UdL.
Whenever a workshop is offered, students are informed about the conditions of pre-enrolment and required documents.