The Welcome Session equips new students with all the relevant information they need to settle in at university. This session also serves to arrange language proficiency tests.
The mandatory training sessions, which need to be arranged before the start of the academic term, aim to even out ability levels in different areas (mathematics, statistics and the international context).
Tutorial action plan
The Tutorial Action Plan for Students (PACTE) provides students with personalised monitoring over the course of their degree. Their allocated tutor will give them individualised advice, support and orientation in academic, personal and professional areas, and will offer assistance with any other specific needs they may have.
Towards the end of their degree, the Tutorial Action Plan dovetails with the ESCI-UPF Careers Advisory Service and also focuses on monitoring students’ Bachelor’s Degree Final Project (TFG).
Language proficiency assessment
As part of UPF’s Multilingualism Action Plan, and in order to ensure students reach the minimum level of proficiency (B2) in a foreign language, ESCI-UPF offers students the following language proficiency assessment system:
- Language Diagnosis Test (PDL), which assesses new students’ level of proficiency with regard to the required minimum level for a third language and initiates training.
- Language Competence Test (PCCL), a single- or multilevel test for all students to accredit the minimum level of proficiency (B2) in a third language.
Careers advisory service
The ESCI-UPF Careers Advisory Service is a comprehensive programme that accompanies degree students until they are in employment. It comprises three stages:
In parallel, the UPF’s Professional Careers Service (SCP) offers services to past and future graduates. Its actions and services include:
- Campus Treball (university-supervised employment portal for companies and students/graduates)
- Career Services Events
Students at ESCI-UPF have access to a wide range of services and resources to help them during their time at university. This guide contains key information on what’s on offer at ESCI-UPF and where to turn to with any queries you might have.