This programme aims to forge ties between higher-year students and first-year students who have just arrived at the school to study for a bachelor’s degree. The idea is to offer newly arrived students additional support and assistance to help them settle in and find their feet during their first term at the school.
Each new student is randomly matched with a higher-year student studying for the same degree who will act as their mentor: giving them useful tips, answering any queries they might have and offering them insight and advice on classes, university life and life in Barcelona.
Students in their 2nd or 3rd year of a Bachelor’s Degree in Bioinformatics or in their 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business and Marketing.
Prospective mentors should have the following skills:
All new bachelor’s degree students at ESCI-UPF who express an interest and agree to share their contact details with the volunteer who will act as their mentor.
No, it is a voluntary programme designed to help new students settle in and find their feet as they begin a bachelor’s degree at ESCI-UPF.
Volunteers are required to serve as mentors for the first term of the academic year. However, mentors and mentees may mutually agree to prologue their mentoring relationship if they so wish.
Students in their 2nd or 3rd year of a Bachelor’s Degree in Bioinformatics or in their 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business and Marketing with a sound knowledge of how the school works and a keen interest in playing an active role in welcoming new students to the school.
The annual call for volunteers opens every year at the end of the third term (in June or July).
At the start of term you will be matched with a higher-year student studying for the same degree as you who has volunteered to act a mentor. Your mentor will be able to draw on their own experience to help you settle in, learn the ropes, offer you advice and assistance and answer any questions or queries you might prefer not to put to members of staff at the university.
Your mentor will email you to welcome you to the school and will be on hand throughout your first term at face-to-face or online meetings. Drawing on their own experience, they will answer your questions or queries and give you useful information on how ESCI-UPF works.