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Refugees Initiative

Tutoring Program

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INSTITUTION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INITIATIVE

University of Aveiro

COUNTRY

Portugal

CITY

Aveiro

Address

EdifĂ­cio Central da Reitoria
Campus Universitário de Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal

WEB SITE OF THE INITIATIVE


TYPOLOGY

- Tutoring and peer support for refugee students

TARGET GROUPS

- Newly arrived refugees
- Refugees of second generation

DESCRIPTION AND METHODOLOGIES

The University of Aveiro (UA) is developing a program to welcome and integrate first year students who are at the UA for the first time or who wish to join. The goal is to ensure students' well-being and academic success through personalized support.

At the beginning of the school year, each student will be assigned a mentor and a teacher-tutor and will be contacted for this purpose. The program also includes lectures, workshops and other sessions where students can develop transversal skills and enrich the curriculum.

This initiative is promoted by the Pedagogical Council, in articulation with the UA Rectorate, and promoted in the Departments and Schools by the various local coordinators of the program and the Course Commissions, and has the support of UA_Intercultural, the various Course Nuclei of the Academic Association of the University of Aveiro (AAUAv) and the Erasmus Student Network-Aveiro (ESN).

It should be noted that the Buddy Program and the Mentoring Program are complementary and work sequentially, not replacing or overlapping, focusing on different subjects and working in different moments.