One of the strengths of the PPLE Bachelor is its student-guidance system. PPLE students spend a lot of time with their tutorial groups, debating and discussing issues from lectures and activities. Our mentors and student counsellors can provide guidance and counselling in case of academic or personal challenges.
Since PPLE offers a wide range of courses designed to expand your intellectual horizons, your personal tutor is your first point of contact for questions and discussions about your study plans and choice of courses. The tutors are PPLE faculty members who will track your overall development as a student and guide your academic and intellectual growth. Your tutor will support you in academic matters and will help you to fulfil your potential as a student. You will have at least four individual meetings with your tutor per year, but you will also meet your tutor in weekly tutorials.
The tutorials are all about exchanging ideas. Whether discussing solutions to problems posed in lectures, reviewing essays based on readings, or giving presentations on research results, you will need to present and defend your opinions, accept constructive criticism and listen to others. Tutorials develop your ability to think for yourself, an invaluable skill for academic success and an indispensable skill for future decision-makers.
Guidance and counselling of students is an integral component of our educational teaching and learning environment. Guidance and counselling promote the personal, social, educational, and career development of students and it contributes to the sense of community that is at the heart of PPLE.
Mentors are the first point of contact for our students when academic or personal issues arise. They can provide guidance and give advice on how to tackle certain issues. When needed, more in-depth counselling is available from our student counsellors, whose role is to support students and to be an advocate on their behalf within the organisation. Our counsellors are available for students to help them adjust to student life, handling various challenges, questions or concerns related to their study in terms of study progress, ability to study, study planning and plans after PPLE and to give students advice about appropriate extra-curricular opportunities. The PPLE student counsellors also give guidance to students with disabilities and/or study problems and they have a direct referral function to medical and paramedical staff within the university.