When students come to the University for the first time, they must face one of the greatest challenges of student life. The UPV, through the Integra programme, plays an important role in this adaptation process that students must undergo as new entrants with the Welcome Days and the University Tutorial Action Plan (PATU). If we can reduce the impact of admission on new students as well as help them to adapt to their new environment and integrate them in university life, we will improve our personal and academic image.
It is a service offered by the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) to all new incoming students. Every centre has a team of tutors (student-tutors and faculty-tutors) from the same degree which coordinate to help students through the first academic year.
The main objective is to help students integrate into academic and social life at university. Furthermore, it also aims to:
Tutors coordinate among themselves and provide individual guidance to each new incoming student. They are available to help you with all academic tasks, from filling out a form to providing guidance to optimise classes, plan your subjects, information about activities and also provide you the services you need.
Tutors have very varied functions. They organise group meeting to address day-to-day problems and try to solve them in the best possible way.
If they feel that you can improve your performance, they can propose improvement plans, course guidance or recommend certain technical courses. If all goes well, it is advisable for you maintain a relationship with your tutor in case you need help at some point.
The University Tutorial Action Plan relies on counselling from the Institute for Educational Sciences (ICE), the Students, Performance and Curricular Evaluation Department and the Vice rectorate for Students and University Areas.