Study advisors

So who does what?

You obviously won't be left to fend for yourself during your studies. At AMSIB we have a triangle of support for all students.

The triangle of support consists of your mentor, the study advisor and the student counsellor. You can discuss your study experience with your mentor, your study progress and future ambitions with the study advisor and in case of personal or medical issues the student counsellor can provide the assistance needed.

What is a mentor?

Each class in the first and second year is allocated a mentor. At the start of each new block the mentor and the class evaluate the previous block during a mentor class. Besides evaluating and monitoring class progress and class dynamics, the mentor is the first line of support for students and is available during the weekly mentor hour. Should any problems arise in terms of academic progress or personal/health issues the mentor should be the first to know. If necessary the mentor will refer the student to the student counsellor or the study advisor.

What is a study advisor?

A study advisor offers help and advice with regard to your study e.g. your choice of specialisation or in the event of study completion delay or personal problems. The duties of a study advisor include:

  • Inviting students for progress reviews and helping them set up a study plan;
  • Advising students on their programme choice;
  • Advising the Examination Board with regard to exemptions in accordance with the relevant regulations;
  • Advising the Examination Board with regard to a BAS/BSA (binding negative study advice);
  • Maintaining contact with the results administration desk regarding incorrect registrations (assessment registrations, grades, exam programmes);
  • Helping students with personal problems and referring them to a student counsellor as necessary;
  • Maintaining contact with the internship and thesis coordinator regarding students and the entry requirements for a particular internship or thesis project. ​

What is a student counsellor?

Occasionally, you may run into problems and get stuck – whether in your personal life or in your studies. It's good to know you can discuss any problems with a student counsellor. Some student counsellors hold walk-in consultation hours that don't require an appointment, so you can easily drop in of you mail them for an appointment.

Published by  AZ editors FBE 17 March 2021