Student counselling

From the Defense University Center we are aware of the importance of all the guidance mechanisms for students. That is why, in collaboration with the ENM and the University of Vigo, we have developed a Tutorial Action Plan for first, second, third and fourth year students, with which we intend to achieve the following general and specific objectives:

  • General Objectives
    • Continue tutoring and guidance in the center as a way to diversify educational assistance to students during their time at the center, taking into account the peculiarities of the center.
    • Maintain the system of information, orientation and academic follow-up for students through the assignment of a CUD Counselor, who complements the ENM Tutor.
    • Enhance the student’s capacity for autonomous learning and the possibilities of collaborative and team work.
    • Understand the role of the lecturer as that of an agent that orients and guides the student’s learning in order to progressively achieve autonomous regulation and management of the same.
    • Expand the information that students have about the center, the services it offers, the projects in which they can participate, the scholarships they can apply for, etc.
    • Facilitate and explain the regulations that apply to students, especially the rules of evaluation, progress and permanence.
  • Specific objectives
    • Improve student satisfaction with the training received.
    • Reduce the failure and dropout rate.
    • Provide coverage for the training support needs of students.
    • Improve the management of the center, detecting anomalies that appear and correcting them.

In addition to the Tutorial Action Plan, the CUD offers incoming students a series of “zero courses” aimed at facilitating the change that the transition from high school to university always entails for students. Its main objective is to enhance academic performance through the consolidation of knowledge and skills that in the university stage are of utmost importance to obtain the established achievements. Another of the fundamental objectives pursued with the Zero Course is to homogenize the scientific-technical knowledge of newly admitted students.

In order to program the zero courses, a level test in Physics, Mathematics and Technical Drawing is taken during the welcome phase (second half of August) and in Chemistry at the beginning of the second semester (January). Based on the results obtained by the students in these tests, the contents of the different zero courses are programmed. Additionally, recommendation levels are established for students to attend the different courses.

Another of the Student Counseling actions carried out by the Defense University Center is to advise students on the procedure for the recognition and transfer of credits. To this end, at the beginning of each academic year, the Degree Coordinator meets with all those interested to resolve doubts related to its application.

Finally, we list a series of documents and links that may be of interest to the students of the Defense University Center.