Making your way in your university and professional life

The Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome, in addition to an academic discipline tutor and clinical tutor, offers students in-progress and leaving tutoring services. Tutors are in fact lecturers in our two Departmental Faculties, as well as doctors, engineers, nurses, technicians, post-graduate students, researchers, doctoral students and final-year students. They are selected each year, between July and September, by the Faculty Council with the help of tutor coordinators for each Degree Course. The appointment, which is for a one-year term, is officially announced in October of each year. The allocation of tutors to each student also takes into account any specific requests made by the student.

Personal tutor

The personal tutor helps students to learn how to study and manage their workload, as well as suggesting strategies for effective time management and balancing studies with extramural activities. The tutor provides support to tackle the various aspects of university studies, by setting them in a larger motivational and value context:

  • integration into everyday university life
  • time management, workload organization and learning methods
  • examination planning and self-assessment of the results achieved
  • motivation, self-efficacy and relationship with lecturers
  • educational end learning objectives.

Thus, the personal tutoring relationship, in addition to providing operational strategies, is also an opportunity to improve self-knowledge, considered as your personal approach to your studies and professional future.

Professionalizing tutoring

The professionalizing action of the tutor helps student make choices concerning their professional future and more effective access to work. It influences the choice of course of studies and the acquiring of a methodology to actively search for a job according to skills and personal attitudes. In particular, it helps to develop cross-competences and soft skills (self-awareness, discrimination, effective communication, decision-making ability and problem-solving), which allow students to operate competently on personal, social and professional levels.