Guidance is a process that develops over the academic career and has three key moments when the students have to make decisions: choosing the degree, choosing the specialty or itinerary, and choosing the employment opportunities in the labour market. UAL aims to help students throughout this process: before enrolling at the University of Almeria, during their stay at UAL, and at the end of the training process, so that students make the best possible decisions when choosing their studies and when seeking employment opportunities.
Support and guidance for newly enrolled students
The University of Almeria provides newly enrolled students with the means to respond to their guidance needs. For this, the Vice-Rectorate of Students, Equality and Inclusion has the Secretariat for Student Attention and Guidance, which offers an open service to the entire university community. Its main role is to respond to the educational needs of the students relating to areas of Educational Guidance and Assistance that might occur during their stay at the University.
The activities of the Secretariat for Student Attention and Guidance revolve around two main lines of action:
- Supporting secondary schools in developing their Educational Guidance tasks. At the request of the schools, work is done there to provide the necessary information for developing vocational guidance. http://www.ualjoven.ual.es/index.php/orientadores
- Personalized attention for newly enrolled students during the transition process to the University. firstname.lastname@example.org
An important time in the students’ lives is their transition from secondary schools to university. This transition is assisted by the “University of Almeria Transition Programme for Upper Secondary Education and Higher Vocational Training Programmes”
Within the framework of this Programme, Pre-University Guidance Days are organized each year; these allow students from secondary and higher vocational training courses to clarify doubts about access and admission to UAL, and to raise awareness of the degrees and services offered by the University.
For students with specific educational support needs, there is a dedicated plan developed by the Functional Diversity Assistance Unit (UADIF). The Action Plan for Functional Diversity Assistance at the University of Almeria aims to define UAL’s commitment to all those who make up the university community, having transversality and participation as key guidelines, and developing a wide range of services and support for students with functional diversity.