The University of Almeria promotes a series of initiatives to comply with Article 17 of Royal Decree 1393/207, and with Arts. 7 and 9 of Royal Decree 1791/2010, which deal with the support and guidance modalities for students enrolled in the different centres and schools.
Every year, during the first days of each course, Reception Days are held; these are organized by the different Faculties and Schools, the purpose of which is to showcase UAL’s degrees, resources and services to the newly enrolled students. They consist of a detailed presentation programme outlining the degree contents, the organizational character and expertise of the various UAL bodies, as well as the most important resources and services available to the university students.
The second annual events are the Welcome Days held at the beginning of October. On these days, all the Faculties and Schools participate; they are represented by teachers and volunteer students, who are responsible for guiding the university students. UAL Central Services also have information “stands” that provide guidance to students on access, enrolment, scholarships, culture, sport, and the library network, etc. Activities and events are also held by the different UAL Faculties and Schools.
The main instrument for supporting and guiding students enrolled in the various UAL degrees is Degree Tutoring. This forms part of the Tutorial Action considered in the Organizational and Regulatory Rules on the Coordinating Function of the Bachelor's and Master's Degrees at the University of Almeria, allowing degree students at the University of Almeria to request a degree tutor to assist and guide them in their learning process, in their transition to the world of work, and in their academic and professional development.
For students with specific educational support needs, or functional diversity, 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 include all those who make up the university community, articulating the support measures required for the academic and social success of students with specific educational support needs.
To facilitate the transition to the world of work, UAL offers the possibility of receiving Professional Orientation through its University Employment Service. The aim is to improve the employment opportunities of students by guiding and informing them on the steps necessary to achieve results when seeking work and to access up-to-date information on job offers and training possibilities.