Advising and guidance

Guidance refers to all activities aimed at enabling future and current students to plan and manage their learning in a way that is consistent with their personal life goals and makes full use of their individual skills and interests to achieve personal fulfilment.
Depending on the stage of the university process at which these activities are carried out, a distinction is made between:
Incoming guidance: carried out before the choice of degree course, incoming guidance is aimed at future students and offers support in identifying which course to take based on individual interests, expectations and aptitudes. In this phase, the various possible scenarios are presented to the future student and the alternatives of the university path are illustrated; ongoing guidance: carried out during the university career, it is aimed at enrolled students and is designed to guide them through the degree courses they are on, enabling them to better interact with the structures and the university context; career guidance: carried out close to or after graduation, it is aimed at graduates or undergraduates and designed to facilitate their introduction into the working environment.

Incoming guidance

Guidance plays a decisive role in the complex and structured process of higher education for the new generations. The choice of a university course is in fact a very delicate point in the life of students, who has to make an informed choice to pave the way for the future life they want; shortcomings in incoming guidance contribute to an increase in the number of drop-outs from studies, as well as a slowing down of student careers by disproportionately increasing the time needed to obtain a degree.
The University of Parma pays particular attention to guidance projects aimed at secondary-school students, in order to promote accurate and in-depth knowledge of the University's course catalogue.
An important network of activities and services, described in the University Policy for Student Services document and coordinated by the Guidance Delegate, is constantly updated and optimised to support students throughout their university career.
The Guidance Delegate for the Midwifery Course is Francesca Frati
Incoming guidance, mainly dedicated to students in the final year of secondary school, is carried out through meetings with students and teachers from upper secondary schools, with presentations of the educational proposal and services provided by the University of Parma. The Open Day and Info Day organised by the University, at which professors/instructors, students and tutors are available to the community for information on training and post-graduate job opportunities.
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Ongoing tutoring and guidance

The aim is to guide and assist students throughout their studies, to make them active participants in the educational process, to remove obstacles to successful attendance, including through initiatives tailored to the needs, aptitudes and requirements of individuals.
The tutoring services cooperate with the bodies supporting the right to study and with student representatives, contributing to the overall cultural training needs of students and their full participation in university activities.
The Course Delegate for Ongoing Tutoring is
Serena Neri