Advising/guidance activities are carried out and coordinated by a committee consisting of the Course President (Prof. Wolfgang Huemer), the contact persons of the Modena and Ferrara universities (Prof. Annalisa Coliva and Prof. Matteo d'Alfonso) and the advising/guidance contact persons (Prof. Roberto Pinzani and Prof. Irene Binini). This committee cooperates with the administrative heads of the Advising Commettee of their respective sites.
An initial form of tutoring takes place via e-mail, responding to requests from students for information on the course or the evaluation of their previous career, in order to find out what, if any, course debts need to be cleared in order to access the course.
Entrance interviews are also held: a committee of professors/instructors specially appointed by the Course Council for each of the three universities, and convened on the same days, conducts interviews with new entrants. The purpose of these interviews is to check that the minimum requirements for admission are met and to ascertain the possession of the necessary basic knowledge and comprehension skills by examining the training undertaken in previous years. The interview is also an opportunity to inform and guide the student in case of specific difficulties or doubts.
In the academic year 2021/22, advising/guidance activities consisted of the following initiatives:
- Newly enrolled student interviews to check entry requirements (7 October 2021 and 17 February 2022). The interviews were held at the three universities on the same days.
- Presentation of the Interuniversity Course to newly enrolled students during Welcome Day (7 October 2021).
- Second-level Degree Course Open Day: the initiative is specifically aimed at first-cycle degree course students with course presentations, visits to facilities, information stands with distribution of illustrative material. Course presentations are also broadcast via streaming.