Orientation is given to new students to familiarise them with the opportunities
and facilities offered by our University. All students who are newly beginning their
further education in our university will be allocated to a member of staff who will
act as their counsellor to assist them in all matters concerned with their education.
The counsellors will assist the student from the day of the student’s registration
until their education has been completed, offering counselling services in every
matter in which the student feels a need. In particular, the counsellors will assist
the student in the selection of courses and the renewal of registration.
In the post-graduate programmes, a thesis supervisor will be allocated to every
student at the beginning of the first semester by the Institute Departmental Board.
The supervisors will be allocated from the instructors; if there is an insufficient
number of instructors, then a lecturer who has carried out a thesis in a similar
field will be appointed. Throughout the student’s course, the supervisor is responsible
for helping to determine the courses to be taken, the attendance of these courses
and following the educational situation of the student, directing the thesis work,
and if necessary mediating with the administration, taking care of cultural or other
problems and showing the student the way; if necessary the supervisor will warn
the student. Finally, the supervisor will present a report, signed by the relevant
head of department at the end of every semester to the directorate of the institute.
In the Psychological Counselling and Guidance Unit students are offered assistance
in psychological, social and economic development. Problems concerned with communication
and identity, exam stress, adaptation and other psychological problems are dealt
with. In addition to this, the unit organises a number of seminars and conferences,
individual sessions as well as group therapy sessions. In the unit, students who
have a number of psychological problems are given individual counselling on an appointment