The professors of the School of Architecture of the University of Navarra receive the students, individually, through personal academic counselling. It is a right of all students, is part of the task of every professor and is at the same time a fundamental feature of the University.
Personal counselling is a service that helps to student in everything that can contribute to improve his academic performance and professional orientation, to facilitate their participation in university life and its cultural and human training. The practice of counselling makes it possible for education to be personal and, thus, more effective.
It is not a circumstantial activity to respond to a need of a particular moment. Nor does it make sense only when the student has serious academic difficulties. It is a permanent relationship between the professor and the student, in which both parties are enriched.
Counselling is practiced through interviews that arise occasionally or with personal meetings established with some regularity and programming. Regularity is essential for the effectiveness of this training medium.
The Faculty Adviser of each student is assigned, initially, by the Direction of Studies of the School. New students know who is their advisor through a letter they receive a few weeks before start of classes. In this letter, signed by the own advisor, and the email address. In this way it is possible to arrange a first interview the same day of the first course presentation.
All students are within their rights to go to the academic counselling freely, as well as to request a change of Faculty Adviser. Requests for change of adviser are made through the Secretariat Directorate of Studies.