Selected teachers at Graz University of Technology (mentors) act as key figures in building bridges between students and teachers. They encourage students to delve deeply into the selected subject, provide inspiration and orientation during the course of the studies, and lay the foundations for successful communication between students and teaching staff at TU Graz.
Student mentoring is offered in cooperation with the first semester tutorials of the student representatives. Tutors of first semester students of the respective degree programme contribute with their experience and perspectives and act as mediators in establishing contact with the mentors. Mentoring in each field of study begins with a large kick-off event in which an initial exchange between students, tutors and teachers is encouraged in an informal setting. Teachers and students from advanced semesters talk about the fascination that their field of study holds for them, how they structure their everyday lives and which tips are essential for first-year students. In small groups, questions can then be asked or topics deepened while consuming a few snacks.
Students are then given the opportunity to take part in further group and individual meetings, depending on the availability of the mentors, and take advantage of additional support to ensure that their studies are as successful as possible.
Vice Rectorate for Academic Affairs
Phone: +43 316 873 8551
First-semester students enrolled in the following fields of study can take part in the mentoring programme:
Bachelor's degree programmes:
International students of master’s degree programmes of TU Graz can take part in a Student Mentoring within the International Welcome Days.
In the future, the project will be expanded to include additional fields of study at TU Graz.
As part of the first-semester tutorial, you can meet your mentor at the beginning of the winter semester of 2019/20 and obtain important information about your field of study.
As a mentee (first-semester student)
daily lifeof a teacher and researcher looks like.