‘Tutor’ has a special meaning at UCU. UCU tutors combine aspects of the work of ‘academic mentor’ (tutoren) and ‘curriculum advisors’ (studieadviseurs). Like ‘academic mentors’ elsewhere, UCU tutors are scholars with an academic background that makes them well qualified to provide guidance to students making plans for their academic future and help them reflect on their performance and goals; like ‘curriculum advisors’, UCU tutors have an understanding of specific program requirements and special circumstances that can affect a student’s progress through the program and can provide guidance and support accordingly.
In sum, our top priority is to guide you in making choices that are in line with UCUs rules and regulations and reflect your academic goals and personal aims and ambitions. We counsel you about your academic options (including but not limited to the UCU curriculum), about determining priorities, and about keeping your performance in line with your goals. When necessary, we guide you with referrals to other experts at UCU or elsewhere.