Who Is Your Advisor & What Do They Do?

Kindergarten Cop anyone? No, just us?

If you haven’t seen it, check it out. It’s a classic how Schwarzenegger didn’t get the Oscar will continue to baffle us. But moving on, let’s answer the titular questions:

 

Who is my advisor?

Well we already told you, a few times actually. So when you enrolled you would have gotten an online enrollment message like this example here:

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Then we would have sent you an email that looked like this below, stating your advisor and what their email address was.

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And, on top of that we also sent a text message to every single student with the name of their advisor. So we would imagine everyone would know already…

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However all you have to do if you still don’t know is click here and access your student portal where the information is listed. And if you are still having issues with finding out call into the HUB between 08:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

 

What do they do?

One of the most important supports available to you in UL is your academic advisor. Meeting with your advisor will:

  • Provide support and help you be successful in your studies.
  • Provide non-judgemental support during your learning experience, helping you come to specific solutions/strategies that work for you.
  • Provide academic support and guidance.
  • Help you with advice on important decisions you need to make.

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How and when will I meet my Academic Advisor?

Your Academic Advisor would normally contact you in the first few weeks of semester 1, either by sending you an email about meetings or a text. Meetings may be one to one or as part of a group.

Typically, the meetings are set as follows…

During Week 3 – Individual or small group informal meet and greet meetings (2-3 students). Week 3 of the First Seven Weeks programme is Meet Your Advisor Week, and we will be running initiatives to help you get in touch with your advisor. As well as this, if you are a first-year student in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (AHSS), there is this handy welcome event at 6 p.m. on Monday of Week 3 (Monday 18th September) in the University Concert Hall, which will feature refreshments, finger food and a chance to meet your Academic Advisor in a relaxed environment!

Week 5/6  – Group activity session 1 (all advisees with their advisor)

Week 8/9 – Group activity session 2

Week 10 – Individual meetings pre-exams

Of course, if you need to meet your advisor outside of established meeting times, contact them via email to set up an alternative time.

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