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Mentor schemes

HiOA offers several different mentor schemes.

The Learning Centre and Library's Learning Support Centre

The Learning Centre and Library's Learning Support Centre offers guidance by writing mentors to students at all levels and  from all departments.

The writing mentors are experienced students who have been trained to provide guidance on how to write texts. Closer follow-up is available to students who want it,after an assessment by the Learning Support Centre.

Some writing mentors also hold writing courses for fellow students. These courses are very popular, and educational to both the teacher and the course participants.

Several students emphasise the benefit of discussing the text they are writing with others and, not least, being able to test whether they manage to communicate their message in the way they want.

Internationalisation  

The Buddy progamme is administered by the Section for Internationalisation. The scheme is intended to help international students to get off to a good start in their new life in Norway. A buddy helps international students to settle in during their first days in a new country. This could involve anything from showing them around campus to helping them find their way to student housing and showing them the best places to shop for food.

Three or four international students make up a buddy group and are assigned a local HiOA student as their study buddy.

Read more about the buddy experience: Be my Buddy!

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