The size of Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences enables an atmosphere where students feel part of a team in a personal environment. The university teaching methodology allows students to experience many different situations.
- Staff to Student ratio = 11:1
- Maximum 30 students per lecture
- Workshops of 10-20 students
- Project week student teams of 4
Provision of Student Support / Coaching by Teaching Staff
WUAS has two types of student-tutor support systems, one for academic issues and one for non-academic issues. The school has an open-door policy, which means that students find all staff easily accessible during office hours on the days they are working. Also Wittenborg Online and the email system make it easy for students to contact the correct staff member about any issue. Wittenborg is also small enough to allow students to have easy and direct contact with management if they wish.
Process Tutors / Study Advisor
All bachelor's and master's students are allocated a “Process Tutor”, who is called a ‘Study Advisor’ at master’s level. This person is responsible for monitoring a student’s progress and ensuring a student’s well-being through coaching and support. The study advisor is also involved with the student’s teaching programme, either through the language programme or through personal development programme.
Tutors and study advisors can have contact with students on a weekly basis, and also through regular online contact and emails.
Once students have initially defined their area of research for their Final Project (Dissertation/Graduation Project), which is generally after completion of Introduction to Research Methods (Semester 1), students are allocated a personal Academic Supervisor who is responsible for helping students prepare for their Final Project module, including their graduation assignment.
The Academic Supervisor is responsible for monitoring progress, advising on writing and research and preparing for the production and submission of the final project. Academic Supervisors have regular meetings together and with their students keeping contact at school and online. They are the first or second marker of the final project and speak at the graduation ceremony. Every half year at WUAS, all students have an evaluation (appraisal) interview with their Study Advisor, who assesses progress and reviews with them the study agreement for the next academic period.