Colleges of Merit stand out from any other residential offer because of their
educational project for students.
Living in a
University College means being part of a group and experience different levels
of complexity and interaction. They represent a 'living and learning
environment' where students can learn to manage horizontal and vertical
relationships, take part effectively in social activities, develop their sense
of responsibility and teamworking skills.
College develops a specific co-curricular program of structured courses,
conferences, volunteer experiences, tutorship, coaching and career guidance.
The College becomes a facilitator for the enhancement of the so-called ‘soft
skills’ requested by the labour market.
activities play a significant role: besides of daily relationships with
students from all over the world (in the Colleges international students represent
12% of the residents), Colleges offer Summer schools and exchange programs with
foreign universities or Colleges, stage and study visits.
life is a unique mix of skills development, non-formal and informal co-curricular
activities with the added value of sharing spaces, resources and experiences. University Colleges facilitate students’ transition from high school to
university, offering them tools that promote a shared approach to the problems and
supporting them via the presence of mentors and tutors, students who act as 'peer
helpers' for their course mates.