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Welcome Program for First Year Students at the Faculty of Engineering of Vitoria-Gasteiz. Soft Skills

  • Estíbaliz Apiñaniz-Fernandez de LarrinoaEmail author
  • Javier Sancho-Saiz
  • Amaia Mesanza-Moraza
  • Ruperta Delgado-Tercero
  • I. Tazo-Herrán
  • J. A. Ramos-Hernanz
  • J. I. Ochoa de Eribe-Vázquez
  • J. M. Lopez-Guede
  • E. Zulueta-Guerrero
  • J. Díaz de Argandoña-González
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 527)

Abstract

It is well known that there are high dropout rates in engineering faculties. There are plenty of reasons that can explain these bad results, among which we can mention group integration problems, lack of motivation or difficulty to adapt to the university study methodology. In this work we propose a Four-day Welcome Program for first-year students to help these new students to overcome some difficulties they will have to face during their time at the Engineering School. Our objective is to improve the results of the first year students by motivating them from the first day.

Keywords

Dropout rates Return rates Skills 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank the UPV/EHU for the financial support inside the Educational Innovation Projects 2016.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Estíbaliz Apiñaniz-Fernandez de Larrinoa
    • 1
    Email author
  • Javier Sancho-Saiz
    • 1
  • Amaia Mesanza-Moraza
    • 1
  • Ruperta Delgado-Tercero
    • 1
  • I. Tazo-Herrán
    • 1
  • J. A. Ramos-Hernanz
    • 1
  • J. I. Ochoa de Eribe-Vázquez
    • 1
  • J. M. Lopez-Guede
    • 1
  • E. Zulueta-Guerrero
    • 1
  • J. Díaz de Argandoña-González
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering of Vitoria-GasteizUniversity of the Basque Country UPV/EHUVitoria-GasteizSpain

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