Incoming Students

Scienze Biologiche Incoming Students

The orientation activities for incoming students are organized by the Orientation and Placement Committee, which includes the following faculty members:

prof. Anna Marabotti (head of the Committee and member of the DCB Incoming Orientation Commission)

prof. Elizabeth A. Illingworth (Erasmus and Internationalization contact person)

prof. Lillà Lionetti (referee for PLS)

prof. Consiglia Tedesco (referee for Help Teaching - OFA)

prof. Margherita De Rosa (referee for Tutoring)

dr Daniela Guarnieri (referee for Placement)

dr Maria Vivo

dr. Vincenzo Migliaccio

The committee normally meets at the beginning of the first semester of the academic year to establish the activities to be carried out and assign the various tasks and timelines to the committee members who will be responsible for them, and at the beginning of the second semester to evaluate the actions carried out and plan those to be completed by the end of the year. For normal activities throughout the year, the head of the committe and the committee members communicate with each other via e-mail.

Regarding activities related to incoming orientation, the committee develops and manages activities related to the recruitment of secondary school students.
Examples of Specific Activities:
Participation to university initiatives for orientation of incoming students: The course of study (CdS, or degree course) makes use of the orientation services offered by the University Center for Orientation and Tutoring (CAOT).
1) UNISA Orienta: The committee participates to the organization of the event by planning the interventions of faculty members of the CdS with seminars presenting the CdS in Biological Sciences, with specific reference to the educational objectives and occupational prospects. The contents, methods and schedules of the event are organized in synergy with the orientation delegates of the various Departments and Degree Courses.
2) UNISA Orienta in tour: lecturers who are members of the Orientation Commission receive pupils and teachers from secondary schools and conduct guided tours of laboratories pertaining to the degree course in Biological Sciences that have made them available and by conducting orientation interviews for the choice of a degree course not clear what you want to say here. It could be eliminated i think. Again, the contents, methods and schedules of the initiative are organized in synergy with the orientation delegates of the various Departments and Degree Courses.

Additional initiatives for incoming students are organized independently by the CdS in Biological Sciences as follows:

  • Participation in the National Plan for Scientific Degrees Project in Biology and Biotechnology, which seeks to disseminate scientific culture and to orientate incoming student to university life. It's target is secondary schools close to the University that have specifically request it. As part of this project, a number of activities related to the project are organized in collaboration with the Bachelor Degrees in Environmental Sciences and Chemistry. The activities are organized on the basis of both the proposals of the Bachelor Degrees and the specific requests of the reference teachers of the schools. The laboratory activities are generally held in February, during which time the university course are suspended. Other activities are held at other times of the year, agreeing on the modalities and timing with the schools, mainly within the university structure. At the end of each activity, feedback questionnaires are prepared and administered to the participating students and teachers, which are then analyzed to identify specific areas where specific interventions and / or improvements are required.
  • Pathways for Transversal Skills and Orientation: activities carried out in collaboration with various secondary schools in the areas surrounding the University that request them. As part of these activities, specific projects are organized in collaboration with the schools. The aim is to develop the culture of work and acquire awareness of the importance of personal commitment, particularly in the field of basic and applied scientific research, and in order to help the student to make an informed choice of the degree course to be pursued. Each Bachelor degrees course identifies tutors who support and collaborate with school teachers in the development of the project to be then proposed to the students, which includes activities held at the university and in the school classroom. In this context, the proposed activity for the academic year 2021-2022 is participation to the T.A.L.E.N.T.I. (Technology, Learning and Work: Education, Net & Team-working for Identity Development) project, which is funded by the Ministry of Education (Department for the Educational System of Education and Training, Directorate General for Structural Funds for Education, School Construction and Digital Schooling) with funds from the Notice on the initiative "National Networks for the Dissemination of Innovative Teaching Methodologies," as part of the National Plan for Digital Schools (PNSD).

In addition, each CdS participates to incoming orientation initiatives organized by the Department of Chemistry and Biology "A. Zambelli" of the University of Salerno. In fact, prof. Marabotti, who heads the Orientation Committee of the CdS in Biological Sciences, is also a member of the Orientation Commission of the Department of Chemistry and Biology "A. Zambelli," coordinated by Department Orientation Delegate prof. Ermanno Vasca.