Academic achievement support
The academic achievement support is mainly focused on the first year of the baccalaureate, which presents the greatest difficulties for students to adapt. Various types of assistance are offered, either specifically for each EU of the first block of baccalaureate in veterinary medicine at the faculty level, or more general advice for all students at the beginning of their studies at the University of Liège (service guidance études).
Specific assistance to Bachelor's block 1 in veterinary medicine
For Physics and Chemistry courses, two hours of remediation, including the prerequisites, are offered each week on a rotating basis throughout the year. These remedial measures are provided by pedagogical assistants, teachers active in secondary education and trained in the transition from secondary to university. For the Statistics course, an assistant is on duty every Friday.
Review of prerequisites and basic concepts
In Chemistry, the basic concepts can be reviewed before each exercise session, via tests
based on old TOSS questions, specifying the subject matter point for each question and offering a precise correction.
In Biology, regular formative tests are offered online and questions are organized at the end of each TP session. A follow-up of the students is ensured, via messages of assessment and advice several times during the quarter. A day of remediation for students in difficulty is offered at the end of the 1st quarter, with a program that can be adapted according to students' requests. A supervised review day is also organized and is accessible to all students who wish to do so.
For the English course, which is mainly taught online, an interactive dashboard is available to provide personalized advice and remediation options to students following regular tests that reproduce the examination conditions.
Preparation for exams
In Statistics, interactive exam simulations are available online. A QCM question simulator is also available.
In English, regular tests of increasing difficulty and mimicking the examination conditions (QCM type tests, with optical reader form) are offered throughout the academic year.
In Chemistry, regular tests based on old exam questions are offered online after the exercise sessions.
Similar tests are offered during Physics classes, and benefit from direct correction by the teacher.
Regular training exercises
The Biology and Physics courses offer online formative tests associated with each chapter of the course. These tests encourage regular work on the material, and are accompanied by extensive explanatory feedback, including details of the point(s) of material to be reviewed in the event of difficulty.
In statistics, a fun exercise device has been developed to make it easier to use the R statistics software used during TPs.
Accompaniment of lightening students
Specific support is provided for students who will choose the relief at the end of the January session:
- Specific remedial sessions for the various courses in the 1st quarter.
- Specific methodological assistance by the Study Guidance Service, the form of which depends on the number of students concerned (improvement of the working method and assistance to the organisation in order to manage greater autonomy).
- A follow-up by a pedagogical advisor.
Assistance by the study guidance service
The Study Guidance Service offers support to students at the University of Liège throughout the year. This support aims to help them adapt to the specificities and requirements of university teaching, by developing effective strategies at different levels: note-taking, course work (summaries, syntheses, plans, etc.), organisation and management of the various aspects of student life (balance between leisure and study, family, job, etc.), writing theses and final assignments, exam preparation, etc.
In practice, different types of activities are offered to students :
At the beginning of the year
Two seminars for students from Block 1 of Bachelor's degree: "Getting off to a good start in your first year": reflection on your working method and help in building a personal and realistic work program.
All year round
- Individual interviews by appointment: to carry out an assessment of your working method (memorization, personal tools, organization...), a work or session planning, an assessment of evaluations...
- Coaching by e-mail: to obtain regular advice at key times of the year.
- An "Online Method" portal with general advice on the different aspects of student life.
To prepare the sessions
- Two seminars "A deux pas des examens" in December: reflection on the block and the January session.
- A framed "#BlockBooster" block during the spring break.
After the January session
- A specific assessment session for veterinary medicine students at the beginning of the 2nd quarter (overall results, leads and prospects for the rest of the year...).
- A seminar "Adapting your method after the January session" in February: analysis of your working method with a view to adapting it to make the best use of the 2nd quarter.
- A seminar "A stone's throw from the exams" in March: reflection on the block and the May-June session.
- A seminar "Planning your second session" in July: to organize your study most efficiently during the summer and plan your second session.