Successful studies

Campus Coach

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Back to school with support all year long!



In this short video, Elise, Margaux, Marwan and Matteo answer any questions you may have about the program.

Elise and Mara also wrote an article on Campus Coach (FR) in the student newspaper Topo!

2nd year student and above?

Would you like to help out and share your student experience? Create new relationships? Promote the social and academic integration of newcomers to the UNIGE?
As a campus coach, you’ll welcome and accompany a group of mentees for a year on campus to support them in this new adventure. It’s also a fantastic opportunity for you to develop and highlight your cross-disciplinary skills, a real "plus" for your academic and professional career.

Registration for the 2023-2024 year is now open:

Become a campus coach! (FR)

1st year student?

Starting your first year at the UNIGE? A student who is more advanced in their academic career (ideally on the same course) can help you get your bearings and start off on the right foot. 

Your campus coach will act as a resource person throughout your first year, facilitating your social and academic integration and helping develop your sense of belonging to the UNIGE. A "plus" for your success!

We’ll do our best to find you a campus coach on the same course. If this isn’t possible, often for Master’s students, we will offer you an alternative (e.g. a campus coach from the same faculty or another mentee on the same course).

Registrations for the 2023-2024 year are now closed. Please contact us directly for late applications at campus-coach(at)

Devenez Coach !
Devenez filleul-e !

What is Campus Coach?

CAMPUS COACH is an institutional mentoring program that brings together first-year students wishing to benefit both from a welcome and from support on campus to facilitate their social and academic integration, and students further along in their studies (campus coaches).

  • The welcome includes rapid contact after pairing, with a view to a first meeting at the start of the autumn semester.
  • Academic integration includes preparation for the academic work to be done (knowing what to do and how to do it), be it face-to-face or distance learning. Notably, being clear about teachers’ expectations and the objectives of the lessons. Campus coaches also help students to adopt good working methods, showing them for example effective techniques for time management, note-taking (during lessons and reading) and exam preparation.
  • Social integration includes establishing links with peers and integrating into university life, such as familiarizing students with the university’s extracurricular activities (e.g. sport and culture), student associations and events.

All campus coaches can contact the program managers at any time with any questions, problems, etc. at the following generic address: campus-coach(at)


Campus coach profile


  • Study at the UNIGE
  • Be at least in the 2nd year of a Bachelor’s degree to help a B1 or in the 2nd year of a Master’s degree to help a M1
  • Have the desire to help newcomers to the university
  • Be proactive
  • Have a good knowledge of the university and its faculties/sections/departments.
Compulsory activities of the campus coach
  • Participate in the program launch session (campus coaches and mentees are brought together) the week before the start of the academic year;
  • Participate in the training session for campus coaches at the start of the academic year in September;
  • Fill in the two progress questionnaires (interim in December; final at the end of the academic year).

New student

You are wondering how to...

  • Discover the campus and the activities and events offered by the UNIGE?
  • Integrate into university life and the social life of Geneva?
  • Get by when you don’t know many people at the UNIGE?
  • Manage the workload?
  • Work effectively in a group and with the help of others?
  • Find help from other more advanced students?
  • Deal with the reading; when to tackle and how to summarize it?

campus coach

  • Do you want to feel useful?
  • Do you want to help new students discover the campus?
  • Do you want to help newcomers so that they have every chance of integrating and succeeding at the university?
  • Do you want to share your good experiences?
  • Do you also want to develop your skills and build your resume?

Welcome, Integration and peer‑to‑peer learning

Peer‑to‑peer, also called "mentoring" or "tutoring" by some, is a way of learning with peers, usually those further along in their studies.

Peer-to-peer learning is a reciprocal learning activity. The coach and the students they assist learn from each other, even though the primary goal is to offer new students an additional opportunity to integrate into the campus and academic life and to acquire new learning strategies.

At the UNIGE, the CAMPUS COACH program focuses on the welcoming of new students, their social integration and their acquisition of learning strategies. Campus coaches are trained at the beginning of the academic year in order to provide them with resources that will help them guide new students effectively upon their arrival at the UNIGE, integrating them into university life in Geneva and helping them with their studies.

Register for the program

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The team

The CAMPUS COACH program was born from a joint initiative of the Learning and Welcome and Integration (FR) teams at the UNIGE.

Contact: campus-coach(at)

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Marine Guigon

Project coordinator - Supporting successful studies and the development of cross-disciplinary skills

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022 379 12 77


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Delphine Rinaldi

Academic advisor, Manager of successful studies and the development of cross-disciplinary skills

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022 379 03 67