The existing life conditions in Universidade do Minho are very well regarded – by students, teachers and external entities/visitors – and its due to various factors, not always of a physical nature.
The concern with good reception and proper integration of new students is very important, and there is an ample awareness of older student towards this issue, as well as a series of initiatives – such as visits, welcoming sessions, and others – that ease the student’s entry in university environment. It is also aimed that the teacher-student relationship be a close and open one, for it is understood that this type of relationship contributes, in a decisive way, for a better learning.
In this context, the cultural, associative and sportive activities developed by the students through degree’s associations, tunas, theater groups, popular music, poetry and fado, amongst many others, stand out. The Minho’s Academic Association organizes major academic events, standing out the Welcoming Week to new students and the week of Enterro da Gata. Psychological and medical support is also available to students, as well as the access to over 40 sports.