Peer Support system – SOSTA (SUPPORT)

The S.O.S.T.A. desk - Servizio Orientamento e Servizio Tutorato di Ateneo (University Orientation and Tutoring Service) is a peer-to-peer service for welcoming and supporting students, implemented with the collaboration of university students.

The service:

  • welcomes students individually or in small groups
  • supports first-year students in taking their first steps at university
  • helps to solve organisational problems
  • informs about services and opportunities at university
  • facilitates access to tutoring by liaising with departmental tutors
  • provides an initial welcome to international students by providing them with information on the university organisation, opportunities and student support services, thus facilitating their inclusion in the university
  • promotes welcoming activities for students with disabilities and DSA, encouraging knowledge of and contact with dedicated services 
  • promotes contact with the University Guidance and Tutoring Service for interviews, career guidance and counselling, study support, forms of cooperative peer study


S.O.S.T.A. meetings take place

● Online - Register for the service and meet university students - register for the service and meet college student  

● In person, at all University facilities



S.O.S.T.A. BORSALINO - ground floor, Lab0 laboratory, opposite the porter's lodge - Via Cavour 84, Alessandria

  • Mondays 9:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday 15:00-17:00 p.m.

S.O.S.T.A. DISIT - first floor, space adjacent to the Student Secretariat - Viale T. Michel 11, Alessandria 

  • Tuesday 12:30 p.m. - 14:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 12:30-14:30 p.m.



S.O.S.T.A. DSF - Department foyer - Largo Donegani 2, Novara

Mondays 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Wednesday 9:30-11:30 a.m.

S.O.S.T.A. PERRONE - ground floor, table in the corridor in front of the bar - Via Perrone 18, Novara

Tuesday 13:00-15:00 a.m.
Friday 13:00-15:00 p.m.



S.O.S.T.A. VERCELLI - Polo Didattico S. Giuseppe, basement floor classroom (near the Study Room) - Piazza Sant'Eusebio 5, Vercelli

Mondays 9:00-11:00 a.m
Friday 10:00-12:00 p.m.

For information: University Guidance and Tutoring Service - Career Development and Coordination Staff and Student Services - Teaching Division