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Counselling services

Tampere University

Guidance and counselling services in a nutshell

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1) Faculty guidance services

The main focus of guidance in the degree programmes and faculties is on individual and group guidance. Your faculty and degree programme are the most important source for guidance in matters relating to the planning of your studies, the personal study plans and course selections. Contact them when you are graduating, as well.

  • Study advisors help with matters related to Sisu, among other things. In addition, student tutors provide peer support for students starting their studies.
  • Education specialists are the right people to contact if you have questions about your degree, your personal study plan, courses completed somewhere else or your graduation and internship.
  • Academic tutors support you in your studies and in your development towards expertise in your field. Turn to them if you have questions about your academic development.
  • Teachers are responsible for their own teaching, setting goals, outlining practicalities, completing evaluations and supervision in thesis process.
  • Mobility Experts help with internationalisation during studies.
  • You may also be aided by the curricula and Sisu guidelines.

Contact info for the faculty-level guidance staff 


2) Joint/University-wide academic guidance and counselling services

In addition to guidance at your faculty, you may also get guidance from the joint counselling services no matter in which degree programme you study. In the joint guidance services you will find support for example:

  • well-being
  • career planning
  • study skills
  • individual study arrangements

The joint guidance services offer supplementary support and guidance for the guidance given in the faculties, such as

  • A) self-study materials
  • B) low-threshold support service without prior booking, Navigaattori
  • C) group counselling and support
  • D) individual guidance


A) Self-study materials

Check the self-study materials like


B) Low-threshold support service without prior booking, Navigaattori

Without prior booking

  • Online
    • Chat
    • Jodel
  • On campus
    • The different support services pop-up sessions & International students’ helpdesk on Navigaattori space
    • Weekly student counsellors drop-in sessions in counselling rooms

Read more from pages of Navigaattori ( | Instagram: @navigaattori_tampereuni)!


C) Groups and activities


D) Individual guidance

  • The student counsellor (studentcounselling.tau [at] or book an online counselling appointment here  and on campus counselling appointment here) will help you navigate university life, set future goals and explore your study options. You do not need to know exactly what is bothering you when you go see the student counsellor. If you are unsure where to start  with your situation, you can contact the student counsellor. Remember also counsellors Jodel sessions and walk-in counselling on campus!   
  • The career counsellor (careercounselling.tau [at] and bookings) will help you explore your career options. Contact the career counsellor when you have questions about internships, your impending graduation, articulating your knowledge and skills, employment opportunities or potential career paths.     
  • The study psychologist (studypsychologist.tau [at] will help you work through problems relating to, for example, study skills, stress, procrastination and motivation and offer support when you are dealing with personal and study-related circumstances that may influence your academic progress.   
  • Specialists handling individual study arrangements. You will also be eligible for individualised support and individual study arrangements, if you have a diagnosed illness, disability or learning difficulty that may affect your ability to undertake or demonstrate learning. Book from online calendar or ask for an appointment by email (studentcounselling.tau [at] Learn more about individual study arrangements.

Contact info for the joint guidance and counselling services (!


3) Other support services

There are numerous other support services available in and around the university community, as well, like:

Did you find the right support services? Look more from FAQ about guidance and well-being -pages!

If you are an exchange student read about exchange student’s health services, well-being and safety from this pageDoctoral student, please see the pages of Doctoral studies to find more information about postgraduate students` guidance, well-being and career planning. Open university student, the staff at the Student Affairs Office will be happy to offer you practical advice and guidance. You can also schedule a personal appointment by contacting the designated education specialist of your field of study. Read more from this page.

Published: 23.2.2022
Updated: 10.11.2022