Guidance and counselling services and contact information
Study counselling at Tampere University: support for studying, career planning and well-being
The University provides students with academic counselling and guidance services that not only help you maintain academic progress and wellbeing but also encourages you to expand your expertise and take responsibility for your learning!
During your studies, many questions related to study practices, regulations, study planning, studying itself, career planning and well-being may come up. Support for your questions is available in the form of group and individual guidance, as well as various self-study and support materials, lectures and events.
Study counselling and support is divided into three levels: guidance services offered by the faculty, joint guidance services and other support services. The main focus of guidance is on the degree programmes and faculties. The joint guidance services offer supplementary support and guidance. In addition, there are numerous other support services available in and around the university community.
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1) Faculty guidance services
The main focus of guidance is on individual and group guidance provided in degree programs and faculties. Your faculty and degree programme are the most important source for guidance in matters relating to the planning of your studies, internship, thesis process and course selections. Contact them when you are graduating, as well. Support and guidance are offered by, among others:
- Study advisors & student tutors
- Education specialists
- Academic tutors
- Mobility specialists
- You may also be aided by the PSP and Sisu guidelines.
See more information: Guidance and counselling services in faculties: contact information (tuni.fi)
2) Joint guidance and counselling services
In addition to guidance at your faculty, you may also get guidance from the joint guidance and counselling services no matter in which degree programme you study. Support is offered by guidance counsellors, career counsellors, study psychologists and specialists handling individual study arrangements. In the joint services you will find support for example:
- career planning
- study skills
- individual study arrangements
- self-study materials
- low-threshold support service without prior booking, Navigaattori
- group counselling
- individual counselling
See more information: Joint guidance and counselling services: contact information (tuni.fi)
3) Other support services
There are numerous other support services available in and around the university community, as well, like:
- University chaplains (conversation support)
- Student Affairs Office (advice in practical matters related to your studies; registration, right to study, documents)
- IT Helpdesk (IT services)
- International Mobility Services (internationalisation during studies)
- Exam services (examination procedures and support)
- Language Centre (communication and language studies)
- S2/L2 instructor (guidance in matters related to the Finnish language, language skills and language skills requirements)
- Library (materials and help for finding resources)
- SportUni’s exercise counselling
- Trey (advocacy & (hobby) associations)
- FSHS (health service)
- HUBS (community of entrepreneurially inclined students)
- Tree (continuing education)
- Hidden Gems (aims to facilitate networking and full integration of international spouses in Tampere Region)
- International House Tampere (single service point for supporting internationals with studying, working and living in Tampere)
- Mainio (multilingual information and guidance services of the City of Tampere)
- Relocation Guide to Tampere (for example housing, banking & insurance)
- InfoFinland (information on all kinds of aspects about living in Finland)
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Exchange student read about exchange student’s health services, well-being and safety from this page. Doctoral 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.