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Tampere University Student's Handbook

Joint guidance and counselling services: contact information

Joint guidance and counselling services  

The joint guidance services offer supplementary support and guidance for the guidance given in the faculties. You may 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 and individual study arrangements.

Services offered:

Self-study materials

Check the self-study materials like

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 guidance counsellors drop-in sessions in counselling rooms

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Group counselling 

Individual counselling 

The guidance counsellor will help you navigate university life and questions related to well-being, also set future goals and explore your study options. You do not need to know exactly what is bothering you when you go see the guidance counsellor. If you are unsure where to start  with your situation, you can contact the guidance counsellor. 

  • Contactstudentcounselling.tau [at]
  • Book an appointment: book an online counselling appointment here  or on campus counselling appointment here. Note! Free times are only shown for two weeks ahead. If you do not see the available slots immediately, check again the next day
  • Come visit drop-in sessions: Tuesdays at 13-15 Hervanta Campus (Main Building, PA209b) & Thursdays at 14-15.30 city centre campus (Main Building, A117). Please check the Navigaattori pages for possible exceptions 

The career counsellor 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 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. Before booking an appointment read more detailed instructions below (in the section 'Detailed descriptions of joint guidance and counselling services'). 

  • Contact & request an appointment: studypsychologist.tau [at]

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. Learn more about individual study arrangements.

L2 Finnish Counsellor gives support for linguistic challenges during studies. The counselling is especially for those students who study in Finnish but Finnish is not their mother language. Do some study assignments seem difficult because of Finnish language? Do you find it hard and slow to study or write a thesis because of the language? Do you wonder whether your Finnish language skills are sufficient for the requirements of studies and working life? 

  • Contact and book an appointment from Maija Tervola (maija.tervola [at], University Instructor in the Finnish Language and Culture study module. The counselling meetings can be organised face-to-face or via Teams or telephone.

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Detailed description of Joint guidance and counselling services:   

Published: 13.12.2022
Updated: 22.11.2023