Academic guidance and counselling services and their development
The aim of academic guidance and counselling is to facilitate students’ learning, help
them make choices about their studies and promote the smooth and timely progression of their studies. The University offers guidance and counselling services that support the development of academic expertise and foster continuous learning. The services also support the achievement of the University's goals for internationalisation. The range of services available includes timely and appropriate communications, advisory and instructional services and special advisory services.
The University aims to offer academic guidance and counselling services that not only support the wellbeing of students but also help them satisfy their academic and degree requirements and graduate within the normative timeframe, which is generally five years.
The quality of guidance and counselling services is developed in collaboration between the faculties and University Services to achieve common University-wide goals. Guidance and counselling services are mainly provided by degree programme staff and the faculties. Each faculty and degree programme has a designated person who holds primary responsibility for developing academic guidance and counselling services and related practices. This responsibility may also be assigned to the degree programme committee.
The Student Well-being Programme for 2020–2024 is a joint programme for the universities community, aiming for the well-being of students and a good student experience
The universities community adopted a joint student well-being programme on 18 May 2020. The goal of student well-being in the programme period is a well student and a a good study experience. The student experience structures the activities of the universities community in a student-centred way and helps to assess the impact of activities on student well-being. When the atmosphere, physical facilities and equipment, and pedagogy of a higher education institution form a well-functioning whole, students can have a good learning and study experience.
The activities under the programme are monitored and progress is ensured by the student well-being programme group, chaired by Hanna Ilola in 2022. Any comments, questions, or ideas for enhancing students’ well-being can be sent to opiskelijanohjaus.tau [at] tuni.fi.
Students’ study experiences are monitored with annual surveys.