A student-centred operations model has been prepared in guidelines for study guidance at VAMK University of Applied Sciences. The guidelines comprise communications and guidance, basic counselling and extensive counselling. The communications and guidance are needs oriented – self-directed activity, largely based on electronic materials. Basic counselling consists of group mentoring that is a standard procedure at guidance adherent to all the degree programmes, and which includes among other things freshman interview and development discussions that the group mentors (teacher tutors) are responsible for.
- Basic counselling is mainly provided by group mentors.
- At group mentoring occasions, information is provided on international exchange, practical training and Bachelor’s thesis.
- Extensive needs related study guidance is mainly attended to by academic advisor, head of degree programme and the supervisor of the thesis.
Appointment for student counselling
The reservation for appointment can be done online. Due to the pandemic, we avoid face-to-face contacts. Please leave your phone number on the reservation, and we will call you back!
During the corona epidemic, we avoid close contacts.
Provide your phone number in your reservation and we will call you.
Even other times can be reserved if needed. Please note that there are no appointments in summertime.
Student counsellors' reception hours
School of Business:
Student Counsellor, Senior Lecturer, Peter Smeds
Wolffintie 30, room A1108
School of Technology:
Student Counsellor, Senior Lecturer Kalevi Ylinen
Wolffintie 30, room B1035. After 2 pm, please use the back corridor entrance (opposite the classroom B 1057)
Tuesdays 10 am -11:30 am and 1 pm - 5 pm
Wednesdays: 10 am - 11:30 am
Thursdays 1 pm - 3 pm
Fridays 10 am-11:30 am