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The study psychologist services are available for degree students of the Oulu University of Applied Sciences. Students can have confidential counselling on problems related to studying, learning and study ability. The purpose of counselling is to strengthen the psychological well-being of the student and together find solutions for problems affecting the student´s ability to study.

Typical themes are

  • Motivation
  • Progress of studies
  • Study skills and time management
  • Difficulties in learning or paying attention
  • Study ability and stress
  • Study related self-image and self-esteem
  • Stage fright
  • Beginning of studies
  • Traineeship
  • Thesis
  • Graduating
  • Returning to studies after a break

Discussions are part of the study guidance services (usually 1-5 times, 45 min each), and they are free of charge for the students. Please do cancellation latest 24hours before the scheduled appointment so we can help other students in the waiting list. Uncancelled appointments will be counted in the 5 time maximum. 

Students can book a meeting by sending an e-mail to (korvaa # -> @) – include your name,  degree programme, phone number and email address in the message body.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic counselling will be done remotely via videocall, chat or phone call until otherwise notified. Students can request wich one they prefer. 

Kiia Kilponen 
Study Psychologist

Sara Tiainen
Study psychologist

Amanda Tistelgren
Study Psychologist Intern

Note: The treatment for mental health disorders is done in the health care so in these issues please contact the Student Health Care.

In crisis situation you can contact Oulu Crisis Centre.


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Administrator of the page: Sara Tiainen  |  Page updated: September 9th, 2020