Coronavirus and contingency at Oamk
Oamk’s campuses will close on Wednesday 18 March in accordance with the guidelines of the Government of Finland. Students will not have access to the campuses during this time. Campuses will remain closed 18 March – 13 May. Closing of campuses does not mean ending of activities. Work will continue according to the teaching plans. Realisation methods vary from the ordinary in this exceptional situation. Teaching and guidance will be carried out as far as possible by alternative methods, among others by utilising distance learning, various digital learning platforms and solutions and self-study if needed.
Oamk follows the coronavirus situation and in contingency planning for the coronavirus Oamk follows the instructions and recommendations of the Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare (THL) and other authorities. We are updating this page with information about the coronavirus and Oamk´s guidelines for preparedness.
Lectures and practical training
Student, please check from the Moodle, school e-mail and Schedules how the lectures and tutoring is organised in your courses. With remote teaching we aim at safeguarding progress of studies and safety of students and staff. Staff has been asked to work remotely as far as possible.
Every unit of Oamk will give its own guidelines and instruct their students regarding their practical training.
Student services and admission services desks are closed – digital services and other contact possibilities available as usual. Study councelling will be carried out remotely (e.g. through AC, telephone and email).
You do not have to return books immediately and no late fees will accumulate during the library closure. The customer can renew his/her loans in Finna or ask for a renewal by email/chat/telephone. Students and staff can borrow essential library books starting from 25.3. Read more about library services during the COVID-19 situation.
All digital Exam examinations are cancelled 18 March – 13 May. Teachers will be provided information about alternative arrangements.
On Kela’s website you can check the student restaurants and on restaurant’s webpages you can check its opening hours.
Out of Fazer Amica restaurants at least the Restaurant Kantakortteli (Albertinkatu 16, inner courtyard of Terveystalo) in downtown Oulu sells students take away meals.
Uniresta's Restaurant Vanilla in downtown Oulu (Torikatu 34-40) will be open Mon – Fri 10 – 14 and it will sell student-priced take away meals in line with Kela’s new instructions.
According to the current information, the following restaurants are closed: Juvenes Foodoo restaurant on Linnanmaa Campus, Uniresta’s Restaurant Kastari on Linnanmaa Campus and Restaurant Medisiina in the University of Oulu Kontinkangas Campus.
Students abroad in student exchange can return to Finland if they wish. Oamk will reimburse the necessary travel costs to the student. When returning from abroad, one should wait 14 days before entering campuses.
Oamk will not arrange any seminars or events until the end of May.
Entrance examinations of this spring
The entrance examinations for the English degree programmes are not held on the campuses on April 1.–3. Instead of campus exams, Finnish universities of applied sciences are finding the alternative solutions e.g. student selection based on Finnish upper secondary school diplomas or separate assignments as a part of the admission process. We will inform the changes at our website as soon as possible and all applicants invited to entrance examination in Oulu will be notified by email to the email address given in the online application.
The universities of applied sciences have, in view of the pandemic situation, decided that the second joint AMK entrance examinations this spring will be organised online. The entrance examinations will be organised sometime in early June, at a date to be announced later.
Employees' and students' health, staff members and students of Oamk may not travel domestic or abroad. Employees and students returning from abroad are required to work/study remotely from home for a period of 14 days from their return. Oamk does not accept visitors, nor exchange teachers, students or staff members from abroad.
Electronic exams cancelled (31.3.)
Oulu Evangelical Lutheran Parish Union: We will be there to support you during your distance learning and working hours (published 16.3., added to page 19.3.)
Arene: Changes in the student admission process, but selections made despite coronavirus (published 17.3., added to page 18.3.)
Oamk´s campuses are closing down, activities will continue (17.3., updated 3.4.)
Coronavirus and contingency at Oamk - current issues (4.3., last updated 12.3.)
Instructions for students
Support to students of Oamk (7.4.)
Greetings from Campus Study Counsellors! (25.3., added to page 30.3.)
Instructions for the students of Professional Teacher Education (18.3., updated 3.4.)
Instructions for Business students (last updated 15.3. 7.11 pm)
Instructions for Information Technology students (last updated 16.3. 2.19 pm)
ICT Service News
Information about restaurants in Oamk
What to do if you suspect a coronavirus infection?
Symptoms of the novel coronavirus infection are similar to those of ordinary respiratory infections and influenza, such as fever, cough, muscle aches and shortness of breath. If these kinds of symptoms occur within 14 days of leaving the epidemic area, or the person has been in close contact with a person who has contracted a coronavirus, you should stay at home and contact the local hospital or health care centre by telephone to receive instructions on how to seek medical assistance.
- In Oulu: Oulu University Hospital’s Emergency Department, tel. 08 – 315 2655, open around the clock
- In Oulainen: on weekdays at 8 – 16 the Emergency Department of Oulainen Health Care Centre, tel. 08 – 479 3401, and at other times the Oulaskangas Emergency Department, tel. 08 – 315 7840