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The study psychologist services are available for the 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. 

Note: The booking for counselling is closed during the summer holiday 1.6.2021-1.8.2021. 

Kiia Kilponen
Study Psychologist
Sara Tiainen
Study Psychologist
Pauliina Junnikkala
Study Psychologist
Pia Partanen
Study Psychologist
Saara Kuusisto
Study Psychologist
Roosa Frantsi 
Study Psychologist Intern

Note: The treatment for mental health disorders is done in the health care so in these issues please contact FSHS (degree students) or your own Health Clinic (exchange students from EU countries). Exchange students from other countries than EU countries can use the health care named by their health insurance.

In acute crisis you can go to Acute Reception of your own Health Clinic without booking an appointment. Alternatively you can contact Oulu Crisis Centre or the Student Chaplaincy


Moodle Courses

Study Skills Course 

Learn how to learn and feel better! The goal of this online course is to create tools in your toolkit to help your studies progress and increase your study wellbeing. You will get feedback on your progress from the study psychologists. 

Course themes: study techniques, time management, motivation, study related self-image and self-esteem, stress management.

Participation: You can complete the course independently on Moodle

Evaluation: Approved/Rejected. If you wish, you can ask the course teacher for a certificate of attendance. You can also complete only a certain part of the course.

The enrollment for the course opens August 23rd 2021. 


Time management and motivation webinar by Study Psychologist Pauliina Junnikkala.

Tips for independent studying webinar by Study Psychologist Kiia Kilponen.

Coping with stress webinar by Study Psychologist Pauliina Junnikkala

Mini webinars

Studying at a University.  Study Psychologist Hilla Marin. Student life and life as a student - what do I need to know about it?
Goal orientation and planning. Study Psychologist Hilla Marin.  How to maintain motivation and efficiency as a student? Clarifying the long term goals and creating good plans is motivating. When your motivated, goal oriented and well planned you can also manage your time and stress better. 
Time management. Study Psychologist Hilla Marin. How can you make yourself an effective plan for your studies? Why is calendar an important tool for students?
Study techniques. Study Psychologist Hilla Marin. There are different studying techniques and what works for one doesn't necessarily work for the other. Self knowledge is important, when searching for the best methods for oneself. When studying different types of materials, it's often best to use different strategies. 
Student well-being. Study Psychologist Hilla Marin. Student well-being is always a subjective experience of one's own well-being. It could be described as a state where studies are progressing and there's room for other important things in life as well. What about if well-being is at risk? What to do when you are not feeling well? 


Tips for studying. Study Psychologist Pauliina Junnikkala. Tips compiled by a Study Psychologist for more effective studying. 
Tips for well-being. Study Psychologist Pauliina Junnikkala. Study Psychologist´s tips to support well-being. 


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Administrator of the page: Sara Tiainen  |  Page updated: June 16th, 2021