Groups to support ability to study and career planning

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On this page you can find information about groups organized by career counsellors, guidance counsellors and study psychologists, and courses with study credits to support your studies.

Taking part in groups

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The groups offer peer support and guidance to support your studies. Groups are offered mainly in Finnish. For more information, please see the Finnish version of this page.

The groups follow principles for a safer space.

Please note that the registration for groups is binding.

Spring 2023 groups

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Clarify your direction – reach your goal with the support of peers (EN)

  • Organizer: guidance counsellors
  • Time: every other Friday from 17.3.-28.4. (17.3., 31.3., 14.4., 28.4.)
  • Place: Kumpula campus
  • Language: English

Are you pursuing something significant to yourself in relation to your studies, graduation, planning for the future or moving to work? Do you need peer support from others in the same situation? 

In this group, you can work on your own goal using various tools and share ideas with other group members. You are welcome to the group, regardless of the stage of your studies, starting from the first autumn of bachelor's studies until the end of master’s studies. 

The 4th period group meets in the Kumpula campus a total of four times, and the contents of the meetings are planned on the group's wishes during the first time. The group can accommodate 20 participants and is organized if there are at least 6 registrations. Group is organized by guidance counsellors Johanna and Eva and held in English.

Register via e-form latest 10.3.23. More information from or

University courses to support your studies

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The University organises courses to support well-being and study skills. Courses are mainly held in Finnish and occasionally in English. If you are interested in courses in Finnish, see the Finnish version of this page


Other services to support studies

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Learn more about career counselors', guidance counselors' and study psychologists' services on their own pages:

Also on Guidance Corner's page you can find information about activities related to studying and wellbeing.

Don't know where to seek advice? Guidance Compass helps you find the right services and support.