Information Sessions during the Academic Year

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Here you can find detailed information on the themed briefings, clinics and workshops organised at the University throughout the academic year. Remember to select your degree programme from the menu above to access information on sessions that apply only to your programme or faculty. 

Digital clinic

Digital Clinic every first Monday of the month between 14.00 and 16.00 and every third Thursday between 10.00 and noon. Updated times and more info here.

The Digital Clinic is meant for all students requiring more assurance in navigating the digital learning environments of the University of Helsinki.

For example, you may ask for advice on issues related to the following environments:

  • My studies page
  • Instructions for students
  • Moodle
  • Examinarium
  • WebOodi
  • Logging in to various services
  • Data security related to the user name

If you wish, you can bring your own laptop or tablet computer!

Information sessions on student exchange

Learn more about student exchange by attending an information session organised by International Exchange Services. Application clinics, information sessions for successful applicants and orientation events for departing students can support you at various stages of the exchange process. After returning to Finland, you can attend the Mitä opin vaihdossa? (“What I learned during student exchange) session to talk about your experiences.

More information on the sessions 

Events organised by Career Services

Career Services organises ThinkCareer events as well as information sessions and workshops on traineeships and job-seeking. For information (in Finnish) on the events, click here.

If you need advice on job-seeking or traineeships, you can visit us without making an appointment. For more information, click here.


Events organised by the Language Centre

Information session on the course assistant programme 

Course assistants support students in almost all Language Centre courses. The assistants are international students participating in an Erasmus or other student exchange at the University of Helsinki whose native language is one of the following: Arabic, Chinese, Danish, English, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish or Russian. The assistants provide native-language peer support to students taking courses at the Language Centre.

The information session on the course assistant programme is held at the beginning of each term. For more on the programme and the upcoming information session, click here.

Workshops and Asian language clubs

The multilingual workshops organised by the Language Centre bring local and international students together to explore cultural issues from different perspectives. The workshops provide the participants with the opportunity to enhance their language skills and learn more about different cultures and intercultural interaction.

Asian language clubs (Japanese, Chinese and Korean) meet at the Language Centre every other week on Fridays during teaching periods. Participants can practise and improve their language skills in an informal setting, and talk to others who have studied the same language or who speak it as their native language. 

For more on the workshops, clubs and their timetables, click here.

Also remember 

The Language Centre is also involved in orientation sessions, the Welcome Fair and student advice workshops. Follow the Language Centre’s bulletins and notifications on the Instructions for Students site and other websites. For more on language studies, click here.

Open doors at the Open University

A virtual information event Open doors at the Open University! will be organized from August 31st until September 6th. During the virtual event you can learn about studying at the University of Helsinki Open University both from Open University's website and Facebook event.


Information sessions on the Flexible Study Right Scheme (JOO)

International Exchange Services organises information sessions for applicants on the Flexible Study Right Scheme (JOO). Find out what studies can be completed under the scheme, when they can be completed and how to apply for the scheme. The sessions are held once a term.

For more information, click here

Training and workshops in information seeking (Helsinki University Library)

The Helsinki University Library organises training, workshops and online courses to support students in information seeking and management throughout their studies. For more information on the topics and timetables, please see the training calendar.

The library offers guidance on information seeking.

The Helsinki University Library participates in various student events. Follow the Library news on the Instructions for Students website and the Library website as well as in social media on Facebook, Twitter (@hulib) and Instagram (@helunilib). 


Counselling psychologists' services for small groups

Throughout the year, the University’s counselling psychologists establish small groups with the purpose of supporting students in challenging situations, such as difficulties associated with a bachelor’s or master’s thesis or the scheduling and management of studies. Participating in a small group shows students that they are not alone with their study-related problems and provides them with the support of both a counselling psychologist and fellow students.

For information on the current groups, please click here. Places are limited.

Information session about pedagogical studies

An information session about the STEP (Subject Teacher Education) program (Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Science) will be organized on Wednesday January 30, 2019, at 18.00 at the Language Centre, room 115.