If you need individual arrangements only for a single course or examination, you can arrange them directly with the teacher or the Examination Services (read more about individual arrangements for examinations). If your illness, disability or challenges have a wider impact on your studies, or if you do not want to show your health certificate to the teacher, you can apply for the university's recommendation for individual arrangements. The recommendation only applies to studies at the University of Helsinki.
If you need a recommendation, start by contacting the accessibility liaison of your local service by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). In your message, mention which faculty you are a student of or whether you study at the open university.
Get in touch with the accessibility liaison as early as possible. If necessary, you can arrange a meeting with the accessibility liaison to map out more precisely what kind of individual arrangements you would benefit from in your studies. Through the accessibility liaison, you can get support in making a personal study plan that takes into account the pace of study that suits your situation, as well as the methods and order of the courses.
It is a good idea to bring all the expert statements that show your need for individual arrangements to the meeting. Based on the conversation and the expert statements, the accessibility contact person can write recommendations for you. The accessibility contact person can also direct you to a study psychologist for a more detailed survey of the situation regarding individual arrangements or advise you to apply for recommendations through the individual arrangements expert panel.