Teaching facilities for independent study

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On this page, you can see the independent study facilities on all Campuses. Please note that the facilities designed for independent study also serve as teaching facilities, making them available for independent study only when they are not booked for other activities. Students need not book the facilities, nor do they have the opportunity to do so. You can, if necessary, ask the porter to open vacant teaching rooms for independent study. The increase in the number of independent study facilities is assessed and added if needed. You can also use the buildings lobbies for independent study.

For more information on facilities for independent study, please see the instructions "Learning Facilities".

Instructions of the use of facilities

Facilities for independent study are divided into spaces with two different purposes: 

Space for quiet work (H)

  • Quiet independent study and, for example, following lectures on your computer using headphones 
  • Quiet work space is indicated in the charts next to the facility in red. In campus lists Quiet work space is indicated with letter H.

Space for participatory studying (R)

  • Active and participatory studying. Attendance in, for example, online instruction where discussion is essential 
  • Group work 
  • Space for participatory studying is indicated in the charts next to the facility in green. In campus lists Participatory workspace in indicated with letter R.

Rules for teaching facilities opened for independent study 

  • Please make phone calls in the other areas or somewhere to the side, so you do not disturb others.
  • Keep the rooms tidy and clean up after yourself.
  • You may leave for a short period, but no longer than 30 minutes. Leave a note indicating the time of departure, but please remember that a note alone is not sufficient to reserve the space. If you are away for more than half an hour, another customer is authorised to take your place and put your belongings aside – they do not need to ask the staff to do so. The staff is not responsible for things you leave behind at the space.
  • No food or drink is allowed in the facilities.

City Centre Campus

Teaching facilities made available for independent study at the City Centre Campus and their availability can be browsed in the following campus-specific list. Calendar opens by clicking on the name of the space.

Main Building

U3041 (H)

U3043 (R)    

Porthania

PI (H)                

P617 (R)           

Language Center

Sali 115 (H)       

SH.205 (R)        

Metsätalo

Sali 6 (H)                        

Sali 7 (R)           

Sali 11 (R)      

Unicafe (R)        

Swedish School of Social Science

Festsal (H)        

Sali 211 (R)       

Siltavuorenpenger

Minervatori K226 (H)                  

Minervatori K232 (R)                  

Minervatori K222C (R)                

Minervatori K222B (R)                

Minervatori K227 (R)                  

Minervatori K228 (R)                  

Minervatori K229 (R)                  

Economicum

Luentosali (H)    

Sh.1 (R)

Topelia

D-Building, UniCafe

Viikki Campus

Teaching facilities made available for independent study at the Viikki campus and their availability can be browsed in the following campus-specific list. Calendar opens by clicking on the name of the space.

A- B- building

B-talo Raisio sali LSB2 (H)           

A-building group work rooms     The calendar can be found outside the room

Biocentre 1

Sali 1401 (H)                               

Entrance hall (R)

Biocentre 2

Sali 1041 (H)                               

Sali 2041 (H)                                                                     

Sali 1015 (R)                               

Sali 2012 (R)                               

Entrance hall (R)

Biocentre 3

Sali 2402 (Telkänpönttö) (H)          

EE-building

Walter-Hall (H)                            

Sali A2096 (= sh. 11-12) (R)        

Sali A2087 (R)                              

Sali B437 (R) – only for Faculty of veterinary medicine students   

Sali B438 (R) – only for Faculty of veterinary medicine students   

Clinicum

Paatsama (H) – only for Faculty of veterinary medicine students

Kumpula Campus

Teaching facilities made available for independent study at the Kumpula Campus and their availability can be browsed in the following campus-specific list. Calendar opens by clicking on the name of the space.

Chemicum

Chemicum A127 (H)                   

Chemicum A128 (R)                   

Physicum

Physicum D105 (H)                      The calendar can be found outside the room

Physicum D204 (R)                      The calendar can be found outside the room

Physicum D208 (R)                      The calendar can be found outside the room

Physicum D101 (R)                     

Exactum

Exactum A111 (H)                       

Exactum B119 (R)                       

Exactum B120 (R)                         

Exactum B121 (R) 

Meilahti Campus

Teaching facilities made available for independent study at the Meilahti Campus and their availability can be browsed in the following campus-specific list. Calendar opens by clicking on the name of the space.

Haartman-institute

Sali 1 (H)                    

Second floor lobby (R)

Biomedicum

Sali 1 (H)           

Lobbies (R)

Terkko

Mocoma