Study Guidance

A student-centred operations model has been prepared in guidelines for study guidance at VAMK University of Applied Sciences. The guidelines comprise communications and guidance, basic counselling and extensive counselling. The communications and guidance are needs oriented – self-directed activity, largely based on electronic materials. Basic counselling consists of group mentoring that is a standard procedure at guidance adherent to all the degree programmes, and which includes among other things freshman interview and development discussions that the group mentors (teacher tutors) are responsible for. At group mentoring occasions, information is provided on international exchange, practical training and Bachelor’s thesis. Extensive needs related study guidance is mainly attended to by academic advisor, head of degree programme and the supervisor of the thesis.


Making an appointment for student counselling

The reservation for appointment can be done on-line:

Even other times can be reserved if needed. Please note that there are no appointments in summertime.


Student counsellors' reception hours

School fo Business:

Student Counsellor, Senior Lecturer, Peter Smeds 

Wolffintie 30, room A1108


School of Technology:

Student Counsellor, Senior Lecturer Kalevi Ylinen

Wolffintie 30, room B1035. After 2 pm, please use the back corridor entrance (opposite the classroom B 1057)

Tuesdays 10 am -11:30 am and 1 pm - 5 pm

Wednesdays: 10 am - 11:30 am

Thursdays 1 pm - 3 pm

Fridays 10 am-11:30 am