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 department and the supervisor of the thesis.


Making an appointment for student counselling

The reception times for student counsellors can be reserved on-line:

Even other times can be reserved if needed.


Student counsellors' reception hours

School fo Business:

Student Counsellor Hilkka Vuorensivu has retired, Peter Smeds starts as the new Student Counsellor on 1.8. 


School of Technology:

Student Counsellor, Senior Lecturer Kalevi Ylinen

Tuesdays 10 am -11:30 am and 1  pm - 5 pm,and Wednesdays: 10 am - 11:30 am, Thursdays 1 pm - 3 pm, Fridays 10 am-11:30 am , Wolffintie 30, room WB1030, The times are closed on the summer time.