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Key Guidance Parties

Career tutor – the support and guidance of an immediate counsellor for all students of the student group

The career tutor is a teacher who has a special task as the immediate counsellor of your student group. You can turn to your career tutor in matters connected to course selection, scheduling your studies, career planning and employment. The career tutor can also help you with various study-related challenges, such as motivation, time management or learning problems. If you have trouble with the student group or other students, you can ask the career tutor for support with handling the situation.

You have the right and an obligation to create and update your own career and study plan and review your plans with your career tutor in an annual PLP discussion. You can also contact your career tutor whenever your feel that you need advice or guidance. The discussions are confidential. You can find the contact information of your career tutor in the staff search (login required).

Study counsellor – support and guidance in challenging situations

Each JAMK unit has a study counsellor with whom you can confidentially discuss any study-related issues that are bothering you. If you have issues with time management, your family situation or health, for example, or if you have had a long absence from studies, are considering dropping out or are worried about completing your studies, you should contact the study counsellor of your unit.

If you need individual support with your studies regarding learning challenges, disability, illness, nervous stress or cultural background, the study counsellor can help you survey the different available forms of support and give guidance with seeking support.

Find your study counsellor information below or in the staff search (login required).

Student tutors, equal support network of student life

Student tutors act as peer instructors for students, and as guides at the beginning of studies and during studies. As older students, the tutors have the privilege of sharing experiences and knowledge about questions on new students’ minds, and of introducing the new students to each other, their new study environment and the student life of Jyväskylä. Tutors understand what new students are going through in their lives and emotions and will be able to help with issues related to leisure time and school. A little chat with your tutor will help you to forget the worries of daily life. Tutoring takes place all year, but is more intensive during periods when new students arrive, at the start of the fall and the spring semesters. All tutors are recruited and trained by Student Union JAMKO. Recruitment of new tutors takes place every January. Apply to this A-team in the next recruitment period!

There are different types of tutors. Peer tutors help Finnish degree students, and degree tutors are the support network of English degree programme students. Exchange tutors support the incoming exchange students during their whole exchange experience. There are also well-being tutors within these sectors, who support the exercise services of JAMKO and Academic Sports and encourage students in matters related to exercise and well-being. Peer tutoring is also provided with part-time students taken into consideration, which is why JAMKO also recruits part-time study tutors to serve as tutors for students implementing their degree programmes as part-time studies.

Every student has the right to have a tutor. Tutors will be assigned to new student at the beginning of their studies. If this is not true in your case, contact your career tutor or the student union!

Read more about tutoring: https://www.jamko.fi/en/tutoring/

Or contact: ohjaus(at)jamko.fi

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JAMKO website

Guidance, Tutoring and Well-being
Eeva Vissel, Advisor, guidance and well-being
+358 50 516 6916
ohjaus(at)jamko.fi

Mentors supporting student life

Do you ever get that feeling, when peer support would be needed? You are a 2nd or a 3rd year student and your own peer tutors, who helped you during your first year at JAMK, may be at practical training or already graduated. Where would one get peer guidance and experience-based help?

The answer is Mentoring. Mentors are students who have been trained to work as peer supporters when the studies have continued from the first year. Mentors help their fellow students with their own experiences and knowledge gained from the trainings. You can contact mentor with every kind of questions related to studying and student life as well as your well-being. Furthermore, the mentors support the tutors for the duration of the tutoring year, providing support and advice in tutoring-related matters and any challenges.

More information about mentoring and becoming a mentor:

https://www.jamko.fi/en/tutoring/mentoring/

Eeva Vissel, ohjaus(at)jamko.fi, 050 516 6916

 

Harassment Contact Person

The harassment contact person of Student Union JAMKO supports you when you feel like having been bullied or harassed by a fellow student or the staff. Harassment can be, for example, discrimination, unequal treatment when it comes to evaluation, singling out, threatening, or any verbal or physical behaviour which the object of harassment considers abusive.

If you are subjected to harassment, contact the student union. JAMKO has nominated a harassment contact person, whom students can contact in possible cases of harassment. All further actions will be decided in co-operation with the student. The harassment contact person acts with strict confidentiality.

Contact: hairinta(at)jamko.fi

Study Psychologist

We have two study psychologists at JAMK. The study psychologists guide and support all the degree students of JAMK on learning, motivation and coping issues.

Students can contact them if they need help in study-related matters such as the following: stress or stage fright in connection with studies, anxiety, depression or difficult situation in life that influence their studies. The aim of the confidential discussions is to find solutions to problems arising from studies, different life situations and relationships. In accordance with the needs, there can be from one to five meetings with the study psychologist. The service is free of charge for students.

The study psychologist is an authorised health care professional, whose competencies include questions related to learning, motivation and mental health. The service is a part of the guidance offered at JAMK. The study psychologist closely cooperates with the student health services of the City of Jyväskylä and refers students to other health care services, when necessary. The aim is to offer students a support network in which they find the individual services best supporting their studies.

Consultation

You can book an appointment to see either of the study psychologists. Please, contact primarily by e-mail opintopsykologi(at)jamk.fi and tell about your situation.

Consultation at Main Campus (Rajakatu 35) room D125 and room D126

  • Walk-in hours (consultation without prior appointment) on Mondays from 10 to 12 a.m. and on Fridays from 10 to 12 a.m.
  • You can also contact by phone on Tuesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. +358 40 162 8525 or on Thursdays from 9 to 10 a.m. +358 40 521 9415.

Please, see current information on the Elmo Student (login required).

Students can contact study psychologists via remote access (Skype meeting). Students have to book an appointment first.

School Pastor

The school supports you with the challenges and pressures of your studies and everyday life. You can contact the school pastor regarding relationship troubles, stress, anxiety, different life crises and grief, and life philosophy issues. All discussions are confidential and covered by the pastor’s secrecy obligation.

The school pastor is part of the team of professionals who take care of the well-being of students: study counsellors, career tutors, study psychologist and health care. The school pastor is a worker of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Jyväskylä, who can be contacted regardless of whether you are a member of another religious group or do not belong to any religious group. It is part of the school pastor’s professional skills to accept each student just the way they are.

Consultation

The school pastor’s office is at the main campus, Rajakatu 35, room DP47. Reception without appointment is open on Tuesdays at the main campus from 12 noon to 2 p.m.

The best way to contact the school pastor is via e-mail: johanna.tikkanen(at)jamk.fi and by telephone on +358 50 521 5418.

Please, see consultation details on the Elmo Student (login required).

Study Counsellors

School of Health and Social Studies

Students in Social Services and Health Care, and Music

Lutakko Campus, Piippukatu 2, room D137

Kuhanen Vesa

Kuhanen Vesa

Lehtori, Senior Lecturer
HYVI Kuntoutus- ja sosiaaliala, Rehabilitation and Social Studies
Hyvinvointi, School of Health and Social Studies
+358405263604
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Students in Open Studies, Social Services and Health Care

Lutakko Campus, Piippukatu 2, room D513

Lundahl Raija

Lundahl Raija

Lehtori, Senior Lecturer
HYVI Kuntoutus- ja sosiaaliala, Rehabilitation and Social Studies
Hyvinvointi, School of Health and Social Studies
+358408337316
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School of Business

Students in Business Management, Business Information Technology and Team Academy

Main Campus, Rajakatu 35, room D126

Consultation without prior appointment on Tuesdays from 10 to 11.45 a.m. in Rajakatu, D-lounge.

Immonen Heli-Riikka

Immonen Heli-Riikka

Opinto-ohjaaja, Study Counsellor
LIKE Hallinto, Administration
Liiketoiminta, School of Business
+358405853272

Students in International Business

Main Campus, Rajakatu 35

Piia Hynynen acted as Tiina's stand-in until 31 May 2020.
Book a meeting with Piia: https://tinyurl.com/piiaolgacal

Hynynen Piia

Hynynen Piia

Koulutussihteeri, Education Secretary
Global Competence, Global Competence
Liiketoiminta, School of Business
+358405591802
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Siitonen Tiina

Siitonen Tiina

Lehtori, Senior Lecturer
Global Competence, Global Competence
Liiketoiminta, School of Business
+358405494033
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School of Technology

Students in Energy and Environmental Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Construction and Civil Engineering, Electrical and Automation Engineering, and Logistics

Main Campus, Rajakatu 35, room E205

Hiitelä Erja

Hiitelä Erja

Lehtori, Senior Lecturer
Teollisuustekniikka, Industrial Engineering
Teknologia, School of Technology
+358407597167

Students in ICT

Lutakko Campus, Piippukatu 2, room D542

Lappalainen-Kajan Tarja

Lappalainen-Kajan Tarja

Lehtori, Senior Lecturer
IT, Institute of Information Technology
Teknologia, School of Technology
+358408618204

Teacher Education College

Students in Teacher Education College

Innova 1, Piippukatu 11

Jouhiaho Katariina

Jouhiaho Katariina

Opinto-ohjaaja, Study Counsellor
AOKK Hallinto, Administration
Ammatillinen opettajakorkeakoulu, Professional Teacher Education
+358407525358