Everyone is entitled to equal studies and an equal learning environment. You can progress in your studies according to plan even if you have dyslexia, an illness or a disability, issues with mental health, a different language or cultural background or other difficulties concerning studies.

You will receive support and guidance in your studies, and you can apply for personal study arrangements to support you in your studies. Do as follows:

  1. Book an appointment with your study counsellor.
  2. Please bring any statements or other documents with you to the meeting (e.g. proof of dyslexia, a statement by a doctor or a psychologist).
  3. The purpose of the meeting is to plan a personal study arrangement to support you in your studies, such as:
    • added time to complete exams
    • added time to hand in written assignments
    • a quiet room for taking exams
    • a lighter version of the personal learning plan (PLP)
    • additional support and guidance in completing written assignments
    • courses and groups providing study support
    • receiving study materials from the teacher in advance
    • using the Celia library
  4. If necessary, the study counsellor will refer you to a study psychologist, dyslexia testing or student healthcare to determine your situation.
  5. You will be drafting an application for individual special arrangements during studies (dotx) together with the study counsellor.
  6. The head of your degree programme shall make a decision on your study arrangement, after which you will be informed of the decision.
  7. You may present the decision to the teacher in the event that you feel you need added support. Please notify the teacher of issues like this at the start of the course.
  8. If you are experiencing problems, please contact the study counsellor.

Barrier-free student selection process

The entrance examinations may require special arrangements for those with hearing impairment, sight impairment, diminished physical capability, learning difficulty or health. If you require special arrangements (assistive devices, special facilities) at JAMK, please contact Admissions Services (the website of JAMK), tel. +358 40 556 0409, admissions(at)jamk.fi for further assistance.

Celia audio books

The Celia Library is a free audio book service intended to aid students who find it challenging to read regular books. Audio books can be ordered by bachelor’s degree and master’s degree students and students of the Open Studies path who have difficulties reading regular books due to dyslexia, disability, illness or another similar reason. The service offers both ready-made books and course books made on demand, in Finnish and in English.

If you require the services of the Celia library, you should contact the library’s Celia contact person (kirjasto(at)jamk.fi) or the library’s customer service.

https://www.celia.fi/eng

For more information, please contact:
JAMK study counsellors

Support Services and Facilities

JAMK’s library helps you in the search for information. The Thesis Sauna (the website of JAMK) may also be useful, while International Services provide you with information about international studies and practical training. In addition, you can find information on the international student exchange support on the Elmo student (login required). Student Services serve and support students throughout the studying process.

The premises of the university of applied sciences are barrier-free regarding mobility, excluding one meeting space in the Main Campus (F413). For information on disabled parking and wheelchair ramps on the Main Campus, refer to the attached map (pdf). The restaurants are barrier-free, and special diets are taken into account.  The libraries are barrier-free. The two disabled parking spaces on the Dynamo Campus are located right by the main entrance on the side of the railway, see the map (pdf). The two disabled parking spaces at the Institute of Bioeconomy are located on the parking lot on the side of the main entrance and indicated by traffic signs.

Induction loops

The auditoriums Tulikari (D205) and Valjakka (FP05) and student restaurant Radis on the Main Campus and Dynamo’s auditorium in Lutakko have induction loops. You can borrow an induction loop at the information desk of the Main Campus as well as Dynamo campus. For more information about the accessibility of JAMK’s facilities and plans concerning them, contact Facility services manager Ulla Mäntylä.

JAMKO supports in matters of equality

Student Union supports you in questions of equality, non-discrimination and ethical principles and makes sure that students are treated equally. If you experience discriminating behaviour in school, first thing to do, is to discuss about the matter with the person in question. If you have questions or problems regarding equality and barrier free learning you are supported by JAMKO's trusteeship responsible in social policy: sopo(a)jamko.fi. In possible cases of bullying or harassment, you can get in touch with JAMKO’s harassment contact person: hairinta(at)jamko.fi. You can speak to the contact person in confidence and all the following procedures are made with the consent of the student. Further information on the JAMKO website

Equality and Non-discrimination Plan Get go know the equality and Non-discrimination Plan of JAMK University of Applied Sciences 2017-2022 (pdf). Open

Further information

JAMK contact person in matters concerning barrier-free access

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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School of Health and Social Studies

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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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

Immonen Heli-Riikka

Immonen Heli-Riikka

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

Palonen Teija

Palonen Teija

Opinto-ohjaaja, Study Counsellor
Teknologia TKI, Research and Development
Teknologia, School of Technology
+358505128519
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Degrees:
M.Sc.
Lappalainen-Kajan Tarja

Lappalainen-Kajan Tarja

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

Teacher Education College

Jouhiaho Katariina

Jouhiaho Katariina

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

Library contact person in matters concerning barrier-free access

Perttula Suvi

Perttula Suvi

Informaatikko, Information Specialist
Kirjasto, Library
Hallinto, Administration
+358407055370

Contact person in Facility Services

Mäntylä Ulla

Mäntylä Ulla

Palvelupäällikkö, Facility Services Manager
Toimitilapalvelut, Facility Services
Hallinto, Administration
+358400814839

The Board member responsible for social policy, Student union JAMKO

sopo(at)jamko.fi