Students begin preparing the Personal Learning Plan (PLP) and career plan at the start of their studies on the Development as an Expert course. They update the plans throughout their studies. Preparing the career plan supports them in understanding their work and study opportunities and making choices that affect their professional career.

In the PLP, students determine the progress of their studies, the studies to be completed and relevant schedules. Students include in the PLP all compulsory basic and vocational studies, practical training and the thesis. Additionally, students can include optional and elective studiesin the PLP and plan a possible study and/or practical training period abroad as a part of their degree. The offering of optional and elective studies studies varies each academic year. It is recommended that students take elective studies also from other degree programmes and the common courses offering of the university of applied sciences. Other institutions of higher education are also providing an increasing number of courses to complement your studies and career plan. Students can search for online studies that are suitable for them, for example, on, a common digital study offering portal for UAS. Please discuss with your career tutor your plans to study or practice abroad and other choices for your studies if they are not elective studies.

With the help of students' PLP, the students and their career tutor will monitor the progress of their studies, based on which their learning and development needs can be supported in a more individual manner. The PLP and the career plan are updated in the PLP discussion held with the career tutor annually. Students bear the responsibility for completing and monitoring their studies, but student guidance and support services is available throughout studies.

The PLP tool can be found in Peppi. The programme opens the curriculum approved in the year the student started their studies, based on which they can begin preparing the PLP.

Personal Learning Plan (PLP)

Students will complete their Personal Learning Plans in Peppi (login required). Instructions on using the Peppi system

Planning your studies and PLP

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Career plan

Students will complete their career plans in the online learning environment Moodle's Development as an Expert workspace (login required).

Timetable engine

You can also use the timetable engine to help you plan your studies. It allows you to plan your course timetable with the implementations you are thinking of enrolling for. You can also search for implementations suitable for you for your free periods.

See the instructions for the timetable engine

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PLP supports in special situations

If students switch from one degree programme to another within JAMK or enter JAMK as a transfer student from another institution of higher education, students are unable to complete their studies within the recommended period or they have been unable to carry out their studies for an extended period of time, they shall have to create/update their PLP. The students must contact the study counsellor or career tutor, if studies recorded in the PLP are no longer available due to e.g. a long absence.