JAMKO's New Student's Guide

information for new students starting in JAMK UAS

Guidance and support during studies

JAMK has a great deal of support and guidance systems for you. With the support your studies will advance in different stages and you will get help when encountering problems related to new city, motivation, coping or social matters.  If you need more individual support related with learning difficulties, disability or cultural background, help will be provided.   

Read more of the support systems in the study guide 

Tutor teachers

The tutor teacher is a teacher who is the immediate counsellor of your student group in matters connected to course selection, scheduling your studies, career planning and employment. Sometimes referred as career tutors, the teachers can also help you with various study-related challenges or troubles with the student group. Every year you will review together your study plans and the plans for your career. The tutor teachers are signed to every group at the beginning of the studies, you can find the contact information in the staff search of Student intra Elmo. (user id needed)

Study guidance

The main aim of JAMK’s study guidance is to ensure a smooth progress of studies, to develop expertise, and to support professional growth. Students have the right to get help from study counselors in matters relating to motivation, time management, well-being and other challenging topics during their studies. In addition the counselors support students with their own study objectives. They can also follow students’ progress in situations where a student might have learning difficulties, mental health or drug abuse issues, or in cases where a student simply needs more individualized support and guidance for his/her studies.

Study councellors of JAMK UAS

Further information on study guidance in the various units can be found in Student Elmo (user id required).

Courses and groups

JAMK offers also various courses and groups providing study support and techniques to advance your studies.  More information here.

Student tutors

Tutors guide and advice students at the beginning of their studies, as well as at later stages. Tutors as older students can help on various issues, based on their experience, knowledge and skills. Mentors will help you if you need peer support in later stage of your studies.

You can contact your tutor in e.g. matters of

  • Guidance to support services
  • Small group activities and introducing new students to each other
  • Electronic study tools (Asio, Optima and student intra Elmo)
  • Familiarizing new students to a new city or land
  • Help to be acquainted with new study environment and student culture
  • Student Union JAMKO’s services
  • Survival Kit (International tutors)

More about tutoring as a support network

Study psychologist

The study psychologist guides and supports all the students of JAMK UAS on learning, motivation and coping issues. Students can contact the psychologist because of e.g. anxiety or depression caused by private life, family or relationship problems. The confidential discussions complement the counseling provided by study counsellors and tutor teachers. The study psychologist refers students to other health care services, when necessary. The service is free of charge. Check the appointment details from student intra Elmo.

Institute priest

Institute priest supports students during studies regardless of one’s religion. You can discuss anything that is on your mind: grief, loneliness, coping, complicated relationships or your philosophy of life. The institute priest is the priest of the Evangelical Lutheran parish in Jyväskylä, but the student’s religion is irrelevant for contacting the institute priest. Discussions are confidential. The office on the Main campus (Rajakatu 35, DP47). Check the appointment details from student intra Elmo. (credentials needed)

There is also various support systems in JAMK UAS. Don’t be afraid to utilize them.

Remember to take care of yourself!

Successful studying is not all about cramming and there should be always some time to rest, relax and get a breath of fresh air. See what else Jyväskylä and the student life has to offer Leisure and sports