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 Student counselling

Student counselling

The student counselling and consultation services are an integral part of the activities in the UAS. All of the schools in Seinäjoki UAS offer counselling and consultation services for their students. Counselling and consultation considers the needs and demands of both the students and the educational field.

Student counsellors, international coordinators and practical training supervisors are chiefly responsible for student counselling in the schools. However, all teachers, student tutors, Student Affairs Offices and libraries participate in the counselling process.

Services at the Students Affairs Office

Each school at Seinäjoki UAS has a Student Affairs Office, which offers services related to academic and social issues. There are some variations in the offices' opening hours.

School of Food and Agriculture, Ilmajoki

Address: Ilmajoentie 525, 60800 Ilmajoki
Tel: +358 (0)20 124 5700
Fax: +358 (0)20 124 5701
Open to students Mon. - Fri. 8:00 – 14:00

School of Food and Agriculture, Seinäjoki

Address: Kampusranta 9 A, 60320 Seinäjoki

School of Business and Culture, Seinäjoki

Address: Kampusranta 11, 60320 Seinäjoki
Tel: +358 (0)20 124 5400
Fax: +358 (0)20 124 5401
Open to students Mon. - Fri. 9:00 - 13.30 and on Tuesdays also 16:00 – 18:00 during weeks with odd numbers 

School of Health Care and Social Work

Postal address: P.O. Box 158, 60101 Seinäjoki
Visiting address: Keskuskatu 32 E, 60100 Seinäjoki
Tel: +358 (0)20 124 5100
Fax: +358 (0)20 124 5101
sosiaali(at)seamk.fi Open to students Mon. - Fri. in the mornings until 12:15 p.m.

Postal address: P.O. Box 158, 60101 Seinäjoki
Visiting address: Koskenalantie 17, 60220 Seinäjoki
Tel: +358 (0)40 830 2211
terveys(at)seamk.fi Open to students Mon. - Fri.  11:30 – 13:00

School of Technology


Postal address: P.O. Box 64, 60101 Seinäjoki
Visiting address: Kampusranta 9 A, 60320 Seinäjoki
2nd floor, A230.8
Tel: +358 (0)20 124 4903 or +358 (0)20 124 5327
Fax: +358 (0)20 124 4909
Open to students Mon. - Fri.  9:00 – 12:00

Student Affairs Office/Admissions Office

The centralised Student Affairs Office/Admissions Office at Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences functions in conjunction with the Administration Office in the Frami F building in Seinäjoki. The Student Affairs Office/Admissions Office handles issues pertaining to student applications and selection, financial aid, student study rights and studying in general, as well as counselling and consultation pertaining to student affairs administration. The Student Affairs Office provides services for applicants, students and clients for interest groups on a daily basis from 8:00 until 15:45.

Admissions Office

Postal address: P.O. Box 46, 60101 Seinäjoki
Street address: Kampusranta 11, Frami F 2nd floor
Tel: +358 (0)20 124 5023, +358 (0)20 124 5018, +358 (0)20 124 5147,
Fax: +358 (0)20 124 5001
opintotoimisto(at)seamk.fi, hakutoimisto(at)seamk.fi, admissions(at)seamk.fi

Financial Aid Board

Postal address: P.O. Box 46, 60101 Seinäjoki
Street address: Kampusranta 11, Frami F 2nd floor
Tel: +358 (0)20 124 5008, +358 (0)20 124 5147
Fax: +358 (0)20 124 5001

Education counselling

The purpose of education counselling is to support students in achieving the general goals of their studies, choosing a suitable professional direction and career planning, as well as in the recognition of prior learning, the progression of studies and in possible problems pertaining to their studies.

The education counselling is based in the Seinäjoki UAS student counselling guidelines, Seinäjoki UAS accessibility guidelines and Seinäjoki UAS Guidelines for Recognition of Prior Learning. Each faculty of Seinäjoki UAS is responsible for executing education counselling according to the guidelines of the faculty.

A student has a right to counselling services throughout his/her study period. Counselling and consultation is provided in all stages of students' education, as group consultation and individually, based on individual needs. Counselling is provided pertaining to studies and practical training as well as personal study planning. The student is responsible for participating in the counselling as needed. Being active and having a desire to receive counselling are crucial factors in student counselling.

Education counsellors in Seinäjoki UAS

School of Food and Agriculture

Ms Anu Katila, tel: +358 (0)20 124 5747

School of Business and Culture

Ms Ulla Autio, tel: +358 (0)40 830 6067
Ms Miia Koski, tel: +358 (0)40 868 0208

Ms Raija Rauma, tel: +358 (0)40 830 4214

Ms Tuija Huusko, tel: +358 (0)40 830 4227

School of Health Care and Social Work 

Social Work:
Ms Katriina Honkala, tel: +358 (0)40 830 4186

Health Care:
Ms Tellervo Pihlaja, tel: +358 (0)40 830 3959

School of Technology 

Ms Pia-Mari Riihilahti, tel: +358 (0)40 830 2355
Mr Heikki Heiskanen, tel: +358 (0)40 840 4269
Mr Jorma Mettälä, tel. +358 (0)40 830 7481
Ms Marita Viljanmaa, tel: +358 (0)40 830 2192

E-mails are in the form firstname.lastname(at)seamk.fi.

Student tutors

Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences has students who are trained to tutor new students, especially at the beginning of their studies. Tutors offer peer support and guidance in issues concerning living in a new environment and studying at Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences. The student tutors also participate in the marketing and representation of their faculty.

Career counselling

Students who study in a university of applied sciences actively build relationships with the working world during their studies. They become familiar with various work environments and duties in practical Project Studies, visits to various workplaces, during their practical training and seminars related to the working world as well as while they write their thesis. These experiences and contacts guide students down the path to choosing their line(s) of professional specialisation and prepare them for the challenges of the working world.

Our staff responsible for career services in Seinäjoki UAS's schools assists students in finding contacts and building relationships in the working world. The counsellors help students to acquire information about practical training placements and opportunities, to plan their career and perceive their position in the labour market. Students also have access to related online services. As graduation or application periods for summer jobs approach, students may take advantage of the Jobstep Career and Recruitment Service of the Finnish Polytechnics (www.jobstep.net). The services offer students the opportunity to make electronic curriculum vitae. It is best to first turn to the practical training supervisor or head of degree programme in questions and issues pertaining to career counselling.

Consultation for studying abroad

The purpose of supervision for international study is to provide students with holistic support in their study process, professional development and life situation in general as it relates to international study. Supervision for international study involves guidance for students going abroad and mobility and degree students arriving to the UAS as well as general guidance for all other students in their internationalisation process. Counselling and consultation for international study is divided into counselling for the types of courses, etc. students should consider taking while abroad and counselling that pertains to teaching arrangements and support activities.

Staff of international relations at Seinäjoki UAS:

School of Business and Culture

Marjo Arola / business, marjo.arola(at)seamk.fi
Eija Pennanen / culture, eija.pennanen(at)seamk.fi

School of Food and Agriculture  

Anna Tall / agriculture and forestry, anna.tall(at)seamk.fi
Kirta Nieminen / hospitality management , kirta.nieminen(at)seamk.fi

School of Health Care and Social Work

Tiina Harju, tiina.harju(at)seamk.fi

School of Technology

Tapio Pihlajaniemi, tapio.pihlajaniemi(at)seamk.fi

International Office

Helli Kitinoja, Director of International Affairs

Tiina Välimäki, Coordinator of International Affairs

Maria Loukola, Project Manager, ERDF project

Heini Syrjälä, Project Assistant, ERDF project

Julio Vallejo Medina, Iberoamerican Coordinator, Project Manager

Student Union SAMO


Other academic support services

See the Study regulations -section at the beginning of the guide where you will find information pertaining to the degree regulations, right to study, registration for exams, assessment, grades in WinhaWille, course codes and certificates.

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