Remote studies to continue through second period - If you are struggling with your studies don’t stay alone!

The second period started on Monday 26 October and the studies continue remotely. In the following lines, we would like to remind you about the exceptional arrangements, securing the learning environment and the different ways of supporting your studies at the University.

The second period of studies, 26 October– 31 December 2020, will mostly involve remote education. If the courses and exams require attendance on campus, we will take care of your safety. If a safe distance of 1 to 2 metres cannot be guaranteed in educational situations, we will provide you with the necessary protective equipment.  

Remember to stay home if you have any symptoms associated with COVID-19 or you suspect having been exposed to the virus. It is forbidden to come to the campus when sick! We recommend downloading the Koronavilkku app of the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) to your phone to make it easier to trace the chain of transmission, if necessary.    

If you need to come to the campus,  

  • maintain a safe distance of 1 to 2 metres  
  • ensure good hand hygiene and ensure to cough and sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue  
  • wear a face mask when in close contact with others.  

The university’s COVID-19 guidelines can be found at Remember to also follow the university’s news about the COVID-19 situation by way of the Tuudo app, For Students site and email.  

Keep in touch – we are here for you!  

To endure the exceptional academic circumstances, we need to have the ability to anticipate, adapt and be flexible. If you feel that you are struggling with your studies, it is important to remember that you are not alone. The tutor teachers, study psychologists, programme coordinators, career and study counsellors and FSHS are there for you. Don’t let study problems get out of your hands but rather get in touch.

We know that distance learning can be challenging, but we offer a wide range of support for studies:   

  • See  tips for distance learning.  
  • Your  personal tutor teacher is your adviser who supports you in matters related to your studies and planning them.  
  • Academic Affairs Service Teams answer all kinds of questions related to studying and education in their field of education. The contact information for your Academic Affairs Service Team can be found on this website.  
  • Study psychologists offer guidance on matters pertaining to study skills, time use, coping and stress or performance anxiety, for example.  
  • Study and career counsellors offer support in matters involving your future path or working life issues.   
  • You can get help for your health issues and illnesses from FSHS. Also check out the various preventive materials of FSHS and the Self online service.  
  • OYY, i.e. the Student Union of the University of Oulu, offers a wide range of services and counselling for problems in studies and everyday life.  

Other students are also an excellent network and you can form small study groups, as long as you remember the safety instructions.

The For  Students website at  collects all practical information you need. 

Good luck in your studies. We’ll get through the exceptional times together, even if remote!


Academic Affairs of the University of Oulu   

Last updated: 25.3.2021