Thesis support group

Support group for students at Hanken working on their master’s thesis in spring 2024.


Do you feel stuck with your master’s thesis? Or do you feel that the thesis process is not going quite as smoothly as you had hoped?

Starting in January 2024, Hanken offers online group support for students who struggle with their thesis. The group will be facilitated by amanuensis Tanja Dahlgren-Broman and study coach Alexandra Ohls.

During the group sessions, we will discuss topics such as finding a good strategy to get started on the day's work on the thesis, ideas for overcoming writer’s block, and methods for dealing with difficult thoughts related to the writing process. The group offers peer support and helps you form a network with students in the same situation, which means that you do not have to struggle with your thesis alone.

Support group for students working on their master's thesis. The group will be held either in English or in Swedish, depending on who will sign up for the group.

Who is the group for?
For students at Hanken working on their master’s thesis - regardless of their major or whether they study in Helsinki or Vaasa - who feel stuck in the thesis process.

Online via Teams

Introductory group session on Wednesday 31January 2024 at 9:00-11:00. Group sessions Wednesday 14 February, Wednesday 28 February, Wednesday 13 March and Wednesday 27 March 2024 at 09:00-10:00. Closing session on Wednesday 10 April at 9:00-10:00.

How do I join the group?
Sign up here no later than 28 January 2024. We will send some further practical information by email to those who have signed up. The group has a limited number of places, so we recommend that you sign up as soon as possible to ensure a place in the group.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!

Study coach

Alexandra Ohls

Alexandra Ohls

Alexandra Ohls is a certified coach – ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC) – who has worked at Hanken as study coach for the last three years. During these years, she has held more than 350 coaching sessions with students and PhD students at Hanken and has helped many who have been struggling with writing their thesis. Alexandra has also held workshops and lectures on study ability, motivation, and sustainable study habits. Her best life hack is starting the day with a morning walk.


Tanja Dahlgren-Broman

Tanja Dahlgren-Broman is qualified study counsellor and is working as Department Administration Manager. She has a broad knowledge of the department administration, which includes master thesis. She is also familiar with the challenges students can stumble on in their studies and in the writing of their thesis. She sees life not as straight railway track with marked stations on it but more as a roller coaster that one doesn’t know where it will take one next.