Support for study planning

If you want advise on how to plan your studies you can visit the study counsellors during their opening hours.

General study counselling

The study counsellors help students in matters regarding the degree structure and which order to take specific courses. See the Study Services page for office hours of the study counsellors. You can turn to the the course examiner when it comes to matters concerning specific courses. Please visit the teacher during his/her office hours or contact him/her by email at givenname.surname@hanken.fi. The contact information of the teachers and staff is found by searching by name on the Contact List.

Study psychologist

As a bachelor's or master's student you can turn to the study psychologist in matters concerning study skills, motivation, time management, stress management and thesis writing. The study psychologist also works preemptively and the threshold for going to talk to the psychologist should be low. Information on how to book an appointment is found on the Study Services page

Students with special needs

If you have special needs, please turn to the study counsellors. Together, we can look into what special arrangements might be needed and carried into effect. Students who have e.g. reading and writing difficulties have the right to get longer writing time for exams after they have shown a doctor's certificate. The library also lends text books as talking books to students with a reading disability.

Combining top-level sports and studies

Degree students that are top-level sportsmen have the possibility to join a sport academy. The sport academies are regional networks that support top-level sportsmen to combine studies, sports and everyday life. Hanken has a collaboration with the Metropolitan NOC elite sports academy URHEA in the Helsinki area and with Vasa sport academy. To be accepted into the sport academies students need to fill certain requirements and need to apply for membership. The sport academies make the decisions regarding criteria and admission. You can find more information (mainly in Finnish) on the organisations’ homepages: 
Urhea (for students in Helsinki)
Vasa sport academy (for students in Vaasa).

Hanken’s involvement in these organisations means that study counsellors and teachers at Hanken may to a certain extent offer individual study arrangements for students who are members of these organisations. At a practical level this can mean e.g. flexible exam arrangements or in some cases individual solutions and timetables for completing courses in order to make it possible for top-level athletes to combine competition and training trips with their studies. These special arrangements need to be agreed upon before the courses start to ensure the collaboration is as smooth as possible.

If you are studying in Helsinki the contact person is Jennie Bertula studycounsellor-hki@hanken.fi. The contact person for students i Vaasa is Britt-Mari Siironen studycounsellor-vaasa@hanken.fi.