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, also teachers, student tutors, Student Affairs Office and library personnel participate in the counselling process. Study counselling concerns all the staff.

Study counselling

The purpose of study counselling is to support the student 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. Counselling and consultation is provided in all stages of students’ education, as group consultation and individually, based on individual needs. 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 Degree Programme in Food and Hospitality:
Ms Eija Putula-Hautala,
tel: +358 (0)40 830 3953
Degree Programme in Food Processing and Biotechnology:Ms Sarita Ventelätel: +358(0)40 680 7640
Degree Programme in Agriculture and Rural Enterprises:
Ms Anu Katila,
tel: +358 (0)40 830 2430
School of Business and Culture Business:
Ms Päivi Uitti,
tel: +358 (0)40 830 2442Ms Johanna Koivula,
tel: +358 (0)40 830 2400Culture:
Ms Johanna Ikola,
tel: +358 (0)40 868 2005
School of Health Care and Social Work Social Work and Elderly Care:
Ms Pirjo Takala,
tel: +358 (0)40 830 2167Nursing:
Ms Raija Palo,
tel: +358 (0)40 830 3956Physiotherapy:
Ms Marjut Koivisto,
tel: +358 (0)40 680 7190

Degree Programme in Nursing:
Ms Marjut Asunmaa,
tel: +358 (0)40 680 7117

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

Mr Markku Lahti,
tel: +358 (0)40 830 2357

Mr Veli Autio,
tel: +358 (0)40 830 4162

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 of the University of Applied Sciences actively build relationships with working life 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 working life 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 working life.

The staff responsible for career services at the Faculties of SeAMK assists students in finding contacts and building relationships in working life: as part of their studies, a student acquires information about practical training placements and opportunities, plans their career and perceives 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 the guidance and counselling for a student’s international study or practical training period is to provide the student with holistic support in his/her study process, professional development and life situation in general when related to internationalisation.

Study counselling related to internationalisation deals with the practical arrangements and the content of outgoing and incoming mobilities as well general guidance for all other students in their internationalisation process.

Contact Persons at SeAMK International Mobility Services:

Team email: international.office(a)seamk.fi
Incoming student exchanges: incoming(a)seamk.fi
Outgoing student exchanges: outgoing(a)seamk.fi

Marjo Arola
Team Leader, staff exchanges and agreements
International Mobility Services
marjo.arola(a)seamk.fi

Maria Loukola
Coordinator, student exchanges outside Europe
International Mobility Services
maria.loukola(a)seamk.fi

Tiina Välimäki
Coordinator, outgoing student exchanges to Europe
International Mobility Services
tiina.valimaki(a)seamk.fi

Tiina Ojanperä
Coordinator, incoming student exchanges from Europe
International Mobility Services
tiina.ojanpera(a)seamk.fi

Student services

Student services offers guidance and information related to academic and social issues, for example: registration, right to study, Transcript of Records, financial aid and graduating. Some documents, such as Transcript of Records can be ordered also by email, phone or online at Peppi.

The service desk at the second floor of the Frami F building is open from 9.00 to 15.00 from Monday to Friday. The student services are available to all the students of Seinäjoki UAS. Students can order a personal service time by sending email to opiskelijapalvelut(at)seamk.fi or by calling number +358 (0) 20 124 5055.

Frami Campus Student Services

Visiting address: Kampusranta 9, Frami A, 2nd floor, FI-60320 Seinäjoki
Visiting address: Kampusranta 11, Frami F, 2nd floor service desk, FI-60320 Seinäjoki

Admissions Office

The centralised Student Affairs Office/Admissions Office at Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences functions 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 9:00 until 15:00. Our telephone service hours may differ from those mentioned above; information is provided on the web page of SeAMK at http://www.seamk.fi/fi/Hakijalle.

Other academic support services

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

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
Fax: +358 (0)20 124 5001
hakijapalvelut(at)seamk.fi, admissions(at)seamk.fi