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Skills Centria – support with studies

Skills Centria is designed to support students in their studies while also offering low-threshold activities related to well-being and the fluency of studies. The activities are open to all students and are organized in both English and Finnish.

Special education teacher’s open workshops

The special education teacher will be there for you every Monday from 15 to 17 in the pink working area on the first floor at the Kokkola campus (158). She offers advice, help and support for study assignments. If doing tasks at home doesn’t work, come to campus on Mondays to work — help is next door!

Support for study challenges and help with tasks can also be obtained remotely. The special education teacher will be on call on Zoom starting in September on Thursdays from 8 to 9.

You can also contact the special teacher at any time and book an appointment in Kokkola or remotely on Teams. Päivi Ruohoniemi, tel. +358 50 5359690, paivi.ruohoniemi@centria.fi.

Language and Communication workshops

Haji’s Finnish – Drop-in workshop for international students

Haji’s Finnish is a great learning opportunity for all international students. Drop in to meet others, practice, study and learn practical and everyday Finnish, or get help with your Finnish assignments. Welcome to join on the Talonpojankatu Campus!

More information: Abdi Haji, email abdi.haji@centria.fi.

Spring 2024 workshops

Finnish Language and Communication workshop

Teacher: Hertta Erkkilä, email hertta.erkkila@centria.fi

In the workshop, the student receives guidance according to their own needs. You can participate in the workshop occasionally. The student can bring with them reports or essays they have written that the supervisor can comment on. The content is refined according to the learning objectives of the participants. This workshop also supports the written phase of the thesis process. The workshop is intended for everyone, both Finnish and international students.

You can attend a face-to-face meeting or online. Appointments are arranged through the online appointment system. The student sends an e-mail in advance about their participation and explains more about their learning goals. The teacher responds to the email and provides the student with a link through which he or she can book an appointment smoothly.

Swedish Language and Communication workshop

Teacher: Jenny Jansson, email jenny.jansson@centria.fi 

In the workshop, the student receives guidance according to their own needs. The aim is to strengthen your Swedish language skills. You can participate in the workshop occasionally.

You can attend a face-to-face meeting or online. Appointments are arranged through the online appointment system. The student sends an e-mail in advance about their participation and explains more about their learning goals. The teacher responds to the email and provides the student with a link through which he or she can book an appointment smoothly.

English language and communication workshop

Teacher: Karin Kallis, email karin.kallis@centria.fi

In the workshop, the student receives guidance according to their own needs. The aim is to strengthen your English language skills. You can participate in the workshop occasionally.

You can attend a face-to-face meeting or online. Appointments are arranged through the online appointment system. The student sends an e-mail to the teacher in advance about their participation and explains more about their learning goals. The teacher responds to the email and provides the student with a link through which he or she can book an appointment smoothly.

Sam’s workshop for IT students

Sams workshop is back! If you need help with anything related to school (assignments, PSP, exam or anything else) come to the pink area (room 158/159) on the first floor of Kokkola campus.

Sam will help you with any problems, needs for tips how to approach your studies, explain whatever is necessary, tell you who to ask or you can come if you just need someone to study with.

Come as you please and for as long as you please, everyone is welcome!

If necessary, contact Sam on his email: samuel.vitek2@centria.fi

Spring 2024 workshops

Mathematics workshops

Remote mathematics workshop

Do you need help with your maths homework? In the remote mathematics workshop, you can do your own assignments and get help if you are struggling with a task. You can attend the workshop when you need to and you do not need to register in advance.

Teacher: Panu Wirkkala, email panu.wirkkala@centria.fi

Spring 2024

Meeting ID: 642 9802 9214
Passcode: 105098

Mathematics workshop on campus

Teacher: Harri Aarnio, email harri.aarnio@centria.fi

In the mathatics workshop, you will get help and advice with your maths problems. You can come whenever you need to. The workshop is aimed especially for engineering students, but students from other fields are also welcome.

Mathematics Workshop can be found found in Peppi, YY00AT61-3001 Matematiikan työpaja, but registration is not required.

Workshops spring 2024

Thesis workshops

The schedule for the workshops will be finalised in spring 2024.

Students in the thesis phase can request support and guidance for their thesis primarily from the thesis advisor of their programme.

Thesis text workshop

Thesis workshop sessions are meant for those who have already started writing their thesis and who have noticed they want or need some more advice or support when it comes to text, language and layout. Please remember that you can also find self-study material from the Itslearning workspace called “Thesis”.

Thesis workshops will be held on Tuesdays from 3 pm to 4.30 pm. The meetings will be organised as online classes only. You can find the Zoom links from the Itslearning workspace as well.

Timetable

Career and work-life services’ workshops

Career and work-life services regularly organize coaching and workshops that are open to everyone to support students’ job-searching capabilities, professional growth and career planning.

Workshops during spring 2024

Location: in the pink space of the Talonpojankatu Campus (158).
No pre-registration.

Apply for a summer job

How to make a good CV and cover letter

Preparing for a job interview

Walk-in career guidance

Every other Tuesday in the pink space of the Talonpojankatu Campus.

Wellbeing, everyday-life and studying skills

Services and events offered by partners

The FSHS responsibility areas are:

  • to provide students with health and medical care services
  • to promote students’ health and ability to study, and
  • to promote the well-being of the study environment and student community
  • More information

The purpose of Nyyti’s operations is to support students’ mental health and ability to study. Their aim to improve students’ study skills and ability to cope with everyday life as well as related peer activities. Moreover, their aim to enhance the skills of people in charge of mental health promotion and problem prevention among students and in student communities.

Hygienepass courses and tests

We welcome suggestions for useful activities or study circles skillscentria@centria.fi.

Group of international students sitting together in Campus Allegro

Work-life workshops and coaching

Career and work-life services regularly organize coaching and workshops that are open to everyone to support students’ job search capabilities.