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Skills Centria – support with studies

Skills Centria is designed to support students in their studies, job seeking, and career planning 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

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.

Haji’s Finnish

Drop in to practise, study and learn Finnish or get help in your Finnish assignments, together with fellow student Abdi Haji.

Grab a coffee and dive into the world of the Finnish language! Haji’s Finnish is a great learning tool for Finnish for all international students.

Haji’s Finnish is for everyone wanting to learn Finnish, and especially useful for Basics of Finnish -students. Welcome!

Classrooms

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.

Mathematics workshop

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

Do you need help with Mathematics? In Mathematics Workshop you can do your assignments and get support, if you have challenges with a task.

The workshop is aimed especially for engineering students, but students from other fields are also welcome.

Mathematics Workshop is found in Peppi, YY00AC27-3003 Matematiikan työpaja. You get access to Itslearning materials when signed up. You can also just drop by.

Workshops during autumn 2022

Thesis workshop

Instructors: Hanna-Riina Aho (hanna-riina.aho@centria.fi), Anni-Maija Viitasaari (anni-maija.viitasaari@centria.fi)   

Content: Thesis workshop is open to all Centria students who are doing their thesis and have specific questions and concerns about the thesis. In the thesis workshop, we will answer your questions and guide you in different phases of the thesis process.  

There is no need to register for the workshop. The workshop is bilingual, Finnish and international students attend together. 

Implementation of the workshop: Hybrid event. In case you are prevented from participating in the workshop, you can book an individual appointment by emailing the instructors.

Notice that instructors are present in the classroom and online always during 13:00-13:30 (Finnish time). If there aren’t any students around that time, we will see you next time. 

Thesis timetable

Autum 2022

Link to the online meeting (Teams)

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.