This page was last updated October 29th 2020.
Distance education and the actions of the University
Studies will be arranged primarily as remote teaching during the whole academic year, until May 31st 2021. Teaching, that requires physical attendance and exams are arranged by ensuring safety. More information, current guidelines and recommendations as well as information about support services can be found on the University’s website. The entrance doors of the campuses are open from Mon to Fri at 8:00-15:45. During other times access is possible by using the 24/7 campus card. Safe distances must be obeyed and good hang hygiene must be maintained on the campuses. If you suspect that you have been exposed to the coronavirus or you have any flu symptoms you are not allowed to the University’s premises.
According to the temporary regional recommendations, using a face mask is recommended in the University’s areas if safe distances of 1-2 meters can’t be ensured. The recommendation stands from October 29th to November 12th 2020. All students are also recommended to download the Koronavilkku mobile app.
Recommendations of the city of Oulu
The regional COVID-19 coordination group of Northern Ostrobothnia Medical District has decided upon new recommendations concerning the coronavirus. The city of Oulu is on the brink of the acceleration phase of the epidemic. Using a face mask that covers your mouth and nose is recommended in public spaces in Oulu from October 29th to November 12th 2020. The recommendation concerning using a face mask in public transportation is still in place. Visiting older people or people, who belong to a high-risk group should be avoided for 10 days after being in a situation that involves an increased risk of being exposed to the coronavirus (public events, extracurricular activities, restaurants and pubs).
More information about the situation in Oulu, recommendations and restrictions can be found on Oulu University Hospital website (only in Finnish).
The current guidelines of the city of Oulu can be found here.
The support services of the University can also help you with problems caused by the coronavirus. Read more from the links below.
If you need help planning your studies, contact your Tutor Teacher.
With questions about studies and studying, you can get in touch with Academic Affairs Service Teams.
Study Psychologists can help you with for example, studying techniques, well-being and coping with anxiety.
You can receive support for planning your future and working life from study and career coucelling.
The University libraries are open with restricted opening hours. Opening hours and current guidelines concerning for example, the use of remote services can be found here.
You can complete exams in the Examinarium as usual. The campus doors are open at 8:00-15:45 which is when you can come to the exam without the 24/7 campus card. If you wish to complete your exam during other times you will need the 24/7 campus card in order to access the campus and the Examinarium.
Remote desktops for students provided by the University
The University has taken remote servers into operation, via which you can use softwares such as SPSS, NVivo, Matlab, CST Studio, Comsol, Mathematica, SAS, Adams and Julia. More information here.
For exchange students
Studying abroad is possible under the travel restrictions set by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
More information about the services of international mobility can be found at email@example.com.
Financial aid for students
Regulations for the financial aid for students enable considering the exceptions caused by the coronavirus in the maximum durations of the financial aid and the necessary progress of studies. If studying has not been possible, the payment of the financial aid can be continued even if the necessary progress of your studies has not been sufficient enough, and the maximum duration of the financial aid can be extended as well. Kela has put together a list of frequently asked questions and answers regarding student’s financial aid and other social benefits.
Services of the Student Union
The Student Union’s office has returned to regular opening hours. For the time being, the office is open from Monday to Thursday at 10-14, but during lunchtime at 11-11:30 the office is closed. If you have any problems regarding studying, living, money or anything else related to student life, feel free to contact the experts at OYY by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and setting up a meeting. The phone numbers and other contact information of the Student Union’s experts can be found here.
We are following the situation and the recommendations of authorities and the University, and we will decide upon the organization of events and trainings as well as our other activities according to the situation. We will inform about any changes on our website as well as our social media channels and our weekly newsletter.
The guild rooms are in students’ use as usual.
In case of illness
In case you have any flu symptoms or you suspect that you have become infected with the coronavirus, follow the instructions given by the city of Oulu. If you have mild symptoms, stay at home.
More information can be found on the FSHS website.
DID YOU NOT FIND AN ANSWER FOR YOUR QUESTION?
We will update this page as the situation changes and according to the instructions and practices given by the University. Follow the University’s announcements and the communication of your course teachers regarding studying arrangements. Our objective is to ensure the fluency of studies and take care of students’ everyday life even during these exceptional times.
Whenever necessary, you can contact the experts at OYY by sending an email to email@example.com. The phone numbers and other contact information of the Student Union’s experts can be found here.