University of Lapland’s pages for advice on studies and everyday life
If you are looking for advice regarding the direction of your studies, planning or study IT-issues or employment, check out the page prepared by the University of Lapland, where a wide range of contact information has been collected, grouped by topic. Also take a look at the page by the university related to supporting well-being and everyday life, which collects information about central well-being and cultural services for students.
Lapland’s higher education welfare officers
You can ask for guidance and advice from the university’s welfare officers concerning various questions related to studying and well-being. You can leave a contact request by e-mail to kuraattorit(at)luc.fi – write a phone call request as the title and your name and phone number in the message. Arjen idut is a tip bank of the welfare services of Lapland’s higher education institutions for students. You can find more detailed information, advice and information about their events on the website.
Campus pastors of Rovaniemi parish
The campuses of University of Lapland and Lapland University of Applied Sciences have their own educational institution employees from the Rovaniemi parish, to whom you can go to discuss anything between heaven and earth, drink a cup of coffee/tea or even pray together. Read more here.
Nyytti ry is an organisation that supports the promotion of students’ mental health and study abilities. It offers students and educational communities information, support and activities for supporting mental well-being and the ability to study. Nyyti has gathered on its pages a wide range of contacts and events you can look into.
Ohjaamo Rovaniemi provides information, advice and guidance to young people under the age of 30 regarding job search, education and everyday life matters.
Volunteer Center Neuvokas
Neuvokas helps people of various ages in different life situations through volunteer work. The help and support provided by volunteers is free of charge, confidential and intended for all residents of Rovaniemi. The helping work done by volunteers does not replace the services provided by professionals. The volunteers are trained, familiarised with their tasks and they are committed to the agreed rules of the volunteering. Read more here.
Neiot – Tyttöjen Talo Rovaniemi
Tyttöjen Talo is a free-time activity space aimed at girls, where gender-, culture- and age-sensitive social youth work is carried out. Tyttöjen talo is maintained by local settlement associations. In Rovaniemi, the operation of the Tyttöjen Talo is maintained by Rovalan Nuoret ry. If you are interested to visit Tyttöjen Talo, check the calendar for open activities and come along! You can also arrange a personal introduction time for yourself or the young person you want to bring along to the activity.
Youth information point of Rovaniemi youth services Poppari offers information and advice to young people under the age of 30 as well as to their relatives on issues related to young people’s lives.
WALK IN TALK
Confidential and, if desired, anonymous discussion help at the youth information point Poppari for young people aged 12-29, free of charge. The activity is organised in cooperation with the Rovaniemi parish, the cultural, welfare and youth services of the city of Rovaniemi, Tyttöjen talo, Neuvokas Volunteer Center and Tulevaisuuden Sote-keskus -project. There are always two adults with training and experience in mental health support present. One of the employees is a parish employee each time. Read more here.
FSHS, i.e. the Finnish student health service, serves university students in matters related to healthcare. FSHS has collected a bank of health information (terveystietopankki) on its website, which helps guide one on what to do next concering any physical and mental health matters. Read more about using FSHS services here.
Are you wondering about issues related to Kela’s subsidies, such as a student grant, student loan or student loan refund? Check out Kela’s page on the subject.
Do you live in Domus Arctica (DAS) student housing and something has you wondering about your apartment, contract or building? Check out DAS’s housing guide.
Do you need legal advice regarding, for example, a lease agreement? You can contact LYY’s legal aid representative – read more here.
Hotlines for every situation
List of local and national helplines here – don’t hesitate to call!