Back on track –workshop series 8.10. & 29.10.2024

Aalto's study psychologists and a guidance counsellor are organizing a two-time peer support workshop series for students who are returning to their studies after a longer break or who have studied very little during the past year.
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  • Were you completely absent from the studies during the previous academic year or did you manage to gather only a few study credits compared to what you intended?
  • Has it been a long time since you felt that your studies were under control?
  • Have you noticed that a challenging life situation or issues with your wellbeing have affected your study drive negatively?
  • Would you like to be able to get back on track with your studies?
  • Is the new beginning making you stressed or nervous?

Why? Getting back on track with studies can be challenging and evoke a wide range of emotions. Often, we may know how we should act, but putting ideas into practice may be easier said than done. By learning together and sharing experiences, we can take small steps towards a smoother course of studying.

What? The workshops examine the elements that support the progress of studies, such as time management, study motivation and getting things done. There will also be a chance to share study-related feelings and search for one's own resources and fuel for the studies. If you need other support or advice on questions related to returning to studies, we will help you find the right services.

When? Tue 8th of October and 29th of October 2024 at 14:00-16:00

Where? Otakaari 1, Undergraduate center

Who? The group is led by Aalto psychologists Sanni Saarimäki ([email protected]), Alli Mattila ([email protected]) and guidance counsellor Janne Mertala ([email protected]).

Language: The main language of the workshop is English. If several participants speak Finnish or another common language, small group sharing can also take place in other languages.

Registration? Sign up via Webropol by the 30th of September (

Groups, workshops and online materials for supporting wellbeing and study ability

This page has groups, workshops and online (MyCourses) material organised by Aalto in the area of well-being. The groups and workshops are conducted in Finnish or English.

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The Starting Point of Wellbeing offers students easy access to counselling and advice on matters of well-being and study ability. The services available to you include drop-in (no reservation) advising/counselling sessions, peer support groups, and online materials. You can also make an appointment to receive individual counselling.

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