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Exceptions in library opening hours due to Midsummer

On Thursday 22.6.2023 Joensuu and Kuopio Campus Libraries are open 8-13 and KUH Medical Library 10-13. Customer service is open at all library offices 10-13.

On Friday 23.6.2023 all the library offices are closed.

Library 24/7 -facilities are open during Midsummer.

Student2Student peer counselling service is closed

The Student2Student peer counselling service has been closed. The service operated during 2021-2023 as part of the Bridges projects funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture. More accessible and efficient forms of support for students are being developed in the Student and Learning Services. UEF’s Summertime Helpline assists students at UEF in study-related issues from June 5th until August 11th 2023.

Further information:

Head of Student Services Tuija Pasanen, tuija.pasanen(at)

Counselling from study psychologists in June and July 2023

Study psychologists are licensed practitioners of psychology who help bachelor’s and master’s degree students in all study-related psychological issues. Counselling aims to improve students’ study wellbeing and support smooth studying. Discussions with the psychologist are always free-of-charge and confidential.

In June and July 2023, the study psychologist in Joensuu offers counselling to students on both campuses, either face-to-face in Joensuu or via video connection. See this page for further instructions on how to book a session as well as frequently asked questions about study psychologists.

Common issues that are focused on during the counselling process are e.g.

  • motivation and productivity
  • difficulties with learning or concentrating
  • time management
  • procrastination
  • stage fright and social anxiety
  • perfectionism

Study psychologists can also support you in various transition periods, such as returning to your studies after a break or transitioning into working life.