Guidance and supervision compass
The Centre for University Teaching and Learning (HYPE) offers training aimed at supervisors. Please click here for further information.
The guidance and supervision support cards (PDF) include questions that address the customary academic growth of university students as their studies progress. You can select suitable questions from one or more cards for PSP meetings or other guidance and supervision discussions with students that you feel will fit for each situation. You can also select questions from the cards to be discussed at the meeting and send them to students in advance. Some faculties have created their own version of the cards.
The Finnish-language material bank for career planning and professional growth provides information on career planning as well as concrete tools to support guidance and supervision. For example, the Kudin.fi app for the self-evaluation of career skills can support students’ career planning during their studies. You can ask your students to complete their questionnaires of choice on the website before the supervision meeting and then use the questionnaire feedback as the basis of discussion. You can also use the Finnish-language Kudin.fi guidance and supervision cards (PDF). The cards cover all areas of self-assessment, with an individual card dedicated to each area that describes the topic and includes an assignment that you can assign to the student.
The results of HowULearn surveys can also be used as the basis for guidance and supervision discussions. HowULearn surveys support students in taking an active role in their studies and provide individual feedback in support of studying. To obtain the survey results, you can contact the person you are guiding or supervising, the education planning officer or the degree programme director.
Special arrangements and challenging situations
The need for special arrangements for teaching and/or examinations may arise during guidance or supervision. As a supervisor, you should be familiar with the instructions for special arrangements. If necessary, you can serve as the contact person for a student in need of special arrangements, cooperating with the faculty’s accessibility contact person and/or education planning officer.
You may also occasionally encounter challenging supervision situations. If you are concerned about a student or their studies, you can consult the University’s counselling psychologists, for example, by phone. Further information on counselling psychologist services can be found on the Instructions for Students website. In addition, the Guiding students section of the Instructions for Teaching website contains a variety of material to support guidance and supervision.
Services for students
- You can ask students to read the thematic instructions and notifications for general and degree programmes on the Instructions for Students website. The website also offers support and answers to students’ study-related questions.
- The guidance compass tool on the Instructions for Students website brings together the advice, guidance and supervision services aimed at students, aiding them in a variety of situations.