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 How to improve your studying

How to study:

Study guides and strategies in English: and

Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time:

Getting things done - time management tips:

Ideas for keeping up motivation:

The Power of Habit TEDx:

Materials of the Beat the Blues event on Nov 22nd 2016: Culture Shock (Aalto Psychologists) and more info on cultural differences, Winter SAD (Student Health Services), Surviving the Winter (AYY), Sports and Bright Light Therapy (Unisport)

 Mindfulness practices

Mindfulness is a state of open attention on the present. It’s living here and now. Mindfulness involves nonjudgmental conscious awareness of one’s feelings, thoughts and surroundings.Our mind often wanders to the past or to the future. Mindfulness skills will help you to focus on the present moment. Evidence suggests that regular mindful awareness practice changes how our body and brain respond to stress, improves brain performance and helps to recognize automatic reactions and behavioral patterns.

You can download mindfulness practices (audio) below. Practices are made by psychologist Merita Petäjä. These practices are part of our mindfulness workshops but you can also use the practices independently.

Listening me

Three Minute Breathing

Anchoring to Breathing

Handling Anger - you can use this practices to handle feelings of anger afterwards when you've encountered a situation that made you angry

Compassionate Body Scan

 Career planning tips

How to recognize your skills and productize them: How to construct a career (pdf)

Decision making in career planning (pdf)

Psychological assessment and tests in career counseling and recruitment (pdf)

My Career Story (pdf) - An Autobiographical Workbook for Life-Career Success 

The Career Resources Questionnaire  (for students who already have several experiences of working life and are looking for a change

MyCourses / Career Planning Exercises


This self-help material is designed to help you to process the key elements of career planning individually. 


The sequence of exercises is numbered. You can do them in the same order or you can choose only the ones that appeal to you most and seem to help you. Having completed an exercise, reflect the results. What do the results of that reflection add to your self-awareness, your current thinking and goals of a good future as an individual and as a member of a society? How can you use the results? What will you do next?

How to enroll into the workspace

  1. Login to MyCourses
  2. Go to the enrollment page and click the  "Enroll me" button.