Study support for Xamk students

Due to prolonged pandemic situation, The Ministry of Education and Culture has granted special subsidies for universities during this time. The special subsidy is designed to improve student wellbeing and study progress and to reduce the learning gap in The South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences. The project goes by the name OOO project.

The goal of the project is to reduce the learning gap of students and support the study progress through low-threshold guidance services. With OOO project, Xamk now has an extra resource to add to the services of Special Education Teacher and Study Psychologist and both of these activities will also be developed throughout the project. Also, one of the objectives of the project is to improve the visibility of Xamk’s various student services. Thus, the project will include communicating with students through multiple channels.

In cooperation with Student Union Kaakko, OOO project also aims to revive the student culture that the pandemic has put on hold for a long time. To achieve this, several events will be organized for Xamk students by OOO project and the student union throughout the year. At the same time, the project will also support and educate Xamk student to student active and peer guidance activities.

Development objective goals for this project

  1. To reduce the learning gap caused by the covid-19 pandemic, to strengthen the support of study progress and to reduce loneliness
  2. To build and conceptualize the internal and external cooperation of student wellbeing and guidance
  3. To support and promote student culture at campuses and online
  4. To develop and expand peer guidance in order to support the study progress of students and reduce the learning gap
  5. To develop the communications and service design of the student wellbeing and low-threshold guidance services

More information

Elina Ylönen
Project Manager

Sirpa Juusola​​​
Special Education Teacher

Kirsi Kämäräinen
Special Education Teacher

What's going on in OOO-project?


WTFinland! is an informal round table setting where Finns and international people have an open and relaxed conversation about curiosities and challenges when trying to understand and adapt to the Finnish lifestyle. Questions can be asked and are answered according to personal experiences in a way that different perspectives are offered on different matters by different people, and little by little we get to know more about each other’s experiences in the Finnish context.

The meetings are held online (Teams) every other Tuesday from 15:00 to 16:00 on the following dates:

  • 12 September
  • 26 September
  • 10 October
  • 31 October
  • 14 November
  • 28 November


Kahvihuone is a great place to catch up with your fellow students in a relaxed setting – and it provides you an opportunity to speak Finnish. It is a nice way to prepare for those coffee break chats with your future colleagues at practical training or workplace!



We have listed the wellbeing services in this Lux article.

Join Wellbeing for Xamkees! Teams channel, where Xamk staff shares tips and links to increase study capability and student wellbeing.


Developing student wellbeing and study progress and reducing the learning gap

24 January 2022 – 31 December 2023

Project partners

Lead partner: South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences

Partners: Student Union Kaakko

Focus areas: Sustainable wellbeing


Total budget: € 195 200,00

Financiers and main source of funding: Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö