Help is on hand if you require support with either academic writing, deepening your knowledge of mathematics or enhancing your digital skills. Examples of the services we offer include help to: hone your writing technique to produce a more coherent thesis text, correctly reference source material, complete ongoing maths courses, or use film, audio and web tools.
The Writing Centre is open as usual at the start of the autumn semester. If you need support with academic writing before then, contact Adam Gray for more information.
The Writing Centre is offering online tutoring via the video conferencing tool Zoom. Before your appointment, we will send you an email with a link to connect via Zoom. You do not need to have Zoom installed on your device.
The Writing Centre – an academic writing resource
We're here to guide you in your work with different writing tasks and can answer questions about texts and language. While we do not proofread and point out grammar and spelling errors, we can help you find strategies to develop your writing skills to help you with your studies.
We are also available for questions related to study techniques, reading and oral presentations.
The Writing Centre can help you with:
instructions and help to clarify tasks
the writing process and the development of reasoning
text and sentence structure and context
bibliography and source management
We can receive students in small groups (a maximum of five students per group), for pedagogical review of details relating to writing, reading, language and study techniques. One student makes the appointment and in the booking lists the names of the others and what it is you want to improve upon.
Keep in mind
We cannot assess what grade a text may receive and can therefore not determine whether a text will be approved or not.
Our task is not to correct grammar and spelling mistakes.
The aim of the course is for you to acquire knowledge and understanding of various types of academic language. You also develop your ability and assurance to communicate, both in writing and orally, and to observe established genre conventions.
This course in English for professional application stresses three particular aspects: the logical organisation and presentation of ideas; detailed proof-reading; and the conventions of various writing genres, such as business e-mails and proposals.
The aim of the course is to develop oral skills needed to succeed in using English at the university. Through the use of drama and acting techniques for voice and speech designed by actors, the student will discover an awareness of and improve the vocal apparatus and their body and the skills to use them in public speaking.
Helpful links for you who wish to learn more about academic writing and critical thinking.
Maths workshops are for all students regardless of education and knowledge of mathematics. You can attend to deepen your knowledge of mathematics and get help in your ongoing mathematics courses.
Two workshops with different profiles – which one is right for you?
For questions about basic maths issues, you can visit the maths workshop which takes place digitally on Tuesdays from 13.15 to 16.30. All meeting are held via Zoom. Links to the Zoom meeting can be found at the respective course page in Canvas. This workshop is staffed by teachers from the teacher training education.
For more advanced maths issues, you can visit the maths workshop at the Faculty of Technology and Society. Here the focus is on the mathematics that is required in technical education. This workshop is open digitally via Zoom every Thursday from 15.15 to 17.00.
The University’s DigiHub can help you with support with digital services. If you need help for an assignment or degree project, the digimentors can help you with:
Film and photography
Graphic design and interactive visualisation
Web design or how to work in a web content management system
Tools and services for effectively studying online.
The digimentors are available Monday to Friday, 09-12 in room F101 in Orkanen.
Read more about us on our website and book a meeting with our digimentors.
You can borrow equipment such as dictaphones, cameras and tripods at the DigiHub. What equipment you can borrow depends on what course you are studying. When logging in to the service portal, you can see what equipment is available to you.