Time: 18.9.-19.11.2023
Place: Online studies
Extent: 2 ECTS credits
Number of study places: 50
Target group: Everyone interested in the topic
Required previous skills: Not required
Lecturers: Xamk lecturers

Credited in degree at Xamk: All bachelor level degrees
Area of competence mentioned in Curriculum: Optional studies
Enrolment by: 10th September 2023
Price: Free of charge

Note that you can enrol for Open UAS studies at the maximum of 50 ECTS credits per semester. One person’s enrolments exceeding 50 ECTS credits are deleted in the enrolment order. Paying attention to this is important when planning your studies.

Please also notice, that Xamk degree students cannot enrol on Open UAS courses.

Learning outcomes:
The aim of this course is to promote students' study ability and wellbeing. The course offers tools to support learning, coping and wellbeing.

After the course:

  • you have learned studying techniques that suit you
  • you can make choices that support wellbeing and resilience in your daily life
  • you have learned different ways to relax, and various skills to deal with thoughts, emotions, stress and stage fright

Contents and methods:
The course is divided into different themes, which are:

  • study skills
  • wellbeing in everyday life
  • thoughts and working with them
  • emotions and self-knowledge
  • stress
  • stage fright
  • social skills

In each section, you will explore the topic with the help of scientific materials. Up-to-date and supportive learning material can be for example video and audio recordings, lectures, research and exercises. The course focuses on independent reflection.

There are no scheduled meetings in this course. During the course period, you can study by your own timetable.

The course covers 2 ECTS credits, totalling 54 hours of student work. The number of hours is theoretical and varies according to student effort.

Study material:
All the study material related to the course is provided online on the Learn learning platform. The material includes e.g. introductions, videos, podcasts, and exercises on course topics.


The Transcript of records will be delivered automatically by email in PDF form. You can read more about the The Transcript of records on: Information on Open UAS, Xamk Pulse studies.

This course is based on the curricula of Xamk's degree programmes and the Finnish credits are fully compatible with the ECTS.

Additional information on enrolment:
Open University of Applied Sciences office, email: openstudies@xamk.fi.

Terms of cancellation: 
If you are not able to participate in the course, please let us know as soon as possible by email openstudies@xamk.fi.

Before the course starts, you'll receive an invitation by email to this course.

Please note that there can be changes in the course details in terms of the timetable and teachers, for example.

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South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences is audited by the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC).