Remote studies will continue for spring 2021 – new mask recommendation at the University

The University of Oulu is continuing remote studies and remote work for the entire spring semester until the 31st of May. There will also be a new mask recommendation starting tomorrow, the 29th of October.

TEKSTI Iida Putkonen

KUVAT Anna-Sofia Tastula

Remote studies and remote work will continue at the University of Oulu until 31.5.2021. The University of Oulu made a decision on the matter today, the 28th of October. There will also be a new guideline for using masks starting tomorrow. Masks are recommended to be worn at campuses for the next two weeks in all public spaces.

The updated information can be found on the University’s website. The Oulu University of Applied Sciences also recommends using masks on campus. They informed students about this on the 19th of October.

The decision to arrange the spring semester’s teaching remotely is influenced by the current corona situation and future predictions, according to the University. The mask recommendation is based on local Oulu recommendation that was made yesterday, the 27th of October. The recommendation concerns the next two weeks, 29.10. to 12.11. According to the recommendation, a mask should be worn in all public spaces indoors as well as public events.

The University’s take on the local recommendation is that you don’t need to wear a mask if you can keep a safe distance to other people or work alone. The University also recommends no events with more than 20 attendees be held between 29.10.–12.11.

Jarmo Okkonen, Human Resources Director of the University of Oulu, told the magazine that the University would inform students more on thursday the 29th.

Earlier the University decided to continue remote teaching until the end of the year. Then Administrative Director Essi Kiuru told the magazine that the University hoped to return to normal contact teaching during next spring.

Oulu University is not alone with its new rulings. Similar decisions have been made in universities all across Finland, for example in Helsinki, Turku and Tampere. Masks have also been recommended in universities nationwide.

The University of Oulu originally decided on remote teaching for the second teaching period on the 16th of September. Remote teaching has continued in Oulu since spring 2020. The University opened its doors for the first time since the corona shutdown in August. You can find the latest information on the corona situation on the University’s website.

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Student lunch prices to go down in 2021

In Finnish. The Finnish Ministry of Finance decided in its budget negotiations on the 16th of September to compensate student lunch prices. The prices will go down from 3,06 euros to 2,70 euros maximum at the beginning of 2021. In August 2020 the government raised the student lunch prices due to increased ingredient costs. All […]

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The Finnish Ministry of Finance decided in its budget negotiations on the 16th of September to compensate student lunch prices. The prices will go down from 3,06 euros to 2,70 euros maximum at the beginning of 2021. In August 2020 the government raised the student lunch prices due to increased ingredient costs.

All student restaurants have not increased their pricing to match the maximum price, which is currently 3,06 euros. Using the government funding is up to each restaurant, so not all restaurants choose to use the maximum funds for meals. Currently the maximum price for preparing one student meal is five euros.

At the University of Oulu, both Juvenes and Uniresta raised their prices to 3,06 euros. Oulu University of Applied Sciences (Oamk) students paid 1,1 euros for their lunches before the raise in August. Also affecting the price is the move to Linnanmaa campus. The Oamk students now pay almost two euros more for their lunch.

Most exchange students in Finland are eligible for student priced lunches. Since 2012 students have paid 2,60 euros for their lunches. Student lunch prices have varied according to the maximum production costs. The maximum costs define how much money can be spent on making one meal. In 2011 the price for lunch was 2,50 euros. From 2003 to 2007 the price was 2,55 euros. The maximum prices have risen approximately 20–30 cents. The biggest increase, 46 cents, happened earlier this year.

In the future students will pay a maximum of 2,70 euros for their lunch. After the increase this August, the price will not go back to its previous level. The student priced lunch will cost 3,06 euros until the end of the year and even next year the price will be 10 cents higher than at the start of this year.

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The second teaching period will also be held remotely – the concern is student wellbeing

On the 16th of September the University of Oulu announced that teaching will be held mostly remotely during the second teaching period as well. Remote teaching continues both at the University and the Oulu University of Applied Sciences until the end of the year.

TEKSTI Iida Putkonen

KUVAT Anna-Sofia Tastula

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The University of Oulu announced that teaching would be arranged primarily remotely also during the second teaching period from 26 October to 31 December 2020. Remote teaching began in September and will continue until the end of the year. Students were notified via email on the 16th of September.

The decision to switch to remote studying was originally made regarding the first teaching period until the 25th of October. Oulu University of Applied Sciences (Oamk) announced they would continue remote teaching until the end of the year on the 9th of September. Teaching will only occur in person if absolutely necessary.

During the second teaching period the University’s policies will stay the same as the beginning of autumn. Teaching will be done remotely, with the exception of courses where being present in person is necessary. Such courses are for example those with teaching in laboratories. When teaching in person, the University recommends participants use masks. The University is also giving out masks to teachers and students who need them during lessons.

Oulu University’s Administrative Director Essi Kiuru says the decision was influenced by both wishes from faculty and students as well as national guidelines.

“Students and staff alike hoped we would reach a decision regarding the second teaching period as soon as possible. The same policies we currently follow will continue to be in effect”, Kiuru says.

For students this means that the campus doors will stay open during certain times and services like the library and laptop vendors will continue to be available for use.

Also influencing the decision were decisions made by other universities, but Kiuru says that safety is still the most important thing. Even then, she hopes to be back in normal conditions soon.

“Our greatest wish is that in spring the situation would be that we could open up the University like we normally would. Unfortunately the situation is not in any of our hands”, she says.

As remote teaching continues, concerns have been raised regarding the wellbeing of students and staff. To Essi Kiuru this topic is especially important.

“It concerns both our personnel and students. Anyone in our community can feel lonely or like they have no group around them. It is everyone’s responsibility to take care of each other.”

Kiuru says all available tools should be used to ensure no one is alone during these exceptional times. For example group assignments and recurring meetings are ways that could help.

Taking care of students and the quality of teaching

With remote teaching continuing the importance of the quality of teaching is bigger and bigger. The University’s Director of Academic Affairs Vesa-Matti Sarenius told us that they aim to improve quality continuously.

“We are continuing to educate our teachers in these matters. There are also guides being made nationally as we speak.”

According to Sarenius the transition to remote teaching was a surprise to many teachers and has brought challenges with it. As the situation continues in autumn the problems are being solved one by one.

“Right now universities have noticed that the problems must be dealt with. We aim to influence the quality of teaching via educating and informing”, Sarenius says.

The Academic Affairs team sees how the abnormal circumstances also affect students. Many are strained. Sarenius says that teachers are told to pay close attention to their students and how they progress.

“If it looks like a student is stuck, we aim to intervene sooner than before. The problem of course is that when you don’t have a group to teach, you can’t look at someone’s face and see that they aren’t okay”, Sarenius says.

As the Director of Academic Affairs Sarenius pays close attention to his own employees and their wellbeing. To him it is especially important to separate work and free time, especially during remote work.

“I try to tell everyone, also students, to pay attention to the relationship between work and studies and free time. Don’t just sit at your computer after your lectures. Take a genuine lunch break away from your laptop. These small things make up a difference between work and free time.”

When thinking about communality and the risk of alienation, Sarenius agrees with Kiuru. He hopes for togetherness and good group dynamics.

“Corona doesn’t stop social situations. Our teachers are told to invest in group dynamics also during remote teaching. Of course the University can only control what happens during studies. I recommend socializing with other students during your free time and seeing your friends, taking into account hygiene and social distance.”

Sarenius hopes that students would also use the offered support systems with a lower threshold. He sees that it requires students taking responsibility for themselves.

“The services for students are the same as before, they’re just organized remotely. I would hope students would be brave to use the available services and all the support systems available.”

Exchange is still on the table, though few apply

The University of Oulu also announced that even though remote teaching is continuing, student exchanges for spring 2021 are unaffected. Still, the safety measures have been tightened: arriving students are expected to have a corona test or quarantine and the leaving students will be recommended certain countries and a good insurance.

Corona has affected exchange students arriving to Oulu this autumn. The amount of exchange arrivals has been half of the normal amount and many exchange periods have been cancelled or rescheduled.

International Coordinator Marianne Isola says she is happy with the University’s policy. Even though the number of students going on exchanges is significantly lower than normal, cancelling future exchanges would have undercut a lot of work.

“We have been preparing the spring exchanges for a long time and I am happy we can keep preparing them. We will, however, keep safety as the most important guideline”, Isola comments.

Even though exchanges got a green light from the University, many of them have already been cancelled. According to Isola, many affiliate universities have already cancelled exchanges completely, both for outgoing and incoming students. Exchanges have also been moved from autumn to spring, but the biggest change to Isola is the lack of applicants altogether.

“There were less applications for exchanges than normally. On top of that there were more cancellations or reschedulings. The end result is that about half of both University of Oulu and Oamk exchange students are coming here and leaving.”

The future of student exchanges is facing a big change, Isola thinks. In the future exchanges could be held entirely remotely or only partly in the destination. Regarding the near future Isola only hopes that the situation won’t get any worse.

“It’s hard to believe we would be back to a normal level in students going on exchange. I would be happy if we had the same numbers as now during spring, so half of the normal amount”, Isola says.

Student restaurants aim to stay open

Remote teaching at University and Oamk is also affecting services on campuses. The CEO of Uniresta, provider of student priced lunches on both Oulu campuses, Kaija-Liisa Silvennoinen told us that the news came as a surprise.

“We had not received this information before. Now we will have to think about Uniresta’s situation in all this.”

The aim will be to keep the currently open restaurants Kastari, Medisiina and Preludi going.

“We want to keep our services open for as long and as well as we possibly can in this situation. Of course this remote teaching will affect our amount of customers, but even in this first half of autumn we have been able to keep our restaurants open.”

Helping keep the restaurants open have been reduced opening hours. Uniresta’s Campus Shop and H2O campus have also been closed during autumn. Silvennoinen says that Uniresta was planning on opening the Campus Shop and H2O after autumn break, but the University’s decision might just cause a change in plans.

“We will have to further think about whether opening in this situation makes sense and is profitable. It is of course an understandable decision, but in terms of business it’s rather unfortunate. I’m sure it will reflect in the amount of customers”, the CEO says.

There will be no further reduction to the currently open restaurants services. The planned expansions, however, are uncertain. For example Linnanmaa’s student restaurant Kastari’s opening hours were already supposed to broaden in September. Now the evening dining will have to be reconsidered.

“I would dare promise that we will not close any more restaurants and will keep the current ones open. We will try tooth and nail to keep lunch available both in Linnanmaa and Kontinkangas. We can still adjust our operation to the current circumstances. For example Kastari is already being run by a smaller staff than normally.”

Despite the circumstances, Kaija-Liisa Silvennoinen is grateful for students and customers.

“We have come nowhere near normal numbers during autumn, but the fact that customers have had the courage to dine in our restaurants is amazing. In relation to the circumstances we have been happy with the beginning of September. It is wonderful that even a part of our customers have lunch in Pekuri in the city centre or Kontinkangas or Linnanmaa. It is lovely”, Silvennoinen says.

The other business offering campus restaurants, Juvenes, also says they were not in the know of the decision to lengthen remote teaching until the end of the year. Juvenes restaurant and event manager Minna Gehör told us that the decisions regarding restaurants are made one week at a time.

“I haven’t had time to digest this information yet. We will go with what the utilization rate of our restaurants is.”

Currently Juvenes has two restaurants open, Foodoo and Foobar in the Linnanmaa campus as well as a cafe, Café & Juicebar. Gehör says these services have been enough in relation to customers during the beginning of autumn.

“Two restaurants and a cafe have been enough. Our customer numbers have been very small compared to previous years and autumn has been exceptional.”

In regards to the future, Gehör can’t say how it will be.

“We will have to see if the continuation of remote teaching will affect the current amount of diners. It is possible we will have to close our restaurants if the amount of customers drops radically.

Campus services are still available

After the campus shutdown caused by coronavirus, the University of Oulu opened its campused in August. Even though remote teaching will continue, the doors will stay open. Campuses can be accessed by anyone between 8 am and 15.45 pm during weekdays. Studying on campuses is allowed as long as you show no symptoms of a flu. Libraries and laptop vendors as well as Tellus are available for use. When campus doors are closed, the campuses can be accessed via 24/7-card.

Oamk announced they would move to remote teaching for all students, freshmen included, on the 21st of September. The Oamk campuses are still open for independent studying.

The electronic Exam will continue to be the main tool for assessing learning during the first period, but other alternative methods for completing courses can also be implemented, such as essays, home exams, or learning diaries. Traditional exams at campus are not recommended to be held on the general exam days but organised by the course teachers individually. However, general exams can still be arranged with the safety distance of 2 metres between the students. The same instructions will be upheld until the end of the year.

For further info regarding being on campus visit the University’s website or the Oamk website.

The University’s list of resources for remote studying

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The University closes its doors on 18.3. – 24/7-cards no longer in use, libraries, Linnanmaa Sports hall to close

Suomeksi. The University of Oulu released a statement saying it would close its doors until the 13th of April yesterday. All university teaching will be organised remotely. The decision was made as a result of the Finnish government’s measures released on the 16th of March. The University will close campuses starting tomorrow, the 18th of […]


The University of Oulu released a statement saying it would close its doors until the 13th of April yesterday. All university teaching will be organised remotely. The decision was made as a result of the Finnish government’s measures released on the 16th of March.

The University will close campuses starting tomorrow, the 18th of March. As the campuses close, all university teaching will be organised remotely via Zoom and Teams applications.

Students will no longer be able to enter campuses before April. The 24/7-cards will stop working on university premises on the 18th. The University says students should retrieve what they need from the campuses during the course of today, the 17th of March.

The University started special arrangements due to coronavirus last week. Then the instructions were to move to remote studies and stop exchanges as well as big events. Now the measures increase in intensity as the Finnish government decided to close all schools. At the same time they banned public gatherings of over ten people and decided to close public hobby and leisure centres.

The limitations mean that instead of previous information, the University will close completely. The University libraries, Linnanmaa sports hall and gym as well as the botanical garden will close. Many interest societies at the university have also cancelled events due to the limitations.

The university libraries will close until the 13th of April. When the library is closed all loans will be renewed automatically. No late fees will be charged.

Campus restaurants have also had to adapt. The CEO of Uniresta, Kaija-Liisa Silvennoinen says that all campus restaurants except Medisiina will be closed this week. This means Kastari, H2O Campus and Campus shop will be closed on the Linnanmaa campus.

Vanilla, Uniresta restaurant in the city centre, however will stay open. Vanilla and Medisiina will continue to offer student priced meals also with take away -options. Kela has given campus restaurants permission to sell student lunches as take away -products until the end of May.

Uniresta Oy is owned by the Student Union of Oulu and Oulu ylioppilasapu ry.

Juvenes Oy is also keeping restaurant Foodoo open. Students can pick up prepackaged student meals from Foodoo in Linnanmaa, the restaurant provider said on the 19th of March.

Read the latest updates about corona on the University’s website.

Updated at 13.25: Added comments from the Uniresta CEO.

Updated 19.3. 11.17: Added information about Foodoo by Juvenes.

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The University of Oulu and corona: how to secure studies, what about student organizations Wappu?

The University of Oulu aims to move to online teaching and studies to stop the spread of coronavirus. The guidelines set by the university affect both studies and free time.

The University of Oulu has updated its guidelines regarding the COVID-19 virus on the 12th of March. Earlier the university informed students and staff that travelling should be limited and people returning from areas with corona should work from home. Yesterday the university released a statement underlining the importance of distance between people in order to stop corona from spreading at the university. In practise this means working remotely for both for students and teachers.

Behind the university’s decisions lie the cases of corona in university students in Oulu. 17 new cases were found in University of Oulu students on the 12th of March. The cases are connected to ski resorts in Austria. The students exposed to the diagnosed patients have been quarantined on the 13th of March.

Also affecting the university’s decision is that The Finnish government decided on measures against corona yesterday, on the 12th of March. The Government recommended that all gatherings of over 500 people be cancelled until the end of May. Travelling and organising other events should also be considered carefully.

As a result of the limitations, the university has for example moved this spring’s Doctoral Conferment Ceremony to Autumn 2020.

Teaching to happen online, laptops to teachers

The University of Oulu recommends increased remote work and says they will increase online teaching. People with flu-like symptoms can not participate in classes, exams or come to campuses.

The university’s Chief Information Officer Kari Keinänen says that the university is preparing to offer all teachers a laptop to guarantee education.

“We ordered 209 laptops: everything the supplier had in storage. We aim to secure computers for teachers if they were to need them to teach online”, Keinänen told the Student Magazine on the 13th of March.

The CIO says they estimate around 300 teachers might need a computer. If the new laptops will not be enough, the university’s laptop vendors will be employed for use in teaching.

“The laptop vendor computers are available for students to use and will continue to be as long as there are computers. They currently hold 140 laptops that are in circulation as usual.”

To guarantee smooth teaching, the university is arranging training for the teaching staff, Keinänen says.

“We are going to have webinars next week where we aim to train teachers to use online teaching tools. We are also reforming the IT support services so we can continue to help teachers as they work remotely.”

Students who don’t have their own computer for remote work have also been taken into account. The Vice Rector for Education Helka-Liisa Hentilä said on the 12th of march that teaching will be offered in a way that suits mobile devices. Students will receive more information and support regarding this.

The university library released a statement of friday the 13th of March saying the customer service will end at libraries starting on the 16th. Using the library spaces, loaning books and returning them will function like normal with the current automated services. The Pegasus library will be open on weekdays between 8 am and 5 pm. The library will be closed on saturdays starting tomorrow. The libraries of Kontinkangas campus and OUAS will continue to be open normally.

Studies at a normal pace

The University of Oulu aims to guarantee teaching so that nobody’s studies will be delayed because of the epidemic.

Kela released a statement on the 13th of March saying delays in studies caused by corona will be taken into account when deciding student benefits. Student allowance will be given even if the amount of completed studies slows down. More months for student allowance can also be granted.

The start of studies should also not be delayed due to the virus. The university stated that even though entrance exams are also an event of over 500 people, they would be organised so the amount will not reach the maximum capacity. The decision for how to organise the exams will be made together with other Finland’s universities. The first entrance exams are to be held in Oulu on the 23rd of April.

Exchanges cancelled

The policy for the University of Oulu is that all current exchange students of Oulu university are to return to Finland. This decision has been made due to the Finnish Institute for Health and Wellbeing (THL) stating that clear lines for where the epidemic is in effect can no longer be drawn and all travel is risky.

Upon returning from an exchange the University of Oulu will pay for all extra expenses caused by travelling back, if the expenses are not covered by travel insurance or grants. According to the university students can keep the grants they have received for the exchange, even though the exchange period has been interrupted.

The University of Oulu as well as the Oulu University of Applied Sciences (OUAS) recommend that exchanges planned for spring 2020 be cancelled and no students go out on exchanges.

Upon returning from an exchange students must study remotely for 14 days. Longer instructions for returning have been sent out to students through the SoleMove-website on the 12th of March.

Wappu and free time remotely?

The measures taken affect free time as well as studies. The Student Union of Oulu University OYY informed student organisations on the topic on the 13th of March. OYY recommends that organisations carefully consider organising events. In future events they should secure the option to participate remotely as well as ensure good hygiene. The OYY office will also be closed for the time being.

OYY advices student guilds to close their guild rooms and to hold their board meetings remotely. The reason for this is that virus infections spread effectively in small, closed off spaces.

Cancelling events of over 500 people also affects the traditional student event, wappu. The Technical students association of Oulu OTY gave a comment on this on the 12th of March.

“OTY is following the situation regarding corona. There is no reason to worry about Wappu, as it will happen either way. If needed it will be organised completely remotely through Twitch, Snapchat, Instagram and other social media. More info will follow in the near future, said Riikka Haataja.

The University Sports of Oulu OKKL has also stopped all of their activity for the time being starting Friday the 13th.

The University of Oulu released a statement regarding the new actions against corona on the 12th of March. The University will have a group of people meet every day to discuss future actions. Follow the latest info on the University’s website.

More information about corona can be found here. In case you get sick you can check out the information by the city of Oulu and Finnish Student Health Service.

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Linnanmaa, the city center and student experience – what will happen to the campus?

Last Autumn the University of Oulu informed the media they would start an inquiry into the future of the Linnanmaa campus. It was brought up that the campus could be moved to the city center. According to the rector, building a new campus in the city center would be an investment in students, the environment as well as the city.

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The relocation of Linnanmaa campus caused a lot of buzz last autumn. In November the university started an inquiry into a real estate strategy project. The options are the following: renovating  the old buildings, a completely new property built in Linnanmaa or the relocation of the campus to the city center.

The reasons behind the inquiry are the aging campus and the high rent of the property that would rise even higher if the current campus was renovated.

The question is: would the university campus really move to city center? Yes, it would, says the head of the real estate strategy project, rector Jouko Niinimäki.

“There is more to it than the high rent,” Niinimäki starts.

According to the rector, the rent of the property is negotiable. However, there are other problems with the old campus.

“The life cycle of the property is coming to its end. The current campus has functioned well for almost 50 years but the aging means that renovations are needed. It’s either renovation, building a new campus or relocation.”

Why move?

Why then is relocating the best choice?

Niinimäki says that the decision concerns the future of the university and the future generations of students. The amount of students is dropping as age groups approaching university education are smaller. That means that there will be more competition between universities.

“The University of Oulu has to be even more attractive so we can get students from other growth centers as well. The new campus and new location would help the university become a nationwide topic in media”, says Niinimäki.

The relocation to the city center is more a question of reputation rather than property to the rector: it is a way to make the university more appealing. In his speech he repeats the words student experience.

“Nowadays more and more students want to live in the city center. If the university, their hobbies and living would be in the same area, the students would experience the university as more pleasant as well.

According to Niinimäki, it’s important to have easy access to the campus. The new location  is  planned to be near the railway station which would make it easier to commute to the campus when arriving from another city.

“Aalto university and all the other big universities are easy to travel to. A central location would attract more students from the north, south and east alike”, says Niinimäki.

Concerned with carbon

When making plans for the new campus, the environment and carbon emissions will also be considered.

“The Linnanmaa campus is old and the shape of it is flat. We have big glass walls, and the building is far from being energy efficient”, says Niinimäki.

By moving the university to the city center, the need for traveling by car would decrease. That would in turn decrease the carbon emissions of the university.

“The current public transport won’t be able to keep up with combined University of Applied Sciences UAS and University campus. I already get feedback from students about how the buses are too full. We can’t rely on people driving their own cars to campus if we seek carbon neutrality.”

Niinimäki sees transport as a crucial problem regarding student experience. He has read that in Helsinki only one third of the young people get a driver’s license. Niinimäki believes the future generations of students want to continue using public transport to commute to their studies.

A project for the ages

The inquiry into the campus properties is meant to be ready this spring. Niinimäki says that he intends to present the subject to the board of the university in April. The board will decide whether to renovate, rebuild or relocate.

If the board will support the relocation, there is still years before the move would eventually happen. The moving would happen one faculty at a time in the time frame of 2026–2040.

“Most of the current students would not see the new campus as students anymore by the time the relocation happens”, says Niinimäki.

Even though the new plans might feel daunting, Niinimäki is excited. He hopes that the students feel the same positivity.

“Whatever the decision will be, we are always thinking of the well-being of our students. This decision is being made for the benefit of students and their experience.”

The future campus

Even though plans regarding the new campus are still only in the hypothetical phases, ideas regarding the design have been thrown around. Being located near the railway station seems to be fairly set.

Niinimäki thinks having the university in the center of the city would also help bring new life into Oulu.

“Even though the vitality of the city isn’t really a part of university’s tasks, by relocating we could help bring some energy into the city center and make Oulu more appealing as a city.”

Niinimäki mentions the Myllypuro campus of Metropolia as an inspiration for the new property. The brand new Myllypuro campus was designed by Oulu-based architect Rainer Mahlamäki.

So far no official plans for the design of the new university have not been made. However, architect students in Oulu are designing a hypothetical new campus as a part of a course lead by Mahlamäki.

Niinimäki states that the coursework is purely playful, but who knows.

“The new campus would be an investment for the future. I would ask the students not to worry!” Niinimäki concludes

Iida Putkonen

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