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Welcome to Getting Started
at SAMK

Congratulations on your new place to study and welcome to SAMK! In this website you can find important information, which you should get to know before the studies start.

Remember to Enroll for the Academic Year

According to the Finnish legislation every student is required to enroll for the next academic year as present or absent.

Important Information about the Beginning of the Studies

Bachelor's Degrees:

Industrial Management, Bachelor's Degree

Dear student of the Bachelor's Degree programme in Industrial Management.

Warmly welcome to start your studies at Satakunta University of Applied Sciences!

Your studies start on September 7th at 9.00, Satamakatu 26, Rauma Finland.

Your first contact teaching days will be from Thursday September 7th to Saturday September 9th.

The timetable for the first contact teaching days.

Please, read carefully these pages for the new students.

International Relations Secretary can help international Degree students with visa and residence permit applications, health insurance questions as well as assisting in getting knowledge about vacant accommodation in Rauma area. You can contact her prior to the beginning of your studies, if necessary, to get help in having a smooth start for your studies in Finland.

International Relations Secretary, Saija Arslan, 00 358 44 710 3563, firstname.lastname@samk.fi.

International Business, Bachelor's Degree

Dear student of the Bachelor's Degree programme in International Business.

Warmly welcome to start your studies at Satakunta University of Applied Sciences!

Your studies start on August 29th at 10.00, Satamakatu 26, Rauma Finland.

Please, read carefully these pages for the new students.

International Relations Secretary can help international Degree students with visa and residence permit applications, health insurance questions as well as assisting in getting knowledge about vacant accommodation in Rauma area. You can contact her prior to the beginning of your studies, if necessary, to get help in having a smooth start for your studies in Finland.

International Relations Secretary, Saija Arslan, 00 358 44 710 3563, firstname.lastname@samk.fi.

Logistics, Bachelor's Degree

Dear student of the Bachelor's Degree programme in Logistics.

Warmly welcome to start your studies at Satakunta University of Applied Sciences!

Your studies start on September 7th at 9.00, Satamakatu 26, Rauma Finland.

Your first contact teaching days will be from Thursday September 7th to Saturday September 9th.

The timetable for the first contact teaching days.

Please, read carefully these pages for the new students.

International Relations Secretary can help international Degree students with visa and residence permit applications, health insurance questions as well as assisting in getting knowledge about vacant accommodation in Rauma area. You can contact her prior to the beginning of your studies, if necessary, to get help in having a smooth start for your studies in Finland.

International Relations Secretary, Saija Arslan, 00 358 44 710 3563, firstname.lastname@samk.fi.

Nursing, Bachelor's Degree

Dear Nursing student!

You have been accepted to study in the Bachelor's Degree program in Nursing. Warmly welcome to start your studies at Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, SAMK!

The program starts on August 29, 2017 at 10.00 a.m. in Pori Campus, address is Satakunnankatu 23, Pori (Google Map). Arrival at Pori Campus.

You will complete a Bachelor´s Degree in Health and Welfare. The Bachelor Degree Program in Nursing includes 210 ECTS, which takes approximately 3,5 years. The code for the group, which you will join, is NNU17SP, and your academic tutors are Ms Mirja Ojala and Ms Anu Elo.

On the very first day of the studies please bring with you a copy of certificate of vaccinations as required in the enclosure. The student admission is conditional until the original certificates have been verified.

Studies are full-time and that requires your presence.

Studying is free of charge in SAMK. Other costs such as, meals, travelling, books, handouts, protective clothing (=uniforms) and shoes, you need to purchase by yourself. Travelling to clinical placements can produce expenses too.

There will be organized exams at starting level in Swedish, English and mathematics during the first weeks of studying. You can prepare for the language exams by revising the grammar and vocabulary. For the mathematic exam, you can prepare by buying the following book: Davison, Neil (2015). Numeracy and Clinical Calculations for Nurses. Lantern Publishing Limited. You will be using this book in the Basics of Medical Sciences, Clinical Calculations -course during the first semester. More information about the mathematics exam will be given at the beginning of the studies.

In case you have previous studies in clinical calculations, or you have graduated as a practical nurse, you may participate to the clinical calculations exam. If the exam is approved, you do not need to participate to the classes organized in calculations.

If you have anything to ask, please do not hesitate to take contact to one of the academic tutors after August 14, 2017.

Contact information of the academic tutors:

Mirja Ojala
+358 44 710 3425

Anu Elo
+358 44 710 3887

Emails are in the form of firstname.lastname@samk.fi.

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Greetings from the peer tutors

WELCOME TO SAMK!

Congratulations on your degree. Us Tutors want to welcome YOU to study nursing. You might have seen us before at the entrance examination with our green overalls on.

Here is a small to do list for the beginning:

  • Remember to get student allowance (from: www.kela.fi)
  • Make sure that you verify your place in the school.
  • School begins 29.8.2017 at 10:00 am. Please be on time! (Adress: Satakunnankatu 23, 28130 Pori).
  • Take your certificate of vaccinations with you. You can get it from your health care center. Also take your original diploma with you (not a copy).
    • As a student you should join to ”SAMMAKKO”. When you are a member, you get a student card and then you can have discounts from many places like restaurants and student cafeteria. You can see the discounts from www.FRANK.fi
    • Some of you are going to need a nursing outfit on the first week. You can buy it before school begins. Image Wear is one place where you can get it from. But tutors are going to help you, when the school begins, so don’t stress!
    • https://www.imagewear.fi/verkkokauppa/terveysala/ensihoito#page=1 Here are some examples of the nursing outfits.
  • You are going to need ”nursing” shoes. They should be something like in the picture on the left. Strap on the back.
  • We have planned out some evening activities for a couple nights for the first week of school. This is optional, but you can participate if you like.

If you are on Facebook, please join group NHT17SP

See you in August !

With love, your tutors:  Senni-Liina Malmberg, Sara Wilenius, Jemina Pelkonen, Aatu Kandolin, Eetu Mansukoski, Netta Loppinen, Piia Laakso, Noora Valvee ja Sina Tuominen

Physiotherapy, Bachelor's Degree

Dear student of the Bachelor's Degree programme in Physiotherapy.

Warmly welcome to start your studies at Satakunta University of Applied Sciences!

Your studies start at 10 o’clock, on Tuesday, 29 August, 2017 in the Agora of the Pori Campus Satakunnankatu 23, Pori (Google Maps). Arrival at Pori Campus.

Please, read carefully these pages for the new students.

Make sure you have these when the studies start:

The admission of a student is conditional until the University of Applied Sciences has checked the applicant's school and other relevant certificates. The University of Applied Sciences may withdraw the admission, if the applicant has given false information.                   

Please, feel free to contact Degree Programme Coordinator, if you need more information about the studies in the Degree Programme in Physiotherapy.

Contact information:

Maija Kangasperko (Ms)            
Senior Lecturer
Degree Programme Coordinator                         
phone:  +358 (0)44 710 3469
email:  maija.kangasperko@samk.fi
(On holiday 14 Jun–7 Aug 2017)

 

Greetings from the peer tutors

Join our Facebook group SAMK PH17! Here you can ask questions, find flatmates and get to know each other!

As a physiotherapy student, you learn hands on with your classmates, therefore get some decent underwear!

Cheap possibilities for sports are our school’s gym or courses at Porin Kansalaisopisto – you don’t need to be able to speak Finnish to understand sports. Your sports tutors will answer all your questions about this topic.

You can contact your peer tutors:

natalia.wilkins@student.samk.fi
jenna.lahdetkallio@student.samk.fi
sabrina.uecker@student.samk.fi
minna.liiri@student.samk.fi
emmi.tirkkonen@student.samk.fi

Sports tutors:

bin.bin@student.samk.fi
mikko.setala@student.samk.fi

 

Sea Captain, Bachelor's Degree

Dear student of the Bachelor's Degree programme in Sea Captain.

Warmly welcome to start your studies at Satakunta University of Applied Sciences!

Your studies start on August 29th at 10.00, Satamakatu 26, Rauma.

Please, read carefully these pages for the new students.

International Relations Secretary can help international Degree students with visa and residence permit applications, health insurance questions as well as assisting in getting knowledge about vacant accommodation in Rauma area. You can contact her prior to the beginning of your studies, if necessary, to get help in having a smooth start for your studies in Finland.

International Relations Secretary, Saija Arslan, 00 358 44 710 3563, firstname.lastname@samk.fi.

Master's Degrees:

Welfare Technology, Master's Degree

Dear Student on Master of Welfare Technology,

Congratulations for becoming selected as student to the Master Degree of Welfare Technology Programme at SAMK, Pori, Finland.

Even if the programme is mainly online programme, to get a smooth and effective start for your studies, the programme starts with gathering together to a face-to-face kick-off day on Monday, 4th September 2017 at 0900-1600 hrs at SAMK kampus, Satakunnankatu 23, Pori, classroom A516/a.

Your study group code is: YWE17SP. Personal student credentials for SAMK Moodle, webmail and SOLEOPS you will receive on the kick-off day at SAMK.

Remember to bring along your original certificates (bachelor degree certification and documents certifying total of 3 years of working experience after bachelor degree) to confirm your eligibility to do the master degree studies at SAMK. Officially selection to master studies is conditional until eligibility duly certified with original documents.

The detailed Curriculum for Master of Welfare Technology (90/60 ECTS).

The length of the Programme is 90 ECTS (except for those having bachelor degree in engineering 60 ECTS). The expected time to complete your master’s studies is 2-21⁄2 years.

Warmly welcome to study on Master Degree Programme of Welfare Technology! Looking forward to meeting you in person on Sept 4, 2017 at 0900 hrs in Pori!

Dr Andrew Sirkka
Principal Lecturer, Master of Welfare Technology programme coordinator
Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK), Satakunnankatu 23, 28100 Pori, Finland E-mail: andrew.sirkka@samk.fi
Online meeting room: https://webex.com/meet/ansirkk