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Small Changes for Good Health

Did you know that even small changes can help promote your health and well-being? This will be our theme for the Small Changes for Good Health week, focused on student well-being and held from 12 to 16 September 2022.

The theme week will have a visible presence both online and on campus. Don’t be surprised if you run into an FSHS representative on campus and they offer you an opportunity to

  • send a dietitian questions
  • have your mouth’s pH measured
  • go to the ‘Squat School’, or
  • learn about factors influencing concentration.

Campus events will vary according to location. The nationwide digital events will provide all of Finland an opportunity to tune in to discussions on the topic of each theme day.

The theme week online

On Mon, 12 Sept 2022, we’ll talk nutrition

Want to know how food can affect concentration and which aspects of nutrition you should pay particular attention to? Tune in on Monday, 12 September at 11:30 am for the lunch webinar titled Opiskelukykyä tukeva ravitsemus – keskity oleelliseen (‘Nutrition to support study ability – focus on the essential’). FSHS dietitian Reetta Kinnunen and public health nurse and student community work coordinator Jonna Kekäläinen will discuss nutrition and its relation to study ability. You can join the lunch webinar by clicking on Teams meeting link below; no preregistration required.

On Tue, 13 Sept 2022, the topic will be tooth erosion

How to prevent tooth erosion? We’ll be posting facts and tips on our social media on Tuesday 13 September. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

On Wed, 14 Sept 2022, we’ll hold a health promotion webinar

The main event of the week, a webinar titled Terveyttä opiskelijalle omin ja yhteisön voimin (‘Improving student health with individual and community effort’) will be held on Wednesday, 14 September, 12:00 noon to 3:45 pm. The national webinar will talk about how individuals and communities can promote student health. You’ll hear examples of how small changes to your daily life can bring you health benefits. See the agenda for details and preregister.

On Thu, 15 Sept 2022, we’ll hand out tips for strengthening your muscles

On Thursday, 15 September at 11:30 am, a lunch webinar titled Opiskelukykyä kyykyllä (’Study Ability from Squatting”) will feature FSHS physiotherapists Paavo Rahman and Kristiina Turpeenniemi, who will tell you how to do squats to improve your mobility, strength and balance. The exercises won’t require previous experience or special equipment. You can join the lunch webinar by clicking on Teams meeting link below; no preregistration required.

You can also find the Squat School exercises on our YouTube channel (in English).

On Fri, 16 Sept 2022, the theme will be concentration

What factors can influence concentration and how can you improve yours? How can you best cope with studies when you’re having trouble concentrating for whatever reason? Tune in to our lunch webinar Totta ja tarua keskittymisestä (‘Facts and fiction concerning concentration’) on Friday, 16 September at 11:30 am. In the webinar, Janne Sihvonen, FSHS neuropsychologist and chief psychologist for FSHS West, Simo Ahonen, study psychologist for Tampere University, and Priska Pennanen, chief psychologist for FSHS study community work, will be busting myths related to concentration. Join the lunch webinar by clicking on link below; no preregistration required.

The theme week on campus


Tis. 13 Sept, Metropolia Karamalmi (Karaportti 2, Espoo) 5. floor, lobby, from 9 am to 11 am


Mon. 12 Sept, the City Center Campus of the University of Helsinki, lobby of UniCafe Porthania (Yliopistonkatu 3), 2nd floor, 12 pm to 2 pm.


Tue 13 Sept, Karelia UAS Tikkarinne (Tikkarinne 9, 80200 Joensuu), at lunchtime between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm

Thu 15 Sept, Karelia UAS Wärtsilä (Karjalankatu 3, 80200 Joensuu), at lunchtime between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm


Thu 15 Sept, Jamk (Jamk University of Applied Sciences), lobby of Jamk main campus (Rajakatu 35), 11 am to 12 noon


Wed 28 Sept, Xamk (Pääskysentie 1, Kotka), main lobby, 10 am to 1 pm


Wed 21 Sept, Xamk (Paraatikenttä 7, Kouvola) ground floor lobby, 10 am to 1 pm


Mon 12 Sept LAB campus (Mukkulankatu 19), event arena, 9am to 11.30 am


Tue 13 Sept, LUT campus (Yliopistonkatu 34), main lobby, 12pm to 2.30 pm


Wed 14 Sept, Xamk, lobby of building D  (Tark’ampujankuja 6, S:t Michel), 10 am to 1 pm


Wed 7 Sept, Xamk, Kaari restaurant, 10 am to 1 pm


Tue 13 Sept, Keskustori, Newcomers’ Orienteering 3pm to 5pm

Wed 14 Sept, Hervanta campus, Tietotalo (Korkeakoulunkatu 1, Tampere), 8.30 am to 11.30 am.


Tue 6 Sept, The opening carnival for the University of Turku’s academic year (Vanha Suurtori, Turku), at 12 pm to 4 pm.


Tue 13 Sept, ‘Welcome back to school’ event, Hanken School of Economics (Kirjastonkatu 16), 11 am to 1 pm


Tue 13 Sept, Metropolia Myyrmäen campus (Leiritie 1, Vantaa), C-dining room lobby, klo 12.30-14.30.

Happy students and texts "Tips for concentration", "Vitality from food", "Energy from exercise", "Health for mouth".