International tutors for 2020

Tutors for exchange students

Your name, which year level are you on and what are you specifying in, if you already know that?

Moi! Olen Johannes Schavikin ensimmäisen vuoden fysiikan opiskelija. Tällä hetkellä kiinnostaa materiaalifysikka eniten. Mutta myös sairaalafyysikon ura kiinnostelisi.

How was your first year in the university and did it meet your expectations?

Ensimmäinen opiskelivuosi meni muuten tosi mukavasti, mutta korona valitettavasti romutti kevään ja teki kaikesta etänä tehtävää, enkä siihen oikein sopeutunut. Ja sitten oli vielä Superin tentti, joka järjestelyineen oli aivan hirvittävä.

Mutta jos kevättä ei lueta mukaan, niin opiskeluelämä ylitti odotukseni: oli mahtavia bileitä, approt, ihanista ihanin Kjyr ja pääsin mukaan ainejärjestötoimintaan (kuulun Meridiaanin hallitukseen).

Any tips for the freshers for their first year?

Antaisin sellaisen vinkin tuleville fukseille, että älkää ajatelko, että olisitte mitenkään ”huonoja” tai tyhmiä, vaikka fysiikan opiskelu tuntuisi aluksi tai jopa lopuksi vaikealta. Nämä asiat ovat vaikeita, eikä niistä pääse muuten yli kuin vain tekemällä tehtäviä – ja muistaa aina pyytää apua. Apua tullaan aina antamaan Kumpulan kampuksella sitä pyytäville.

Funny or interesting fact about yourself?

Tykkään kovasti eläimistä ja kasveista – erityisesti eksoottisista sellaisista. Kotoani löytyykin kaksi kovakuoriaista – Vandal ja Savage – suurten kovakuoristen toukkia, parta-agama Albus ja pian myös orkidearukoilijasirkka sekä hyppyhämähäkki

 

Your name, which year level are you on and what are you specifying in, if you already know that?

Hello, my name is Mikael. I’ll start my 3rd year studying astronomy

How was your first year in the university and did it meet your expectations?

My first year in the university met my expectations pretty well, even though I didn’t think that I would had been that busy with all the work and extra activities

Any tips for the freshers for their first year?

Get to know new people as much as you have time. It is important to have people around you, especially during challenging times.

Funny or interesting fact about yourself?

I have droven a limousine once a whole night during new year’s eve

 

Your name, which year level are you on and what are you specifying in, if you already know that?

Keijo Korhonen, 4. Year, Master’s in Theoretical physics and computational methods path

How was your first year in the university and did it meet your expectations?

First year was very different from what I expected. Coming to Finland from a foreign country, it was initially hard to adjust to the language and culture, even though I have some roots here. With time though, I got used to life here and started to enjoy it!

Any tips for the freshers for their first year?

If something feels tough, you shouldn’t worry, everyone struggles with something. The first year is there for you to get used to things and learn. If you put in effort and time, it will get better!

Funny or interesting fact about yourself?

I was born and raised in Switzerland, but my parents are Finnish and Japanese! So, I speak 4 languages fluently.

 

Tutors for master exchange students

Your name, which year level are you on and what are you specifying in, if you already know that?

My name is Sándor Mahó and I am a second-year Master’s student of Atmospheric Sciences doing the meteorology study-track.

How was your first year in the university and did it meet your expectations?

During my first year at UH, I engaged in the Finnish academic culture. It was confirmed for me that the quality of Finnish education and the research facilities are world-class. The open-minded, community-based student life was also a fascinating experience for me, especially the dozens of diverse student organizations.

Any tips for the freshers for their first year?

ry to live an active student life! Get involved in the Finnish culture, take part in different programmes, try to get also a research topic to work on! Discover Helsinki too! Go to a Finnish forest and enjoy the calm, peaceful nature! Don’t miss visiting a sauna!

Funny or interesting fact about yourself?

I hadn’t been to Finland before I started my Master’s programme at UH last September, so basically everything was new for me at the beginning which provoked some unexpected situations.:)

Your name, which year level are you on and what are you specifying in, if you already know that?

My name is Hannah and I am English! I am doing the meteorology study track of the atmospheric sciences masters programme.

How was your first year in the university and did it meet your expectations?

I really enjoyed my first year in university especially meeting lots of people from different countries. I studied geography for my undergraduate degree so I sometimes found the change in topic difficult but I had lots of support from my friends and lecturers.

Any tips for the freshers for their first year?

Try and make friends in your lectures – this is especially helpful for solving exercises!

Funny or interesting fact about yourself?

I make earrings as a side hustle

 

Your name, which year level are you on and what are you specifying in, if you already know that?

Mikko, 4. vuosi, teor. ja lask. menetelmien maisteriohjelma

How was your first year in the university and did it meet your expectations?

Busy, stressful and rewarding.

Any tips for the freshers for their first year?

Volunteer in student organizations!

Funny or interesting fact about yourself?

I’ve partied up for 48 hours straight.