LUT is a university, an expert organisation and part of the international scientific community. University conduct research, and research leads to learning. Once we learn, we teach others. Therefore, the expertise of the university teaching and research staff develops continuously as a result of their work.
Students play a key role in the scientific community. They are interested in the field they are studying and want to learn about it and eventually even develop it.
Membership in the scientific community means an opportunity to develop oneself and one's expertise, to accumulate one's knowledge capital, to specialise,and to network with interesting and important actors within the university and at the national and international levels. In addition, the membership provides opportunities and the freedom to follow one's calling, but it also entails obligations and responsibilities.
The most important task of students in the scientific community, involving the most responsibility, is assuming responsibility for quality learning. Expertise accumulates gradually. Reaching the intended learning outcomes of courses creates a strong foundation for personal development and increases the feeling of belonging to the scientific community. Students can strengthen their expertise through independent study, dialogue with their fellow students, and work. Sharing one's knowledge, testing one's own conceptions and even debate are an important part of the activity of the scientific community. It all strengthens and refines the
expertise of the community members.
See the Ethical Guide lines for studying at LUT.
The purpose of the ethical guidelines for academic studies is to help LUT students understand what is expected of them. Students must read the ethical guidelines and observe them throughout their studies.
Efficient study techniques + high quality teaching = outstanding learning outcomes
When efficient study techniques meet high quality teaching it results in outstanding learning outcomes. As a student, you have the responsibility of carrying out your studies efficiently. You also have the right to demand high quality teaching.
Study skills are something that can and should be systematically developed. University studies differ from your earlier studies in many ways.
You can contact the Study Psychologist to discuss about stress and burnout, procrastination and lack of motivation, performance anxiety and challenging social situations, depression and anxiety or life changes. Appointments can be organised face-to-face, on the telephone or online. At Lappeenranta Campus Study Psychologist is Janita Suni, janita.suni(at)lut.fi.
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What will you be when you grow up?
One of the most important reasons to apply to a university is the aim to build a career as an expert in one’s field. In order for the education to correspond to future career goals as well as possible, students should recognise the importance of career planning at the very beginning of the studies.
A career plan prepared early on helps to make choices that define your career path during your studies. For example, it is easier to choose the right specialisation field when you are aware of where you are going. A career plan thus provides a framework for the continuous development of your own expertise and professional competencies.
At its best, career planning is an iterative process that takes place over the duration of the studies and that enhances the goal-orientedness of the studies.
What, then, constitutes the foundation of a career plan that supports studies as well as possible? The basis of a good career plan is strong self-knowledge and identifying one’s long-term goals. It is based on the following questions: Who am I, where am I now and where do I want to go? Therefore, it means identifying your expertise, strengths and weaknesses, and your interests.
See LUT Career Services for additional information.