Student Life

Skills Alongside Studies - The Aino Module

The Aino Module*

The Skills Alongside Studies  -  Aino Module is an extra-curriculum programme, which provides a structure, forum and recognition to

• identify your skills through skills analysis
• develop  them through voluntary work and/or own activities
• present your skills by creating an ePortfolio

During the programme we use peer group support methods and you will make connections to local networks outside the campus through the voluntary working period. The basis of the work is the students own motivation for skills development, also the voluntary working period (80h) is based on students own interests.

The programme is non-credited, so there is no credits available. After having finished the programme, students will be awarded by the Aino Award.

The programme is organized in close co-operation with local third sector associations in the Jyväskylä area.


The Structure

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The Aino Award

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* The programme and the Award are named after our previous Rector, Ms Aino Sallinen, who has a key role in starting the Student Life development at the University of Jyväskylä in 2009.

For further information:
Student Life co-ordinator Tapio Anttonen (
Agora B323.42

Facts about Student Life


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Student Life is a joint effort of the University of Jyväskylä and its partners to create optimal conditions for successful studies and overall well-being for students. Read more about the Student Life concept, activities and development work:


The Student Life concept is part of the Division of Strategic Planning & Development

More information

  • Vice Rector Marja-Leena Laakso
  • Director of Strategic Planning & Development Kari Pitkänen
  • Planning Coordinator Tapio Anttonen