The Open University applies a student-based approach that emphasises the active, responsible engagement of students. The teaching supports deep learning and a genuine understanding of the topics discussed. Students themselves play a key role in enhancing the quality of learning.
In addition to being research-based, the teaching aims to address the various interests of adult students, and promotes lifelong learning as well as the development of the student’s professional or personal identity.
Students can affect the quality of teaching and operations by providing feedback.
- The best way for students to have an influence on the quality of their studies is to provide direct feedback to the teacher or tutor.
- Feedback on teaching can be provided using the electronic course evaluation form.
- Further comprehensive feedback on the Open University’s operations is collected from students at two- or three-year intervals.
- Each student can provide feedback on the Open University’s operations and student services using the form available on the website or sending email to the staff.
Staff contact details (in Finnish)
More information about course feedback (on Flamma)
Quality at the University of Helsinki