Studying at the Open University
This page gives you the information that you need before starting your studies at Uniarts Helsinki’s Open University.
User ID and learning platforms
Activating your Uniarts user ID is absolutely necessary for pursuing studies. A user ID is needed in all communications for Uniarts Helsinki courses and on learning platforms (Moodle, Teams, O356), the study information system Peppi and Artsi intranet. Your user ID will be created automatically once you have been granted the right to study at Uniarts Helsinki.
You can set your account password at the address password.uniarts.fi with the help of electronic identification by using online banking credentials or a certification card. If electronic identification is not possible for you, send a message to email@example.com.
All course-related messages will be sent to your Uniarts Helsinki email address (webmail.uniarts.fi), which you can start using once you have activated your user ID. You can choose to forward your account’s messages to your personal email address.
Your user ID will be valid for the duration of your right to study, and the earliest time to activate it is on the day after your study right has been confirmed.
How to log in to email and platforms
Email login requires a Uniarts ID, which consists of three letters and five numbers. You will find out what your personal ID is after you have activated your user account in the address https://password.uniarts.fi.
Log in to learning platforms by entering your Uniarts ID either by following the format abc12345 or the longer firstname.lastname@example.org format. When sending and receiving messages, Uniarts email addresses follow the format email@example.com.
Platform-specific login formats:
- Webmail (https://webmail.uniarts.fi): follow the format firstname.lastname@example.org
- Moodle (https://moodle.uniarts.fi): follow the format email@example.com
- Peppi (https://student.peppi.uniarts.fi): follow the format abc12345
- Teams: follow the format firstname.lastname@example.org
- Artsi (https://artsi.uniarts.fi): follow the format abc12345
General instructions for use of platforms
- Microsoft 365 instructions page
- Automatic forwarding of email messages in webmail
- Zoom: Getting started
Study counselling and completing studies
Open University staff (email@example.com) is happy to give you guidance on study-related matters. Contact your teacher if you have questions about how you can complete courses.
Accessing classrooms and key tags
Töölö campus (Sibelius Academy)
Accessing classrooms on the Töölö campus depends on the classroom where the course takes place. Entering a specific floor may require a personal key tag if such instructions have been provided in your course letter. You can request a key tag by filling in a written form at the Sibelius Academy info desk. Staff at the info desk will tell your when to come back to collect your key after returning the form. Remember to bring an official ID document with you when you pick up the key tag.
Key tags to the Helsinki Music Centre are available from the info desk at the Helsinki Music Centre (Töölönlahdenkatu 16 C), while key tags to the N and R buildings are available from the N Building (Nervanderinkatu 13) or R Building (Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 9). You will be given a key tag only if you are currently registered on a course that has teaching in the facility in question. Key tags are not granted if you are registered on a course that provides remote teaching or if the entry into the classroom has been organised in some other way. You can find out from the course letter what the policy on your course is.
Key tags only work for the duration of the course, and they must be returned to the info desk after the end of the course.
Sörnäinen campus (Academy of Fine Arts and Theatre Academy)
Instructions for accessing classrooms on the Sörnäinen campus are provided in the course letter.
Instructions for accessing classrooms in the Seinäjoki unit are provided in the course letter.
Library services and printing
You can visit any of the Uniarts Helsinki libraries to acquire a Uniarts Helsinki library card. More information is available on the library website.
E-resources (e-books, e-magazines etc.) are available for everyone on the customer computers in the libraries. Open University students can also access e-resources remotely (requires Uniarts login).
If you need to print or copy course materials on campus, you can purchase printing credit by using the Lataamo service (requires Uniarts login). Printing on campus is only possible during the opening hours of the facility.
Study and material fees
You will receive an email message when the online form for course fees becomes available. You can pay the course fee (€15/credit) with a credit card or via online bank transfer.
If the course has a material fee, they are paid at the same time as the course fees or charged separately afterwards based on the materials that are used on the course.
Read the cancellation terms for studies at the Open University on the Uniarts Helsinki website.
Course feedback, credits, and transcripts of records
After you have completed a study unit, you will be asked to fill in an online feedback form. Answers are used for developing the content of teaching and studies. Students can also send feedback concerning Open University services and studies by email to the Open University Office.
Submit course-related assignments by the deadline notified by the teacher. You cannot complete assignments after your right to study has expired.
Once your studies have been evaluated, you can download an official, electronically verified transcript of records from the student information system Peppi. More detailed instructions can be found on Artsi (requires login). You can also check your completed studies in the national My Studyinfo service.
Print all necessary transcript of records from Peppi in good time before your right to study expired. After this, you can request for a transcript of records by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on teaching
When you are sick, you are not allowed to participate in contact teaching or come to the campus. Teaching is organised in accordance with the university’s safety policies. Read the guidelines before arriving on campus.
Uniarts Helsinki still recommends people to wear a face mask on a discretionary basis and when there are several people in a room where maintaining a physical distance to others is difficult. By wearing a mask, you protect yourself and others in crowded situations. Consider wearing a mask for your own health and safety especially if you belong to a high-risk group or are unvaccinated.
Surgical masks and FFP2 respirators are still available from the entrance lobbies of the university’s main buildings for staff and students. Click here to read the university’s guidelines and news releases concerning the COVID situation.
Changes to teaching schedules and arrangements may be possible. Information on updates will be provided separately.