Student life can sometimes be stressful and full of many little problems. Questions like, for example, where to live, how to study, how to find friends and work can cause stress and burden to a student. It helps when you have someone with whom you can share your thoughts. Any problem is worth solving and any opinion is meaningful to share.
We are here to support you!


Oulu parishes have several workers for students and staff members and they work mainly at vocational schools, colleges, universities of applied sciences and at the University of Oulu. You can meet us easily at the college or university office and have a chat with us or send an e-mail or text message. You can also contact us on social media channels by sending private messages.

Contact us

Unniversity chaplain Katariina Pitkänen, (fields of Technology and Culture), tel. +358 50 386 8677,

University chaplain Nuusa Niskala, (fields of Social Services and Health), tel. +358 44 316 1450,

University chaplain Ari Savuoja, University of Oulu, room TF101, tel. +358 40 524 5919,

Pastor for international work Árpád Kovács, tel. +358 40 524 2778,  

Deacon in student work and international work Salla Havukainen-Junno, tel. +358 40 574 7132,


(Photos by Ari Savuoja)