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The Student Counselling
Centre
…and what we can provide
One of our aims
• To make the transitional phase of coming
here as short and as smooth as possible
– Open doors for quick questions, need for
information on where to find what, or how to
solve problems occurred
Services include
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Information
Social events
Practical assistance
Emotional support or therapy
Information
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Health system (medical assistance)
Social security system
Bureaucracies
Job market
Way things are organised around here
Spare time activities
Culture, climate, etc
Information
• Where to buy what (what is cheap where)
• Regular info e-mails, including info of
events taking place
• Norwegian Spring Holidays
Social Events
• Party at driv Friday at 8pm
– Mid week discounts on beer/wine (35,-/150,-)
• Ski rental at Kraft
– Monday-Thursday 8am-4pm
– Cost: NOK 300 + deposit NOK 400, cash only
• Welcome back the sun celebration
• International Coffee/Tea Hour
• Winter Activity Day
Town events
• TIFF 18-24 January
• Northern Lights Festival 28 January-6
February (This year: Russia/East Europe)
• Sami Week 2-8 February
• Second Hand Markets every first Saturday
of the month, Culture House
Practical Assistance
• Translation of letters
• Obtaining appointments (making phone
calls), to e.g. doctors, dentists or social
security offices.
• Budgeting assistance
• Making support letters
– Family reunifications
– Holiday visas to other countries
– Kindergarten/housing, etc.
Emotional support
• Counselling and psychological therapy
– Problems in life that can affect studies and
well being (anxieties, depressions, sadness,
grief, eating disorders, long term illness,
pregnancy, etc.)
– Assistance with feelings of not coping with
studies or exams
Emotional support
• Therapy groups
– Exam
– Grief
– Oral presentations
– Depression management
– Mindfulness (stress management)
Where are we?
• Basement of the Faculty of Humanities, Social
Sciences & Education building (HSL-fak)
• Entrance vis-à-vis bus stop
Who are we?
The Receptionist:
• Benedikte: studentradgivinga@sito.uit.no
1 Counsellor for international students:
• Line: line.vraberg@sito.uit.no
+ 3 counsellors and 3 psychologists
How to get in touch:
• Office Hours 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon-Fri
• Make appointments via e-mail, phone or with
Benedikte at the reception
• Drop-in Hours: Mon-Fri 1 p.m.-2 p.m.
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Service is confidential
And free of charge
Easy accessibility policy
Welcome! 
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