FAQ


  • How, Where and When does the Student Counselling and Support Centre operate?
  • What is the cost of services?
  • What are the services offered by the Student Counselling and Support Centre?
  • What kind of problems can be addressed by the Student Counselling and Support Centre?

The centre is located at office 211, on the 2nd floor of building ΓΔ (above the Library).

Working hours: Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 20:00.

 

For information or appointments you can:

 

All services are offered free of charge to all enrolled students at the University of Macedonia.

I. Seminars, open discussions, workshops

Interactive and experiential seminars aiming at acquiring basic learning skills, problem prevention, education and experiential involvement of students in order to further develop their academic, emotional and interpersonal skills. Indicative seminars:

  • Instruction of  techniques for increased study efficiency  (study plans, learning methods, etc.)
  • Addressing learning difficulties (attention deficits / inefficiencies, low exam performance etc.)
  • Improving learning incentives and attitudes.
  • Addressing exam fear.
  • Improving self-image and self-confidence
  • Information on sexual and other physical and mental health issues
  • Developing assertiveness
  • Managing stress and panic
  • Special seminars for students with special educational needs or disabilities

 II. Group psychological counselling sessions

Indicative conferences:

  • Developing problem-solving skills.
  • Developing strategies for decision making.
  • Developing skills for more efficient stress management and difficulties in adjustment.
  • Training in strategies to deal with phobic and stressful situations.
  • Improving communication skills in academic, social and personal relationships.

 III. Individual psychological counselling sessions

Indicative problems for which assistance is provided:

  • Negative self-image, low expectations of self-efficacy.
  • Difficulties in adapting and integrating into the academic environment and student life.
  • Relationship problems with friends, family and the other sex, loneliness and anxiety problems, low self esteem.
  • Other personal problems (phobias, depression, eating and sleeping disorders, physical manifestations of stress, special needs and disabilities, various emotional problems and dependencies).

 IV. Brochures

Brochures published in print and/or electronic format by the Student Counselling and Support Centre refer to the most common academic and psychological problems (e.g., improved learning, time management and stress).They aim at preventing problems, informing students and motivating them to engage in further personal growth.

 

The most common problems and difficulties that most individuals encounter in their student years relate to the following issues:

  • Studies: inability to concentrate, study difficulties, exam stress, reduced performance, lack of motivation, difficulty in decision-making
  • University life: difficulties in adapting to the academic environment and the new lifestyle, dissatisfaction with the subject matter of studies, difficulties in managing time and student life challenges.
  • Communication and Relationship Problems: difficulties in friendly and family relationships or love affairs, loneliness and anxiety, low self-esteem.
  • Other personal problems: eating and sleeping disorders, physical manifestations of stress, special needs and disabilities, various emotional problems and addictions.