What is a study retreat?

(Join here) Link opens at 8:45am

Basicly it is a social opportunity to work online, but alone. Participants will focus on their own study assignments. Studying is carried out in 25 min study sessions based on pomodoro technique. There are some short breaks between the study episodes. Breaks includes some relaxation, stretching or refreshing exercises. In the middle of the day we will take a longer lunch break. NOTE! You don’t have to open microphone or video connection during this retreat.

Retreat is guided by LUC curator services curators Maria, Mikko, Paula or Maija.

Why should I participate?

Study retreat helps you to start studying and also supports concentrating to your studies. Alone, but still together we can advance your studies.

When study retreat will arranged?

Every monday 9 am – 14 pm

What is the program of study retreat?

9 am to 9.15 am Orientation

9.15 to 11.15 am First study period

11.15 am to 12 pm Lunch break

12 pm to 14 pm Second study period

How can I join?

Study retreat is arranged through Microsoft Teams and you can join by clicking the link (Join here) at the beginning of the page. Join conversation (camera pic) which reads “Welcome! We start at 9 am. Would you please turn your microphone and camera off.”

How to prepare for study retreat?

What is the goal of the day? Choose the task which you are going to work with. However, remember to be reasonable in setting the goal. You will also need a computer and your own study material. You might want to reserve some water and little snack for yourself. We highly recommend wool socks. 😊

Good to know

Study retreat is a public event. All students of the University of Lapland and Lapland University of Applied Sciences can join.


Here you can find study retreat’s break time exercises.


The Finnish Spinal Health Association:


The Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS):

Sit less feel better – Bottoms up break exercise 1

Sit less feel better – Bottoms up break exercise 2

Sit less feel better – Bottoms up break exercise 3

Fitness Blender

Relaxing Stretching Workout for Stiff Muscles & Stress Relief – Easy Stretches to Do at Work

Two Minute Moves

Standing Desk Workout

Nuffield Health,  (UK’s largest healthcare charity)

Office Based Workout


The Finnish Association for Mental Health:

Walk in the nature, spring

Walk in the nature, summer

Walk in the nature, autumn

Walk in the nature, winter