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Friday 28th August 2020
13.00 - 15.00

An event designed for students and employees
of the Applied IT department
at the University of Gothenburg.
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Many times, it may seem impossible to remember what was said in a meeting, read and write a sentence or paragraph, or even be on time can be a struggle.


Each one of us has a different way of processing information and it is a challenge to understand which style works best for us. This event is aimed at people who may face difficulties in their studies and work, and want to learn what they can do about it.


At the end of the event you will be familiar with:


  1. Different technological solutions that may help you overcome some of your challenges,

  2. The services the University of Gothenburg has to offer to support you, 

  3. Guidance techniques to your personal success

  4. New techniques for tackling issues in your work and studies

  5. Support the diverse needs of your group


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Mattias Rost

Vasiliki Mylonopoulou

Emma Arvidsson

Ida Sörbu

Magdalini Liontou

Riikka Marttinen & Mervi Ylitalo

Mattias Rost


Opening note

Lived experience: Different ways of studying and working

GU Study Support all you need to know

What are the study and career guidance? How can I use it?

Study Skills: A Different Way of Working & Studying

Dialogue as a key with a learning disorder at work, assistive technologies as a solution

Open floor and Closing remarks 

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Emma Arvidsson - Speaker

GU Sektionen för student- och utbildningsstöd - Student and Educational support

Emma received her degree of Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology from the University of Gothenburg in 2010. She has since then been working with persons with various communication disorders and reading and writing difficulties ranging from preschool to higher education. She has been a staff member at the Study Support for students with disabilities since 2018.



Riikka Marttinen and  - Guest international speaker, Finland

Finnish Diverse Learners' association  

Riikka Marttinen received her Bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy at Helsinki Polytechnic Stadia in 2007. She has since worked as an occupational therapist, an online educator, a consultant for different organizations, and several companies. Assistive technology and assistive learning devices and software inspire her and are her expertise. Now she works as a Specialist of Technology in The Finnish Diverse Learners’ Associations Assistive technology center

Mervi Ylitalo - Guest international speaker, Finland

Workers’ Educational Association WEA

Mervi Ylitalo received her Masters of Arts degree in Communications at Tampere University in 1995. She works at Workers’ Educational Association WEA Finland as a Project Coordinator, running diverse EU projects regarding the Change of Work and Continuous Learning.



Magdalini Liontou - Guest international speaker, Finland

University of Oulu, Kaleidoscopic Minds

Magdalini currently works as an English language teacher at Languages and Communication in the Extension School at the University of Oulu. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in “English Language and Literature” from the University of Athens, Greece, and a Master’s degree in “Inclusive and Special Education” from the University of Edinburgh, UK. She is also working on her PhD in “Language Assessment and Culture” at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. She is especially interested in formative assessment in the language classroom and inclusive education. She has worked as an educator both in academia and in schools across Europe, such as Greece, Finland, Scotland, and Poland. Most of the courses she teaches are focused on Medical English at the University of Oulu and she is investigating the concept of authentic assessment in the Medical English course at the moment. She has published the research article “Perceptions of Greek female adolescents with ADHD regarding family relationships” and co-authored the book “Scientific Communication in English” for the EAP course taught in Nanjing Institute of Technology (China). Currently, she is involved in the “Mediation in Teaching, Learning and Assessment” (ME.T.L.A.) project at the European Centre for Modern Languages regarding cross-linguistic mediation.



Mattias Rost - Facilitator

GU Applied IT, HCI division, representative of equality, and equal treatment.

Mattias is a senior lecturer at the department of applied IT, and the department representative for equality and equal treatment. He has a PhD in Human-Machine Interaction from Stockholm University received while at the Mobile Life Centre, worked four years at the University of Glasgow and two-plus years in the industry, before joining the Division of HCI. His research involved designing, building, and studying technology in use, with a strong focus on mobile experiences.


Ida Sörbu - Speaker/Organiser

GU Applied IT - Student counselor and guide

Ida received her bachelor degree in study and career guidance from Malmö University in 2019. Her interest in personal development began with an interest of horses, where the stable club sent her to a young leadership-course. In both horseriding, studies and career planning, setting goals is one way of moving forward. In this presentation, Ida will give a brief explanation of what study and career guidance is in Sweden and what to expect, and also give an example of how to set achievable goals.  



Vasiliki Mylonopoulou - Speaker/Organiser

GU Applied IT, HCI division, Kaleidoscopic Minds

Vasiliki received her bachelor’s in computer engineering at ATEITH, Greece. She moved to Umea, Sweden, for her master’s, and she found her passion in human-computer interaction. She got her Ph.D. degree at the University of Oulu, Finland as a Marie-Curie, and nowadays, she is working as a post-doctorate researcher at the University of Goteborg at the newly found division of Human-Computer Interaction in the Applied IT department. She is passionate about designing and evaluating technology to support better people's diverse needs. Vasiliki is interested in matters related to neurodevelopmental disorders in adulthood, such as work integration, awareness, policies, and how technology can support all the aspects of the life of an adult with learning disorders. 


Vasiliki processes information uncommonly, and she faced many issues during her studies. Through her multidisciplinary and multicultural trip, she realized how much help is the support of people working with her - including professors, colleagues, and employers. In this event, she will present her experience in academia and how technology-supported her.


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For more information contact:

Vasiliki Mylonopoulou - vasiliki.mylonopoulou [at]

Ida Sörbu - ida.sorbu [at]

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