PERSONAL STUDENT ACCOUNT
Students who have registered at the University may collect their personal username and password from the University Secretariat. These give access both to the personal student account and to the electronic services provided by the University and the Hellenic Ministry of Education. These codes are strictly confidential. In the event of loss, they may be reissued by the Secretariat.
ELECTRONIC SECRETARIAT – STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
The web application of the Electronic Secretariat can be accessed at students.unipi.gr.
This web application allows students to:
- find information about the courses offered in the curriculum, instructors, suggested reading etc;
- register for courses for each semester;
- access grades for courses in which they have been examined; and
- receive a confirmation of studies instantly in electronic format.
The student username and password provide access to this web application.
ACADEMIC IDENTIFICATION CARD, STUDENT PASS
All registered students are required to have an academic identification card. To obtain the identification card, students must log in to academicid.minedu.gov.gr using their student username and password and submit the relevant online application. The academic identification card also serves as a student pass which can be used to travel on public transport.
Students who have been admitted to Greek Universities and Technological Educational Institutes are eligible to obtain a student identification card following registration for the first year of their studies. In order to receive this card, first-year students must first register with the secretariat of the school to which they have been admitted. The new identification card resembles a credit card and has improved security features to prevent counterfeiting.
Academic textbooks are distributed via the EUDOXUS service provided by the Ministry of Education at eudoxus.gr. This service enables students to apply for the textbooks they require for each semester and find the relevant information.
Students log in to the EUDOXUS system using their student username and password.
WIRELESS INTERNET – Wi-Fi
All teaching areas in the university have free wireless internet coverage (Wi-Fi). The network name is unipi. Students can connect to this network from their laptop or mobile telephone without using a password.
VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORK – VPN
The University’s VPN connection allows students to access the electronic services of the University from a remote location or network, for example, from home. Through this service it is possible, for example, to access the content of the academic books, journals, and databases available in the library when working outside the university. More details about this service can be found at: www.unipi.gr/unipi/el/hu-sundesh-vpn.html.
SOFTWARE FOR EDUCATIONAL USE
Univerisity students, depending on the Department they are attending, are provided free access to Microsoft software via the Microsoft Imagine service (formerly Dreamspark/MSDNAA). The Microsoft Imagine service is provided by Microsoft and gives students and faculty of Piraeus University the ability to download and use Microsoft software free of charge. Software distributed through Imagine, regardless of subscription level, does not include Microsoft Office. The service is available in two levels, Standard and Premium. The Imagine Standard service is accessible to all University students and is provided by the central service. Standard Edition has a limited list of Microsoft software that does not include Desktop versions of Windows, Microsoft Visio, or Microsoft Project. Access to the service is through their student username and password at Microsoft Imagine Standard και Microsoft Imagine Premium (Department of Business Administration).
Moreover, students of all grades can use their student username and password to gain access to the Microsoft Office 365 Education Plus software at https://delos365.grnet.gr. Detailed instructions regarding the activation of this service are provided in the Office 365 Account Activation Guide.
LIBRARY (Website: www.lib.unipi.gr)
The University of Piraeus library is for use by faculty members, researchers, and students. Its mission is to support learning and research.
The library is housed in the central building of the University in the lower basement. The library entrance is at the central circular staircase at the centre of the ground floor. Disabled access is via the lift on the left side of the building.
The library consists of three main areas:
- The Reception Area, where the issue desk, the closed collection, rare collections and computers for searching the catalogue and information sources are located.
- The Bookstack, where students will find the entire printed collection, photocopying machine, and reader computers.
- The Reading Room, which houses dictionaries, displays of the most recent issues of journals, and other reference material.
The opening hours have been extended from 8am to 8pm on all working days, to meet the needs of the members of the University.
General information: Information regarding the library and its resources, for example, borrowing regulations, photocopies, use of audio-visual material, location of records etc, is available at the reception desk. Nine leaflets are available to provide information on these subjects.
Specialized information: The library provides online subscription and open access databases by subject.
Specialized research queries can be submitted by email, telephone, or in person. These are handled by librarians from the relevant department.
Borrowing: Each member of the University is a registered user of the library and can borrow library materials. A renewals and reservation system for borrowed items is also in place. Returned items are re-issued on a priority basis.
New acquisitions are made following recommendations for the expansion of its collection or through interlibrary loans from Greek or international partner libraries.
User training: Library personnel offer new students and all interested parties support and information regarding the use of the library, its catalogues, and the services and electronic information sources it provides.
STUDENT WELFARE OFFICE
The Student Welfare Office of the University of Piraeus provides students with information on the following topics:
- Housing allowance
- Healthcare coverage
- European Insurance Card
For more information click here.
The University of Piraeus Career Office was established in 1997 with funding from the Operational Programme for Education and Initial Vocational Training (OPEIVT) as part of the 2nd Community Support Framework (CSF). It continues to operate under the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF). Its primary aim is to support students and graduates in various ways in order to facilitate their integration into the job market and help them embark on a successful career. It promotes the development of dynamic alliances and serves the needs of four main groups: students and alumni of the University; teaching and research staff; businesses and public and private sector bodies and organizations; and the secondary education sector.
The Career Office provides the following services:
- Offers information, guidance, and active support to students and alumni, to help them to prepare for and find employment in Greece and abroad, select the most suitable postgraduate course, and take the first steps in their professional life;
- Allows businesses to meet their human resource requirements by providing them with employees who have the appropriate training; and
- Organizes events to inform pupils in secondary education and prospective students about the University of Piraeus and the professional opportunities available to them.
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UNIVERSITY OF PIRAEUS COUNSELLING CENTRE
The University of Piraeus Counselling Centre was founded in 1995 and serves as a place for Meeting, Support, Communication and Intervention. The members of the counselling team are aware of the particular difficulties that students may be facing and handle matters that are important for everyone relating to:
- Active learning
- Adjusting successfully to new needs and demands
- Social skills, relationships and family
- Dealing with stressful situations
- Health and prevention
- Creative forms of expression and entertainment
- Developing essential skills for success
Intervention and efforts to overcome any challenges that arise can take the form of individual and group psychological counselling, or seminars which focus on helping students to adapt to their academic setting.
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