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What is Wihi and what do I do with it?

  • Wihi is a system made for thesis management where future theses will be instructed. Both the advisor and student will communicate and advance the thesis through the whole thesis process in Wihi.


Who will use Wihi starting early 2021?

  • All degree programs using the 5+5+5 (Bachelor's) and 10+10+10 (Master's) thesis structure will be using Wihi.
  • The exceptions are following:
    • Bachelor's with a 5+4+4+2 thesis structure.
    • Master's with 5+5+5+15 thesis structure.


What do I do in Wihi?

  • The thesis will be managed through Wihi. Both the student and the advisor work on the thesis through Wihi from the beginning of the process until the end.


Where can I find Wihi?

  • Wihi can be found at https://samk.wihi.fi. There is a language switcher on the upper right corner of the page after login.


How do I start using Wihi?

  • After you have agreed with your advisor to start your thesis, you have either done the thesis plan or not beforehand and your advisor has accepted your thesis topic proposal you will log on to Wihi with your SAMK-credentials and make a thesis proposal based on your known information about the topic.
    • Declare the following additional information in your topic proposal:
      • The abbreviation of your degree programme, main subject (if you have) and group code in the specialization field, f.ex. LT / Business Management / ALT20SH or LT / NLT19SR.
      • In the Readiness field add your advisors name.
    • When the thesis proposal has been done you will inform your advisor after which the topic will be accepted, and your advisor attached to it in Wihi.
      • Your workspace in Wihi will open after your topic has been accepted.
    • You can edit the information on your topic proposal until the last thesis phase (3/3), so you can update and clarify information later if you don’t know something when initially creating the topic proposal.


Anything else I should know?

  • Even though the thesis progression has moved to Wihi make sure you follow the proper thesis etiquette as stated here: https://www.samk.fi/en/thesis-instructions/
  • You will automatically get accepted grades to your personal study plan of your thesis when advancing in Wihi through the actual thesis work phases. Masters students will get the credits manually until the next academic year because of the shift from the old thesis structure (5+5+5+15) to the new (10+10+10 credits).
  • Only the owner of messages and files in a still active phase can delete them. Once the phase has been accepted and you move to the next one the information in the previous phase will be locked.
  • When you do anything in Wihi, including writing a message, creating a task or uploading a file, the advisor will by default get a reminder of activity to his/her email.
  • The student will upload the final version of the thesis in the last work phase (Thesis 3/3) to plagiarism checking service before getting the final evaluation. The advisor of course needs to accept the result of the plagiarism check before evaluation can be given.
  • In the end once your thesis has been evaluated you have to upload your thesis to the national archive Theseus.
    • From Theseus you will get a permanent address (format http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:..), which has to be updated to Wihi by you, which will then by turn update the final grade to your PSP in Loki.
  • All messages and files between the student and the advisor(s) in the work space of Wihi can be seen by coordinators. Only files uploaded by the student in the “Confidential files” section cannot be seen by coordinators.


Where can I find more information on Wihi?

  • This guide page will be updated periodically and is recommended to be used.
  • eSAMK Support has a Youtube-channel where you can find short videos on all the education systems of SAMK, including Wihi: https://www.youtube.com/user/SAMKSoleHOPS


Can you give an example of the thesis process?

  1. Create a topic proposal.
  2. When the workspace opens to the first phase “Project plan” you can insert deadlines for each phase, by which you hope to complete each phase.
  3. When the advisor joins you will get full functionality of the workspace:
    1. Save your thesis agreement and thesis plan to Wihi in this phase.
    2. Arrange a beginning meeting with your advisor.
    3. If needed, update and correct your topic information given in topic proposal.
  4. In the phase ”Thesis 1/3” and “Thesis 2/3” you will advance your thesis with your advisors support. When going through phases 1/3 to 2/3 and 2/3 to 3/3 you will get an accepted grade to your PSP in Loki.
    1. Additionally, you will arrange a halfway meeting with your advisor during the phase “Thesis 2/3”.
  5. After arriving at phase ”Thesis 3/3” you will finalize your work, arrange the final meeting and maturity exam with your advisor. You will upload the final version of your thesis to the plagiarism check before getting the grade on your thesis.
  6. After your thesis work has been evaluated and you have advanced to the last phase called “Thesis evaluation phase” you will take the final, evaluated version of your thesis to Theseus and from there bring the URN-link of your thesis to Wihi.
  7. When the link has been confirmed by your advisor the thesis process has been concluded successfully and you can now download the evaluation statement from Wihi.