Courses for doctoral students in period V

The registration for the courses happens in Sisu and usually starts one month before. Registration period per course usually ends either one week before or one week after the start of the course, depending on the type of the course. Period V runs from 22 April to 9 June 2024.

Doctoral research

LC-1331 Presenting Doctoral Research 23.4.-4.6.2024

This is a course aimed at supporting doctoral students (from any Aalto school) in developing skills in presenting their research. The course is intended for participants who will be presenting soon either at a conference or in a seminar. Students’ own presentations form a key part of the course. During the course, students plan, structure, and visualize their presentations and then practice giving them. The practice sessions include giving a rehearsal presentation, upon which feedback is given and then implemented before giving a final presentation. Participants also practice strategies for asking, receiving, and deflecting questions from the audience. Registration is open in Sisu until April 15. 

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Working life skills

Unite! online course: How to work effectively in global virtual teams?

The capacity to communicate and work effectively and appropriately together with people from different backgrounds is increasingly seen as a vital core competence for graduates. 

This course will enable you to establish relevant knowledge and communication skills to work effectively in Global Virtual Teams (GVTs). You will be working in small teams with students from different Unite! universities to complete the coursework. This will give you exciting learning opportunities to link the course materials with authentic teamwork experiences.

The online course takes place Tuesdays between 23 April to 28 May 2024 at EET 10:15-12:30.  

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Communication and social interaction

NEW course! LC-0350 Listening skills (this group in English) 14.-28.5.2024  
Join this short course focusing on listening skills and become more aware of this super skill of social interaction. Listening has a clear connection to individual as well as organizational well-being. 
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NEW course! LC-0351 Nonverbal communication (this group in English) 8.5.-22.5.2024 
During this short course focusing on nonverbal communication, you’ll find out how our bodily presence affects communication. 
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LC-0530 Public speaking and stage fright (this group in English) 26.4.-7.6.2024  
How to channel the nervousness in public speaking situations into a boost of energy? This public speaking skills course is meant especially for those who experience their nervousness or stage fright as a problem or are otherwise interested in the topic.   
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LC-0520 Impact and argumentation (this group in English) 17.4-29.5.2024  
How to formulate your ideas or thoughts effectively and persuasively or how to prepare for a panel discussion? These and other questions related to argumentation and influencing are discussed in this course, jump in! 
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LC-0320 Public speaking skills (this group in Finnish) 6.5.-3.6.2024 
Refine your presentation skills on this in-depth presentation skills training. Lot of exercises from improv to academic presentations and pitching.  
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