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Aalto Wellbeing Week 2022 Keynote: Psychologist Ville Ojanen & "Are Your Brains Stuck?"

Keynote by Ville Ojanen, PhD: practical, humane, evidence-based views on wellbeing and resilience.

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Aalto Wellbeing Week 2022: Pop up Wellbeing from movement

Wellbeing, movement, popup, oasis of radical wellbeing

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Aalto Wellbeing Week 2022: Mindfulness & Concentration workshop

Improve your concentration! Come to explore with us whether mindfulness could benefit your concentration and focus in your daily live!

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Self-care: bubble baths or barricades?

As the autumn term kicks in and we start to plan for the new academic year, it is worth remembering that, to have the energy to act on issues close to our hearts, we need to pay attention to self-care.

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Solution-focused coaching to support your wellbeing at work

Solution-focused coaching to support your wellbeing at work as part of the personnel's Wellbeing Desk services.

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Wellbeing Desk for Aalto personnel returns from summer break

Wellbeing Desk provides low-threshold services to support the wellbeing of Aalto personnel.

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Oasis blog: Teach Them to Talk

Recent wellbeing-related surveys of university students and of staff clearly show that our sense of community has suffered under the time of remote studying and working. As the return to campus is here, we need to work actively to build the community. It’s time to work together to create a new culture for the way we do things.

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Recovery

How to build your resilience and ability to recover.

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Be careful what you wish for - blog post by Frank Martela

What kind of values and goals contribute to wellbeing, and what do not? Start the new season by investing in goals that produce wellbeing instead of unhealthiness. Read the blog post by Aalto University lecturer and philosopher Frank Martela.

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Mental health first aid courses for personnel guiding students

Mental health first aid courses ® 1 and 2 are trainings registered by the Mental Health Association to strengthen mental health knowledge and skills. This training is intended for Learning services staff and academic advisors.

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Encountering one another as human beings

For Provost Kristiina Mäkelä, equality, diversity and inclusion are visible in everyday encounters.

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Religions in Aalto - building a more inclusive campus

April's EDI discussion session's theme was Religions at Aalto. Read here what the facilitators from AaMu (Aalto Muslims Association) thought about the discussions!

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Discrimination-free Aalto? Presentation by Shadia Rask available now!

How common are experiences of discrimination and racism in Finnish society? How do experiences of discrimination affect wellbeing? How to build an inclusive and safer university and work community? See a video recording of THL's research manager, PhD Shadia Rask on these topics.

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Aalto University launches Design a Meaningful Career open online course

Aalto University launches a new open online course, Design a Meaningful Career, on sustainable career design. The course emphasizes creative and non-conventional ways to design a meaningful career in the radically changing world of work

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43% responded to the 2022 AllWell? survey!

The survey was sent to all second-year bachelor’s degree students and first-year master’s degree students at Aalto University. This year, their total number was approximately 4,700. About 43% of them took the survey. AllWell warmly thanks all of them!

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HowUTeach self-assessment tool for teachers is piloted at Aalto

HowUTeach is a research based self-assessment tool created primarily for teachers. The purpose of HowUTeach is to increase teachers’ awareness of their teaching and thereby enhance individual self-reflection relating to work and wellbeing. HowUTeach is being piloted at Aalto during the academic year 2022-23.

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Mental health first aid courses

Mental health first aid courses ® 1 and 2 are trainings registered by the Mental Health Association to strengthen mental health knowledge and skills. The trainings are intended for tutor students, staff of educational institutions, and also for other interested students.

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A new service promoting wellbeing and work ability available for Aalto's personnel

Wellbeing Desk provides low-threshold wellbeing services for the personnel at Aalto University.

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Benefits of Calmness: mindfulness and other calming practices for You

Mindfulness and other soothing practices can be useful tools for you!

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Future-led Learning podcast, part 9: Kristiina Mäkelä, provost

Riikka Evans takes a closer look at Aalto University’s teaching competence assessment process and other teaching related matters with provost Kristiina Mäkelä.

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Provost Kristiina Mäkelä. Photo: Jaakko Kahilaniemi
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Future-led Learning podcast, EPS 8: Petri Suomala on the art of listening (external link)

Vice president Petri Suomala of Aalto University speaks about equity, diversity and inclusion and the art of listening with Riikka Evans

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Senior Lecturer Otto Scharmer, MIT Sloan School of Management.

Otto Scharmer's lecture available for Aalto community

Senior Lecturer Otto Scharmer (MIT Sloan School of Management ) talked to Aalto community members in February 2022. The event was organized by the Capacity Building of Creative Radicals -project (CBCR), experimenting with new interaction methods that help to build a more creative culture in teams and inside organizations. The aim of CBCR is to further radical changes, risk-taking and new thinking towards sustainable development based on Scharmer's Theory U. Please find here the recording of the kick-off event (available only for the Aalto community):

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Esa Saarinen: Filosofia ja systeemiajattelu

Esa Saarisen suositun Filosofia ja systeemiajattelu -luentosarjan tavoitteena on lisätä osallistujan kykyä omaehtoiseen, laaja-alaiseen, luovaan ja eteenpäinvirittyneeseen elämänfilosofiseen ajatteluun.

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Wellbeing Desk for Aalto personnel returns from summer break

Wellbeing Desk provides low-threshold services to support the wellbeing of Aalto personnel.
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Be careful what you wish for - blog post by Frank Martela

What kind of values and goals contribute to wellbeing, and what do not? Start the new season by investing in goals that produce wellbeing instead of unhealthiness. Read the blog post by Aalto University lecturer and philosopher Frank Martela.
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Aalto gathers monthly to talk equality, diversity and inclusion – Join us!

The monthly discussions gather together personnel to talk about equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) at Aalto University. The goal of the discussions is to increase understanding of diversity in the Aalto community through joint discussion.
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"If people were machines" - Read a blog text about recovery

If people were machines, we would marvel at their robust features for energy regulation, self-repair and auto-enhancement. Read the new blog post by psychotherapist Liisa Uusitalo-Arola!

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