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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Wellbeing Desk restarts with new services
Aalto's Wellbeing Desk, which offers low-threshold well-being services, will return renewed to serve Aalto's personnel on Monday, January 16, 2023.
Understanding Unconscious Bias in Higher Education
How can unconscious biases affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in our everyday lives at work? Join a discussion led by Aparna Shakkarwar and Nea Höynälä from Inklusiiv!
Oasis blog: Navigating Student Life in Finland - A Global South Perspective
How to traverse studies, friendships, and relationships in an unfamiliar university system? It is vital to understand oneself and develop a strong sense of self to be able to form external relationships that complement one’s life. Read on to learn more about the tips by Aalto student Pranava Pakala on how to navigate in Finland as an international student!
Book tips of 2022 by Oasis of Radical Wellbeing
Looking for a fascinating new book to read during the holidays? Oasis of Radical Wellbeing has published booktips througout the year 2022 on @aaltowellbeing Instagram. Read the complete list of the book tips below!
Keys To Your Wellbeing series is here
Keys To Your Wellbeing series by Oasis of Radical Wellbeing collects wellbeing materials (science-based articles, podcasts, videos, trainings and exercises) on monthly changing topics.
Oasis blog: Said something wrong to someone? When they correct you, say thank you.
How to communicate so that mistakes do not lead to conflicts? What is the role of the person giving the feedback and the one receiving the feedback? Read the blog post below by Suvi Helko, Project Specialist of Oasis of Radical Wellbeing, to find out!
Come meet occupational safety representatives and shop stewards at Wellbeing Desk
Is there something in occupational safety or occupational health that worries you? Do you have questions about your collective labor agreement or labor legislation? Come and talk to the Wellbeing Desk of the Aalto personnel - no appointment needed!
Aalto Chaplains at Wellbeing Desk for Aalto personnel
Are you part of Aalto's staff and would you like to have a confidential conversation with somebody? Come to chat with the Aalto chaplains at the Wellbeing Desk without an appointment to the reception on Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
AYY and Wellbeing Ambassadors cooperate to tackle harassment
Wellbeing Ambassadors from OASIS of Radical Wellbeing have been cooperating with The Aalto University Student Union (AYY) to prevent harassment and other inappropriate conduct within the Aalto community.
Renewed wellbeing in teaching site to support wellbeing of the community
Wellbeing in teaching site was created spring 2022 to support the wellbeing of the community. Now, it has been renewed to give more concrete ideas how to improve the wellbeing in teaching. The relaunch of the site is today October 5th, on World Teachers day.
Navigating Doctoral Maze and EDI
What are the potential challenges doctoral researchers can encounter in their work and career? What support is available to overcome these challenges? Come play a game of Doctoral Maze with us and discuss EDI, academic career path and support available! Event is for whole personnel and doctoral researchers.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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):
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.
Aalto University offers you easily accessible support for your studies and all wellbeing-related questions and concerns that you may have. All wellbeing operations at Aalto aim to build inclusive community wellbeing where no individual is left behind.
We tend to think that when we are demanding towards ourselves, we perform better, and that self-compassion leads us to lower performance, laziness and too much comfort.
Oasis of Radical Wellbeing is a new project from Aalto University researching, collecting information and distributing it to Aalto community and beyond. The aim of the project is to
The first step to genuine acquaintances is figuring out what you care about and then going to social situations where those things are