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Personal Impact

Personal Impact brings to light already existing courses in Aalto University on values and meaningfulness, self-leadership, societal impact, human potential and well-being. Courses boost your skills of self-leadership, leadership and personal development. If you want to consider your goals, learn ways to reach them, broaden your views and participate in interesting discussions, check the list of courses.
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Previous psychological research points out that University students are in the age of identity construction, as well as modifying life-long strategies for goal setting. To empower the construction of identity and personal goal setting as well as to pursue transformative learning skills in working life, the students need support from the educational institutions.

Personal Impact brings together credited courses taught at Aalto, for example on self-management, values, meaningfulness and well-being. The courses provide an opportunity to reflect on one’s own values, beliefs, and goals, either in internal dialogue or in conversations with others.

Depending on the programme, students may complete the courses offered in the Personal Impact either as part of their compulsory or elective studies. Courses make it possible to meet other students from all different fields of the university. Some courses are also available to teachers as part of the university pedagogical training. These courses can be found in a separate news item below.

Personal Impact courses 2023-2024

Please note that courses taught in English have been named in English. Course offering may evolve during the adacemic year and be subject to change.


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Success of Students study well-being project

The goal of the initiative is to enhance the success of students by advancing study support, teaching and learning services and focusing support.

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Student Services psychologist group

The Student Services psychologist group comprises Aalto’s study psychologists and the career counselling psychologist.

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Personal Impact for University Educators

An individual who is able to regulate stress, recognize their own values ​​and ways of thinking, and take these into action, can support educational wellbeing, ie. their own and that of the students. Personal Impact for University educators aims to support this.

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Aalto University launches new MOOC "Art of Living" by Frank Martela

This new massive open online course on how to live a good life is lectured by Ph.D., assistant professor Frank Martela. The course is produced by the Oasis of Radical Wellbeing project and it is part of Aalto’s lifewide learning portfolio. The course was launched on May 30th, 2023


Mind & Study - toolbox for being well in studies is organized also in English

Popular course "Mind & Study - toolbox for being well in studies" will be organized in Finnish and English in the spring!


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