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Personal Impact

Personal Impact and developmental tasks
Developmental tasks of young adults, formulated after Chickering's theory of identity development

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 set of courses was created by collecting together courses dealing with human development, offering tools and material for reflective self-development.  The courses offer a setting that is fruitful for reflecting own personal values, beliefs and goals either in an inner dialogue or discussion with others.

Personal Impact courses are mostly elective and many of them offer an opportunity to meet students across the university – creating a space where art, business and technology can meet. Some of the courses are open also for staff and faculty, under the name of Personal Impact for University Educators.

Personal Impact course offering 2019-2020

For further information, please contact

Merita Petäjä

Merita Petäjä

Learning Services
Psychologist, Project Manager
Sara Rönkkönen

Sara Rönkkönen

Learning Services
Project Designer, Success of Students: communications, planning and pedagogical development

Previous years' course offering

Success of Students study well-being initiative (2016-2020). Image: Arttu Haglund

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.

Study at Aalto
Opiskelijoiden tukeminen, ohjaus ja hyvinvointi

Student support, guidance and study well-being

Study well-being is important in Aalto University and it is one of our strategic initiatives. We want to ensure our students’ success, capabilities and wellbeing in a multicultural and diverse community. Study well-being questionnaire results indicate that students who feel well also study well. We have many ways to support this wellbeing by providing first-class study support and doing continuous development of teaching.

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