920001J - Introduction to Doctoral Training (1 ECTS credit)

Dates and times:     Thursday 12th March and Friday 13th March, 2020

Live video stream via Zoom link  : Important: Join meeting (click the link), and  join with your real name (Last name, First name)

Programme – Day One

Obligatory attendance for all

Thursday 12th March, 101A Leena Palotie Audtiorium, Aapistie 5A Kontinkangas

  Session 1  
Opening remarks
Teemu Pennanen
The name of the game - Key players, their roles and goals
Maisa Niemelä
The DSS: Influencing the development of the graduate school
Riikka Tumelius
9:40-10:00 Been there, done that (part 1) Teemu Tuovinen
  Session 2  
Career services
Outi Tolonen
The game plan - Rules of play
Karita Saravesi
Research ethics
Mervi Heikkinen
12:45-13:05 Been there, done that (part 2) Kaisu Jansson
Time management and motivation - getting it together, keeping it together
Liina Subida
13:35-13:55 Been there, done that (part 3) Mikko Karpale
  BREAK (coffee/tea provided by UniOGS)  
  Session 3  
Programmes of UniOGS
Mirja Peltola, Mirjami Jutila, Riitta Kamula, Janne Kurtakko
Funding and mobility - Money talks
Elina Pernu
15:30-16:00 Summary and closing words of the first day UniOGS coordinators


Programme – Day Two

Attendance is strongly recommended (but not obligatory) for all, and particularly for all those who have recently arrived in Oulu University

Friday 13th March, P117, Kontinkangas

  Session 4: Systems and devices  
The support and safety offered by the FUURT for your academic career
Pauli Väisänen
WebOodi and Personal Study Plan (PSP)
Teemu Pennanen
IT services
Ari-Pekka Kvist
Library and publishing services
Ursula Heinikoski & Mari Katvala
10:50-11:00 Problems & solutions, Questions & answers UniOGS coordinators

Post-assignment of the course – Obligatory for all

Reflective Learning Diary – My doctoral training as part of my career

Analyze your expectations towards your own doctoral training and how it impacts on your future career.

  1. What expectations do you have towards the doctoral training in general? What kind of role will your attitudes have on conducting the research project?
  2. What role do you think your doctoral training will have in your future career? What actions could you take to maximize the positive outcomes? How could you use your personal competence and skills portfolio to achieve your goals?
  3. What do you consider as the most important questions at the moment related to your doctoral training process? What is getting you closer to your goals? What is standing in the way of your success? What would be important to get more information or knowledge about?
  4. What is your research environment like? How do you interact with these different groups? How do the different groups help you to become a specialist in your field?
  5. How are your own research group and principal supervisor affecting the way you do your own research?
  6. What do you expect from UniOGS?

What is a reflective learning diary?

A reflective learning diary is not an essay. In a reflective learning diary, the key factors are what you have learned and how. Reflect on what you have learned and describe what the learning process has been like for you.

Length:                           2 pages (A4, 1.5 line-spacing).

Language:                       English or Finnish

Deadline:                       Monday 13th April 2020

Submission:                   As an e-mail attachment addressed to uniogs@oulu.fi. The subject bar of the e-mail must include only the following: “Learning diary Spring 2020 – LastName, FirstName” (replace LastName, FirstName with your own name).

Last updated: 18.3.2020