Courses and events

Many of the skills doctoral candidates acquire are transferable as candidates become excellent problem solvers, learn to present their ideas both orally and in writing and get experienced in project management. To further this learning and promote active career planning both inside and outside academia DONASCI organises targeted courses in transferable skills. Topical research courses are organised by the doctoral programmes and departments.

The courses organised by the school are primarily intended for doctoral candidates of the school. If the number of course applicants exceeds the number of available seats, the participants are selected in this order:

  1. Doctoral candidates in DONASCI doctoral programmes in order of registration
  2. Doctoral candidates in other doctoral schools of the University of Helsinki in order of registration
  3. Others in order of registration

The school organizes events and lectures. These include yearly recreation days and Christmas parties, orientation day for new doctoral candidates and quest lectures.

Grant writing 1, DONAS-103

1 credit

The lectures are 20.8.-3.9.2018, Mon 9-12.

Teacher: Vanessa Fuller

Registration: Weboodi (registration open 16.7.-5.8.)

Scientific writing, DONAS-101

2 credits

The course is lectured twice in the autumn. First course is 4.9.-9.10.2018, Tue 13-16 , and the second 25.10.-29.11.2018, Thursday 9-12.

Teacher: Grainne Lehtipuu

Registration: Weboodi (registrations open 23.7.-20.8. and 10.9.-10.10.)

Conference presentation, DONAS-102

2 credits

The course is lectured twice in the autumn. The first course 6.9.-11.10.2018, Thu 9-13, and the second 23.10.-27.11.2018, Tuesday 13-16.

Teacher: Grainne Lehtipuu

Registration: Weboodi (registrations open 6.9.-11.10. and 10.9.-8.10.)

Career opportunities & job application, DONAS-112

2 credits

How to pre­pare for ap­ply­ing for a job

Time: 2.10-11.12.2018

Teachers: Career Counselor Minna-Rosa Kanniainen from University of Helsinki Career Services

More information about the course.

Registration: Weboodi (registration open: 15.8-14.9.2018)

Sci­ence com­mu­nic­a­tion YEB-111/ DO­NAS-106

2 credits

FIRST MEETING 14.9.2018 at 9-16  at Viikki (Poster theory and instructions for posters, access to online poster creation tutorials/ demoing the software.

COURSE AT COUNTRYSIDE: 9.–11.10. 2018 (9–18), Place: Espoo,Kaisankoti: Rhetorics, RADIO workshop +presentation skills, popular writing, poster workshop. Nice time together, activities!

Teachers: Mika Hietanen, Andreas Dahlin, Pirjo Koskinen, Mia Pätsi, Petri Nummi

Programme: coming more...

Lecture: The ‘Secrets’ of Efficient Communication. Communicating one’s message is a task that is both exciting and demanding at the same time. In this lecture, Mika Hietanen presents some of the fundamental and timeless qualities of persuasive communication. These qualities can be formulated as principles that are useful for both oral and written communication, and an indispensable help in preparing convincing speeches and texts.

Workshop 1: Rhetoric & Public Speaking. During this workshop, the attendees give and get response on prepared three-minute speeches. The aim is to empower the participants to talk in front of an audience in a successful manner. The focus will be on two aspects: the manner in which the content is presented (relates the preparations), and on the actual delivery. Please note that participation requires that you send in a manuscript that follows the guidelines for this preparatory assignment A. Ideally, your speech relates to an issue central to your own research, or your field. No slides are used.

Worskhop 2: Debate. Here we stage a debate between teams, pro et contra some research related issue. We follow a simplified structure of a European debate competition format. We prepare on-site (no pre-assigment).

The lecture and workshop 1 and 2 are given by Mika Hietanen, Associate Professor in Rhetoric at Uppsala University. His interests draw on Classical insights from antiquity, as well as on modern research, especially on argumentation. LinkedIn-profile https://se.linkedin.com/in/mikahietanen

Workshop 3: Posterworkshop given by Andreas Dahlin:  Doctoral candidates will get access to online material where Andreas show how the can create a poster from scratch in an Illustrator software. Participants will have three weeks to create their poster and at Espoo posters are shown during the first part and then get some feedback, adjustments during the second part , and a poster session.

Workshop 4: Radioworkshop given by Pirjo Koskinen: Use of different media from the point of an journalist

Workshop 5: Performance workshop given by Mia Pätsi: The workshop includes voice exercises and stage presence and exercises to reduce stage fright.Mia Pätsi is an actress and Master of Arts in Theatre and Drama

Workshop 6: Popular writing given by Petri Nummi. Cover press releases and popular science articles. Similarities and differences in preparing presentations/papers for lay audiences vs. the scientific community.

 

Research Eth­ics, On­line course, DONAS-401

The course is 1 ECTS and comprises of 27 hours of independent study.
Course outline

The course runs over 4 weeks online October 2018

Teacher: Simo Kyllönen

Please register in Weboodi: DONAS-401

Research Eth­ics, Work­shop course

The course is 1 ECTS and comprises of 2 workshop days.

24.10 and 31.10.2018 at 12-16

Please register in weboodi: YEB-114

Project management and leadership, DONAS-107

3 credits

The lectures are 18.3.-22.3.2019

Teacher: Sergey Nesterov

Grant writing 1, DONAS-103

1 credit

The lectures are 11.2.-25.2.2019, Mon 9-12.

Teacher: Vanessa Fuller

Registration: Weboodi (registration open 31.12.-27.1.)

Scientific writing, DONAS-101

2 credits

The lecture are 28.2.-4.4.2019, Thu 9-13.

Teacher: Grainne Lehtipuu

Registration: Weboodi (registration open 7.1.-13.2.)

Conference presentation, DONAS-102

2 credits

The course is lectured twice in the spring. The first course is  10.1.-14.2.2019, Thu 9-13, and the second 11.4.-23.5.2019, Thursday 9-12.

Teacher: Grainne Lehtipuu

Registration: Weboodi (registrations open 3.12.-26.12. and 25.2.-27.3.)

Grant writing 2, DONAS-104

1 credit

The course is lectured 8.3.-22.3.2019, Fri 9-12

Teacher: Vanessa Fuller

Registration: Weboodi (registration open 28.1.-21.2.)

Principles of peer review, DONAS-105

1 credit

The course is lectured 17.5.-31.5.2019, Fri 9-12

Registration: Weboodi (registration open 1.4.-2.5.)