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.
Register at weboodi: YEB-111 (registration open 11.4.-30.5.2018)
DONAS -112 Career opportunities & job application (2 credits)
How to prepare for applying for a job
This course will prepare you for applying for a job (mainly outside academia). You will learn how to write your CV and a cover letter for a job application and get real life experience from a job interview. Students participating on this course will contact the companies and obtain job advertisements for the course and prepare an application to two of them.
Teachers: Career Counselor Minna-Rosa Kanniainen from University of Helsinki Career Services
1st meeting: 2.10.2018 at 9-12 (Kumpula), Instructions, Introduction to career planning & job hunting (in Finland)
3.10.- 22.10.2018: MOODLE-working: Contacting companies, timetables for interviews
2nd meeting 23.10. 2018 at 9-12, Kumpula, How to write your CV and a cover letter for a job application
24.10-30.10.2018: MOODLE working:Preparing your job application documents
30.10 DL for job applications and CVs at MOODLE
3 rd meeting 13.11. 2018 9-12 (Kumpula): Feedback of the applications, instructions to interviews
Week 46: Finalizing applications and sending to employers/participating organizations
Weeks 47-49: Interviews at companies
4th meeting: 11.12. 2018 at 13-17, Seminar together with employers)/participating organizations
Registration: Please register in WebOodi DONAS-112 (registration open: 15.8-14.9.2018)