Catching Cold: Adjusting to work life at the University of Oulu

New to Finnish academia? Like to learn about worker rights? The University of Oulu Academics (OUTI – Oulun yliopiston tieteentekijät) welcomes you to Catching Cold, a series in which we discuss the challenges foreign staff face at the University of Oulu.

The series runs the first Wednesday of every month throughout spring 2023. The focus will be on sharing experiences about adjusting to the University of Oulu as a workplace, particularly with respect to foreign staff.

February 1 – 8:30-10:00 – Lo124
What does a Finnish trade union like OUTI do? What are the benefits of membership?

March 1 – 8:30-10:00 – Lo128
The Finnish classroom: The challenges of teaching at the University of Oulu

April 5 – 8:30-10:00 – Lo128
Balancing your personal and work life: Challenges for foreign staff

May 3 – 8:30-10:00 – Lo124
Understanding your precarious situation: Working as a researcher in Finland

June 7 – 8:30-10:00 – Lo124
Responsibilities and expectations: The University of Oulu as an employer

Andrew Pattison
Kansainvälisyysvastaava OUTI