Training 4 started in Helsinki!

The fourth and final training of the SUCSESS project is held in Helsinki 4-8 April 2022. The training venues are Haaga-Helia UAS Pasila and Haaga campuses.

There are altogether 46 participants: 14 from University of Zululand, 12 from University of Pretoria, 12 from University of Johannesburg, 2 from Sheffield Hallam University as well as 3 from University of Oulu and 3 from Haaga-Helia UAS.

The training week kicked off with a meeting of the project managers, followed by lunch at the Tripla Mall next door. In the afternoon, it was time for the official opening of the week, given by the President and CEO of Haaga-Helia UAS, Minna Hiillos. 

A further introduction to Haaga-Helia was given by Research Director, Dr, Annica Isacsson.

The afternoon progressed with presentation of the official objectives of the final training, given by Professor Jarkko Saarinen from University of Oulu. Dr Alisha Ali from Sheffield Hallam continued by giving the participants a task: To write a letter for the future self with reflection on teaching and learning.

In the afternoon, supervised by Eva Holmberg and Jarmo Ritalahti of Haaga-Helia UAS, the participants worked in their own university groups to vision the outcomes of the SUCSESS project and shared their views on WHY they were here. It is vital to keep focused on the goals of the project!

The results of the group work were discussed and shared in form of a gallery walk. The afternoon ended with a visual presentation of Helsinki given by HH's Annika Konttinen.

The best part of the first day was to see everyone in person!

On Tuesday. the training will continue with sessions about Lecturer's professional development. Stay tuned!