Category: Participation

Survival Guide to Remote Work

Remote work is a highly current topic since it has increased dramatically after the Covid-19 outbreak. We believe that remote work is here to stay and many work places will continue to practice it in the future as well. Remote work offers many opportunities but it also comes with some challenges like how to maintain wellbeing at work and how to coordinate groups and maintain the social aspects of the work. We, as students, have all experienced remote working during these times, which is why we wanted to make this guide to remote working for all who are dealing with a remote working situation. (Please, click the title to read more.)

Giving and receiving feedback as an employee

The KKENVAL4 course was held in Zoom because of the coronavirus situation. We were a group of 13 students from different fields, such as social sciences, ICT, journalism, communication science, and administrative sciences. There were no international students in this course for obvious reasons. Our topic for the group task was giving and receiving feedback as an employee. We chose this subject, because it seemed to suit everyone. There are still some taboos regarding feedback in working life, such as an employee giving feedback to their employer. Also, we will likely profit from this topic, because we will be dealing with feedback in working life. (Please, click the title to read more.)

Online Dialogue in Practice and Forgiveness at Work

Hello!  This is a group task for a course Dialogue: Constructive Talk at Work. We had the whole course on Zoom. We are 14 students from very different countries and backgrounds: Finland, Pakistan, Vietnam, China, Albania and India. Participants represented multiple disciplines: Education, Communication,  Social Sciences, Project Management, Human-Computer Interaction, ICT, Software and Mechanical Engineering, Health Sciences.  The main point of this group task was to learn about dialogue and how it works on a real situation.  In the beginning of the course we started the work on dialogue by discussing values.

Communication in remote working environment

This is our final group task from the course Dialogue: Constructive talk at work. We are 22 students from many different faculties in Tampere University. Our first plan for this group task was to make a video about do’s and don’ts at the workplace. We chose actors and planned to film a magnificent movie at the university. Then corona came and the course was moved to an online meeting platform Zoom. We quickly changed our group task plan for a more suitable one in this new situation. Online meetings and remote studying were pretty new to all of us so we decided to make the group project about the pros and cons of working remotely. We also wanted to share our own experiences and combine them with the dialogue theory. Each of us prepared a short speech and then we read them aloud in turns. In Zoom, you can record the meeting and that was what we did. One take and we had a video ready! When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, they say. So things went well after all. :)


Spring 2020: We are a group of 19 students from different backgrounds. We all were Finnish speaking students, but of course in this course we used English when doing the group work. The group work was about learning about self-management and making a presentation about it. It was easy to choose self-management as the topic, because we had quite same interests. We chose this topic, because we thought that it might help us in our studies and future work life.