TUT launches Social Club for employeesTampere University of Technology has a strong international dimension, as one-third of all research and teaching staff, roughly 400 people, come from outside Finland. The first meeting of the newly launched Social Club for employees focused on well-being and the changing seasons in Finland.
The first meeting of the Social Club on Wednesday, 4 October, brought together about 50 participants. The Social Club has a mission to bring employees together from across the University, promote cultural awareness and discuss topical themes. For Finnish employees, the Social Club offers the opportunity to gain exposure to international experience on their home campus.
“While it is easy to get to know one’s immediate colleagues, the Social Club makes it possible to build contacts across the campus. We’re especially looking to welcome new international employees to TUT through the Social Club,” says Coordinator of International Affairs Laura Penttinen.
The first meeting of the Social Club saw Occupational Psychologist Eeva Reiman giving a one-hour talk on the theme of the month, namely light, well-being and Finland's four seasons. The International HR Services Unit at TUT runs the Social Club, which meets about once a month.
The Social Club fosters community spirit and provides a forum for employees to share their ideas and experiences.
The participants toasted with carrot and ginger juice to celebrate the Social Club's first meeting. Beetroot cake was also served and was perfectly suited to the season.
Tips for maintaining well-being during the dark winter months based on the lecture given by Occupational Psychologist Eeva Reiman.