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Christmas Coffee Event

Physics Department and HIP Christmas coffee on the 2nd of December, 2022

Relaxing and joyful get together at the Physicum lobby. We enjoyd cake, coffee, tea, a glass of sparkling wine and good company. The participants also had a change to write their greetings to the colleagues into the flip chart and give ideas and feedback to the wellbeing group.

Spring Wellbeing Event

for the staff of the Physics Department and HIP

The PhysHIP wellbeing group is organising the spring wellbeing event which will take place online on the 27th of January at 14:30 - 16:30

Sleep is an essential component of our daily cycle. It helps us recover and allows our brain to relax after a full day of work and activities. We have invited Päivi Vanttila from the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (Työterveyslaitos) to talk about “Sleep, recovery, and well-being of employees”. In addition, the head of the Department Simo Huotari and the head of HIP will briefly discuss on the wellbeing survey results and the wellbeing situation at the Department of Physics and the Helsinki Institute of Physics (HIP). At the end of the program we will have an open discussion. A Flinga page will be shared on a later date to enable the discussion.


14:30 – 14:40 Flyura Djurabekova with greetings from the PhysHIP wellbeing group
14:40 – 14:50 Simo Huotari: wellbeing at the Department of Physics
14:50 – 15:00 Katri Huitu: wellbeing at HIP
15:00 -16:00 Päivi Vanttila, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (Työterveyslaitos) “Sleep, recovery, and well-being of employees”.
16:00-16:30 Flinga-based discussion. Below are some of the questions proposed for the discussion, but we welcome recommendations on Flinga from the audience:
        Am I a part of Department's community and what does it mean to me?
        What does make me feel good and what makes me feel unwelcome in my Department/group?
        How can I contribute myself and what do I expect from others at my Department?

We hope to see you all there!

Recreational day at the Department of Physics and HIP

The recreational day at the department of physics and HIP took place in Seurasaari on a lovely summer day (10.6.2022). At first, the wellbeing group divided the participants into two groups, which were given two separate tours of the outdoor museum in Seurasaari. It continued with an outdoor lunch at Art Café Tomtebo. The lunch proceeded with a few icebreaker games organized by us, the well-being group. The games worked very well to get more people from the department meet each other and start talking. A few members even stayed over to walk around the island. The overall feedback from the participants was quite positive. 

Recreational day

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for the staff of the Physics Department and HIP

Now when COVID pandemics is essentially over and we are slowly returning to the usual work routine, it is time for us to get closer together in a relaxing atmosphere of Finnish summer. The Wellbeing group of the Department of Physics and HIP is inviting you to participate in a recreational day on 10 June, 2022. We plan to go to Seurasaari to spend a day in the midst of Finnish nature and culture. Those of you who arrived to Helsinki not so long ago and only recently joined the Department and HIP, may find this excursion fascinating! Even for those who have been to the island many times, the guided tour in the island may give a new perspective on history of development of Finnish life style. Many houses are brought to the island from all over Finland and they present unique examples of architecture of different periods of Finnish history.  

We will also have lunch and some team-building activities during the day, so it will help you to learn more about the colleagues with whom you are working in the same Departments.


10:30 - 11:00 Departure from Kumpula by charter bus in the morning
11:15 -12:30 The guided tours in Seurasaari
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch at Art Cafe Tomtebo
13:30 -15:30 Programme organised by the Well-being group.
15:30 Departure from Seurasaari back to Kumpula Campus by charter bus. (But everyone is more than welcome to stay and enjoy the sunny afternoon)