Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


During Good Life Engine #1 course, students:
Self-awareness and create connections with oneself:
• Learning to read and manage emotions,
• Learning how to tackle anxiety,
• Gain a study/work-life balance without sacrificing progress toward their strategic goals. Students will learn how to live, not to run a marathon;
• Will learn one’s motivating factors;
• Learning to have a dialogue with body and heart and maintaining this connection;
• Learning and practicing living in the moment.
Vision and direction (self-leadership):
• will define their strategic life goals, plan the journey towards them, and plan how to best manage time to progress on this journey;
• will study how to create new healthy habits, do the twists in their life to tackle anxiety and procrastination, learn how to stay resilient, and be empathic leader;
• Fostering growth mindset and skills for life-long learning
Connecting with others:
• Understanding and practicing empathy and compassion;
• Co-creation skills;
• Mindful Communication skills (Respectful dialogue);
• Mobilization (entrepreneurship skills).

Credits: 3

Schedule: 24.01.2024 - 10.04.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Lidia Rauramo, Anna Dementyeva

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Main topics of the course:
    • Self-awareness and connection to self;
    • Long-term orientation and visioning;
    • Presence: practicing living in the moment;
    • Time-management;
    • Mindset flexibility;
    • Empathy and compassion (including self-compassion);
    • Smooth ways to connect with others;
    • Resilience.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course is assessed as pass-fail. To pass the course, students need to complete the following assignments:

    • final self-reflection assignment;
    • learning diary;
    • all other homework assignments (vary depending on the course);
    • participation in 2/3 of the sessions.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures, in-class and home exercises, learning diary, and discussions.


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching period: period I-II, III-IV

    The intake is limited to 70 students.