Transferable Skills

Transferable skills are important. Most PhD candidates will get a job outside of academia and consequently an expanded skill set is important. If you are interested on taking some courses that will help you to achieve this, you can check this links:

High North Academy (HNA)
HNA is funded by UiT – The Arctic University of Norway and organizes intensive general courses in which participants use their own data and results as much as possible. The teaching language for all courses is English and all courses are taught at UiT’s campus in Tromsø or occasionally digitally.
Courses cover among others “Take control of your PhD Journey”, “Coping with media” and “Leadership skills”.

PhD course Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
The course is aimed at PhD fellows who want to improve their teaching abilities. The purpose of the course is to help you improve your teaching skills and to reflect on your role as a teacher in higher education. You will learn relevant theories of teaching and learning. You will discuss teaching and learning with peers through classroom interaction and peer review of teaching. You will have the opportunity to start documenting your teaching competence in a teaching portfolio.
This course is offered by RESULT, UiT’s unit for teaching and education in higher education. RESULT is part of the University Library (UB).

Courses at the University Library
The University Library (UB) offers several courses, some for all employees and others specifically for PhD candidates. Courses are offered in English and Norwegian.