Association Newsletter 6/2012

This is AYY’s association newsletter 6/2012. You can subscribe to the e-mail association newsletter at http://list.ayy.fi/mailman/listinfo/yhdistykset

The application for AYY’s operating grant is ongoing! During the application period, all associations in the first register may apply for AYY’s grant at: https://lomake.ayy.fi/yhdistykset/ayyn-toiminta-avustushakemus/ (form in English coming soon)

  1. AYY’s operating grants 2012
  2. Is your association’s ayy.fi profile up to date?
  3. Submit your event for AYY’s academic year calendar 2012-2013

1. AYY’S OPERATING GRANTS 2012

The application for AYY’s operating grant and the submitting of the association notice is ongoing. The application period is 1 March–1 April. Operating grants are open to all associations approved in AYY’s first register. Associations in the second register only fill out the association notice.

The application form is available at https://lomake.ayy.fi/yhdistykset/ayyn-toiminta-avustushakemus/ (form in English coming soon). Further information on the application is available from the Student Union’s organisational sector by email at

jarjestoasiat@ayy.fi. You can also find answers at http://ayy.fi/en/associations/grants-for-associations/, which has concise information on the operating grant and the scoring model used in the allocation of the grants.

2.  IS YOUR ASSOCIATION’S AYY.FI PROFILE UP TO DATE?

One of the conditions to receive the operating grant in 2012 is to have an updated association profile at ayy.fi. It is advisable to check the situation of your profile immediately. If your association does not have the profile, you should order it before the end of the application period of the operating grant on 1 April 2012. The ayy.fi username needed for the profile can be ordered at webmaster@ayy.fi. Please include your contact information and the association name with the order. Since the association members often change annually, it is recommended that usernames are sent directly to the general e-mail address of the association (such as info@yhdistys.fi) so that they are forwarded to new members.

Association profiles should be trilingual. Translations may be ordered through AYY from Joonas Jylhä (joonas.jylha@ayy.fi).

3. SUBMIT YOUR EVENT FOR AYY’S ACADEMIC YEAR CALENDAR 2012 – 2013

Associations and actors within AYY have the opportunity to submit important event dates for the Student Union’s academic year calendar. Events can be submitted through the Google docs file linked below until Sunday, 27 May 2012. Please add your events under the correct month in chronological order. Please enter your text in the calendar field ”Event name/Text”(yellow background). Please note that one line can hold up the maximum of 25 characters of text, including spaces. When writing the text, please consider how many lines from your own calendar you would like to be ”wasted”. When planning the text, please take into account that the calendar is trilingual.

If there are several events marked on the same date, the event that is available for most students will be added in the calendar. Files are editable until the deadline 27 May 2012, until which you can make changes to your events. Please fill out the columns carefully and check and double check that the information is correct. Please also remember to include information on who is organising the event. Questions and comments are received by AYY’s Communications Officer Henna Lahti (henna.lahti@ayy.fi or 050 5209440).

Google Docs form: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ArnDlXGvbkaXdDhCZm9Wdkw1N3hwNDg3YUhjTUM2aHc

DO YOU WANT TO INCLUDE YOUR OWN NEWS IN THIS NEWSLETTER?

Please send your brief text by Wednesday, 10 am, to the address jarjestoasiat@ayy.fi. The news will be translated, so you can submit your text in one language. The contents of the newsletter are ultimately edited by AYY’s Specialist in Organisational Affairs and Communications Joonas Jylhä (joonas.jylha@ayy.fi, tel: 050 520 9442).