This is AYY’s weekly newsletter 51/2012
The weekly newsletter will have a Christmas break. Merry Christmas and an excellent New Year 2013 to all!
- This week’s events
- AYY is looking for a chief editor for the student magazine, web developer and a person in non-military service for the duties of the IT support person
- AYY Uncovers – inside information about jobs!
- Still time to nominate students who deserve recognition!
- Thank you card for a nice university employee
- Practices of the weekly newsletter to change in terms of event information
- AYY’s apartment keys at the turn of the year
- APPLY FOR THE HOUSING COMMITTEE
- Become a member of Aalto Russian Business Society (ARBS)!
- MoA’13 Want’s Your Thesis
- News from Aalto Career Services
- Service goes Accessible 10-11 January 2013
1. This week’s events
2. AYY is looking for a chief editor for the student magazine, web developer and a person in non-military service for the duties of the IT support person
AYY is currently looking for:
- Chief editor for the student magazine Aino. Deadline for applications is 8am on 7 Jan. Further information (in Finnish).
- Web developer. Deadline for applications is 8am on 7 Jan. Further information (in Finnish).
- Person in non-military service for the duties of IT support person. Further information (in Finnish).
3. AYY Uncovers – insider information about jobs!
Do job postings often look the same? Is it difficult to find out from the ads what kind of a job/organisation/team is looking for employees? AYY wants to help!
AYY – in cooperation with companies – offers AYY Uncovers video blog, where the real employees in companies tell about their background and future prospects in the form of video interviews!
More videos will be published on the website when they are finished. You will also have the opportunity to influence which organisations will produce videos – please suggest an employer who interests you via the link on the website!
4. Still time to nominate students who deserve recogition!
A conscientious team player or a diligent workhorse. A relentless creator of Aalto spirit or whoever.
AYY is looking for individuals from among its members who deserve recognition. The recipient does not have to be an active organisation member in ivory towers or an eternal student who has worn out the couches at AYY’s office. On the other hand, these features do not preclude anyone from receiving acknowledgement. Acknowledgements, which are granted for the first time, will be awarded in a festive event in 2013. Proposals are received by the acknowledgement working group.
The suggestion form is available at bling.ayy.fi
Who gets and who is given? You decide! Deadline for applications is 12noon on 31 Dec 2012.
5. Thank you card for a nice university employee
Did you go to a good lecture? Did a caretaker keep the door open for you when you had your hands full? Did a study secretary help you at the moment of despair?
Now it is time to thank a nice university employee.
By submitting a thank you through this form AYY will deliver an old-school postcard to this person with your thank you in it. The form is available from now on, so you can send your thank you in the future at any time.
6. Practices of the weekly newsletter to change in terms of event information
From the beginning of the next year, individual events will be advertised primarily in ”this and next week’s events” section of the weekly newsletter. Information about the event is automatically transferred to the weekly newsletter from the event calendar of AYY.fi, for which all associations and organisation should have usernames. Therefore, individual events will no longer be published as their own weekly newsletter section other than in exceptional cases. So please check that your association/organisation/guild/subject organisation has the username which you can use to add an event to the event calendar on AYY.fi, and add your event to your calendar in time. If, for some reason, you do not have the username or you have lost it, you can request it from the Communications Specialist Joonas Jylhä (email@example.com).
7. AYY’s apartment keys at the turn of the year
Töölö Service Point will be closed between 21 Dec 2012–10 Jan 2013. During this time, all AYY’s apartment keys will be returned to the AYY Housing Office in Otaniemi. Exception: Moving dates in January are handled normally through Töölö Service Point.
If the Housing Office is closed, the keys can be left in the mail slot on the Otakaari side of the building. The mail slot has the following text: AYY Toimisto 11. When you return the keys, please put the keys in an envelope and write on the envelope your own name and the exact apartment!
Housing Office will organise a person to be at the Töölö Service Point on Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013. This means that on the moving day in January, the keys for Helsinki area are normally returned and collected at Töölö Service Point during the regular opening hours (10.30am–2.30pm). This also means that on the moving day in January, the keys for Helsinki area can be returned to Otaniemi.
There will be no other services offered at Töölö Service Point during that day, only the handling of apartment keys.
8. APPLY FOR THE HOUSING COMMITTEE
Application for the next year’s housing committee is open! The meeting of the housing cooperative (ASY) will decide on the housing committee members in January and you can register as a candidate through this form.
The housing committee is responsible for preparing amendments to the housing regulation for the Representative Council, supervising the resident selection and the implementation of the review of the right to housing, as well as processing housing-related complaints, applications and presentations within its decision-making power. The housing committee meets and makes decisions approximately ten times a year.
Deadline for applications is 4pm on 19 Dec. For further information, please contact AYY’s housing sector: firstname.lastname@example.org
9. Become a member of Aalto Russian Business Society (ARBS)!
ARBS organises Career Evenings in order to connect companies that do business in Russia with Aalto students interested in Russia.
By becoming our official member you will be subscribed to our newsletter, which means we will remind you about upcoming career events and inform about our latest news.
Register by sending an email with your name, school, degree programme, email address and 3-4 sentences outlining why you are interested in joining ARBS to email@example.com
Deadline for registration: 23 Dec 2012
For more information, please check out our Facebook group.
10. MoA’13 Want’s Your Thesis
Is your thesis / diploma work larger than life? Is the topic and content of your thesis interesting but dull when in a file? How could you be able to make everyone believe that you’ve done a scientific finding that will change the world? How could you be able to show it to mankind?
Masters of Aalto – MoA among friends – will consist of an exhibition and a stage where thesis and diploma works from all the fields of Aalto University will be displayed and shown. Aalto Uni’s year show presents studies and research during 8-26 May 2013 in downtown Helsinki.
By taking part in MoA you will have the opportunity to expand your network, you will get help to display and visualise your work, get the attention of a wide audience for your work, get an opportunity to show society what you have become and have a chance of a lifetime to have an exhibition participation on your CV.
Sign up and explore the possibilities that MoA’13 offers you!
Apply now – extended application time for BIZ, CHEM, ENG, ELEC and SCI until 13 January 2013!
For more information see http://moa.aalto.fi/2012/en/moa13/, or contact the producer at firstname.lastname@example.org
11. News from Aalto Career Services
Have effect on the future working life, at the same time you can win an iPad or a travel voucher of 1000 euro! How does the future working life look like? Tell us what you think of the employers and what is important to you in your future career.
The growing competition of professionals in various fields allows the current students, like you, the opportunity to influence the future employment prospects and the working environment. We believe that it is important for employers to hear your opinion on you future career and preferences. That is why we decided to carry out this research in cooperation with Universum.
Among the respondents we will raffle 3 iPads and a travel voucher of 1000 euro!
The survey can be found here.
Thank you for your response!
12. Service goes Accessible 10-11 January 2013
Service goes Accessible 2013 is the second Aalto University’s accessibility symposium with workshops for faculty, staff and students. The two-day event will be held on 10-11 January 2013 at Open Innovation House, Otaniemi Campus. The main goal of the symposium is the co-design of the accessibility of the new campus in three main fields: 1) Facilities, such as buildings, routes and passages, 2) IT services and 3) blended learning with open access.
The symposium is intended for all Aalto community members to discuss and exchange ideas to improve and co-design our communications and interaction in education, research and services. The symposium is organised by Student Services, Research Services, Aalto University IT and Facility Services.
The keynote on Thursday will be presented by Rob Waller.
Enrol here. (please forward the webropol link to your colleagues)