APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED: AYY is looking for a Specialist in Academic Affairs

Type: Permanent, full-time, 37.5 hours a week
Stage of studies: University studies undertaken
Starting date: As soon as possible
Location: Otakaari 11, Espoo
Wage: According to the Student Union collective labor agreement, grade III, starting at 2100 €
NOTE! Application deadline has been extended. New deadline: 23rd of January 2018.

The Specialist in Academic Affairs works in the Student Union’s advocacy sector. Other people working in the sector include the Specialist in Social Affairs and the Specialist in International Affairs and the Advocacy and Communications Manager. The work is conducted in close cooperation with the Board Members of the Student Union. The job description of the Specialist includes advocacy work in the University and within the scope of the national education policy, related to e.g. studies administration, development of the Aalto University and students’ legal protection.

Tasks include working in working groups in these areas of responsibility and working on related statements and opinions. The Specialist is also responsible for selecting and training the student representatives in University administration, for conducting cooperation with students and student organizations in the field of education policy, and for student counseling in matters related to legal protection. In 2018, the sector’s focus will be on updating the policy papers, themes related to student well-being, and planning AYY’s advocacy work for the parliamentary elections.  Particular themes of the Student Union for the upcoming years include the development of students’ well-being and studying capacity and encouraging social influence.

The job entails learning about a wide range of issues, preparing the policies of the Student Union and doing advocacy work according to these policies, and bringing forth the students’ point of view at various stakeholder meetings. The advocacy work is conducted locally in the Aalto community, regionally in the Helsinki metropolitan area, and nationwide. Working in the Student Union and with the University requires a passion for development, an independent manner, initiative, effective implementation of decisions, and an eye for strategy. All our specialists also communicate about their own areas of responsibility.

Requirements:

  • Higher education studies
  • Experience in student advocacy
  • Knowledge of issues related to the legal protection of students and the above-mentioned areas of responsibility
  • Ability to comprehend large issues and adopt new things
  • Negotiation skills and the skill to adapt to changing situations

Seen as a plus for the job:

  • Knowledge of the legislation related to the task
  • English and Swedish skills
  • Experience with student unions or organizations

Things that may be useful for the task include e.g. knowledge of administrative law, interest in university pedagogy, and knowledge of the national education policy.

What we offer:

  • A versatile and challenging task where you get to implement your own ideas and develop your knowledge
  • An expert team in a changing and enthusiastic work community in a youthful organization
  • An opportunity to combine studies and the job!
  • Opportunity to apply for an AYY apartment
  • Opportunity to work from home and good office spaces in Otaniemi with great public transport options along the West Metro

If you are the person we seek, send your application along with your CV by the 23rd of January 2018 to rekrytointi@ayy.fi. Please submit your documents in PDF. We will confirm all applications as received. We aim to organize the interviews during Thu – Fri 25th – 26th of January, and the announcement on hiring will be made as soon as possible after the interviews have concluded.

We will contact the endorsers of the applicants during the process. Please add the personal contact information of your endorsers into your CV or application already during the application process.

For more information on the task, please contact Specialist in Academic Affairs Susanna Koistinen (tel. 050 520 9438) between the 3rd and 5th of January 2018 or Secretary General Niko Ferm (tel. 0505209415).

The Aalto University Student Union (AYY) is a service and advocate association for nearly 15 000 students of the Aalto University. AYY employs about 50 people and dozens of volunteers and associations work within its sphere of influence. AYY is a young and innovative player in the student union field, one where you can implement your own ideas and create something new. As a working environment, AYY is modern and very flexible.

Weekly Newsletter 3/2018

This is the AYY weekly newsletter 3/2018. You can find news concerning AYY, its associations and sections in this newsletter, in addition to other useful information.

 

The advance voting for the presidential elections starts the day after tomorrow. Have you already picked your candidate?

AYY is there to make sure that you don’t have to base your decision on inadequate information: the candidates will be answering questions on climate change and sustainable development at the election panel discussion organized by young people this Wednesday at the School of Economics’ Gala Hall. Come there or follow the stream!

To offset the formality of the elections, we also have many fun events and sports and cultural activities for you, both in and out of doors. Find out more below!

 

If you want your own piece to be a part of the weekly newsletter, send it in its finalized form to tiedotteet@ayy.fi by Thursday 10:00 if you want it out the following week.

The association information can be found in the association newsletter. Read it at: https://ayy.fi/en/associations/association-newsletter/

 

Week 3

16.1. Winter Day https://ayy.fi/en/blog/events/winterday-2/
17.1. Future Promises – presidential election panel discussion for and by young people https://ayy.fi/en/blog/events/promises-for-the-future-a-youth-organized-presidential-debate/
17.1. Polytech Choir’s auditions https://ayy.fi/blog/events/polyteknikkojen-kuoron-koelaulut-24/
17.1. Ristin kilta: Juha Erkkilä – Divine and Human https://ayy.fi/blog/events/ristin-kilta-juha-erkkila-jumalallista-ja-inhimillista/
18.1. Summer Job Day 2018 https://ayy.fi/blog/events/kesatoihin-2018-tapahtuma/
21.1. Ristin kilta: Senior Mass https://ayy.fi/blog/events/ristin-kilta-senioripyha/

Week 4

23.1. Taiji beginners course https://ayy.fi/blog/events/taiji-alkeiskurssi-8/
24.1. Ristin kilta: An evening of prayer and praise https://ayy.fi/blog/events/ristin-kilta-rukous-ja-ylistysilta-5/
25.1. Club Lagoon 2018 https://ayy.fi/blog/events/club-lagoon-2018/

 

AYY’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. Learning Award 2017 to student representatives in Aalto administration
  2. Call for applications for student representatives in the administration of Aalto University open until Sunday, 28th Jan

EVENTS

  1. Future Promises – presidential election panel discussion for and by young people on Wednesday, 17th Jan
  2. Traditional Ullanlinnanmäki Laskiaisrieha on Shrove Tuesday, 13th Feb
  3. Laskiaisrieha continues at Gravitaatio!

SPORTS

  1. Shorinji Kempo – spring 2018 basic course
  2. Aalto-Basket is looking for players
  3. Taekwon-Do beginners course starts on Sunday, 21st Jan
  4. Polijazz offers affordable dance classes in Otaniemi on a weekly basis starting on the 29th of January
  5. Karate Shotokai Beginner’s Course

CULTURE

  1. Polytech Choir’s auditions on Wednesday, 17th Jan
  2. KY-Speksi is here again!

OTHERS

  1. Silent Retreat between the 6th and 8th of April
  2. SeaFocus #IntelligenceHunt

 

 

AYY’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. Learning Award 2017 to student representatives in Aalto administration

The Aalto University has awarded the 2017 Learning Award to the student representatives in Aalto administration.

The Community Developer in Learning award was given to the students as a thank you for taking part in the development of Aalto by acting as volunteers in positions of trust. The active volunteer work conducted by the student representatives has had a huge impact on the development of the Aalto learning community and the quality of teaching.  Thank you, student representatives, and thank you, Aalto!

Read more: https://into.aalto.fi/display/enaalto/Aalto+Learning+Awards+2017+presented+to+Professor+Petri+Vuorimaa+and+student+representatives+in+Aalto+administration

 

2. Call for applications for student representatives in the administration of Aalto University open until Sunday, 28th Jan

The Student Union of Aalto University (AYY) has decided to open a call for applications for student representatives in the Aalto University administration for the year 2018.

We are still looking for representatives for the Creative Sustainability Programme Committee, the Aalto Entrepreneurship Education Steering Group, the Learning IT Steering Group, the Restaurant Committee, the Open University Steering Group, and the Entrepreneurship Programme Committee.

Read more and apply: https://ayy.fi/blog/2018/01/09/hakukuulutus-aalto-yliopiston-hallinnon-opiskelijaedustajaksi-7/

 

 

EVENTS

 

3. Future Promises – presidential election panel discussion for and by young people on Wednesday, 17th Jan

Nuorten Agenda 2030, HYY, AYY, ALL-YOUTH STN and Sitra are proud to present the hottest debate for the presidential elections, organized by young people!

In the discussion surrounding the upcoming presidential elections, there has really been no talk of the hottest topic in the areas of foreign and security politics: climate change. What future promises will the candidates give concerning sustainable development? How would the President talk with Trump about the Paris Agreement, or would they mention the agreement at all? How would the President involve young people in foreign and security politics?

Present at the panel discussion are candidatesTuula Haatainen, Pekka Haavisto, Matti Vanhanen, Paavo Väyrynen, Nils Torvalds and Merja Kyllönen.

The panel will be held on Wednesday, the 17th of January, between 13:30 and 15:30 at the School of Economics’ Gala Hall (Runeberginkatu 14–16, Helsinki). There will also be a live stream of the event.

Read more and sign up: https://www.lyyti.fi/reg/Tulevaisuuden_lupauksia__nuorten_presidentinvaalipaneeli_1143

 

4. Traditional Ullanlinnanmäki Laskiaisrieha on Shrove Tuesday, 13th Feb

On Shrove Tuesday, the 13th of February 2018, it’s time to find something that passes for a sled and head on over to Kaivopuisto park, Helsinki! Students from all over are showing up for an action-packed afternoon outdoors – so why not you as well?

In addition to the open and casual sledding, there will be music, competitions and great activities! The most daring and ambitious take part in the legendary ABB Academic Downhill Race, where teams pilot their home-made sleds down the Ullanlinnanmäki hillside in the hope of winning the grand prize! They are judged not only by their run’s distance, but creativity and showmanship as well.

Round up your own team and design and build your own sled! Fascinate the audience and the judges with ingenious designs to win great prizes! Also remember to ask your subject organization, guild or hobby association for help in forming a team for the race! Check the instructions and enter the race by signing up at www.laskiaisrieha.fi/maenlasku.

The best time to enjoy the great outdoors is between 12:00 and 16:00. The momentum peaks at 14:00 when the ABB Academic Downhill Race begins. After the amazing afternoon sledding in the Kaivopuisto park, the action continues with the Laskiaisappro 2018 bar crawl. Starting at 16:00 in Kaivopuisto, you can slalom through downtown Helsinki, touring bars all the way to the official afterparty Gravitaatio by AYY! Ticket sales for the Laskiaisappro start on the 22nd of January at www.bailataan.fi. More detailed instructions concerning the ticket sales can be found on Facebook. NB! A Laskiaisappro ticket is not valid for the Gravitaatio afterparty.

Last year, tickets and extra tickets were sold out in an instant, so be quick and follow the relevant channels! This year, we will also have a limited number of cheaper combo tickets for both the Laskiaisappro and Gravitaatio.

 

Follow the event on social media:
Laskiaisrieha on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1992148971060250/
Laskiaisrieha on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laskiaisrieha/
Laskiaisappro on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1707713842614342/

#Laskiaisrieha18 #Laskiaisappro18 #LR18

With: ABB and AYY!

TL;DR

What? Laskiaisrieha 2018, the best party ever! Laskiaisappro 2018, the best preparty for Gravitaatio!
Where? Kaivopuisto, Helsinki
When? Shrove Tuesday, 13th February at 12:00-16:00, ticket sales for Laskiaisappro on Monday, 22nd January
How? Ticket sales at www.bailataan.fi
Why? The best outdoor student event of the winter!

P.S. Help us keep the park clean by picking up your trash. Thanks!

 

5. Laskiaisrieha continues at Gravitaatio!

Gravitaatio, the traditional afterparty for the Laskiaisrieha on Shrove Tuesday, will be held in Apollo Live Club this year. Stop shivering from the cold and come enjoy the hot winds of Gravitaatio, when the atmosphere is raised to the roof by RosvoSektori and Petri Nygård in the biggest interdisciplinary student party of the beginning of the year!

If you’re looking for some action before Gravitaatio, why not join the Laskiaisappro 2018 bar crawl? This event, organized by Vapaateekkarit for the second time this year, will really help you get in the mood for Gravitaatio!

What: Gravitaatio 2018
Where: Apollo Live Club
When: Shrove Tuesday, 13th Feb
How: Tickets in advance €13. www.bailataan.fi €13.50. At the entrance €15 + cloakroom free €3
Why: The biggest student party of the beginning of the year. Incredible artists and the official afterparty! You don’t want to miss this!

Collaborating with us with the event are also VT, Julkku and RWBK!

NB! The age limit is 18.

Dates and locations for ticket sales will be announced later on Facebook and on the website.

More information:
http://gravitaatio.fi/
http://laskiaisrieha.fi/

SPORTS

 

6. Shorinji Kempo – spring 2018 basic course

Shorinji Kempo’s free basic course starts on Thursday, the 18th of January 2018 at 17:30 at UniDojo (Pohjoinen Hesperiankatu 25).

Shorinji Kempo is a Japanese martial art that suits everyone regardless of gender or level of fitness. Shorinji Kempo develops your physical fitness, improves concentration, increases self-confidence, and introduces you to the budō philosophy.

Shorinji Kempo’s techniques consist of hard techniques (hand strikes, kicks, blocks), soft techniques (throws, chokes, locks, pins) and combinations of these. In addition to the training of the techniques, Shorinji Kempo also includes sparring, restorative massage and the philosophy of the sport. Most of the training is done with a partner.

The practices for the basic course are held on Tuesdays at the sports facilities in Porthania (Yliopistonkatu 3) from 19:30 to 20:30, and at Unidojo on Thursdays from 17:30 to 19:00 and on Sundays from 15:00 to 16:30. In addition to the practices, the basic course also includes a belt test in May. Participating in the course does not require a valid UniSport membership or paying the UniSport one-time fee. Requirements are interest in the sport and active training. Our club offers high-quality training, a safe training environment, and an excellent team spirit.

We are also taking part in UniSport’s Budo January event on the 17th of January 2018 at UniDojo. Come watch our exhibition and try out Shorinji Kempo!

Welcome!

Inquiries and registrations: hysk.mail@gmail.com
More information: www.helsinki.fi/jarj/shorinji
Budo January: https://www.facebook.com/events/557546811256006/

 

7. Aalto-Basket is looking for players

Aalto-Basket’s men’s 2nd and 3rd team play in the regional 5th division. We are looking for new players, so if you’re interested to find a new team and have played basketball previously, send an email to office@aaltobasket.fi and tell us about your background in basketball. After this, the contact persons for the teams will contact you.

Aalto-Basket also has a women’s team, which you can contact through the same email: office@aaltobasket.fi.

 

8. Taekwon-Do beginners course starts on Sunday, 21st Jan

Espoon TKD-seura ry is organizing a Taekwon-Do course for beginners in Tuulimäki, Tapiola, on Sundays between 15:45 and 17:15, starting on the 21st of January.

The course lasts for the spring semester and costs €75, but the first two training sessions are free of charge. We also have a junior course for children aged 8 to 12 years.

More information and registration: http://teamespoo.com/harjoitukset/alkeiskurssi.php

 

9. Polijazz offers affordable dance classes in Otaniemi on a weekly basis starting on the 29th of January

Polijazz ry’s weekly dance classes are here again!

Break dance on Mondays at 19–20 (open level), street dance on Thursdays at 17–18 (open level), modern dance on Fridays at 17–18:15 (beginners), and modern dance on Fridays at 18.15-19.30 (advanced).

Registration starts on Monday, the 15th of January, on the website www.polijazz.ayy.fi.

The first time is free. Welcome!

 

10. Karate Shotokai Beginner’s Course

Welcome to Karate Shotokai Beginner’s Course!

The course starts on Friday the 19th of January at 17.30 at Cable Factory (Tallberginkatu 1, Helsinki).

More information and registration for the course: http://www.shoto.fi/alkeiskurssi_en.html

WHAT? Karate course
WHEN? Fri 19 Jan, 17:30
WHERE? Tallberginkatu 1, Helsinki

(Enter from staircase D. Dressing rooms are on the 3rd floor. Up one floor, then turn right and again right at the end of a long hallway to get to the practice hall called Awase.)

Do not hesitate to ask for more information: alkeiskurssi@shoto.fi

See you at the training!

 

 

CULTURE

 

11. Polytech Choir’s auditions on Wednesday, 17th Jan

Singing with an attitude! The Polytech Choir is looking for new members! Do you want to charm people from Smökki to the Helsinki Music Centre and all around the world with your voice? Welcome!

The Polytech Choir’s auditions will be held on Wednesday, the 17th January, between 17:00 and 18:00 at the Choir’s practice facilities, in the 2nd floor hall AS2 of the TUAS Building (Maarintie 8). At the auditions, you will have the chance to perform on song of your choice without accompaniment.

Sign up for the auditions by contacting our Freshman Emperor Nuutti Melkas (tel. +358 40 581 9696 or fuksikeisari@polyteknikkojenkuoro.fi.) See you at the auditions!

More information: http://www.polyteknikkojenkuoro.fi/koelaulut/

 

12. KY-Speksi is here again!

This time we jump into the middle of cold war, where two rival archaeologists have just found an ancient pyramid in Egypt. After studying the hieroglyphs found in the walls of the burial chamber, they get immersed in an extraordinary tale of the vanquished pharaoh of Tetankhamon, who ruled Egypt with an iron fist.

AURINGON PERILLINEN is a story about loyalty, motives and pursuit of your own interest. This interactive musical offers unrivaled talent, spontaneous laughter, dazzling musical numbers and above all, an incredible travel to the history of Egypt.

Ticket sales are taking place in Otaniemi and Töölö as following:

Monday 15.1. at 14–15.30, Otaniemi, U-aula
Tuesday 23.1. at 11.45–14.00, Otaniemi, Pääaula
Tuesday 30.1. at 11.45–14.00, Töölö, Ala-aula

Check out our Facebook event for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1770556919655062/

**Note that the language of the show is Finnish!**

 

 

OTHERS

13. Silent Retreat between the 6th and 8th of April

The Espoo Congregations’ student work is organizing a Silent Retreat at the Nuottakoto activity center in Vihti between the 6th and 8th of April.

The Silent Retreat is a good way to charge your batteries, relax and spend some time alone with your thoughts. Good food, rest and nature will nurture the mind and the body. Collective meditation and prayer moments in the chapel set the pace for the day. The participants commit themselves to a shared silence for the weekend.

The Silent Retreat is for students and staff of universities, polytechnics and technical colleges. School Pastor Jyri Hakala will act as the retreat instructor.

Price: €45/student, €90/staff member. The price includes full board (1-person rooms) and transport. The last day for registration is on the 1st of March 2018.

Sing up by the 1st of March 2018 to Office Secretary Marita Kantola, yst.toimisto.espoo@evl.fi, or tel. 09 8050 2359. When signing up, please tell your name, school, whether you are a student or a staff member, your contact details, possible special diet, and whether you have been to a retreat before. First-timers are given priority.

We will inform you whether you have been granted a spot at the Silent Retreat after the registration period ends, and you can confirm your spot by paying the fee by the due date.

More information: Jyri Hakala, 040 513 4363

 

14. SeaFocus #IntelligenceHunt

SeaFocus is an executive maritime business platform with special services and projects focusing on the development of the maritime industry.

Intelligence Hunt® is a SeaFocus project promoting maritime industry as an attractive career path to the university students, and providing maritime industry and its stakeholders a magnificent possibility to get fresh out-of-the-box solutions and ideas. #IntelligenceHunt3 “IIoT and Sustainable Shipping – Cross Industry Learning Curve” will focus on cargo flows and intelligent port operations.

The Finals of the #IntelligenceHunt3 takes place on June 12th, 2018 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Student registration will be open 15.1.–25.2.2018. The finalists will be chosen and groups formed 26.2.–1.3.2018

All finalists chosen will work for 2-3 months with a case and will present the team’s solution in front of the professional maritime audience and the jury.

The 2nd #IntelligenceHunt was organised in Helsinki 14.11.2017 with the following case companies: Finnlines, Tallink Silja, Arctech Helsinki Shipyard, Port of Helsinki, Stena Roro, DFDS, Climeon, Steveco, National Emergency Supply Agency of Finland, Varova, Mondi Örebro, MacGregor and SeaFocus.

For further information www.seafocus.fi

Association newsletter for the week 3/2017

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This is AYY’s asscociation newsletter for the week 3/2018 

Upcoming events and important dates and events for associations

Jan 12th: Deadline for registering your checkpoint to Winter day
Jan 16th: Winter day (see 1)
Jan 21st: TTER’s deadline (see 2)

Content of the newsletter

  1. Welcome to host a checkpoint at Winter day on January 16th
  2. The first application round of TTE-Fund in 2018 is open!
  3. Changes to the AYY Association Regulation
  4. Presentations from AYY’s association training online
  5. Save the date: security training in Finnish on the 26th of January 2018

 

  1. Welcome to host a checkpoint at Winter day on January 16th

Hello and happy new year!

Frost, winter and the new year brings the Winter Day upon us. I warmly welcome every association, guild and tutor to host a checkpoint in the event for the crawling freshmen. The event is held on Tuesday 16.1. and the checkpoints are open from 14:30 and will close at 17:30. All the saunas in Otaniemi will open at 17:00 and the afterparty, After Ski which starts in Smökki at 20:00.

You can register your checkpoint until the 12th of January with this form:

http://lomake.ayy.fi/teekkarijaosto/talvipaivan-rastinpitajaksi-checkpoint-for-winter-day-16-1/

Also check the event in Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/152910288672536/

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

Lauri Nyrhilä

Freshman Major

Aalto University Student Union AYY

+358 40 1959210 | lauri.nyrhila@ayy.fi

 

 

  1. The first application round of TTE-Fund in 2018 is open!

The first application round of TTE-Fund in 2018 is open! The fund may grant financial aid for all AYY members and the association within it. TTE-Fund supports visible activities that reach for the stars and make other people excited.

You can apply for grants from TTE-Fund in two ways: through the application rounds arranged approximately three times a year and through the continuous application period which is open during the academic terms. During the continuous application period, you can apply for the grants with the maximum of 2000€, whereas the amount of project grants during the actual application rounds is not limited.

The first application round of 2018 will end on Sunday, 21 Jan 2018, at 11.59pm. Instructions for the application and its attachments are available on the website of the fund at http://tter.ayy.fi/. The grant can be applied for with an online form which is available at: https://lomake.ayy.fi/tter/hakulomake/

Deadlines of the application rounds for the year 2018 and other additional information is available on TTE-Fund’s website at http://tter.ayy.fi/. Also check out the facebook site at www.facebook.com/tterahasto.

 

  1. Changes to the AYY Association Regulation

The AYY Representative Council decided at their meeting 7/2017, held on the 2nd of November, to change the stipulations in the association regulation regarding the number of members in associations and the responsibility of keeping the Student Union up to date on the number of members. The exact requirement, 7 members, previously only concerned associations on the first list. The same requirement was now extended to concern associations also on the second list. So, from now on, second list associations must also have at least 7 members that belong to AYY. However, the requirement of at least 60% of members with the right to vote being members of the Student Union only applies when the association belongs to the first list.

To check and update the number of members, a stipulation was added for all associations about informing the Student Union on member numbers and percentages of members that belong to AYY as part of the association notice. This means that the member lists will be under scrutiny in the upcoming association notice check-up during the spring of 2018. The inspection of the association notices is based on the information submitted to the TAHLO system by the associations, same as before.

Revised association regulation: https://inside.ayy.fi/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=12615842

More information on the subject from organizational affairs and communications specialist Ahto Harmo at jarjestoasiat@ayy.fi.

 

  1. Presentations from AYY’s association training online

Most of the presentations from the Finnish association training can now be found on AYY’s website at http://ayy.fi/yhdistykset/palvelut/koulutus-ja-kurssit/yhdistyskoulutus/.

Presentations from the English association training can now be found at https://ayy.fi/en/associations/services/training-and-courses/association-training/.

Some of the presentations are still missing, but all of them will be uploaded on the website as soon as possible.

 

 

  1. Save the date: security training in Finnish on the 26th of January 2018

AYY is organizing a security and harassment prevention training in Otaniemi on the 26th of January, in cooperation with the Student Union of the University of Helsinki (HYY). More information and signups to be informed next week. The training will be held in Finnish.

Call for applications for student representatives in the administration of Aalto University

The Student Union of Aalto University (AYY) has decided on the 9st of January 2018 to open a call for applications for student representatives in the Aalto University administration for the year 2018. All students of Aalto University are eligible to apply. The descriptions for the different organs of trust contain more detailed information about possible requirements and restrictions.

Open places

Creative sustainability programme committee, 1 member and 1 debuty

Aalto Entrepreneurship Education Steering Group, 1-2 members

Learning IT -working group, 1 debuty

Restaurant committee, 1 debuty

Steering group of Open University, 1 member ja 1 debuty

Entrepreneship programme committee, 1 member ja 1 debuty

 

The call for applications opens on the 9th of January and closes on the 28th of January 2018, at 23:59, by which the applications must be handed in. The application is done via the electronic application form available at https://www.halloped.fi/en. The application instructions and the regulations for student representatives can be found on the Aalto University Student Union website at https://ayy.fi/en/student-union/student-advocacy/student-representatives/ .

The names of the applicants and their applications may be handed to special status associations of the Aalto University Student Union for the purpose of giving recommendations when choosing the student representatives that represent associations. The Student Union also wishes international students and students of all genders to apply for the student representative positions.

The Board of the Aalto University Student Union chooses the student representatives by the end of January.

The selection will follow the requirements of the administrative procedure act, the act on equality between women and men, and the non-discrimination act.

Criteria for selection

The maximum length of the application is 2000 characters (not counting spaces), and the application should clearly show the experience relevant to the position, motivation and the applicant’s field of study.

The criteria used for selection include interest in the task, proven knowledge of how the organ of trust works and commitment for the entire term of office. Previous experience as a student representative and broad contacts to students via e.g. organizations, associations or other types of activity are considered a plus. Representation from different fields of expertise or study and possibly the stage of the candidates’ studies are taken into consideration when making the selection.

In Otaniemi, on the 9st of January 2018

Aalto University Student Union Board

More information: http://www.ayy.fi/ylioppilaskunta/edunvalvonta/hallopedit

Susanna Koistinen

Specialist, Academic Affairs

susanna.koistinen@ayy.fi, +358 50 520 9438

Association newsletter for the week 2/2018

If you want to receive AYY’s association newsletter to your e-mail, please subscribe at http://list.ayy.fi/mailman/listinfo/yhdistykset.

This is AYY’s asscociation newsletter for the week 2/2018

Upcoming events and important dates and events for associations

Jan 12th: Deadline for registering your checkpoint to Winter day: http://lomake.ayy.fi/teekkarijaosto/talvipaivan-rastinpitajaksi-checkpoint-for-winter-day-16-1/
Jan 16th: Winter day (see 2)

Content of the newsletter

  1. Changes to the AYY Association Regulation
  2. Welcome to host a checkpoint at Winter day on January 16th
  3. Presentations from AYY’s association training online
  4. Remember to join AYY’s event marketing groups for next year
  5. Pick up you association mail from AYY’s letterboxes

 

  1. Changes to the AYY Association Regulation

The AYY Representative Council decided at their meeting 7/2017, held on the 2nd of November, to change the stipulations in the association regulation regarding the number of members in associations and the responsibility of keeping the Student Union up to date on the number of members. The exact requirement, 7 members, previously only concerned associations on the first list. The same requirement was now extended to concern associations also on the second list. So, from now on, second list associations must also have at least 7 members that belong to AYY. However, the requirement of at least 60% of members with the right to vote being members of the Student Union only applies when the association belongs to the first list.

To check and update the number of members, a stipulation was added for all associations about informing the Student Union on member numbers and percentages of members that belong to AYY as part of the association notice. This means that the member lists will be under scrutiny in the upcoming association notice check-up during the spring of 2018. The inspection of the association notices is based on the information submitted to the TAHLO system by the associations, same as before.

Revised association regulation: https://inside.ayy.fi/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=12615842

More information on the subject from organizational affairs and communications specialist Ahto Harmo at jarjestoasiat ät ayy.fi.

 

  1. Welcome to host a checkpoint at Winter day on January 16th

Hello and happy new year!

Frost, winter and the new year brings the Winter Day upon us. I warmly welcome every association, guild and tutor to host a checkpoint in the event for the crawling freshmen. The event is held on Tuesday 16.1. and the checkpoints are open from 14:30 and will close at 17:30. All the saunas in Otaniemi will open at 17:00 and the afterparty, After Ski which starts in Smökki at 20:00.

You can register your checkpoint until the 12th of January with this form:  http://lomake.ayy.fi/teekkarijaosto/talvipaivan-rastinpitajaksi-checkpoint-for-winter-day-16-1/

Also check the event in Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/152910288672536/

Best regards,

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

Lauri Nyrhilä
Freshman Major
Aalto University Student Union AYY
+358 40 1959210 | lauri.nyrhila at ayy.fi

 

  1. Presentations from AYY’s association training online

Most of the presentations from the Finnish association training can now be found on AYY’s website at http://ayy.fi/yhdistykset/palvelut/koulutus-ja-kurssit/yhdistyskoulutus/.

Presentations from the English association training can now be found at https://ayy.fi/en/associations/services/training-and-courses/association-training/.

 

4. Remember to join AYY’s event marketing groups for next year

AYY Events is a channel for events hosted by Aalto University Student Union. In the group, you can advertise your non-commercial events that are intended for Aalto University students.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/AYYEvents/

AYY Sports and Wellbeing is a channel operated by the Aalto University Student Union for sports and wellbeing events and opportunities aimed at students. You can use the channel to advertise interesting sports activities and wellbeing-related events for Aalto students. The aim of the group is to encourage Aalto people to take part in easily accessible sports and wellbeing activities.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2062045280696358/

AYY Study Events is a channel for studying events and opportunities hosted by Aalto University Student Union. In the group, you can advertise studying opportunities that are intended for Aalto University students.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1079976045426133/

 

  1. Pick up you association mail from AYY’s letterboxes

AYY’s association letterboxes are overflowing. Please come and pick up your association mail in order to make space for new mail!

 

WOULD YOU WISH TO HAVE YOUR OWN NEWS IN THIS NEWSLETTER?

Send your short text to us by Wednesday 10:00 AM to the address tiedotteet (a) ayy.fi. The news will be translated, so you can send them only in a single language if you wish.

The information in the newsletter is edited by the AYY Association and Communications Specialist, Ahto Harmo (ahto.harmo (a) ayy.fi, phone: 050 520 9442).

Weekly Newsletter 2/2018

This is the AYY weekly newsletter 2/2018. You can find news concerning AYY, its associations and sections in this newsletter, in addition to other useful information.

 

Fantastic new year 2018! Here is the first weekly newsletter of the new year. As the year has changed, so has AYY’s Information Officer – which means that this newsletter also serves as a greeting from AYY’s new Information Officer Siiri Liitiä.

If you want your own piece to be a part of the weekly newsletter, send it in its finalized form to tiedotteet@ayy.fi by Thursday 10:00 if you want it out the following week.

The association information can be found in the association newsletter. Read it at: https://ayy.fi/en/associations/association-newsletter/

 

Week 2

10.1. Polytech Choir’s auditions https://ayy.fi/blog/events/polyteknikkojen-kuoron-koelaulut-23/
10.1. Ristin kilta: Sami Liedes – Kingdom of Heaven https://ayy.fi/blog/events/ristin-kilta-sami-liedes-taivasten-valtakunta/

Week 3

17.1. Polytech Choir’s auditions https://ayy.fi/blog/events/polyteknikkojen-kuoron-koelaulut-24/

 

AYY’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. AYY’s recruitments: Specialist in Academic Affairs, Student Advocacy Specialist and Executive Manager for TOKYO ry
  2. Design AYY and TOKYO’s calendar for 2018-19!

SPORTS

  1. Come and try out pole dancing!

OTHERS

  1. The Teekkari Sailors’ inshore and coastal navigation courses are here again!
  2. Few places open for well-being workshops
  3. Become a member of the international section Mosaic!
  4. Sign up for the Water Hackathon project course

 

AYY’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

1. AYY’s recruitments: Specialist in Academic Affairs, Student Advocacy Specialist and Executive Manager for TOKYO ry

AYY is recruiting! The search for these two positions in open until Wednesday:

Specialist in Academic Affairs

AYY is looking for a Specialist in Academic Affairs for a permanent, full-time position. The Specialist works with tasks related to student advocacy and is responsible for selecting and training the student representatives in University administration, for conducting cooperation with students and student organizations, and for student counseling in matters related to legal protection, among other things.

Does this sound like a job for you, or do you recognize yourself from the description? The search is open until Wednesday, the 10th of January. Read more at https://ayy.fi/en/blog/2018/01/02/ayy-is-looking-for-a-specialist-in-academic-affairs/

Student Advocacy Specialist and Executive Manager for TOKYO ry (organization for students of Aalto University’s School of Arts, Design and Architecture)

AYY is looking for a full-time Student Advocacy Specialist and Executive Manager for TOKYO ry (organization for students of Aalto University’s School of Arts, Design and Architecture) to work as a substitute for the current Executive Manager until the 31st of January 2019. The Specialist and Executive Manager is responsible for TOKYO’s administration and planning tasks as well as event production-related tasks and participating in the planning and implementation of the transfer of university functions of Aalto ARTS in the summer of 2018.

Interested? The search is open until the 10th of January. Read more at https://ayy.fi/en/blog/2018/01/02/ayy-is-looking-for-a-student-advocacy-specialist-for-arts-students-and-executive-manager-for-tokyo/

 

2. Design AYY and TOKYO’s calendar for 2018-19!

AYY <3 TOKYO

TOKYO Ry, the association for Aalto University Arts, Design and Architect students, has published its legendary design calendar since 1975. In 2018, the Arts and Design students will move to Otaniemi, and to celebrate this, AYY and TOKYO will join forces to produce a fantastic joint design calendar for 2018-19 that will be distributed to all Aalto students.

The calendar designer will be chosen with a traditional contest from amongst the students. The contest ends on the 26th of January. Read more and join the contest at https://ayy.fi/en/blog/2017/12/16/design-ayy-and-tokyos-calendar-for-2018-19/

 

SPORTS

 

3. Come and try out pole dancing!

New year means a new start for Otanko’s Pole Dancing Beginner Technique Classes!

During weeks 2 and 3, everyone is welcome to participate in our Beginner Technique Classes without signing up beforehand. The classes are held on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays in the Association Room (JMT 1). We challenge everyone to try out this new sport – you can also take a friend with you! Detailed times and more information: https://otanko.ayy.fi/?page_id=1353

P.S. More advanced pole dancers: our first Advanced Technique Class begins at the start of the year!

 

OTHERS

 

4. The Teekkari Sailors’ inshore and coastal navigation courses are here again!

Dear sailor or wannabe sailor! Would you like to learn the secrets of navigating at sea? Who should give way to whom? What is the difference between a buoy and a beacon, and how can you find the perfect island for a sauna? Keep your eyes and ears open, because the traditional navigation courses organized by the Teekkari Sailors and authorized by the Navigation Union of Finland (Suomen Navigaatioliitto) will start soon, and the registration is already open!

The inshore navigation course is the beginner’s course for navigation and water traffic regulations. The teaching starts with the basics, so no preliminary knowledge is required. The coastal navigation course teaches the same skills but more comprehensively, including tides, weather knowledge and radar operation, among other things. You may take both courses side-by-side if you so wish.

The inshore navigation course begins on Tuesday, February 20th at 17:30–20:00, and the coastal navigation course starts on Thursday, March 1st at 17:30–20:00. Both courses end on Friday, April 20th, in an exam held between 18:00–22:00. Both courses cost 75 €/course, and just the exam is 45€.

More information, registration and joining as a member:
Inshore: https://trip.ayy.fi/wordpress/?page_id=211
Coastal: https://trip.ayy.fi/wordpress/?page_id=214

 

5. Few places open for well-being workshops

There is still time to sign up for the well-being workshops held in January and February!

Power of Imperfection (Finnish)

When you are kind towards yourself, you can live your life to the fullest, without fear or fatigue. Being kind towards yourself is a path to success, because friendliness will help you get back on track when you face obstacles and difficulties. Come and practice new ways of thinking in a workshop where we do mindfulness exercises to help us develop a compassionate and approving attitude towards ourselves.

The spring 2018 workshop is held on Mondays at 10:00-12:00, January 15th to February 5th 2018, at Otakaari 1, class room Majakka (M140). The workshop is in Finnish. For more information and enrollments, e-mail opintopsykologi@aalto.fi

Mindful tools for stress management (English)

Feeling stressed or anxious? Come and get new ideas on how to boost your wellness.  During the workshop we learn how to

  • observe our thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations more clearly
  • be more self-compassionate
  • reduce stress

The workshop is held on Mondays at 14:00-16:00, January 15th to February 5th, Otakaari 1, class room Majakka (M140). For more information and enrollments, e-mail opintopsykologi@aalto.fi

 

6. Become a member of the international section Mosaic!

Are you interested in international events? Do you want to familiarize yourself with other cultures, but don’t have the time or money to travel? Do you have a lot of great ideas, but not the resources to execute them? Do you want to get to know your student union closer? If you answered yes to any of the above questions Aalto university student union’s international section Mosaic could be something for you!

Being a volunteer will teach you project management, team work and event planning. It will also give you lifelong friends from Aalto. All you need is motivation, inspiration and some time to get a bit of all this community has to offer.

Write a short application and send it to emmi.kosomaa(at)ayy.fi. If you have any questions you can contact @emmialina on telegram. Deadline for the applications is January 14th.

 

7. Sign up for the Water Hackathon project course

You still have today to sign up for the Water Hackathon project course!

Water Hackathon project course 19.1.-2.2.2018

Do you want to develop your expertise in the fields of water resources and the environment? Are you interested in designing applications? Do you have ideas concerning how to utilize GIS technologies in creative problem solving? Show your know-how in Water Hackathon!

Aalto University organizes a hackathon course in cooperation with the Finnish Environment Institute, CGI and Karttakeskus. During the course, students will develop solutions for Finnish aquatic resources in multidisciplinary teams.

The event, materials and lectures are mostly in Finnish, but it is also possible to participate in English. For more information and enrollment by 8.1.2018, please see: http://www.karttakeskus.fi/water-hackathon/

GIS-EV, Water Hackathon, 3 cr, Aalto University, 19.1.-2.2.2018.
(Course alternative at WAT programme: WAT-E3010 or CCIS programme: CS-E4004)