Association newsletter for week 5/2019

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This is the AYY association newsletter for week 5/2019

Right now, you should take advantage of the Aalto courses that earn you study credits for holding a Board position. The course info for the operators of 2018 are provided at item 2, and the course info and opening workshop schedule for the operators of 2019 at item 1. Also note the shortly closing applications to AYY volunteers (https://ayy.fi/stop/en/) and the last chance to influence the JMT3 facilities (item 3).


Upcoming events and important dates for associations
27 Jan: Application to Aava’s Outdoor Games Committee, to the AYY10 Anniversary Year Section and to Mosaic ends (https://ayy.fi/stop/en/)
30 Jan: Opening workshop of the course ‘Growing into an influential leader’ (item 1)
31 Jan: Survey on the JMT3 rentable facilities closes (item 5, https://lomake.ayy.fi/kampusjaosto/kertavuokrattavien-tilojen-kehitys/)

 

Contents of the newsletter
1. Course ‘Growing into an influential leader’ for student leaders
2. Course ‘Influencing in a community’ on lessons learned from the volunteer experience
3. Development of the JMT3 rentable facilities
4. The operators for 2019 have started
5. Remember to join AYY’s events groups and to promote your events
6. Follow AYY on social media
7. AYY is looking for a communications intern
8. Pool table – Something to brighten up your Guild room or do in your shared apartment?
9. Täffä offers restaurant services at student-friendly prices
 

1.Course ‘Growing into an influential leader’ for student leaders
TU-E3160 ‘Growing into an influential leader’ is a course aimed at the leaders of student volunteer operations, for which the Chairs and Board members of student unions and nations as well as the Chairs of other student associations, subject organisations, hobby associations and guilds can sign up. The aim of the course is to support succeeding in a position of responsibility and learning from experience. The course also aims to reinforce the mutual networking of student actives. The course offers 3 ECTS credits and consists of four workshops, peer meetings and personal and group assignments. The course lasts from February until early April. A two-credit continuation will be organised for the course at the end of the year.

The opening workshop is held on 30 Jan at 5–8 pm at Maarintie 8 (the TUAS building), in lecture hall TU6. An alternative opening workshop is held in the same place on 4 Feb at 5–8 pm. Sign up in Weboodi: https://oodi.aalto.fi/a/opetushaku/haku.html?nimiTaiTunniste=TU-E3160&vastuuorganisaatio=500012 (in Finnish).

You can find more information on the course in MyCourses or ask the course tutors themselves: Jari Ylitalo (jari.ylitalo@aalto.fi, 050 301 6841) or Tuukka Kostamo (tuukka.kostamo@aalto.fi, 050 340 5460).

 

2. Course ‘Influencing in a community’ on lessons learned from the volunteer experience
TU-CV ‘Influencing in a community’ is a three-credit course aimed at students who have held a position of responsibility (Chair of the Board, member of the Board) at the Student Union, a section or committee under the Student Union or another student association (guild, subject organisation, hobby club), or have acted as a Student Representative in a statutory University body or an administrative body established by the University (academic committee of the University or School, study council, degree committee or similar) for the year 2018.

Sign up for the spring course in WebOodi: https://oodi.aalto.fi/a/opetushaku/haku.html?nimiTaiTunniste=TU-CV&vastuuorganisaatio=500012 (in Finnish).

Any Aalto student who meets the above condition of participation can take part on the course. In addition to a position of trust in 2018, the completion requirements include a written reflection report that must be handed in by 12 Feb 2019, as well as a peer learning seminar either on Wednesday 13 Feb 2019 at 9 am–12 pm or on Friday 15 Feb 2019 at 9 am–12 pm.

More information from MyCourses or the course tutor: Jari Ylitalo (jari.ylitalo@aalto.fi, 050 301 6841).

 

3. Development of the JMT3 rentable facilities
Join the Campus Section in developing AYY’s rentable facilities!

Let us know what your association has been using the soon-to-be-renovated facilities for and what kinds of wishes you have for the them in the future. The survey focuses particularly on the following facilities: Rooftop Sauna, Game Room, Takka Cabinet, Sitsi Kitchen.

Link: https://lomake.ayy.fi/kampusjaosto/kertavuokrattavien-tilojen-kehitys/

The survey closes on 31 Jan 2019.

 

4. The operators for 2019 have started
The new year is accompanied by new operators. The AYY Board took up its duties from the start of January, and nearly all sections and committees for 2019 have also been selected by now.

This year, the position of Chair of the AYY Board is filled by Tapio Hautamäki, who is a master’s level student from the School of Sciences. The other Board members and their areas of responsibility are:

Iida Palosuo, ARTS, Vice Chair, Services
Ellen Heikkilä, ARTS, Real Estate, Campus and Sustainable Development
Leila Kettunen, CHEM, Elections, Brand and Education Policy
Lumi Ketola, ENG, CHEM, Education Policy
Taneli Myllykangas, ELEC, Internationality and Corporate Relations, Archive and Museum
Anna Halsas, BIZ, Organisations, New Students and Council
Marianne Honkasaari, SCI, Student Centre and Artistic Activities
Antti Pentikäinen, BIZ, Social Policy, Municipal Influencing and Sports
Olli Kesseli, SCI, Community, Volunteers and Alumni

Take a look at the compositions of the sections and committees here: https://ayy.fi/en/blog/2019/01/16/vuoden-2019-toimijat-ovat-aloittaneet/

P.S. Application to Aava’s Outdoor Games Committee (https://ayy.fi/stop/en/culture-events/outdoorgames/), the AYY10 Anniversary Year Section (https://ayy.fi/stop/en/ayy10/) and the renewed Mosaic Committee (https://lomake.ayy.fi/rekry/mosaic/) is open until 27 Jan.

 

5. Remember to join AYY’s events groups and to promote your events
AYY Events is a channel administered by Aalto University Student Union for events. On the channel, you can advertise your non-commercial event that is meant for Aalto students: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AYYEvents/.

AYY Sports and Wellbeing is a channel administered by Aalto University Student Union for sporting and wellbeing events and opportunities that are aimed at students. On the channel, you can advertise, for instance, interesting sporting opportunities and wellbeing-related events that are meant for Aalto students. The group’s main goal is to encourage Aalto people to take part in low-threshold sporting and wellbeing activities that are easy to join in: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2062045280696358/.

AYY Study Events is a channel administered by Aalto University Student Union for study events and opportunities. On the channel, you can advertise interesting study opportunities that are meant for Aalto students: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1079976045426133/. In addition, the themes of advocacy and influencing can be discussed on Telegram: https://t.me/AYYadvocacy.

Aalto International is a channel administered by Aalto University Student Union for communications and discussion related to matters and events aimed at both international students and anyone interested in internationalisation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AaltoInternational/. The channel can also be found on Telegram: https://t.me/aaltointernational.

 

6. Follow AYY on social media
Do you want to be among the first to know what your Student Union is doing and what is going on in the Aalto Community? Follow AYY’s social media accounts to instantly find out what is going on:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ylioppilaskunta/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ayy_fi/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AYY_FI
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/aalto-university-student-union

Also keep in mind the Facebook groups AYY Events, Aalto International and AYY Study Events and AYY: Advocacy, as well as the Telegram groups AYY: Advocacy and Aalto International!

 

7. AYY is looking for a communications intern
Aalto University Student Union, creating the best student’s life in the world, is looking for a communications intern for our diamond communications team. As the intern, you will be involved with launching AYY’s new website, planning and executing communications about the parliamentary and European elections as well as the crowning of Havis Amanda taking place on May Day.

We will fill the position as soon as a suitable person is found, so please act fast! Send an application and your CV to rekrytointi@ayy.fi soon, at the very latest by 31 Jan 2019. More information on the position can be found at https://ayy.fi/…/avoimet-tyopaikat/viestinnan-harjoittelija/ (in Finnish).

 

8. Pool table – Something to brighten up your Guild room or do in your shared apartment?
KY is giving away a pool table for free! The table measures 250 cm x 150 cm (inner measurements 230×120) and is not in perfect shape, but that doesn’t stop a good game from being played on it! You will also get the balls, some cues and chalk packets. You can arrange a time to have a look at the table at Saha (Konemiehentie 1). We are hoping for a quick pickup but, above all, that the table would find a new home!

Queries: KY’s service secretaries, palvelu@kyweb.fi or tel. 040 353 8283 (Mon–Thu at 1–5 pm).

Pictures: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1b8MrGSJyJXSJ1mU-yrBuCxote-5uYZkY?usp=sharing

 

9. Täffä offers restaurant services at student-friendly prices
Is your Guild having its annual ball? Do you want to organise a big party with your association but cannot find a facility and are low on cash? No worries, Täffä AB comes to the rescue!

Täffä AB offers bar and restaurant services at student-friendly prices! Whether you need a party for several hundred people or a small dinner party – Täffä AB enables an unforgettable evening to be had! Read more at https://www.taffa.fi/home or get in touch: info@taffa.fi.

 

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