Weekly Newsletter 6/2019

The study wellbeing questionnaire AllWell? will be sent to all second-year bachelor’s and first-year master’s students at Aalto on Wednesday this week. If you receive the questionnaire in your inbox, spare a moment of your time and answer it. Wishing you all an excellent and snowy start to February!

Week 6

Week 7

 

AYY ANNOUNCES

  1. Follow AYY on social media
  2. Call for applications to Student Representatives in Aalto University administration

WORKING LIFE

  1. Summer jobs at Tieto in Finland now open! Application period 7–28 Feb 2018

CULTURE

  1. Polytech Choir and saxophone quartet Aava: Siivet – Musica nova Helsinki

EVENTS

  1. SubZero NuDe X Hartwall on 13 Feb
  2. Academic Skiing Clubs’ skiing day on Fri 22 Mar

SPORTS AND CAMPING

  1. Otanko doubles workshop on 14 Feb

WELLBEING

  1. AllWell? 2019

OTHER

  1. Aalto Ukulele Club (AUC) meets every Friday in the Learning Centre
  2. Info day on BEST courses on 17 Feb
  3. Social media phenomena: lecture series open to the public
  4. International exchange and degree students: Join the Erasmus in Schools programme!
  5. Games Now! lecture with IBM’s Researcher James Wootton – Games for Quantum Computers on 11 Feb

 

AYY ANNOUNCES

1. 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 (https://www.facebook.com/groups/AYYEvents/), Aalto International (https://www.facebook.com/groups/AaltoInternational/) and AYY Study Events (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1079976045426133/) and AYY: Advocacy (https://www.facebook.com/groups/193445294080558/), as well as the Telegram groups AYY: Advocacy and Aalto International!

2. Call for applications to Student Representatives in Aalto University administration

On 24 Jan 2019, Aalto University Student Union opens a call for applications to Student Representatives in Aalto University administration for the calendar year 2019 for the following administrative bodies. All students of Aalto University are eligible to apply to Student Representatives. The call for applications closes on 7 Feb 2019 at 11.59 pm.

  • Aalto Ventures Program (AVP) steering group, 1 ordinary representative
  • Degree Programme Committee for Electronics and Nanotechnology, 1 ordinary representative and 3 deputy representatives
  • Master’s Programme in Urban Studiesand Planning Education Council, 3 ordinary representatives and 3 deputy representatives

Read more: https://ayy.fi/en/blog/2019/01/24/call-for-applications-for-student-representatives-in-the-administration-of-aalto-university-9/

 

WORKING LIFE

3. Summer jobs at Tieto in Finland now open! Application period 7–28 Feb 2018

Once again, Tieto has several summer trainee positions open across Finland. Join us and do it your way!

Join us next summer and surround yourself by future technology and awesome colleagues.  You decide how you work, and we’ll provide the tools – pursue your passions and let them inspire you. Check out Tieto’s summer job opportunities and apply now!

The application period will start on Thursday 7 February and is open until 28 February.

Apply now: www.tieto.com/careers

You can follow us on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook to learn more about what we do. #tietolife #summerjob

 

CULTURE

4. Polytech Choir and saxophone quartet Aava: Siivet – Musica nova Helsinki

Man and saxophone combine their voices in all their breadth and tone variety at the concert of the Polytech Choir and the saxophone quartet Aava on 4 Feb 2019. The ensembles have commissioned the concert’s title piece from composer Paavo Korpinjaakko, and Siivet (Wings) – composed for a saxophone quartet and a male choir around the mystical poem by Ville Hytönen – will have its premiere in the concert. The Polytech Choir’s Siivet concert is part of the Musica nova Helsinki festival of 2019.

The Polytech Choir and the saxophone quartet Aava’s concert Siivet in the Temppeliaukio Church on 4 Feb at 6 pm. Doors at 5.30 pm. Tickets 20 / 15 € for sale at polyteknikkojenkuoro.fi and on Lippupiste.

The event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/362361081226515/ (in Finnish)

 

EVENTS

5. SubZero NuDe X Hartwall on 13 Feb

It is going to be full _MAYHEM_ when NuDe, in collaboration with Hartwall, brings party like no other to the Alvari square. In here, even the coldest day feels like midsummer eve all over again!

Come and enjoy student-priced lonkero in the ice bar, try the sauna and hot tub or challenge your friends and yourself by hopping into freezing ice hole. Let’s celebrate the winter together and remember: weather is a matter of attitude!

WHAT: SubZero NuDe X Hartwall
WHERE: Alvari square, Otaniemi
WHEN: 13 Feb at 6.00 pm
FOR WHO: You must be 18 or older
HOW MUCH: FREE
DC: After ski with a summer twist 😀

More info at https://www.facebook.com/events/579486402500117/

6. Academic Skiing Clubs’ skiing day on Fri 22 Mar

This year, Akateemiset hiihtoseurat (the Academic Skiing Clubs) are heading to Vihti! In store, some fun slope competitions, dizzying runs, bouncy castles and, of course, a perfect hill for those preferring sledging! Music will be playing and there is plenty of après-ski throughout the day!

The day costs 40 euros, including coach transport to Vihti and back, drinks at the après-ski, a lift pass and the WinterPark, an afterparty with live music as well as some tasty snacks at the afterparty.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/139715410279450/

 

SPORTS AND CAMPING

7. Otanko doubles workshop on 14 Feb

Loves me, loves me not..? The Aalto pole dancing association Otanko organises a doubles workshop on Valentine’s Day to figure out whether you really are each other’s soulmates or something else. Come to the class with a friend or surprise yourself by doubling up with someone you have never met! The workshop is free of charge and suitable to all, beginners as well as those with a bit more experience of pole dancing. Write down 14 Feb at 5.15 pm, there are limited spots available <3 Sign-up: https://otanko.ayy.fi/events/pole-doubles-workshop/

 

WELLBEING

8. AllWell? 2019

The study wellbeing questionnaire AllWell? will be sent once again to all Aalto 2nd-year bachelor’s and 1st-year master’s students. Give us 15 minutes of your time – you will get personal feedback and help Aalto develop. The questionnaire will be available online from 6 Feb to 20 Feb 2019. Your response will remain completely anonymous.

We will communicate the programme level results to the heads of the degree programmes. Development and improvement must be based on facts, which is why your response is crucial! Within one month, you will get personal feedback with ideas on how to improve your study skills.

The AllWell? project is a part of Aalto University’s strategy 2016–2020. The goal is to enhance student wellbeing by advancing the development of teaching, learning services and support for studies and better study skills.

AllWell2019 video

Contact us: allwell@aalto.fi

 

OTHER

9. Aalto Ukulele Club (AUC) meets every Friday in the Learning Centre

Aalto Ukulele Club (AUC) meets every Friday at 4–6 pm in the Johanna room (#113) of the Learning Centre. Starting from Fri 1 Feb, community musician Katja Kangas and Aalto Chaplain Anu Morikawa will join us every other week. Coffee and tea will be served. Come along – whether you already have experience with the ukulele or are just starting. You can borrow an instrument on location. You are warmly welcome, with a low threshold! Information: rahul.janardhan@aalto.fi (AUC) / katja.kangas@evl.fi

10. Info day on BEST courses on 17 Feb

Want to know what is a usual Cantus, International Evening, City Rally and Sauna Crawling for 20 students from all over Europe? Want to know how to survive 5 days of interesting academic content and 7 nights of the craziest parties? Have what it takes to join our Autumn Course core team? Or just want to know what it means to organise one of the most important events of BEST?

Every autumn, BEST Helsinki organises its most important event at Aalto University – the Autumn Course. The course lasts 7–9 days and has ranged from topics such as Virtual Reality to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, with some of the most exciting and craziest parties you have attended while in Otaniemi.

Interested in learning more? We are organising an open information day which will simulate our BEST course and give you some basic information on what the course involves and how it is organised.

WHAT: Info day on BEST Courses
WHEN: Sun 17 Feb at 11 am–4 pm
WHERE: AYY Office
FB: https://web.facebook.com/events/319347862035174/

11. Social media phenomena: lecture series open to the public

Online bullying, social media addiction, the #metoo movement, filter bubbles, bullshit and the moderation of the truth in a networked world. What are these phenomena, and what should each of us know and understand about them?

On 12 Feb, Aalto University’s Information Networks degree programme commences a series of six lectures aimed at the public, in which experts discuss these phenomena in understandable terms. The lectures, which are Finnish-language, are free of charge and held each Tuesday in Otaniemi, in the Computer Science building (T-talo) at 5–6 pm. In addition, a live stream of the lectures will be available online. The event’s speakers and detailed dates are at https://avoin.informaatioverkostot.fi/ (in Finnish).

12. International exchange and degree students: Join the Erasmus in Schools programme!

While in Finland, would you like to have the opportunity to interact easily with Finnish people outside your studies and get first-hand experience of the Finnish education system?

If so, one option is visiting a real Finnish school through the Erasmus in Schools programme! By joining the programme, you get a chance to take part in a normal school day by giving the students lessons as a visiting student.

Signing up is easy! Go to www.erasmusinschools.fi. Read through the section “Information for Students”. You can then sign up at https://matchingmachine.hci.fi and wait to be matched with one of the registered schools.

More information:  Web www.erasmusinschools.fi // Facebook www.facebook.com/erasmusinschools // Video Videoclip on Erasmus in Schools

13. Games Now! lecture with IBM’s Researcher James Wootton – Games for Quantum Computers on 11 Feb

Join the Games Now! lecture with IBM’s Researcher James Wootton, where he will discuss how Quantum computing could be used to start a new era of gaming. The lecture will take place at the Aalto Design Factory Stage on 11 February at 3–5 pm. If you can’t make it and still want to see the lecture, tune in to Games Now! Facebook and YouTube for the live streaming of the lecture! More information and updates can be found on the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/gamesnowaaltofi/.

If you want to get credits for participating, remember to register for the course DOM-E5089.

 

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This is Aalto University Student Union’s weekly newsletter for week 6/2019. The newsletter gives you the news on AYY and its associations and sections, as well as other useful information.

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